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City Backpackers Hostel
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Mill Valley, California
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3 reviews
“Better than Disneyland!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2010

First off, let me say that Sweden is one of the coolest, most unique countries I've been too. And everyone there is beautiful!
Ok. Having said that, the City Backpackers Hostel fulfills that definition perfectly.
My friend and I arrived from Barcelona around 22:30, exhausted and sick with the stomach flu, and the staff at City Backpackers were more caring, efficient and lovely than my mother! Johan checked us in smoothly, speaking flawless English the whole time and pointed us in the direction of our clean, comfy Ikea clad room.
Upon hearing that we were sick, they offered to run to the store to bring us back Elderflower tea, as well as letting us check out late.
Everyone we met there was pleasant and seemed like cool travelers, each with their own interesting stories and background.
The building itself is great--an old building, but fitted with modern furniture and lots of IKEA stuff. The place is clean, the doors are electronically coded, and there is a no-shoes indoors rule. Fridges and pantry space downstairs, as well as FREE WIFI and they'll print your boarding passes for free as well!
Not to mention the delightful activities they have planned...a bike picnic, the 'swedish meatball experience,' and so many more, all for cheap prices. Unfortunately, we were too sick to take advantage of any of these little trips, but they are reason to return to the amazing city of Stockholm.

If you have any doubt, check out their adorable website that so accurately presents the hostel itself.
One of the best stays I've ever had in any country! GO!

Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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CBPmanager, Informationsansvarig at City Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, September 2, 2010
Thank you so much for your review, you are making us blush with pride! Too bad you couldn't get the most of your Stockholm stay, hope to see you back here soon - and well! Kindly Lena
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2010

Near center station and shopping centers.
More big lockers would be good.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2010

They've got everything a backpacker needs: covenient location, friendly staff, comfortable beds, spacious rooms, clean kitchen & utensils, free bikes for two hours, free & fast internet acess (and my language (Chinese) is intelligible!). I'll definitely come back here if I'm coming back to Stockholm!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Ulm, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2010

A very nice, CLEAN and friendly hostel, which is very well organized and offers the traveller who wants to meet up other people great opppurtinities. So check out the city bike tour, including lunch, or gather around with a bunch of ppeople in the commom kitchen and cook kötbullar wirh lingonberries and several sidedishes. Its was just great, thanks a lot!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2010

Don´t have much to say. A softish place with kind people and gr8 staff. Doesn´t matter if you travel alone or in a group, you will easaly meet new people.

Free internet access as well!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2010

This was a great hostel. It is well located (right near the central train station) and a great place to stay and meet people. The rooms are clean and modern, with lockers under the beds for each person. The common area has a kitchen as well as a TV and computers. There is free wifi throughout the hostel. There's a great outdoor patio area for when it's not raining, and a cute little cafe with decent prices. My only complaint is that the bathrooms and showers aren't great (they are functional, though).

Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2010

Very nice, modern and inventive, yet simple decoration, starting from the sheets. They have thought of the customer in many details. Hostel has sauna, washing machine, girl dorms, guided tours, information of clubs available and a good location not far from the Central station and the shopping district. I really hope that they would make a chain of their concept and found other City Backpacker's Hotels in other European cities as well!!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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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 62 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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