The best thing about this hostel is its location. It's close enough to the main drag in Sodermalm, Gotgatan, yet the surrounding streets are not too crowded or busy.
The set out of the hostel was a bit annoying however. My dorm, and a few others, opened directly out into the kitchen, and it was a bit noisy at times, but never really affected my sleep though.
The bathrooms and showers are clean (and separated) and facilities like an ironing board, book exchange, some free food and internet access were good.
Staff were friendly but not willing to help out too much.
Also, security was lacklustre- the night door didn't always close properly so pretty much anyone could walk into the hostel; but the neighborhood, and Stockholm in general, are very safe.
Overall, a great stay and I wouldn't hesitate coming back next time I'm in Sweden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skanstulls Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Stockholm, close to everything Sodermalm has to offer. At walking distance from the hostel you will find dozens of restaurants, bars and cafes. The surrounding area also offers long promenade along the water, swimming and plenty of small shops selling vintage clothing, music and decor. Here at City Backpackers sleep in a comfortable bed and has access to a modern and well-equipped kitchen just steps away from the subway, vibrant nightlife and numerous cultural attractions. A perfect place to start as a tourist in central Stockholm! ... more less
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