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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm, which is perfect. It is a very clean but small hotel so our private room is very tiny. The staffs are nice and friendly. By the way, you will have to arrive to check in only between 15.00-18.00 to avoid the extra cost for the entrance code that...

Thank Chonla
Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Yes you need to contact us to get a door code if you want to arrive after 18:00 (no extra cost though, but maybe you mean for the phone call). And yes you pay for sheets and towels at most hostels in the Nordic countries. It's a way for the guests who want to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location and staff were great. There are posted signs to be quiet after 23:00, but 2 of 3 nights, guest were playing drinking games and talking loudly way past midnight. Luckily, I packed ear plugs. Try not to get rooms (4,5,6,7) near the common area if you want some peace. Everything was clean.

Thank gyotaku
Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your high rating! I am sorry you were disturbed by other guests, wish you had let us know when staying. The restriction in the common room areas after 23:00 is to make it possible to have a good night sleep and mostly this works fine. You are warmly welcome back!

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, this was my first time ever travelling on my own so I was fairly picky on where to stay. To reviews for Castanea looked very promising so it only felt right to book! I absolutely LOVED my stay there. All the staff were very welcoming and made me feel very comfortable throughout my stay. Being my first time travelling...

Thank LeanneReddish
Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you! Thank you for the amazing review! We are so happy you had a good time and felt welcoming and comfortable. Perfect to suggest walking shoes :) Glad if we get the chance to welcome you here again!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

My favourite part of this hostel has to be the people. They were so lovely and professional. They had answers to all my questions and were eager to help. I felt very safe in the area and the hostel. They had ample ways for me to keep my things secure and I was impressed by the facilities. The only complaint...

Thank Marisa M
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Location is really great! It's in the middle of Gamla Stan, the old town, right next to the iconic square Stortorget and just a few minutes to Royal Palace and other main attractions. You can also take a nice walk (approx. 30 minutes) to the island of Djurgården where many museum can be found, especially Skansen or Vasa museum. In...

Thank Tomáš J
Cecilia S, Ägare at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for stay and we are glad you found our location perfect! Yes unfortunately a strong Swedish krona make it expensive for some international guests, but we hope it was not too surprising for you and that you had a wonderful stay in Stockholm!

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I loved everything about this hostel! Situated in beautiful Gamla Stan in one of the stunning old stone buildings. Bed, sheets, interior, kitchen, showers, check-in, staff... All top notch!! Highly recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Anni H
Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Kiitos Anni for your excellent review! Happy you liked it here so much :) Welcome back to Castanea when you are in Stockholm again!

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The staffs are all friendly and nice. Especially when I had trouble to print my train ticket, the staff was extremely helpful n sweet. We stayed in a 4ppl room for two night, all visitors were very thoughtful and with respect to each other. The kitchen is not big but fully equipped, you can make very good dishes there or...

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to help any time you give us the chance ;) We try to make this feel like home to everyone and are happy to see our guest get along so well together! It is true the cobble stone streets are bit of a challenge when you are carrying heavy luggage. But...

Izegem, Belgium
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Really loved it!! Nice building, kept very clean, very friendly staff, warm sphere, privacy is respected by ever visitor and it has an ideal location in the middle of the old Gamla Stan, a very beautiful old neigbourhood in Stockholm. Just SUPER!!

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! Happy guests make it even more easy and fun to work at this place :)

Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Yes, it is not a hotel - just a hostel. Yes, it was a small room for 2 persons with a common toilette and shower. But the hostel is very-very clean, the staff is polite, helpful and friendly, and what is most important - it is in the center of Stockholm. We had only 2 days for all Stokholm, and...

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and writing such a kind review about Castanea! Hope to see you here again for an other short stay!

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What a great time we had at Castanea Old Town Hostel. Set in the heart of Old Town it is the perfect location to see Stockholm with so many attractions close by. ABBA museum is a short 30 mins walk and everything else within arms length. The hostel its self was very clean and well run. We never needed to...

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Cecilia S, Receptionschef at Castanea Old Town Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing such a nice review! Glad to hear everything went so smoothly during your stay here!

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Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castanea is a small cosy hostel. Located in the Old Town - the very center of Stockholm. Here you stay in private room or dormitory. All rooms have big windows, some with the view of the chestnut three outside. Guest kitchen for your own cooking. Free wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castanea Old Town Hostel

Address: 1 Kindstugatan | Old Town, Stockholm 111 31, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen , Södermalm
Price Range: ₹ 1,955 - ₹ 11,153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“City center”
Angel-kiev, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If the off-season, gamble on the 16-bed room. It was never more then 50% occupied.”
MattE276, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“bring your own sheets if you don't want to pay extra”
Kimmo18, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you choose the dorm you can save money and get to know your fellow travelers!”
T1327DPjasonc, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Private room facing courtyard is quiet, but tenants use that courtyard as a smoking area and the smoke will come into your room all night. It's a problem.”
JaneS161, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
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