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Reviews of Castanea Old Town Hostel

Hostel | Kindstugatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden 111 31

93.3% Overall Rating

46 out of 46 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/04/2015)

Jonas Kandler thinks…

"Very good, friendly and clean Hostel! I have nothing To negative To say and a Lot of positiv impressions."

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Facilities

  • 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 6.01
  • Towel USD 2.40

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.

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93.3%

Overall Rating

46 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Castanea Old Town Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
93.6%
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98.4%
Value
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean! Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Jonas Kandler

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2015 Jonas would recommend this property

Liked: Very good, friendly and clean Hostel! I have nothing To negative To say and a Lot of positiv impressions.

Disliked: Jonas left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

James Mayers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 January 2015 James would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed staying at Castanea. The staff are really helpful and the hostel has a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Very close to the Royal Palace and right in the heart of the old town you can easily walk to most attractions.

Disliked: At first I struggled to find the hostel as I arrived quite late, but once I found it, it made a great place to explore the city from. The lockers in the dorm rooms are quite small and if you are travelling with a large pack you won't be able to fit it all in the locker.

71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: h

Disliked: h

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Elliot Zelmanovits

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2014 Elliot would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very friendly, brilliant location!

Disliked: If you miss the check-in time no one is there to help out, however, the staff do leave door keys out for you.

94.3%
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Nellie Meunier

With friends / other travellers

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

01 August 2014 Nellie would recommend this property

Liked: The location in Stockholm is perfect and the hostel has character.

Disliked: I did not appreciate having to rent my sheets or the limited reception hours

97.1%
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Dan Jiang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: This is situated in a great spot in the old town (about 3 mins from one of the big squares and the royal palace in old town). It is just a joy to walk around. I also enjoy the quite common area.

Disliked: Sometimes, because it is a tourist heavy area, there might be unnecessary noises from below that may disturb your sleep.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: No literie inclzded

94.3%
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Cameron Morrison

Alone

City break

27 May 2014 Cameron would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean hostel with nice bathrooms and good common area.

Disliked: Nothing in particular.

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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.

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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.

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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%
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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

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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%
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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.

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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%
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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%
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.