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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- City Backpackers Hotel Stockholm