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Castanea Old Town Hostel

1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden (Södermalm)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent three nights at Castanea, and while the basic facilities were adequate, it absolutely boggles my mind how this is one of the top-rated places to stay in Stockholm. I chose the hostel based on the good reviews, and I was very disappointed. First, the good things: - The beds were comfortable and relatively long: I had at least... More

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

Adam, Glad you liked the beds, the location, security and the bathrooms! But I'm also really sorry you were disappointed at several things. Castanea is located in an old house from year 1747, so all rooms are fairly small and especially the 4-bedded dorm. The lockers are ment for valuable things like computer, camera, passport and wallet. We also offer... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is superb - you spend time in the old city but also can easily visit south island, city center, east island and archipelago. Hostel is clean, cozy, well organized and equipped. There is a self-service info board that was helpful. Couple of downsides to consider: rooms too narrow, wi-fi not reliable, availability and knowledge-ability of staff we found... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is perfect - you spend a lot of time in the old town but you are also very conveniently located to make day trips to the south island, north island, east island and the archipelago. The hostel is very cozy and well organized, clean, well equipped as well. Very helpful board with information on self service. Couple of... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Castanea Old Town Hostel is a lovely hostel is the most beautiful location! The rooms are small, but clean. The hostel has a wonderful atmosphere, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay here.

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lovely experience in the heart of Old Town Gamla Stan. Friendly atmosphere, economical, clean and a deal for the heart of Stockholm. Kitchen available, plenty of bathrooms and showers (shared experience was new, first hostel I've used), had double room with daughter and would stay again in a heartbeat. Picturesque, comfortable, clean, value, safe, friendly, helpful; just a fantastic experience.

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed with my friends in a 4-bed room and we had real luck! We had the biggest room at the groundfloor and as it was facing the yard it was very quiet. The rooms were clean and also the sanitary installations. We had to share 2 showers and 1 toilet with 4 other rooms (don't know how many beds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The customer service provided was great. The hostel rooms were up-to-date. This hostel is located in the heart of the city. I recommend this location to everyone if you are single and visiting Stockholm and want to save money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Definitly worth your money. It is stated at the heart of Gamla Stan, the old town. The location is amazing. We stayed at 16 people room and both the room and the people stayed were great. Thought it was cold out, the room and the whole floor was warm. They have great kitchen and great policy for left over food.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night while in Stockholm, very tidy,clean and modern hostel. Plenty of room and included kitchen which is helpful if needed, cafe downstairs offers a great value breakfast for hostel guests. No complaints at all

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

No complaints, the best hostel I have stayed in while travelling. The location is perfect, the staff makes you feel like you are at home; I was very comfortable and enjoyed my stay here a lot. Thank you!

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Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm > Södermalm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Castanea is a small cosy hostel. Located in the Old Town - the very center of Stockholm. Here you stay in private room or dormitory. All rooms have big windows, some with the view of the chestnut three outside. Guest kitchen for your own cooking. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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