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City Backpackers Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hostel is just 10 minutes walking from Stockholm Central Station and within walking distance of shopping and sightseeing areas. Nice Hostel with relaxed ambiance, cozy and comfortable. The staff are helpful and friendly. Wi-Fi worked great. Excellent kitchen facilities with free pasta, tea and coffee. Good security for entering code for each room.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic hostel with great kitchen facilities, big rooms, clean bathrooms and common areas. Free pasta as well for you to use! The staff were friendly and the location was great, just a 10 min walk from central station! Minor thing was that the lockers only allowed for large padlocks to work on them.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took app 15min from central station on foot.(with luggage) Staff was kind, free pasta to cook at public kitchen. There were many fridges have each room's name, so it is easy to store food and find it. Public shower and toilets were never crowded during my 3days stay. I stayed the mixed dorm for 8 ppl. Not too small but... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from a 2 night stay here and there was an error on the system and we were booked into a twin bedroom when there were 3 of us. We booked through booking.com so double check if we book a triple room through them. This was quickly sorted and my friend slept on a build in sofa. We were... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled across europe during this time, by far one of my best stays. The backpackers has plenty of rooms and common areas, with all IKEA furnitures and even apple computers in communal places. Plenty of sofas for guests to chill, read and lounge. GOod atmosphere and vibrant. Can meet a lot of people here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a frequent traveler for the last several years and I must say that our experience of short stay with this hostel in Stockholm, has proved to be the best. It fulfills all your expectations, most importantly its ambiance and laid back atmosphere. Ten minutes walk from the Central Station on Vasagatan Road, it is located in a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and i truly enjoyed our stay at City Backpackers Hostel. The front office staff, particularly Feridom ( spelling??), were quite welcoming and helpful. Feridom ( spelling) also works at the Historical Museum and she told us about the free amazing Viking exhibit and hands on activities! There were plenty of opportunities to chat with others in the the... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is well located for those arriving at the main city train station (where buses from the airports arrive) and is within 5 minutes walk. Despite this, the hostel is away from the centre of town and will take 5-10mins or so to reach the nearest metro station. The hostel itself is a fantastic building, beautifully decorated throughout and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the family unit. Facility is very good for a hostel. Location is great. My only complaint is : noise level after midnight; oh well some people get to sleep, and some get to party; it is not a big deal; I am on vacation anyway 8-)

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CBPmanager, Manager at City Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for leaving a review. We appreciate it. We hope you had a super vacation and enjoy the rest of the summer. Charmaine CBP More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and i from South Africa stayed over 6 days at City backpackers. The hostel is in a convenient place 5 minutes from the Central station. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Loved the kitchen and lounge areas. Had soo much fun with the different people that I shared with in our 8 bed mixed room. Never felt unsafe.... More 

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CBPmanager, Manager at City Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Wonderful news that you had an awesome experience here and made good friends at the same time. You are very welcome to visit us again soon. We'd love to see you! Have a fabulous summer. Charmaine CBP More 

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Staying in Norrmalm

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Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect downtown location, lots of common areas, staff guided tours and a cafe with an international vibe. City Backpackers gives you a lot more than a bed to sleep in - It's simply your base camp for travellers exploring Stockholm.Free high speed internet on Mac and PC computers and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms 24 hours!Free pasta - cook as much as you can eat!Free evening sauna - the ultimate Swedish experience! ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Backpackers Hostel

Address: Upplandsgatan 2a, Stockholm 11123, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Price Range: $31 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — City Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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