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Langholmen Hostel

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Langholmsmuren 20 | Box 9116, Stockholm 102 72, Sweden
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rincon, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights in this hostel and thoroughly enjoyed it. Just a funa and great atmosphere that is very clean and secure, Located near subway line and a short distance from city center. This used to be a prison that held 70,000 prisoners. You will not regret staying here !!! Breakfast is just incredible !! . A must if you... More 

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Verona, Italia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
53 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing place in one of the numerous islands of Stockholm. It was a real prison and you sleep in the real jails. Everything is restyled and fashion but with the ancient taste of the prison. In a certain way you can also be moved living in the same places of the prisoners. Breakfast was incredibly various and good! I... More 

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place was everything I hoped for; the cells are clean, and for one person or two close people it is perfect. The place is on an island making it peaceful but it is still very easy to get to on public transport. If you are looking for a super fun alternative, try it out. The breakfast is also very... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at this hostel. Both times had a private two bed dorm with bathroom. Very unique, comfortable and easily accessible from the central station via the subway. Cannot fault this place. If you want somewhere cheap with all the amenities look no further. Will definitely go back again next time we are on... More 

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Cagliari, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Yes, this hostel was a prison and since Sweden has one of the lowest criminal rate ever they converted it in a very nice place to stay! I stayed there twice, the first time in November 2009 and it was totally random since that was the only affortable place I found when me and my friend decided to go to... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Staying in an old prison was definitely unique, but our bunk beds were surprisingly comfy and the room was big enough for the two of us. We also had our own bathroom with a shower, towel warmer, and hair dryer. The room also had a TV and area for storing luggage. We did have to pay for bedding. You also... More 

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Antibes, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have been seduced by the concept of the hostel and by its affordance. Sleeping in a former jail, what a strange idea ! Thank you for these 2 nights in Langholmen, we recommand it. Good idea for a 2 lovers night.

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Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is unique! Very nice experience to stay in a "prison" like that. We can't stop taking photos inside the hostel. The museum is just inside the hostel, it worths a buck to visit. The room is very clean but it is small. We don't even have a place to walk when we opened all our baggage. It takes 15... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a former prison, where what used to be the cells now function as the rooms. The double room we stayed in was therefore a bit small, but served its purpose perfectly. The room, hallways and the showers were clean. It is located on a lovely island, but a bit far from the city center. If you stay here,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I visited Sweden and spent 3 nights in Stockholm at Langholmen. Our room ("Cell") was small, as expected, but clean and comfortable. We had a double bunk room with private bathroom and shower. For an extended stay, I would get a larger space but for our purposes this was fine. The facility itself was convenient and the... More 

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