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Langholmen Hotell
Langholmsmuren 20 | Box 9116, Stockholm 11733, Sweden   |  
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Ranked #35 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Houston, Texas
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“Nice experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you like to try things that are different, try langholmen. A prison stay is a unique experience. The rooms are converted cell blocks, very clean and modern. Beds are comfortable. Staff is helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Bogota, Colombia
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

While this hotel is wonderfully themed as a former prison, the service is good and its amenities are all covered, its one and only setback is location.

Indeed, Långholmen Hotell offers a very nice time while you're checked in. Breakfast is very varied and tasty, they have a nice terrace where you can eat it. Rooms are small, tiny, even, but don't let that worry you, even in a double room with bunk beds it is perfectly comfortable (I for once had fun sleeping on the top bunk). Wi-Fi is very good.

Now, regarding location, this hotel is as far from Gamla Stan, Norrmalm, Östermalm and Djurgården as it gets for any hotel hoping to cater to tourists. Far, however is not a bad thing in Stockholm. The Hornstull metro station is indeed a 10 min walk away, and getting to Gamla Stan or Norrmalm is quite easy. Depending on your visit, you might want to get a Stockholm card for unlimited public transport and many museum entrances.

And then there's Långholmen itself, the island is a beautiful city park with its own tiny beach and walking paths. The setting doesn't get any better.

One slight detail are the windows and the black-outs. They are cumbersome at times and don't entirely do what they're meant for. If you *really* need absolute darkness to sleep, keep this in mind.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

As others have mentioned, this is a converted prison on Langholmen island in Stockholm. I stayed in the hotel section rather than the hostel. As you'd expect for an ex-cell, the room was very small - for two people it might be awkward, but on my own it was fine. It still looks a lot like a prison and they use that as a feature rather than a drawback. I found the staff quite helpful and there was a nice complimentary apple on the table when I arrived.

I spent 4 nights here and found the hotel handy and pleasant. Comfortable bed, nice clean bathroom, good shower, working wifi etc.

It isn't exactly central, but the nearest t-bana station, Hornstull, is only about 10 minutes walk and the t-bana seemed extremely efficient - I never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a train, and it's only a few stops to the central station and Gamla Stan. Tip - get a Stockholm Card or some other public transport card and make the most of it. Also, try to do the walk to or from Gamla Stan at least once, as there's a path that takes you up high on the Sodermalm side and gives great views of the city.

Langholmen Island had a very holiday feel to it - lots of kids partying on the tiny beaches, people jogging along the leafy tracks. If you like to kayak, there's a hire place just near the bridge.

The only drawback is something which seems to be standard in Sweden - there's no way to cool the room or get fresh air without opening the window, but if you open the window you can't use the blackout shutters so the light makes it hard to sleep.

That's only a minor quibble. Overall this was a unique hotel, near the city, but with a real holiday feel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ISRAEL
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Imagine spending a night or two in jail for a crime you never committed. I think the novelty effect made the stay all the more interesting but the tiny room was clean and comfortable.
The hotel is on a small island about a 15 minute walk from the nearest metro station and about 4km from the center of town.
Breakfast was excellent with a large choice of breads, cereals, jams, cheeses, eggs and even caviar!
Two minor problems- the light came in early and the hot water was not very hot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My friend booked the flights, so it was my job to book the hostel. Hmmm, aeroplane hostel? Nope, it'll be at a noisy airport. Boat hostel? Nope, my friend doesn't do boats. Central hostel? Hmm, could be busy. Ohh, former prison hostel on an island?!!? She loved it! We got a room to ourselves in the wing where the prison museum is (which does mean you could do the prison museum while wearing your pyjamas.... on the other hand, you might want to take something to act as a dressing gown if you want to go to the bathroom while the museum might be open). Small room (c'mon, it's a former cell!), but quite adequate. Comfortable beds and thick curtains, and secure door (key card per person). Thick prison walls meant it was quiet too, couldn't hear our neighbours. Bathrooms were airy and clean, and directly across the corridor, and the ladies ones at least had hair-dryers. Self catering kitchen up 2 flights of stairs was well equipped (cookers, shelves, microwaves, lockable fridges, sinks, pans / bowls / crockery / cutlery, kettles, TV) although the induction hobs were confusing and could do with instructions. Although it was apparently half full when we stayed, it didn't feel busy. It's about 15 minutes walk to the nearest T-bana (metro) at Hornstull, which itself is about 5 stops from Gamla Stan / T-Centralen T-bana. Within Hornstull station there's a Hemkop (sp?) supermarket, which seems to be the nearest, and we shopped there - it seems, from a British point of view, that everything in Sweden is expensive, so we didn't even think of eating out. Although it was usually -5C outside in the daytime (this was March!), the double sets of doors to the hostel, the triple glazing (I think) and the good heating meant you weren't cold inside.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I was really surprised by how luxurious this hostel was actually. It essentially is a renovated prison and it looks amazing. I have a personal interest in prisons across cultures and have visited. Few renovated hotels and this was by far the best. There were many original features, yet had all the comforts needed. The staff weren't over friendly but this could have been a communication barrier. Would defiantly recommend.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Tampere, Finland
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22 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

A tastefully transformed old prison (based on American 19th century prison designs with a bright open atrium) on an island close to the centre of city in a tranquil park. There is a choice between a more upmarket & expensive hotel and more affordable hostel; we stayed at a cell in the hostel and it was a great experience. Private bathroom, good breakfast, very peaceful. You can easily walk into centre through Norr Mälarstrand (bridge to the north) or the hipster district Södermalm where you can also pick up a metro.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Langholmsmuren 20 | Box 9116, Stockholm 11733, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Långholmen Hotell is housed in a 19th century prison building on Långholmen Island in Stockholm. It offers free parking and unique prison cell rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi access.The modern rooms at Hotell Långholmen retain many authentic features. All have parquet floors and are equipped with a laptop safe and a work desk.An attractive atrium gallery dating from 1866 is situated in the middle of the complex. Stockholm's most captivating prison museum is open daily, and guided tours are given at weekends. The hotel is located in a relaxing park environment with jogging tracks.Långholmen Wärdshus Restaurant offers contemporary Swedish cuisine. The old prison entrance hall now houses a 24 hour cafeteria. Drinks are available at Finkan Bar.Hornstull, with its bars, restaurants and metro station, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. A beach is located 100 metres from the hotel. ... more   less 
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