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“Good Facilities, Clean & Quiet.” 3 of 5 stars
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Fleminggatan 19, Stockholm 11226, Sweden (Kungsholmen)   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Good Facilities, Clean & Quiet.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The hostel is approx 10 minute walk from Central Station.
It is 15 minute walk to the main shopping areas, and 20 minutes walk to bars & clubs.

I stayed in a private room (3 people). It was spacious, clean, and had a TV, with free Wifi.
The staff are friendly & helpful. There is a spacious kitchen with great cooking facilities.

We paid 37.50 euro per night each.
They do not provide towels or bed linen - you must rent them for extra. And you are not allowed to use a sleeping bag.

If you are young and looking for a hostel with some partying, music etc - this is not the place for you.
Many of the people staying here were a little bit older & more sensible :-)
This is not always a bad thing, but not what we were looking for.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great location in central Stockholm. A short walk to town and most tourist attractions including a metro stop and the central train and bus station. Friendly staff but quite strict rules (literally "no partying" written on the rule cards). Must hire or provide your own linen and towel. Hostel is underground so no natural light in the dorm and a large ventilation exhaust was above my bed. Good WiFi and excellent kitchen facility.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good, central, safe, easy to reach from rail station. Dorms underground, which is fine by me. In a city like Stockholm that can easily see you watch money fly away...relatively good value. Adjacent local shop and bakery down the street. Somewhere to use as a base for exploring the city and beyond for sure.

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

Positive points: friendly staff, free wifi and internet computers, close to central train station(10 min by foot), there are supermarkets near. Quiet neighborhood and hostel.
Negative points: no free towels or sheets even for a single room(pay attention they ask for 3 pieces of bed linen: a sheet, a cover for the pillow and other for the duvet). There isn’t a lavabo in single room. The shower is not so private, it is in a room with many showers separated each one by a wall.
In general is a very good place to stay in Stockholm

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The room and Hostel are very clean, the staff is very helpful and friendly. Room with good size and very well cared for common area. Near the center and several attractions, you can do much walking. I recommend

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We booked a double room thinking it is a double bed but was given a room with 2 bunk beds. When asked for a double bed, we were told all the double bed rooms are given out. The next best option was 2 single beds side by side. We had to take that since we brought a double bed sheet (all bed linens are chargeable separately).

The rooms are below the road with no windows. Stifling and no ventilation. Thankfully it is quite cool outside. But wet towel won't get dry.

The room is tiny and everything is Ikea. It is basic and clean. The shared bathrooms only have a few shower cubicles so we tried to shower before the crowd came. There is nowhere to hang towel or clothes inside the shower cubicles. So you have to hang your clothes outside and get them after you shower. Suggest the hostel have a few 3M hanger hooks inside the shower cubicles. The control of the water is also unpredictable with intermittent hot and cold water in the men's shower cubicle.

The shared kitchen is modern and clean. Equipped with microwave, 1 induction cooker (4 heads), plates and cutlery, etc. However, please note that the stove is closed by 8 pm. Residents take turns to cook and wash up. The sitting area consists of a few tables and there is a separate tv room with sofa.

The supermarket Coop is around the corner. The central train station is about 15 min walk away (with luggage). There is free wi-fi but the speed is slow and coverage unstable.

Overall, its a cheap basic and clean hostel. However, charging for bed linens is petty and the room can be better ventilated with strong wi-fi coverage.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Short: A fresh and clean hostel, conveniently located in the center of Stockholm, for a decent amount of money. Small room, but big enough for just spending the nights. Nice personnel. Rules over-announced and surveillance cameras questionable.

Long: The hostel was very fresh and well-cleaned. Our room (with 1 bunk bed) was big enough, considering we only used it for sleeping and relaxing. We had a room with a window in the ceiling. The location on Kungsholmen was very convenient, since it was within walking distance to the central station.
The common areas were mostly pretty empty of people. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment. HOWEVER, the stove was only available to use during the reception openings hours (09-20), which was an unpleasant surprise the first evening. They could have advertised that restriction better. The only sign was at the stove, which we did not check before we went grocery shopping. The fact that there is only one stove might also become a problem during peak season. Also, we never found the hairdryers that are mentioned on the web page.

The various notes around the hostel informing you how much it would cost you if you break the rules makes it feel a bit too regulated. Might only be a precaution though, seeing how the personnel themselves were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fleminggatan 19, Stockholm 11226, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Kungsholmen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern hostel in Stockholm City City Hostel is a popular hostel in Stockholm with an international atmosphere close to both tourist attractions and transportation. We offer an convenient accommodation in the middle of the city. City Hostel is one of the most central hostels in Stockholm. The accommodation offers free Internet access, a common kitchen, laundry service, TV and a good night's sleep in a private room or in a dormitory. ... more   less 
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