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Hotell och Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm
Ranked #75 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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“Good no frills hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights in March. Room was basic, 2 bunk beds a chair and a table but was perfectly clean and warm. Communal kitchen , toilet and showers were also well kept. Friendly and helpful staff. 2 mins walk from supermarket, which you will probably need to survive the high costs of Stockholm! Located on the supposedly trendy Sodermalm island which is also home to lots of the locations in Steigg Larson's Millenium trilogy.

T-Bana station is about 5 mins walk away after which the medieval town is only a couple of stops away and the centre is one more. I would recommend getting the travel card, a 3 day one cost me £23 but it covers you for all underground and bus fares. A downside was the noise, we got woken at various points by cleaners, carpenters other guests. Also there wasn't much of an atmosphere if you wanted to meet people and have a few drinks of an evening although that could have been because we were there in quiet season. Also, make sure you have plenty of money before going on holiday to Stockholm, especially if you like eating and drinking out, it is beautiful but very very pricey.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

Zinkensdamm is a hotel and a hostel. We stayed as hostellers. The hostel is handy for two T-bana stations and a bus route. Connections to the city centre and visitor attractions are good. The hostel was warm, very warm sometimes, clean and comfortable. We had a room for four with en suite. The linen was hired but we took our own towels. There were two breakfast rooms and we chose the hostel option. Breakfast was approximately £7 but was open buffet with good choices, healthy grub and plenty of coffee. The two hot dishes were porridge and boiled eggs. There was also a shared kitchen and lounge but we were out most of the time. Evening meals were available at a reasonable price but the menu was limited. The food was good and portions were ample. Wine was expensive but so was all alcohol. The staff were, without exception, friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. This is a reasonably priced base from which to explore Stockholm and I am happy to recommend it.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

we spent 3 nights in the hostel part of this facility.
you actually sleep on bunkbeds, fortunately we could have our own room withouth additional guests.
as it is a youth hostels some unexpected times crowling schoolkinds do run around on the corridors.

i would recommend it for the summer, when you can spend a lot of time outside your room, and not in the winter with -16 degrees, when you need a cosy room.

the staff is very nice indeed the room was clean, and so where the bathrooms.

you can have your own breakfast in the hostels kitchen, and it is better that way maybe.

Room Tip: if you have the possibility stick to the hotel part of the facility or be prepared for the schoolcam...
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

First time in Stockholm and really would recommend here. Somewhere clean, comfortable, with friendly and informative staff. The location was great for us, with Metro stations nearby and a Co-Op on the corner where we could stock up on goodies for the room and to bring home. We (4) shared a room and used the communal bathrooms which were kept very well.

Great Irish bar at the end of the street "The Southside". The fact that Zinkensdamm looked like the holiday camp from "Dirty Dancing" provided us with endless amusement, will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

I liked this place, stayed there for four days last November. The rooms were not big but not suffocatingly small either. We did have a potty lady two nights running who wanted the wndows open all night although it was snowing. Downstairs there were two computers with internet that you could wait to use. It's quite a big place and had guests of all ages. It was fully booked out when I was there so book ahead if possible. Showers were alright, had to leave your towel in the middle of the room on a wooden bench then exit the shower starkers to get it, but no problem for people who aren't overly shy (the bathrooms/showers were unisex, obviously). The kitchens downstairs were quite well-equipped. The only bad note was that the instructions on their site on getting to the place were not as clear as they could have been. The stairs you will have to go down from the main road take you down past public housing then into a sort of a park where the hostel is. Overall, I would go back there.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Älmhult
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Great value for money hotel. Fast free Wi-fi. Clean rooms. The food was not bad either, Decent breakfast spread..

It's located in Södermalm, where the "trendy" bars, eateries and shops are located. The hotel is situated in a quiet surrounding in a park. Secure parking.

Friendly and helpful staff

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great hostel with good facilities, Clean, Quiet & well equiped. Located 5min walk to supermarket & underground train 4 stops to the old town. 2 min walk to kids play area in park, running routes around the park and a bathing spot if you are feeling brave. Family room good value with en-suite & would recomend. The kids (age 6 & 3) loved the hostel

Room Tip: en-suite room 2 single beds & 2 bunks recomended for family.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotell och Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm

Property: Hotell och Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm
Address: Zinkens Vag 20, Stockholm 117 41, Sweden (Formerly Hotell Zinkensdamm)
Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Hornstull & Langholmen , Södermalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Family Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotell och Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Zinkensdamm is a 3-star Superior Hotel situated in the midst of the picturesque plantation plots by Tantolunden at Sodermalm. Despite the central location, the hotel is surrounded by several green areas which infuse a relaxing atmosphere. The decorations of the hotel rooms are inspired by the old south of Stockholm while still maintaining all the modern facilities. All rooms are provided with private shower and wc as well as a flat-screen TV with free cable channels. Zinkensdamm Hotel can offer a wide range of rooms, from a single room for the lone traveler to a family room to the traveler visiting Stockholm with kindred. The green areas in the area offer lovely jogging tracks and path ways in a cultural-historical environment. Feel free to upgrade to one of our superior rooms and get a mini-bar and tea/coffeemaker in the room. These types of rooms consist of either a double bed or two separate singlebeds. In the morning we set the table for our generous breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, yoghurt with berries, soured milk, various types of juices, coffee/tea, freshly baked bread, fruits and a wide range of different cold cuts and spreads to put on the bread. The hotel is constantly being renovated, yet maintaining the special atmosphere of the genuine Sodermalm. ... more   less 
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