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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Located right in the middle of the Old Town in Stockholm (Gamla stan,) a short walk to many of the attractions. It's fairly close to Gamla stan Metro (T-bahn) station, but you won't need to use it unless you're planning on travelling out of central Stockholm. The hostel is generally quiet, and close to a few supermarkets and cheap restaurants.... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed here for one night in December. It was blocks from the Christmas market in Old Town and I could walk to the ferry in under 5 minutes (10 minute ferry ride, 50 kr, everything is at least 50kr in Stockholm) to go to the Vasa museum, the Nordic museum, and the ABBA museum, as well as Skansen. Narrow... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've stayed here twice. Once in February and again in May. The hostel is located in the Gammle Stan or Old Town neighborhood. It sits atop a coffee shop on top of a hill. The area is beautiful and quiet. It's not a stone's throw from the royal palace and parliament. You will need a code to get into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I stayed for one night at Castanea and found it very pleasant. It is located at the heart of Old Stockholm and has a very historic feel to it. The staff is very friendly and the hostel is in good condition. Price is alright, maybe a little pricey.

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