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Castanea Old Town Hostel

Hostel | Kindstugatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden 111 31

92.0% Overall Rating

53 out of 53 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/11/2015)

"Quiet, clean and comftable Hostel directly in the old town (middle of the City Centre). Perfect location!!"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 5.72
  • Towel USD 2.29

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

Castanea Old Town Hostel has no curfew. Reception opening hours: 09.00 - 11.00 and 15.00-18.00. If you're planning on arriving after 18.00 please contact reception 2-5 days in advance, to arrange late arrival. You will need a door code to gain entry. Important: Sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers are a must-have and in case you do not bring your own, you will have to rent them for 65 SEK. Sleeping bag is not allowed. For your security there are lockers inside the dorm rooms (bring your own padlock or rent one in the reception). Before you check in or after you have checked out you can keep your luggage in our luggage room. Smoking is not allowed. Please note that should you need to, you should cancel a booking 2 days before arrival (minimum 48 hours in advance). If you don't, the first night will be charged.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Stockholm?

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Castanea is a small personal hostel with amazing location at one of The Old Towns narrow cobblestoned streets in the middle of everything.

We are one of the most central hostels in Stockholm, only 200 meters from the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel museum and of course in the middle of a lot of great cafés, restaurants, bars and shopping. Read more

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About Castanea Old Town Hostel

Castanea is a modern hostel in a charming building from 1747 with a beautiful horse chestnut tree at a small square just outside. A fantastic location in the heart of Stockholm and at the same time our street is quiet and calm. It couldn't be better.

We would like you to experience a homely and friendly atmosphere and hope you can feel at home away from home.

All our rooms have big beautiful windows and comfortable beds with reading lights. The rooms are facing a small street, square or the tranquil backyard.

In our popular guest kitchen you can prepare your own meals. Why not start your day with making breakfast in our kitchen and buy some lovely fresh bread from the bakery just around the corner.

Relax in our common room with maps, books and homemade tips about Stockholm. We have a relaxed mix of people staying here who like meeting other guests, from friends, couples and families to backpackers - but we are not a party hostel. We like to make people feel at home and usually you can find somebody cooking in the kitchen chatting to other guests.

Free guest computers and WIFI, strong in common areas but not in all rooms.

We have free luggage room for our early-arriving and late-leaving guests.

At Castanea we are environmental friendly and are active with saving energy, carbon offsetting, waste recycling among other things.

A short walk will take you to the City hall or to the local ferry to Djurgarden, Skansen and the Vasamuseum. Just minutes from the boats to Stockholms famous archipelago. What can we say, just in the middle of everything!

Welcome to Castanea and Stockholm!

Cecilia, Lotta, Joel, Paula and Joanna

Accommodation Information

At Castanea you can stay in dorm or a private room. We have single, twin, 4-bed and 6-bed private rooms and dorm with 4, 6 or 16 beds.

The shared showers and toilettes are in the corridor are separate so you can lock the door.

Twin rooms come with two floor beds, possible to put together.

Bring your own bed-linen or rent from us (65 SEK/set bedlinen and towel). Please note that either way bed linen must be used. Sleeping bags are not allowed.

In our dormitory we have lockers, bring your own padlock or rent from us.

Check-in: 15.00-18.00.
For arrivals before 15.00 or after 18.00 please contact us 1-5 days before arrival to arrange for check-in.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellation and no-show is charged the equivalent of the first night accommodation.

Cancellation is to be done by email or telephone. Cancellation by telephone can only be done during reception hours 9.00-11.00 and 15.00-18.00.
A cancellation is always confirmed by email from us.

Smoking is not allowed nor is pets.
Castanea is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed.

Location Information

Castanea Old Town Hostel
Kindstugatan 1
111 31 Stockholm

Castanea is perfectly located in the charming atmosphere of the Old Town, right in the middle of Stockholm city center.

Our surroundings have stories to tell. To stroll through the streets is to travel through history. The Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval city center in the world.
From here it is close to everything, most of the city sights are within walking distance. In the Old Town you are in the middle of most tourist attractions, shops, cafees and restaurants. Around the corner you will find the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, Nobel museum. A few minute to catch one of the boats to the archipelago.

It is also close to Central Station, only one stop with the underground or a 15 minute walk. Also easy to reach other parts of Stockholm as cosy Sodermalm, Norrmalm and Kungsholmen.

Our personal recommendation is to stroll in the Old Town and experience the historic atmosphere. Another favorite is Fotografiska also walkable from Castanea, enjoy fantastic exhibitions as well as good food. It is also an excellent photo spot of Stockholm from there. If you are curious of Swedish food visit an indoor food market, perfect for this is Ostermalmshallen or Hotorgshallen.

If you are a little more adventurous try the very Swedish Ice bath and cold bathing with sauna in the winter. In the summer take the boat far out in the archipelago for a whole day.