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“One of the best hostels in Europe!!!”

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City Backpackers Hostel
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Ein Bokek, Israel
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“One of the best hostels in Europe!!!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is one of the best hostels I ever stayed in. Its in a great location, Its clean and comfortable and it has lot's of space, including an excellent kitchen with free pasta all day long. Breakfast is basic but OK. But maybe the most important thing is that the hostel is a real backpackers haven and heaven. Its all about meeting travelers and having fun.
I highly recommend it!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I like a lot this hostel. They do have loundry, computers, common room, sauna and even a small cafe where you can have your breakfast. The hostel is in walking distance from the train station (both, the one that goes to the airport and the regional/international train station), and so, is in walking distance from the comercial center. They do have activities within the week... great way to meet other travelers. The security is great, night-code to enter the hotel, other one to the rooms and finally another one to your room... inside the room a bring-your-padlock locker.

Great hostel, great city!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Brisbane
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I loved the City Backpackers Hostel and it's definitely the best hostel I have stayed in. It's very easy to find and only 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Stockholm and central station. What impressed me most was the cleanliness of the hostel. Everything was kept very clean. I liked the idea of having private bathrooms so you had a shower, toilet and sink in the one room and there was hairdryers outside these bathrooms. There were about 6 of these private bathrooms and I never had to wait, there were also shared showers in some rooms or in the hall. Lots of computers with free internet so you didn't wait long for a free computer. Rooms were kept clean - I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and beds were comfortable. Rooms and the hostel itself had pin code access and good sized lockers so it was all very secure. Good vibe in the hostel and nicely decorated, the staff were also very lovely. You had to pay for linen which were of good quality, and also breakfast but this was quite good also with cereal, breadroll and coffee/tea. Highly recommended and would definitely stay here again. Loved City Backpackers!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The City Backpackers Hostel is awesome. I met new (good) friends and a lot of them! Facilities are very good, staff is very friendly! Awesome biking tours (where you have to wear a helmet though, grrr)... The only negative thing here is leaving!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

My 2 friends and I (3 girls) booked a 8 pax dorm here and although we have other guys in our bunk, it was still a great stay and very safe. They have a pin code access that changes every noon into the hostel and a private pin code to your assigned bunk. It is near to the central station and within walking distance to all the major attractions. Free wifi throughout and free pasta in the big kitchen! They have individual shower room and toilet which is really great and private! Huge locker inside and outside the bunk too but you need your own pad lock. The staff are helpful but abit slow and have to wait. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who visit Stockholm!! Fantastic stay!! :)

  • Stayed August 2012
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

First hostel in my life. Set the standards for hostels really high. Amazing!
Great staff, common area, really close to the central station(city terminalen), city center and ice bar. Everybody has personal code for entering the room.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I was so impressed by this hostel, when I was searching for one I found it really hard, but as soon as we arrived it seemed perfect - the staff are really friendly and helpful, the kitchen is really big and modern, the lounge area is really nice, rooms are good (and air conditioned!), mattresses comfy, I was worried as we were right next to the common area but we didn't hear a thing! So the rooms seem really well sound-proofed. There is a great outdoor area as well. I had been slightly put off by lots of reviews saying that the showers were see-through but as far as I'm concerned that was a fuss over nothing! They are fine. The only down side was that there weren't enough toilets and they are all spread out so you have to go through the maze of corridors to find one sometimes! Free pasta is a bonus too. I don't know if all hostels in Sweden are this nice but I was very impressed!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: City Backpackers Hostel
Address: 2a Upplandsgatan, Stockholm 111 23, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — City Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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