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Fastningens Vandrarhem

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

With good atmosphere and nice stuff this is a special place to stay give you wibes from hundred years back. So this is more than only get a sleep. To think is that you need a "P-skiva" to park your car. Otherwise this is nice place close to city center.

Thank FredrikJ
Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 30 June 2016

First of all ... we got the wrong room... we were upgraded ... but that was not the meening... so we paid more then we booked for... they fixed it of course... no problem BUT I have to say I would never paid 100 Euro each night for that room, now we paid 50, the yailprice we booked. I should...

Thank Anci L
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I was accommodated in the old prison building, in a room without a view ;-) On the plus side, soundproofing between rooms (= cells) is good. Since this is not a hotel but rather a hostel, you will need to make your own bed as well as bring the linens to the door when you leave.

Thank abrakadabra2015
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I was tickled to be staying in a prison cell converted into hostel room, and this was undoubtedly a memorable part of my cross-Sweden trip. Its origins as a prison did not however make the rooms any less appealing; in fact, this was one of the most comfortable rooms I stayed in, and I greatly enjoyed the serenity and privacy...

Thank kohzhengyang
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Located in a 700 years old fortress, overlooking the sea and with walking distance to everything. This is very good value for money. The old, thick stone walls make sure the temperature indoors is comfortable. We loved staying here!

Thank 680BLK
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 8 September 2010

This is the second time I stay at this lovely hostel in Varberg. Located at the old fortress, Varbergs Fästning just a 15 min. walk from the towns centre and this hostel is better than many hotels I have stayed at. The rooms are fine. Very good beds and everything clean and simple. The only thing missing is a TV...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 74 beds in 40 rooms. 3 different buildings. One of our buildings are the former prison which was used until 1935. The rooms are the original prison cell. Of course little more comfortable. Our rooms are 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 bed rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fastningens Vandrarhem

Address: Fastningen, Varberg, Varberg Municipality 432 44, Sweden
Region: Sweden > West Coast > Halland County > Varberg Municipality > Varberg
Price Range: ₹ 2,535 - ₹ 10,935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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US$ 57* /night
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