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Reviews of The red boat Mälaren

Hostel | Söder Mälarstrand 6, Stockholm, Sweden 117 20

87.8% Overall Rating

685 out of 755 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/08/2014)

"The novelty factor that it's a boat is cool. There were electronic keys to access boat and hallway and a key to the room."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 10.36
  • Towel USD 2.76

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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87.8%

Overall Rating

685 out of 755 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The red boat Mälaren'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
95.2%
Value
84.8%
Safety
88.0%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Cédric Chabot

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2014 Cédric would recommend this property

Liked: The location ! Best view and close from everything!

Disliked: Very small but it's OK for a hostel

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The novelty factor that it's a boat is cool. There were electronic keys to access boat and hallway and a key to the room.

Disliked: I was disappointed I was on another boat, not the Red boat. The red boat is for private rooms only. They should be upfront advertising this. The rooms were very smelly and old.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Craig Peppiatt

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: The Red Boat is in a great location. It's well placed to walk to fascinating Södermalm and Gamla Stan and only 5 minutes walk from the closest T-bana (Metro), providing easy access to the rest of the city. The views across the lake to the old town are spectacular. Our room was comfortable and had plenty of space. There are places to sit outside if you want to chill out overlooking the lake and tables inside where you can get food and drinks. Overall it felt much more like a quirky hotel than a hostel. The staff were friendly and welcoming and very helpful. Breakfast, buffet style, is great value for money. I'd recommend this as a memorable place to stay for anyone visiting Stockholm on a budget.

Disliked: 'Dislike' would be the wrong word, but it's worth knowing that this hostel is based on two boats. That means that access to some of the rooms is up and down steep stairs so could be a problem for people with limited mobility. It's worth mentioning this when you book so that you get something more accessible allocated to you.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Chelsea Prehn

Alone

City break

02 January 2014

Liked: The boat idea was cute and I liked be postcard and candy waiting on your pillow. Had great glögg and cookies!

Disliked: It was very cramped and kind of depressing. Bathrooms smelled funny. Expensive considering what you can get it other hostels.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

14 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The View from the room

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a boat.... not any noticeable waves at night but some in the morning.

Disliked: DON'T BUY BREAKFAST! It's no good, not healthy, and just as expensive as a chinese buffet in Stockholm... which is much better, and even healthier except you'll want to eat more.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is cool to stay on a boat that is also a hostel. The main city is a 10 to 40 minute walk depending upon where you want to go.

Disliked: It is a 30 minute walk from the Central Station, and that's a bit far with luggage in the middle of the night. Otherwise, it's not that far.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Mary P Moore

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 August 2013 Mary P would recommend this property

Liked: It's location to the Old Town.

Disliked: Mary P left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

24 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere and location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2012

Liked: Location. Also, the owner gave us a free breakfast because of the unsatisfactory conditions on the boat.

Disliked: Boat leaked. Smelt. We were accommodated on an adjacent boat - not the one advertised, but that did not really bother us.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

alexander soudier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 September 2012 alexander would recommend this property

Liked: charachter

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

ALEN MUJANOVIC

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 September 2012 ALEN would recommend this property

Liked: Location,cleanliness

Disliked: No frige in lounge area

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, good location, clean.

Disliked: Dorm rooms got very hot and stuffy at night, even with a fan on (you can't open the windows).

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Johanna Samuelson

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

31 July 2012 Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: Really charming, totally clean hostel, very friendly staff. Was also able to leave big bags before check-in time which made my day!

Disliked: The only thing to say would be that the breakfast was not at all vegan-friendly and did not give any information about soy-alternatives to milk. But that is an aside as I seldom expect vegan alternatives.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price and central location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was fantastic. We stayed in a twin bunk bed room and listened to the waves lapping against the hull every night. The decoration is wonderful and the location is great, with beautiful views, easy acces to Gamla Stan and Sodermalm.

Disliked: A bit pricey, but then Stockholm is pricey in general...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Irena TWARDOWSKA

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2012 Irena would recommend this property

Liked: Unusual hostel at two boats, beautiful marine interior, nice location, friendly staff, good breakfast for a reasonable price, comfortable bunk beds, bed linen free, nice greeting with a postcard and a sweet, perfect Internet connecyion. Facilities are clean and well maintained.

Disliked: No lockers, the room lock does not close automatically, thus safety greatly depends on the people staying at the room- whether they remember to lock the door or not. Nevertheless, there is rather a confidence in the safery, slnce outside doors are protected by a code. At the showers, extra hooks and benches for a clotch, towel etc would be nice.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located and nice experience!!

Disliked: No social activities planed by the satff

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Thorsten Graßl

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2012 Thorsten would recommend this property

Liked: X

Disliked: X

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Diana Kim

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2012 Diana would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, wifi zone, cool atmosphere on the boat

Disliked: The shower was broken on the other day, and there is no lock on shower room door

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Two bed room was very small.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Alles

Disliked: Nichts

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cute and clean small bedroom with a nice view of the city

Disliked: I couldn't find any electricity plug (bathroom or bedroom)

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break

22 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and character

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Meris La Corte

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2012 Meris would recommend this property

Liked: Closed to the centre and to the tunnelbana too.Very nice,confortable and clean.Delicious breakfast not included but not so expensive.Recommended

Disliked: Meris left no negative feedback.