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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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The main appeal of this hostel is probably its location as it is located right in the Old Town. Staff were friendly and helpful and the common area was a nice place to hang around while the kitchen was well equipped. However, I felt that the rooms were extremely small (I stayed in a 6 bed dorm) and having to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were good and staff super friendly. I've never heard of paying for a room and then being charged to use sheets. Plus reception is only open a few hours a day So some people could not get in when they arrived after hours without a phone.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in Stockholm last January with three friends and we had such a great time, also thanks to our hostel. At the end, I forgot my wallet in my room and they sent it to me by mail with no troubles. I'm really thankful for that. Everything was really clean and the kitchen is just great, cause eating outside... More 

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

We're happy you had a good time here, and that everything work out well with your wallet. Thank you for staying here, and we wish you really nice summer holidays! More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great location at the old yity center really friendly and helpfull staff clean rooms and even in a 4 bedroom you could easily sleep at night, because it's really silent I arrived at 9 am and could use all facilities and drop my bags at the luggage room

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

Big thank you from Castanea's staff, we're glad we could help you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I stayed there for 3 nights, although the reception is not open 24hr, they are helpful & very friendly, you just need to tell them what you need if you will be arriving after check in hours. Being my first hostel experience in Europe, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The rooms are comfortable, the toilets are clean and I felt... More 

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

So proud we could make your first hostel experience enjoyable! Thank you for your nice words! Cecilia More 

Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the 16 bed mixed dorm and it was great didn't feel crowded at all and was pretty quiet for a dorm! Beds were clean with individual plugs and shelves. The bathrooms were clean, good hot water and te common areas were great too. The location was great within walking distance to everything we needed!!! The front desk... More 

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

Nice that you found and appreciate the plugs to each bed, we recently installed them :-) Also glad that you were happy with the location and your stay overall. Thank you! Cecilia More 

Kalmar County, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Hostel was well situated within Gamla Stan and was within walking distance to many of the main sights of Stockholm. Hostel was clean, well maintained and very cozy. Staff were very friendly, and it was very quiet. Only negative would be that it isn't clearly signposted! A big sign outside the building would make it perfect. Would strongly recommend this... More 

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

Thank you for your very nice review! About a sign, hm... we have been slow on that part. Now it's ordered, so soon. Better late than never, I hope! Welcome back to Castanea! Kind regards, Cecilai More 

Surrey, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The location is very good but other than that it's not a good place. The room was painfully small, creaky beds, not enough electricity plugs. When you checkin they ask if you need bed sheets for an extra cost. Seriously! Of course I need bedsheets! Who the hell brings their own bed sheets? Hostels should not be allowed to charge... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Location is excellent, everything is within walking distance, or a short bus ride away. Staff were very friendly, and despite shorter reception hours, made sure all information was easily accessible about Stockholm. There is a very relaxed vibe in the hostel which was lovely. It would be good if there was a couch, rather than just tables and chairs, but... More 

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

It's great that you appreciated the location, our information about Stockholm and the vibes here. Thank you! We will consider your suggestion about the couch, I understand what you mean. The only problem is the limited space. Although it's worth thinking through. Kind regars, Cecilia More 

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