This hostel was perfect for us, 2 over 30's who like to have a little more comfort in our dorm/hostel experience. This place has all the little things thought of. Hanging baskets at the end of the dorm beds to place your possession in while you sleep, bed lamps at every dorm bed so you can read when others want to sleep, new beds, lockers where you use your own lock, even a "things to do" file which also includes locations of supermarkets and banks. The wifi is great and works all over the hostel. Being new/renovated the showers and bathrooms are lovely, with hot water all times.
Smallish rooms, but well set out and enough space. The kitchen is also small but being so new and well equipped means it is still a positive feature. This is not a party hostel, but still has a sitting room to socialise.
Ensure that you are prepared if coming outside of the reception hours and obtain the door code, otherwise there is no one around. We arrived early, still got in had a quick shower, stored our luggage and then set out exploring for the day before checking in at 3pm. Location is spot on in the old town. There is a little public courtyard outside to sit in and enjoy a few glasses of wine.
My only negative is that you have to bring own sheets or incur an additional charge to hire some, what happened to linen being included in the price?
- 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
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