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Reviews of Best Hostel Old Town, Stortorget

Hostel | Trångsund 12, Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden 11129

78.1% Overall Rating

36 out of 45 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/01/2014)

"Location is very good, just off the main square in the Old Town, so it is very central."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.28

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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78.1%

Overall Rating

36 out of 45 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Best Hostel Old Town, Stortorget'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
79.2%
Value
78.4%
Safety
77.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Felix Ackermann

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2014 Felix would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff

Disliked: One of our two bed had a broken food

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's in very good location, i loved the design of common area, beds are comfy.

Disliked: At one point there was no hot water.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2014

Liked: Location is very good, just off the main square in the Old Town, so it is very central.

Disliked: VERY dirty inside. The reception closes early (1700) and there is no control after that. On the first morning of my stay there appeared to be a man living in the kitchen, complete with bags, and sleeping there. Kitchen was very dirty, overflowing bins, dirty surfaces and also some kind of insects running around the floor (but at least there were no in the bed). Showers and toilets were also dirty. All the bathrooms needed a very good clean, things like drains blocked with hairs, and also general grime. It was very surprising to find such a dirty place in Sweden. No way would I book this hostel again.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2013

Liked: The beds were comfortable and clean, easy self-help system. I liked the free pasta and the available use of the kitchen.

Disliked: The lack of a 24/7 reception was quite disruptive and the Wifi was very bad. Besides that, my friend's entire bag got stolen, my bag got searched and my iPhone charger got stolen. We aren't sure who the culprit was although it seemed unlikely that it was the other backpackers. When it happened, there was no number to call as the number listed was the office number and there was nobody at the reception outside the office hours of 9am-5pm. We tried calling the other "Best Hotel Stockholm" but it turns out that the 2 hostels were no longer affiliated. There wasn't enough toilets as a few was shared across the whole building.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013

Liked: The localization is excellent.

Disliked: It's a old place and not so clean... cigarette smell in the bathroom...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013

Liked: The location

Disliked: The toilets

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location,the atmosphere are very good

Disliked: sometimes some people disturb nighttime.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Evgeny Pekshev

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2013 Evgeny would recommend this property

Liked: Удобное местоположение.

Disliked: Как и в любом другом хостеле могло бы быть и почище.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is good-- right at the centre of the old town, within easy walking distance to the central station.

Disliked: the refrigerators smelled, definitely needed regular cleaning.

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

Alex Mei

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Shopping

10 December 2012 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: The performance-to-price ratio is high.

Disliked: The sound-proofing is not good.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is one of the best I've ever booked

Disliked: In hostelbookers.com booking confirmation it was written the reception is open until 9 p.m. But they are until 5 p.m. So I had to waste more than 1 hour to manage the problem.

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

Kate Osborne

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2012 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: great location, really friendly staff. small which i liked great for meeting new people.

Disliked: Kate left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

30 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, cleanliness, staff

Disliked: hm... difficult to say...

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

Marin Mladinic

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2012 Marin would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect. Clean and quiet.

Disliked: Marin left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything was more than ok.

Disliked: no problems

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was PERFECT, and the hostel had a full kitchen with free pasta, a tv, computers, and couches. It was a great place to meet people.

Disliked: There were NO lockers or places to store valuables. You had to "trust" the strangers in your room, which I was very uncomfortable with since I traveled with my company's laptop and an expensive camera.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: reception time

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2011

Liked: Location.

Disliked: No Breakfast?

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2011

Liked: Brilliant location

Disliked: Been travelling for 3 months and the only hostel where I got bed bugs. horrible.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is the best place to stay in Stockholm if you long for a hostel with old town character. You just have to open the front door and you are in Gamla Stan. The price is godd, too: linen is included- other hostels make you pay up to 50 SEK sek. there is a big kitchen so you don't have to wait a long time to prepare food. the beds are clean as are the rooms, rooms are not too big- I saw a 28-bed-room in a hostel in Gamla Stan of the same branche...

Disliked: bathrooms are not very new...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location

Disliked: unfortunately, average and standard breakfast

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect. Walking distance from all the islands, main central train station and all the popular site seeing in the Old Town.

Disliked: There were no lockers in rooms to store any valuables.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2011

Liked: Situated in city centre.

Disliked: Service is outrageous! I booked and paid for the 5 beds in the hostel, but by the time I came to the hostel, two beds were occupied by people who also paid for these seats!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

13 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, secure and in comparison with some other hostels the rooms have windows.

Disliked: Nothing specific, mostly everything worked as expected, perhaps a vapor from bathrooms in the corridors.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in Gamla Stan (Stockholm's oldtown) and quite cheap. The rooms are not too small, very clean and have a good equipment (we had a table and some chairs, a TV and video recorder with lots of videos, two single beds and one bunk bed for two. They had nice and helpful staff, but unfortunately there was nobody around from 5 pm. Linen could be borrowed for some bucks.

Disliked: Unfortunately there was no one of the staff around from 5 pm. Some of the showers (I think there were five in the whole hostels) and toilets (they had seven, I guess) weren't always all that clean and some showers were kinda old/"broken". Wasn't that bad though.