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Slottsskogens Hostel

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21 Vegagatan, Gothenburg 413 11 Sweden
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#2 of 33 Specialty lodging in Gothenburg
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Centrally situated hostel in a lively part of Goteborg, with a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Good communications and within walking distance to a lot of sights. The hostel offers single- double- and family rooms, as well as dormitories and apartments. We are the only hostel open 24 hours/day.(Wintertime closed 1-6 am) We are certificated for our environmental policy. We offer free high speed WiFi, stationary computers with internet and free movies every evening.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Breakfast buffet
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Snack bar
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
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Self-serve laundry
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English, Spanish, German, Swedish
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Mme_X wrote a review Jan 2020
Wisconsin925 contributions524 helpful votes
Quick summary: clean, quiet rooms in a good neighborhood with groceries, shops, cafes. On-site breakfast (extra charge) is very good. Very near tram and bus lines. Good complimentary wifi. On-site laundry, kitchens, lounges, sauna. Variety of rooms, so ask about your preferences. Key card access to your room and outer doors, i.e. no one wandering in. Very helpful, friendly, professional staff. Disclaimer: This review is based on what I expect of a hostel, which says a lot about the quality here since I am not really a hostel traveler. If I can be comfortable in this hostel, you should be comfortable in this hostel. I was in room #508 by myself, which has two beds; a mattress pad and comforter on each;an open closet with 4 hangers, hairdryer, desk with a small drawer, two desk chairs, luggage rack; fan; and windows that open. This room overlooks a quiet residential street with some restaurants, cafes, small grocery, etc. The bed and pillows were comfortable, as was the room temperature (but it is nice to have these windows that open in any season.) The large windows also provide a nice amount of light, appreciated in winter. A good reading light is over each bed, in addition to the overhead room lights. Complimentary wifi works well. TV's have about 16 channels in Swedish and English, most with captions in the other language. Sheets, bath towels, and breakfast come with nominal charges. Personally, I travel with an extra hand towel in a Ziploc bag when I come here so that I am not always using my bath towel for quick washups. Those who need a washcloth should plan accordingly. Clean WC and showers - lock for privacy - throughout the buildings. Breakfast is a fairly large cold buffet of excellent breads and rolls, meats, cheeses, fish, hard and soft boiled eggs, cereals (and toppings,) butter and jams, (dairy and oat), yogurts, mixed fruits, juices, coffee and tea. Also to note: you can put together an excellent sandwich for a later picnic for about 15 SEK - a real deal!!! They will wrap it for you. There is also a pool table in the breakfast room. Nice lounges are scattered throughout the two buildings - -couches, tables, games, toys, books, etc. throughout the lounges, kitchen, hallway. There is a kitchen in each of the two buildings, with tables, room to cook (stoves, microwave, etc.) Well-fitted equipment: pots, pans, glasses, cups, tableware, tea maker, toaster, etc. There are two refrigerators in each, that get full depending on how many people are staying who need a lot of grocery space (or not.) Our kitchen had room in the fridges for a variety of things; one fridge in the other building was packed. Stuff to clean up after yourself in the kitchen is provided, i.e. dish soap, washing tools and cloths, etc. If any guests have a problem with unclean dishes or fridges, it is a matter of the people staying there, not the staff. Even when we are staying when the hostel seems pretty full, the staff keeps up with cleaning, when the bins get full, etc. To note: some shelves on the fridge door indicate "free for all." Watch where you put your stuff if you don't want to share. The location is excellent. You are in a nice residential neighborhood with a number and variety of cafes, restaurants, small groceries, shops, pharmacy, resale shops, etc. It is about two blocks from the Olivedalgatan tram stop, which has a number of lines. Bus stops are also nearby. Very good security - key card access for your room and for the outside doors. No lockers that I know of, but I usually travel with luggage locks, I have not heard about any problems, and I typically travel with a group while I am here (see below) and would have heard about any problems. The staff is excellent. The folks at the desk are very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. They address any problems promptly. Take advantage of their expertise for travel advice and guidance. The rest of the staff is also helpful, professional, and friendly (many cheers for the people at the breakfast area!!) Oh, yes - there are LOTS of travel brochures in the lobby areas of both buildings. We come most years with 18 or so college students (all carefully screened - we insist on good behavior) and 3 adults, so we have a variety of experiences and impressions. We typically get the rooms in the annex building that are two beds in a room with a window, across the street from the main building with the office and breakfast room. There are also rooms with 4-beds with bunk beds, and interior rooms with no windows. Personally, I'd stick with the rooms with a window, but ask in any case. If you like to open windows, I'd also recommend that you avoid the few rooms that might be over the outdoor smoking areas. This hostel attracts a variety of people and ages, and all seem like decent folks, i.e. no rough stuff, no screamers, etc. when we stay in January On our stays, we have seen everyone from a small travelling ballet troupe, to middle or older aged ladies and couples enjoying Goteborg, to a variety of people here for the film festival, to young people traveling, to workmen here for a temporary job, to a man we met who had just sold his condo before his relocation to a different country. Again, we try to make sure that our students have the maturity to be good guests, so don't think of this place as just a "student place." To sum: I'd be happy to stay here again, and introduce our students to Goteborg through this excellent hostel experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Prefer a room with a window
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Response from G2859NAlinda, Receptionschef at Slottsskogens Hostel
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Hello and thank you so much for your kind words and your extremely detailed review! We are happy to hear you had yet another pleasant stay at our place and we were happy to have you as usual, Always friendly and well mannered students. We hope this review will reach many readers since you given such a good picture of our hostel! Wishing you the best and see you next year! Say Hi to JJ from us!! Kind regards all the Staff at Slottsskogens Hostel
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Aileen wrote a review Sep 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom14 contributions
The hostel was much cleaner than other hostels I’ve stayed in before and the available guest kitchen and bathrooms were much better than I had been expecting. It got a little noisy on occasion, but honestly that was just other guests being a bit inconsiderate rather than any fault in the hostel. The security doors have keycard entry which I found really comforting as a solo traveller; I felt very relaxed and safe staying here. I was really pleased to discover they’re an eco-friendly hostel - I hadn’t noticed this when I’d booked. Really easy to recycle and to reduce waste while travelling which was a huge plus for me. Excellent location - cannot emphasise this enough. Takes about 10mins on the tram to get to the centre, but honestly I walked everywhere anyway. There’s a supermarket a couple of minutes walk away and it’s right next to Slottsskogen Park which you can go through to get to the botanical gardens and the nature reserve (Änggårdsbergen). I was easily in all 3 of these every day of my stay. I found all the staff I met to be really friendly and laid back. Such a good experience and I will be coming back to stay here again!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Slottsskogens Hostel
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Hello and thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and we hope you don't wait too long before you visit us again! Best regards Dennis Slottsskogens Hostel
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E8709 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom171 contributions25 helpful votes
The night staff was not friendly at all. I stayed in the 4-bed room, which states there is no window. Despite that, I was expecting the room was going to have proper ventilation, but no, there is no window and no ventilation, which means the bedroom is super smelly and hot. The room has no lockers. The beds are wall to wall and quite narrow, not suitable for tall people at all.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Slottsskogens Hostel
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Hello and thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear we couldn't live up to your expectations. We've had some troubles with the ventilation in some of our rooms, but that problem should now be solved, and I apologize it wasn't working during your stay. Did you ask in the reception if there were any possibilities to change rooms? Best regards Dennis Slottsskogens Hostel
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Yohanna wrote a review Sep 2019
Helsinki, Finland55 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a private room, it was ok. But the common fridges in the kitchen were a mess, overstuffed and even rotting food in there. It said that unmarked food will be cleared out but nobody had cleaned those fridges in a while....I put two (marked with my name) smoothies in the fridge on sunday, and they were gone by monday morning so they had been stolen. The garbage bins in the kitchen, also overfull. Same goes for the giant carts where you put your used sheets...all overfull. And no soap in the soap container in the toilet. Seems like nobody is taking care of this place. One upside though, a small supermarket around the corner which is practical.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Christian D, Owner at Slottsskogens Hostel
Responded Sep 11, 2019
Hi there Thank you for your stay and for your response. I am sorry that the standard of the fridges were so bad during your stay. They are now up to date again (as they should) We have had more guests than expected so the staffing wasn't enough for all tasks. We are known for good cleaning and maintenance of the hostel and I can assure you that it will work as normal if you have the chance to come back to us again. Greetings from a sunny Göteborg Christian Dahl (Owner)
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S-R05E wrote a review Aug 2019
Durham, England, United Kingdom55 contributions46 helpful votes
I stayed in one of the private rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The room was clean and neat on arrival, and although small, was perfect for what I needed. The bathrooms were kept clean and tidy and staff were very friendly and helpful. Booking this room was somewhere between traditional hostel and hotel facilities, and seemed to be good value for money compared to the hotels in the area. The location was good, only 2 blocks from a tram stop and there is a supermarket a few doors away. There is also a nice and spacious park very close by. Just be aware that there is no public transport running near to the hostel from the airport late at night or early morning if you are getting a late evening or early morning flight. I would recommend this hostel and would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Slottsskogens Hostel
Responded Sep 9, 2019
Hello and thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and we hope to see you again someday! Best regards Dennis Slottsskogens Hostel
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PRICE RANGE
$51 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Slottsskogens Youth Hostel
LOCATION
SwedenWest CoastVastra Gotaland CountyGothenburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Slottsskogens Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Slottsskogens Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Slottsskogen (0.1 miles), The Natural History Museum (0.2 miles), and Oscar Fredriks Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Slottsskogens Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Slottsskogens Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Slottsskogens Hostel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Slottsskogens Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasha Grill, Ramen Ya, and Blackstone Steakhouse Linnégatan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Slottsskogens Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Slottsskogens Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Slottsskogens Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Slottsskogens Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alvsborgs Nya Fastning (1.2 miles), Kronhusbodarna (1.2 miles), and Skansen Lejonet (2.1 miles).
Is Slottsskogens Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.