This was the first time I stayed in a hostel since I was a student. However accommodation in July in Wisby is very expensive and we wanted to spend money on enjoying the destination instead so we decided to give it a try. We booked a family room with 2 sets of bunkbeds and this was pretty much the only furniture except for a small table and a chest of drawers. You should also bring your own bedlinen and towels.
The check-in for us was very easy, just collected the key from the hotel next door.
The hostel is located on a pedestrianized shopping street. As a guest you are allowed to drive on this road however in order to access the parking area at the back of the building. This was very convenient as we never had to search for parking or pay parking fees.
The location of the hostel is really fantastic on the main shopping street inside the ringwall. There are numerous restaurants at your very doorstep as well. The only drawback of the central location, at least if you have a room facing the street like ours, is that during the early hours of the morning the street gets quite noisy as people leave the various nightspots with no thoughts to those already asleep. It can also get noisy inside the hostel when people get home late, however only one set of guests cam home late, the rest seemed to be mature adults or families.
The hostel consists of one corridor on the second floor on top of a shop with approx 8 rooms, showers and toilets on the corridor, and at the end of the corridor a nice spacious and well equipped kitchen where most guest have breakfast. There is also a small roof terrace. The toilets, showers and kitchen were clean so it was not as bad as I had expected having to share facilities. I guess it's better in a small hostel like this one.
Considering we paid approx 120 euros per night for 4 pax I think it was really ok, we certainly saved a lot of money compared to the rates at a proper hotel and the location was excellent as well as the arrangements for parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hostel, situated on the number one shopping street Adelsgatan in the Hanseatic parts of Visby offers nice accommodation in rooms with 2-4 beds. Everything that Visby has to offer is just a short walk away when staying with us! The hostel offers six rooms, all with access to common showers, toilets and kitchen (with dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave oven and terrace with garden furniture). The hostel is situated on the first floor in a business building. No elevator, boutique on ground floor. The hostel has a history dating back to the late 19th century. "Jernvag" means railroad in swedish and this was the place where travelers from different parts of Gotland stayed when the train stopped in Visby. The hostel has a 18-year limit, identity verification is done on all accommodation at check-in, people ages 18-24 will pay a deposit refunded at checkout if no mishaps caused during the stay. The hostel will require that all guests keep good order and that a pleasant and peaceful environment is maintained. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wisby Jernvagshotell Visby, Sweden - Gotland