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Castanea Old Town Hostel

1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden (Södermalm)
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    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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

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Cashmere
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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.

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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51 helpful votes 51 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

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4 helpful votes 4 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

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Canberra, Australia
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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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archer
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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

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Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm SE-16765, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Södermalm
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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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