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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in the 16 bed mixed dorm and it was great didn't feel crowded at all and was pretty quiet for a dorm! Beds were clean with individual plugs and shelves. The bathrooms were clean, good hot water and te common areas were great too. The location was great within walking distance to everything we needed!!! The front desk... More 

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Kalmar County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel was well situated within Gamla Stan and was within walking distance to many of the main sights of Stockholm. Hostel was clean, well maintained and very cozy. Staff were very friendly, and it was very quiet. Only negative would be that it isn't clearly signposted! A big sign outside the building would make it perfect. Would strongly recommend this... More 

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review! About a sign, hm... we have been slow on that part. Now it's ordered, so soon. Better late than never, I hope! Welcome back to Castanea! Kind regards, Cecilai More 

Quimper, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The location is very good but other than that it's not a good place. The room was painfully small, creaky beds, not enough electricity plugs. When you checkin they ask if you need bed sheets for an extra cost. Seriously! Of course I need bedsheets! Who the hell brings their own bed sheets? Hostels should not be allowed to charge... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Location is excellent, everything is within walking distance, or a short bus ride away. Staff were very friendly, and despite shorter reception hours, made sure all information was easily accessible about Stockholm. There is a very relaxed vibe in the hostel which was lovely. It would be good if there was a couch, rather than just tables and chairs, but... More 

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

It's great that you appreciated the location, our information about Stockholm and the vibes here. Thank you! We will consider your suggestion about the couch, I understand what you mean. The only problem is the limited space. Although it's worth thinking through. Kind regars, Cecilia More 

Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I fell in love to Stockholm. Biggest reason was Castanea hostel, because hostel's location and atmosphere were perfect! It's right in the middle of the old town. It was easy to go anywhere from there by foot, subways, busses or ferries. Hostel was very clean and cosy. The staff were awesome and helpfull, and other customers were nice also. I... More 

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you love Stockholm and that you like Castanea!! It's you and all our other lovely guests that make this place. Welcome back! More 

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beautifully set in the Old Town/Gamla Stan area of Stockholm (one metro station away from Stockholm Central), we (a couple) stayed in a twin room for 2 nights here in January. Warm at night. Enough toilets and showers for all residents, everything was clean. Nice small kitchen (which I didn't end up using... though fridge looked a bit small). Staff... More 

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you loved your stay! Reviews like yours make our work more fun. /Kindly Cecilia More 

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 16-bed dorm. The room was large and there were plenty of washrooms and showers. It wasn't at full capacity when I was there, so maybe when it's full it may be different, but the facilities were always clean and well-stocked. The hostel has a kitchen and a common room with computers and... More 

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

I agree that the location is great, close to everything and even though I see the Old Town every day I think it's stunning. And welcome back! /Kindly Cecilia More 

Tenerife, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Castanea offers a pleasant stay in the most conveniently located spot in town. It's perfect organization was showed with an initial warm welcome, support throughout my stay, and fond farewell. Cleaningness and good hygiene standards (despite "darlings'"constant counteractions) raised positively my average hostel expectations. Paula's attentive and kind interactions were an outstanding contribution and sign of professional dedication.Thanks so much.

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Castanea! It makes our job even easier when we have so friendly guests :) Welcome back and experience a totally different Stockholm in summer time! Kind regards, Paula More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I loved the location of the hostel! It's close to Gamla Stan station so you do not have to walk very far with your luggage. It's also a walking distance to the city centre and I even walked to Djurgarden from there. It's tucked away in a quiet street. I liked the general atmosphere of the hostel. It's very welcoming.... More 

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Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, glad you liked the location and the atmosphere at Castanea. But I'm sorry to hear you were not happy with the room size. Since this is in the middle of the Old Town, several of the rooms are rather small. Despite this, many of our guests find the rooms airy with high seilings and big windows. We try to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

it's in the best location in Gamla Stan(Old town), convenient if you either want to walk to the city or down south to Sodermalm. I stayed in a 16 room. it's a quiet season so there weren't too many people. it's a small cosy hostel. i met some new people in the common room. it's not too big, but it's... More 

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