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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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9.3
Superb
5337 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

The elegant and modern Castanea Old Town Hostel is centrally located in the Old Town of Stockholm. Voted the best hostel in Sweden in 2007 by Hostelworld users, remains as one of the top rated Hostels in the city. Our guests frequently cite this cosy, quiet and relaxing hostel’s ‘excellent location’ which ‘cannot be beaten’, as well as their ‘fantastic kitchen’. We like that all showers are in the corridors close enough for all guests, as well as the occasional free leftovers in the kitchen for budget visitors to enjoy. Hostelworld reviewers have repeatedly recommended this hostel for all ages travellers, families, groups and couples.

Property Description

Welcome to Castanea Old Town Hostel, one of the most central hostel in Stockholm.

Castanea is a small, personal hostel, located in the middle of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the best preserved medieval city center in the world. We are a modern hostel in a charming building from 1747 with a beautiful horse chestnut tree at the square just outside. A fantastic location in the heart of Stockholm and at the same time our street is quiet and calm. It couldn't be better.

We would like you to experience a homely and friendly atmosphere and hope you can feel at home away from home.

Stay in dorm or a private room. We have single, twin, 4-bed and 6-bed private rooms and dorm with 4, 6 or 16 beds. All our rooms have big beautiful windows and comfortable beds with reading lights. The rooms are facing a small street, square or the tranquil backyard.

Bring your own bed-linen or rent from us. Sleeping bags are not allowed.
All rooms have shared shower and toilet. Separate showers so you can lock the door.

In our popular guest kitchen you can prepare your own meals. Why not start your day with making breakfast in our kitchen and buy some lovely fresh bread from the bakery just around the corner.

Relax in our common room with maps, books and homemade tips about Stockholm. Our guests come from Sweden and around the world. You will find backpackers, families, couples or just friends looking for a comfortable stay.

Free Wifi.

Yes - we are Eco friendly and are active with saving energy, waste recycling among other things.

When you stay at Castanea you are only 200 meters from the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel museum and of course in the middle of a lot of great cafés, restaurants, bars and shopping.

A short walk will take you to the City hall or to the local ferry to Djurgården, Skansen and the Vasamuseum. Just minutes from the boats to Stockholm's famous Archipelago. Castanea is also close to Central Station, only one stop with the underground. What can we say - just in the middle of everything!

Welcome to Castanea and Stockholm!
Lotta, Cecilia, Fredrik och Jenna

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
5337 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.4
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.5
  • Atmosphere
    9.1
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    9.2
  • Facilities
    8.8

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Latest Reviews

7.1
Very Good
Nov 22, 2022
You need to pay extra for the bedsheets! There's no events held by the hostel. Laundry wasn't working. Staff is super friendly, but, it's not a 24 hours reception. Showers are good. Bedrooms are really small. You can't be around common areas after 23:00. It's quiet.
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Male, 31-40
9.7
Superb
Nov 22, 2022
I really liked this hostel. Very clean, very warm (especially when it was below 0 outside!), kitchen and shared area space. Security codes for front door, your hostel room, luggage storage that get changed every week is a bonus also! The only thing is having to pay to rent bedsheets and having to make your own bed - I think the bed sheets should just be included in the hostel price, it's not usual for anyone to bring their own bedsheets with then. Location in the Gamla Stan area is fantastic.
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Female, 25-30
8.9
Fabulous
Nov 16, 2022
Very cozy hostel right in the middle of Old Town. I would recommend that and would stay again. Some showers were broken, so you couldn’t adjust the height.
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Linen Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2008

1st, Country Winners Sweden

Nominations

2013

Worldwide Medium Hostel

2012

Worldwide Small Hostel

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Castanea Old Town Hostel says

What makes Castanea special is our amazing location in the charming atmosphere of the Old Town. It\'s probably the most popular part of Stockholm. From here it is close to everything. We are in the middle of Old Town and most of the city sights within walking distance. Just minutes from the ferries to Djurgården and the Archipelago. Our personal recommendation is to stroll in the Old Town and experience the historic atmosphere. Another favorite is Fotografiska also walkable from Castanea, enjoy fantastic exhibitions as well as good food. It is also an excellent photo spot of Stockholm form there. If you are curious of Swedish food visit an indoor food market perfect for this is Östermalmshallen or Hötorgshallen. If you are a little more adventurous try the very Swedish Ice-hole and cold bathing with sauna in the winter. In the summer take the boat far out in the archipelago for a whole day. We find that we get a relaxed mix of people staying here who like meeting other guests, from friends, couples and families to backpackers - but we are not a party hostel. We like to make people feel at home and usually you can find somebody cooking in the kitchen chatting to other guests." As one of Sweden's top rated hostel, we are of course proud of what our guests say about us. Clean, safe, welcoming and a lovely location. We are looking forward to your stay here!