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Reviews of Castanea Old Town Hostel

Hostel | Kindstugatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden 111 31

94.7% Overall Rating

29 out of 29 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/02/2014)

Matthew Roberts thinks…

"Really nice relaxed hostel, well positioned in Gamla Stan. The 16 bed dorm is large enough that you still have your own space. Good place to stay!"

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Facilities

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

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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94.7%

Overall Rating

29 out of 29 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castanea Old Town Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
96.8%
Staff
96.8%
Value
95.2%
Safety
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97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, very clean and generous sized rooms

Disliked: I can't think of any negatives. Maybe the atmosphere is a let down. Not a place to go and meet people.

97.1%
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Matthew Roberts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice relaxed hostel, well positioned in Gamla Stan. The 16 bed dorm is large enough that you still have your own space. Good place to stay!

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the location, the vibe of the place is very much quirky much better than other hostels that just feel like a prison, also loved that wifi was free and could be used in rooms. There were good deals with the cafe downstairs which was nice.

Disliked: No real negative comments, would have liked linen to be included in cost and for their to be a laundry service but really for sweden its pretty good and the nice kitchen and range of other facilities (hairdryers ect) are excellent and the staff were amazingly helpful.

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Evie Hicks

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2013 Evie would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING. It was perfect, couldn't have asked for more.

Disliked: Desperately trying to think of a criticism, and I can't. It was wonderful. There were short queues for the showers in the morning, but it wasn't a problem.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good location

Disliked: nothing

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

Narne Katrin Hinrichsmeyer

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 October 2013 Narne Katrin would recommend this property

Liked: small hostel, really nice atmosphere, not a party hostel

Disliked: no sofas, one shower and toilet more would have been cool

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - The hostel itself was a nice, comfortable place to stay. It had good facilities. It was clean and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. - It was in a beautiful part of the city - Easy to access by the metro for arrival - Centrally located, so all the attractions and spots of interest could be walked to - Quiet in the evenings - Very reasonably price, when you consider how expensive Stockholm is

Disliked: - Every hostel I have stayed in have provied bed sheets. I don't understand why we were charged for this. Surely this is just a basic expectation that should come with any place that you stay in. - Having breakfast provided would have been good too - Wi-Fi didn't work very well in the 16 dorm bedroom

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Doyle

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 September 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean place. Really modern showers and toilets which was nice. The owners were very helpful with my late checkin request

Disliked: Too expensive to rent sheets and towels (I brought my own). I didn't like the key code access to the dorm room. It's not very secure.

100.0%
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Katharina Christ

Alone

Business / conference
City break

03 September 2013 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, very clean, beautiful location, beautiful rooms and common rooms.

Disliked: Nothing, everything was perfect!

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

Charlotte Fraser

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2013 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean, lots of space around each of the beds, a lovely kitchen with a view onto the streets of the Old Town and big, individual showers. There were lots of great recommendations of things to do on the walls and in the bookcase and a friendly feel to the hostel.

Disliked: There is not so much of a hostel atmosphere- everyone is very friendly but it is more of a calm, relaxing space than one to meet lots of people and have a drink in the hostel.

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

Alexandra Palacky

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice and central and very clean. The beds were as comfy as you could expect for a hostel and the bathrooms were clean.

Disliked: There wasn't much of a social atmosphere around the hostel. The staff were only there for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours at night and didn't know enough about the area to even recommend somewhere nice for coffee. Just make sure you do your own research if you are going to stay here.

97.1%
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Micayla Hardisty

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Micayla would recommend this property

Liked: Really small hostel, very clean, friendly staff.

Disliked: Reception hours were hard to work with.

97.1%
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LIJU HUANG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2013 LIJU would recommend this property

Liked: location is great. kitchen is great

Disliked: no

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice and helpful staff, brilliant facilities and a really nice location that was quiet but great for going out as it was in the centre of everything. Also everything was really clean and safe and the showers were really nice.

Disliked: There wasn't that great of an atmosphere at the hostel itself which was a little of a shame, it was friendly though and the atmosphere didn't matter too much because of the great location.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Anna Prokofjeva

Alone

City break

27 May 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Very cosy atmosphere of the common room. No keys for rooms and front door (instead we had numeric codes), which is convenient, as you do not have to look for a key or remember to have it with you.

Disliked: Anna left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in the heart of the old town.

Disliked: Only problem was lack of outlets near the bed so you could keep an eye on your stuff while it charged - but there were plenty of spaces in the common room, so it wasn't a huge deal.

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Ngai Shek Soong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2013 Ngai Shek would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet atmosphere Good location, near center of the city and lots of sightseeing nearby Facility and kitchen are good, restroom and bathroom are very clean. Will recommend my friends to stay.

Disliked: Ngai Shek left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

25 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very central in the old town, comfortable beds, great shower

Disliked: lacked character but that could have just depended on who was staying there at the time

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Martin Lynch

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2013 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Castanea was PERFECT in every way. Undoubtedly one of the best places I have ever stayed in around the world. Ideal location in the city centre, clean, warm, nice beds and furniture, kitchen with food one can use, instantly accessible free WiFi, hot properly-functioning showers and an extremely friendly and helpful reception desk! There is nothing I can say against this hostel. I would give it 11 out of 10!!!

Disliked: Nothing whatsoever to dislike,,,

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Chun Kin Lee

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2013 Chun Kin would recommend this property

Liked: Quite resourceful shared kitchen. Good practice of sharing left-over and coins

Disliked: no little lamp at the bed.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I thought it was strange that this hostel doesn't have any reviews on hostelbookers since it was one of the highest rated on hostelworld and for a good reason. Perfect location, helpful staff, clean, big kitchen with a nice "take something, leave something" system. Nice common area and showers. The best hostel I've stayed in (not that I have a much experience).

Disliked: Wi-fi disconnected occasionally. Staff not always on location.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very quiet area, very clean with excellent facilities. Staff were very helpful. A pleasure to stay here, highly recommended.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.