We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 56 Stockholm accommodations

Castanea Old Town Hostel

1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden (Södermalm)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Castanea Old Town Hostel to your Saves list
Castanea Old Town Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Hanna1750 Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (122)
  • Photos (62)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (17)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

122 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights in this hostel, and had a "small twin" room. It was definitely small, but very much sufficient for our needs. It would have been nice to have a little more storage room/hanging space. All communal areas were spotlessly clean during our stay, including the big, welcoming kitchen. The kitchen was a major draw for us, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a few nights. Quietest hostel I've ever stayed in which has its up side. But I wouldn't expect any interesting shared traveler stories as everyone seemed to keep to themselves. Rooms were fine and clean. Staff I only met on arrival and aren't there for long. Best thing about it is the location, can't knock it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't disappointed really. It was kind of expensive, but that is Sweden. The hostel is clean and well run. The kitchen was always clean, as were the rest rooms. There is all sorts of tourist info in the commons area and a couple of computers to use. The staff are only there part of the day so if you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place, the location is the best in town, bathrooms are clean and decent. Quiet place, people keep to themselves, do not expect a party environment. staff is friendly and helpful. Beware if you arrive after hours, staff will leave a package for you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Port Richey, Florida, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salzburg, Austria
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Castanea Old Town Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Castanea Old Town Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Castanea Old Town Hostel

Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden
Phone Number:
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Södermalm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelBookers, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL and HostelWorld so you can book your Castanea Old Town Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

62 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (47)
Room/suite (5)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Dining (4)
View from room (1)
Other (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (16)
Bathroom (1)
Room/suite (2)
Other (13)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Stockholm with
any amenities


Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Castanea Old Town Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer