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Castanea Old Town Hostel

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Welcome to Castanea Old Town Hostel, one of the most central hostels in Stockholm.

This is a small, personal hostel, located in the middle of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the best-preserved medieval city centres in the world. Castanea is a modern hostel in a charming building from 1747 with a beautiful horse chestnut tree at a small square just outside.

In our hostel there are 55 beds. You can stay in dorms or private rooms; we have single, twin, four- or six-bed private rooms. All rooms have shared shower and toilet. In our dormitory we have lockers; bring your own padlock or rent from us. Theres also a popular guest kitchen for your own cooking.

We have a free guest computer as well as free Wi-Fi in most rooms.

Our surroundings have stories to tell. To stroll through the streets is to travel through history. Were only 200 meters from the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan and near tourist attractions, shops, cafs and restaurants. Castanea is also close to Central Station, only one stop with the underground.

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Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet

Important Information

Check-in: 1500 1800. For arrivals before 1500 or after 1800 please contact us two-to-four days before arrival to arrange for check-in. We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first nights accommodation.
Sheets and towels can be hired (65 SEK/person one-time fee) or you can bring your own. Please note that either way bed linen must be used. Sleeping bags are not allowed due to hygienic reasons.
Smoking is not permitted.
Pets are not permitted.
Were open all year.

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Excellent 91%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I'm a regular visitor to Sweden and Stockholm, and it's the sixth year I've stayed during December, but this year the place I've stayed for the past three years wasn't available so I had to look for somewhere else. As I'd enjoyed staying at the previous place, I was a little disappointed at having to change, but from the minute I walked into Castanea, all worries disappeared. The staff were really pleasant, helpful and friendly. They seemed to go out of their way to help and make you feel welcome. Even the notices advising you about what to do and how to use the kitchen, shower and other facilities were fun and amusing ~ in other places they would be negative, blunt and coldly worded. The whole place was clean ~ amazingly so, plus warm and cosy. The lounge was fun and pleasant to use, and I made many new friends whilst staying there. We are already thinking about going back. I had a week at Castanea, but would quite happily have stayed a month or more. It is right in the centre of the beautiful Gamla Stan, has the T-banan, buses and Djurgården ferry only a short walk away and is ideally located to explore the city. However, it is quiet, with no traffic noise. It's a brilliant place to stay and I will certainly return.
God jul och gott nytt år to all at Castanea and all who stayed there.
Best wishes and many thanks
Len

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Brilliant hostel - great location, really central and easy to walk everywhere, very friendly and helpful staff and super-clean rooms. Excellent value for money, would definitely stay here again!

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Gorgeous location in the old town, with lovely decor & helpful staff. The shared bathrooms & kitchen were clean and modern. We highly recommend Castanea!

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Everything ok!! Lovely place, If I return I thing to repeat the same place, really!!

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great hostel - almost more like a hotel than a hostel. Lots of little touches made it great - funky lampshades, christmas decorations and lamps in each room... Very picturesque location, and only a short work to the underground train, only one stop from the central station.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage

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  • Elevator
  • Towels for Hire

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light

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