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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

This hostel was okay.

Locationwise, 40 minute walk from the station. Very hilly walk so if you struggle with bags you'll need to arrange transport.

Read reviews saying there was activities organised every night. I stayed in the 16 bed mals dorm and no such thing was communicated. At either check in or later.

Kitchen had pasta and suitable cooking facilities. Room was comfortable but this isn't the most social hostel you will stay in. 2 Powerpoints by your bed were good and the locker under your bed was of decent size. Toilets and showers were good. Sometimes smelt but you're not at the Ritz. Midday checkout was great. Wifi was good

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Skansen Kronan was the best place to see a view of the city. Nearby there is a decent supermarket just down the road a 4 minute walk.

Overall. Okay hostel. Just shame about location being so far from the central station and basic common room.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
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G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Backpackers Goteborg, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Hello and thank you for your comments!
We are sorry to hear we couldn't live up to your expectations! Regarding the activities, last summer we did activities every day, but right now we only do them in the weekends, Thursday to Sunday. I'm sorry this wasn't mentioned to you when you checked in.
We are as you say about 30-40 minute walk from the central station, but there are several trams and buses stopping close to us and it takes about 10-15 minutes to get here with the public transports.
Hope to see you again someday!
Best regards
Dennis
Backpackers Göteborg

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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

We stayed here for one night only. The staff was very nice and the room was clean. For this price you just can't say something negative.

I was suprised how comfortable the bed was actually.
Totally recommend the hostel for a couple of nights when you have a limited budget.

Cheers

Pavel

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Backpackers Goteborg, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Hello and thank you for your kind words!
We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and we hope to see you again someday!
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Dennis
Backpackers Göteborg

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Reviewed April 8, 2019

This place is good for a brief trip because it has all of the essentials, including a great breakfast buffet for a small price. The atmosphere while I was there was not very social, but might be moreso during the tourism highpoint. The location wasn't ideal but fine.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Backpackers Goteborg, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Hello and thank you for your comments! Sorry to hear we couldn't live up to all your expectations! As you say, the atmosphere isn't as good right now as it is during the high season, but we do arrange some social events during weekends, like Karaoke, bar hopping and walking tours.
We are a little bit from the city center, about 10 minutes with the public transports and about 30 minutes by foot, but Linnéstaden, the area we're located in, has so much to offer, like the big park Slottsskogen just a couple of hundred meters from the hostel, the old town Haga and the botanical gardens.
We hope you will visit Göteborg and us again to have a chance and explore all this gems in the vicinity!
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Dennis
Backpackers Göteborg

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Reviewed March 30, 2019

I recently went to Göteborg and stayed at this hostel for 2 nights. Best hostel I've stayed at. The rooms are clean, bathrooms are very nice and comfortable, huge kitchen, and a fantastic location within the city. Each bed had a curtain, a light, plug sockets, and a pouch thing - the mattresses are comfortable too!

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Backpackers Goteborg, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Hello and thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and we hope you will visit Göteborg and us again soon!
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Dennis
Backpackers Göteborg

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Reviewed December 3, 2018

don't let appearances fool you this place is pretty cool.

The beds are really good with the little privacy curtains, heaps of bathrooms and toilets and a big kitchen common area.

went on the pub crawl which was ran by Francesco and I had a really good time with that.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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G2859NAlinda, Informationsansvarig at Backpackers Goteborg, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Hello and thank you for your warm words! We are delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and that you enjoyed Francescos social events!
We hope to see you again soon!
Best regards
Dennis
Backpackers Göteborg

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