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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In 4+ months and over 30 hostels around EU this is the best one ive stayed in. Everyone was super friendly and it had a real homey vibe. Everyone hung out in the common area and made sure to say hello when passing in the hall! Highly recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great time we had at Castanea Old Town Hostel. Set in the heart of Old Town it is the perfect location to see Stockholm with so many attractions close by. ABBA museum is a short 30 mins walk and everything else within arms length. The hostel its self was very clean and well run. We never needed to...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely good location in the heart of the old city. Very good value for money. Super cozy atmosphere thanks to the staff, always kind, positive and passionate. The place is also very clean and safe. This hostel is simply perfect for a nice stay in Stockholm at a very low price. Nothing else to add. Perfect! Strongly recommended!

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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Emailed before arrival regarding entry code and sheet/towel rental and received replies promptly. Arrived by taxi and as the hostel is in the center of Gamla Stan it was just a short walk with our luggage to the front door. We were 4 adults in a quad room that was actually more comfortable and spacious than expected. Only had 2...

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

Happy news that you loved your stay with us! We appreciate that you took time to write a review. And we look forward to see you here again - welcome back!

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This hostel was very affordable, but put us in the best position in Stockholm to see everything. The lady at the desk was very helpful in working with our schedule to get us checked in and showing us how to navigate the city. We stayed for a week, and if I went back to Stockholm I would most definitely stay...

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

It's lovely to read that you would stay here again, and we're glad we could help you a bit. Warmly welcome back to Stockholm and to Castanea!

Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I love to stay in this place. Very peaceful, quite and very friendly staff. Even you can cook yourself ☺.superb Here in the city, things are quite expensive but on the south side, you will find the best and cheap place to eat and drink.

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

Many thanks for your fabulous review. We loved to have you staying with us. Wish you all the best and always welcome back!

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 8, 2016

A very clean, well situated hostel. The staff is kind and offers great service, advice and guidance. Several lovely restaurants (between the touristy stuff) nearby as well as the ability to get anywhere easily by foot, bike or public transport. Definitly a good place to stay (Duely note it is still a Hostel)

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

Thanks a million for staying with us and for your review. It's really pleasant to know that you appreciated the location, with the access to almost everything, and our kind staff - the best if you ask me:-). Welcome to visit us again!

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Castanea for one night in a female dorm. I had quick and efficient communication with the hostel management from the time of my booking and was greeted by the friendly receptionist upon arrival. The hostel is decorated well and feels very comfortable. It is located in the centre of the old town, just around the corner from...

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

Thank you for your warm and rewarding review! I totally agree with you - don't miss the changing of the guard. It's almost every day, not all days with music though. Welcome back, we'd love to see you here again!

Logrono, Spain
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Two friends and I spent two nights at Castanea, the first stop of our interrail trip. Everything at the hostel has been perfect. First and foremost, the location could not be better. Great facilities, a very good kitchen with everything you may need, and very kind and helpful personal. Moreover, the ambience was great. As for the price, given Stockholm,s...

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

Thank you for reviewing Castanea and your kind words! It means a lot for us to know you had a good time here. Hope you return some day!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed July 17, 2016

If it weren't for the shared bathrooms, this place could pass as a hotel. Lovely, clean, modern design, super helpful staff, shared kitchen space, great internet connectivity in shared spaces - would definitely stay again.

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

It's lovely to hear you really liked Castanea and your stay here! An other thing with hostels is the social meetings. Though this is not a party hostel, we know our guest meet and make friends in our common area. Welcome to visit us again!

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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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 

Additional Information about Castanea Old Town Hostel

Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Price Range: $26 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“If the off-season, gamble on the 16-bed room. It was never more then 50% occupied.”
 of 5 bubbles MattE276, Jan 25, 2015 | Read review
“bring your own sheets if you don't want to pay extra”
 of 5 bubbles Kimmo18, Jan 8, 2015 | Read review
“If you choose the dorm you can save money and get to know your fellow travelers!”
 of 5 bubbles T1327DPjasonc, Dec 14, 2014 | Read review
“Private room facing courtyard is quiet, but tenants use that courtyard as a smoking area and the smoke will come into your room all night. It's a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles JaneS161, Oct 26, 2014 | Read review
“Private twin was perfect as a Solo traveller”
 of 5 bubbles Countryboy_incity, Oct 12, 2014 | Read review
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