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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room nicely decorated but small. Bathrooms and kitchen are really nice. Location is super good. Reception very helpful. Common area can be noisy. Good place to meet other travelers. Games and books are also available. Overall highly recommended !

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your recommendation! It means a lot to us. Welcome back anytime! More 

Leipzig, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful time staying in this hostel. First I was worried to stay in a mixed dormacy with 16 beds. But it was suprisingly no problem at all! People were nice and the staff was also very friendly and helpful. Kitchen and bathroom were both clean and nice. You find everything you need there. You can use the... More 

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

Glad to hear that you find Castanea warm and cosy, despite autumn in Stockholm... Actually we are not so hidden anymore, last month we put up a Castanea sign in the entrance, so easier to find :) Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. Welcome back and join us in summer, Stockholm much warmer then! More 

Austin, Texas
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229 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you plan to arrive after the reception is closed, email them. They will provide the code to get into the door and will leave sheets and towels (if requested) in a little welcome pack for you by the door. The 4-bed room I was in was rather small and narrow but functional. Make sure to place your reservation slip... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for leaving your feed back. Yes, The Old Town is pretty amazing, as you found out, especially in the evenings or in the mornings. We are happy to hear that you had a nice time and hope to see you back next time! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was an awesome experience! I was a little worried about City Backpackers being fully booked and having to be in a 16 bed room but it really was a charming place. I was arriving after hours and emailed reception informing them of this in a panic as I was within the 24 hour window that they have for... More 

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

We are so glad to hear that you had a great stay at Castanea and that you liked the location and found our routines for late arrivals smooth! Happy you found other nice and outgoing people here! We hope you will come and visit us again soon! Cheers Cecilia More 

Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The friendly staff is always assisted.Perfect equipped kitchen to prepare breakfast , snacks or dinners.In common areas , there is an incredible friendly comfort.In all areas clean.Good signal Wi-FI.Very strategic place to visit Old Town.All incredibly close .

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

Thanks for an amazing review! Welcome back anytime! Kind regards, Cecilia More 

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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The hostel's reception hours are fairly short, but when we arrived late a little welcome back with our bedsheets and towels was prearranged for us. There are good toilet and washing facilities. The rooms are big but comfortable, the door did slam which caused problems when people were getting up early. The hostel was quiet, so if you are into... More 

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

Thank you for staying at Castanea and thank you for your review! Sorry to hear you were annoyed about the rental bedsheets. The reason we do not include this in the price is at Swedish and other Nordic travellers often prefer to keep the price down and bring their own bedsheets. Happy to know you found Castanea well run and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Loved this hostel. Booked twin share room. So clean and nice. Heaps bigger than expected. Hostel felt like a large house rather than hostel. Great location. Awesome wifi. Staff amazingly welcomly. Once off charge 65 sek for sheets (once on arrival) and fresh towels (daily upon requezt). Common room, kitchen and bathrooms amazing and organized. Would stay here again. No... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! It really means a lot to us to hear you had such a positive expericence here. We hope to see you again someday! Kind regards, Cecilia More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights and it's a great place as a hostel. Located in the center of Old Town and so it is very quaint around the hostel. And well connected to both the main island with the central station / bus terminal and Sodermalm for all the restaurants and night life. Only issue is that the reception is... More 

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

We are so glad you found Castanea great, well located and with very quaint surroundings. We try hard to make it easy for our guests to arrive after reception hours. Next time, please let us know if there are more we can do for you. We hope you will visit us again! Kind regards, Cecilia More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A clean, well furnished hostel with excellent facilities. The hostel is in a fantastic location right in the middle of Stockholm's old town. Having to pay for sheet was strange considering you also aren't allowed to use a sleeping bag (who carries around sheets?). Can be a little difficult to find is the twisting streets of the old town and... More 

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

Many thanks for the nice review! We are pleased you liked the facilities, location and cleanliness. There are a lot of Swedes and guests from the other Nordic countries that want to keep the price low and therefor bring their own sheets. That's why sheets is not included in the price. Warmly welcome back! Kind regards, Cecilia More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

A nice, pretty and well furnished hostel with a friendly staff and an incredibly cenrral location. The hostel suggests some nice activities in Stockholm too. All in all, a very recommendable hostel! Loved it!

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

It's so spurring for us working at Castanea to hear that you loved your stay here! Thank you! We hope you will come and visit us again! Kind regards, Cecilia More 

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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