City Backpackers Hostel

Stockholm Hostel

City Backpackers Hostel

From 21 EUR

City Backpackers Hostel has been designed as the ultimate meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet fellow travellers from around the world. Whether you decide to take a bed in one of our comfortable dorms, a private room just for yourself or even one of our private apartments, City Backpackers Hostel in Stockholm is the place for you.

We have a perfectly central location, and our staff take it in turns showing guests around the wonderful city that is Stockholm. Coming back in the evening you can make use of our Sauna, cook in our equipped communal kitchen or just hang out in the patio area out back. The most important thing it to make yourself at home!

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90 % Total ratings: 82

  • Big Guest Kitchen
  • Perfect City Centre Location
  • Free Sauna in the evenings!

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At City Backpackers Hostel in central Stockholm we know that for many travelers

Stockholm can be an expensive place to visit, so we have a huge guest kitchen with plenty of space in the fridges if you want to save money by cooking your own food.

There's also a cute breakfast café, where we hold Swedish cooking classes for all of our hostel guests at least twice a week.

City Backpackers is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed. Reception is open from 08.00 – 24.00 (8am – midnight).

You can relax and meet new friends in our sauna, which is free for you to use for two hours every evening. We have plenty of common areas where you can hang out and read the newspapers and international magazines.

We have a book exchange and satellite TV with a DVD player, and you can borrow classic Swedish films with English subtitles whenever you like. In the summer you can lie out and watch the light blue Swedish summer night sky as we fill our courtyard with comfy sofas.

Its staff takes turns showing our guests here at City Backpackers Stockholm Hostel their beloved city and telling them something about Swedish culture

We are also an eco-friendly hostel; we let our guests bring their own bed linen if they want to save money – it saves laundry, too. We also recycle our waste, use electricity from renewable sources, and energy efficient white goods and light bulbs.

Hostel facilities

  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • Breakfast café
  • Bed linen to rent
  • Big guest kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Environmentally friendly
  • International magazines and newspapers
  • Movie nights and cable TV
  • Tours and adventures
  • Female dorms
  • Outdoor lounge in courtyard
  • Luggage room
  • Lockers in all rooms
  • Bed lights in all beds
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Useful information

City: Stockholm
Country: Sweden
Address: Upplandsgatan 2, 111 23 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone 1: +46 8 20 69 20

How to arrive

City Backpackers Hostel is situated in a 19th century building on the square Norra Bantorget. It’s only about 500 metres from the Central Station and Cityterminalen, the main bus terminal. Find the main entrance to the station, which is on the street Vasagatan. Standing outside the main entrance you take left, and walk Vasagatan for five minutes, until it ends with a nice, big square. Voila - you’ve found us! Our address is Upplandsgatan 2, since Vasagatan changes its name on the other side of the square, but you can’t miss us. Welcome!

If you arrive at the airports of Arlanda, Bromma or Skavsta, take the airport shuttle, Flygbussarna, to Cityterminalen. From Skavsta you can either take Flygbussarna or Ryan Airs own buses. From Bromma it takes about 20 minutes to the city centre. From Skavsta you’ll need about 80 minutes. From Arlanda airport you can also choose to take the high speed train, Arlanda Express, to downtown. The train is more expensive than the bus, but it gets you into the city in 20 minutes instead of 40. The airport train terminal in Stockholm is situated at Östra Järnvägsgatan, which is even closer to us than the Central Railway Station and Cityterminalen, about a five minute walk.

Most long distance busses stop at Cityterminalen, the main bus station. The best way to the hostel is to take the escalators at the left of the exit at Klarabergsviadukten. They take you to the street Vasagatan. Then you take left and follow Vasagatan all the way to Norra Bantorget (500 meters).
The hostel is located in the first building on the other side of the square, where Vasagatan changes name to Upplandsgatan. Our Address: Upplandsgatan 2A

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80% 20 May 2015
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It was my first time travelling alone and I can say it was one of the best experiences of my life so far! I loved Stockholm but what I loved the most was the people I met there! I was scared I wouldn't be able to meet anyone but everybody was so friendly, it was like I had a little family for the time I was there. I felt so emotional leaving!
The staff were also very friendly, I didn't even realise some of them were staff until they said they were!
It was overall very clean, and looked good. I had a 4 bed mixed dorm and the room way quite cosy :-)
Super good location
Thank you so much and I will defiantly come again soon!

100% 29 September 2014
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This hostel has a sauna....what more can I say! Great hostel in a good location in Stockholm. Would definitely stay again

100% 29 September 2014
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This hostel has a sauna....what more can I say! Great hostel in a good location in Stockholm. Would definitely stay again

100% 23 June 2014
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Source Europe's Famous Hostels

Just AWSOME!! Nice location, nice staff, good kitchen and commonroom with a bar!

100% 13 April 2014
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Source Europe's Famous Hostels

This was the best hostel I've ever been. Nice stuff, very clean rooms and showers. And the best is probably the sauna. The bar was also perfect.

100% 22 November 2013
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I loved Stockholm and this hostel has such a cool design it reflects the rest of the city. Take their walking tour for sure. Cool downstairs bar and great wifi. Recommended

100% 14 October 2013
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Such a cool design Hostel, 5 minutes walking from the main station.I had an amazing time.

97% 31 July 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Good place, Nice atmosphere pretty much close to everything I would highly recommend it

97% 30 July 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Loved staying here , it was actually my first ever hostel stay and it set the bar high for another other hostels I stay in. Take advantage of the free pasta it

97% 27 July 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Although this hostel feels a little larger than normal, it had good atmosphere due to the common areas and the communal kitchen that everyone used. Free pasta

90% 18 July 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Really cool place and great value for money for Scandinavia! Comfortable rooms, loads of facilities (kitchen (free pasta!), clothes washing machines, sauna?!),

80% 11 July 2017
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Source Hostelworld

A very nice stay in a good part of the city, near good food options and less than 20 minutes to walk into the main part of the city. The atmosphere was nice,

92% 09 July 2017
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Source Booking

Positive: It's an incredible experience, especially for people traveling alone. There are always people around who would like to visit. This hostel is ...

80% 04 July 2017
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Source Expedia

The room is quite nice. Other facilities such as kitchen, cooking utensils, laundry are provided for free, but it really depends on the quality of other ...

94% 30 June 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Well organized hostel. Staff knowledge was remarkable as well as its attitude. Kitchen might be a little larger.

100% 26 June 2017
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Source Booking

Positive: The coffee was amazing and free after 11:00am. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. Breakfast is a good deal-I regret not taking advantage of ...

90% 19 June 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Great hostel, great location, plenty of services and everything really close. Overall a great hostel.

94% 12 June 2017
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My boyfriend and I stayed in a shared room and had a lot of fun spending our evenings in the kitchen and common areas. The atmosphere is very friendly and ...

100% 07 June 2017
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Positive: Perfect place, on the main street close to the train station when ou arrive in Stockholm and also close to the city centre and attractions. I was ...

100% 04 June 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Loved my stay. Comfy beds and common room. Liked the private showers. The employees were cool and very easy to make friends here.

97% 03 June 2017
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Source Hostelworld

I absolutely love this hostel. It was so nice and clean. It is the perfect hostel for a solo traveler. Location is perfect, it's not in the city center, but ...

100% 28 May 2017
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Cleanest, happiest, brightest hostel I've been too in my life.

92% 24 May 2017
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Positive: Beds very comfortable and some built-in beds to the wall which added to the privacy. Appreciated all the security codes. Nice aesthetic, free pasta,

100% 21 May 2017
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Source Hostelworld

This hostel was great! Perfect location just a short walk to the central station. Very clean as the staff was there cleaning constantly. Very friendly staff as

100% 14 May 2017
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Source Google

Conceniently located, clean, and with great staff. Breakfast is delicious and at a decent price.

100% 07 May 2017
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Source Google

Greag room, really big space with a lot of social activity. Free coffee is a major plus as well. Cheap for how much you get out of it.

100% 30 April 2017
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Positive: Loved the asmosphere and it was clean!.

100% 27 April 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Best hostel I've stayed at. Well kitted out for backpackers all the small things have been thought through to make for a comfortable. Plug sockets in lockers,

100% 18 April 2017
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Positive: a perfectly organiced hostel were you will find everything you need. cosy interiour; ventilation, lightning and heating was great though the rooms ...

90% 15 April 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Great location. Showers are on the ground floor (public and some private showers) beer deal and meatballs at Nomads nextdoor was really good

97% 10 April 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Awesome place! A little bit of a maze but that adds to its charm. Extremely sociable; met some great people. Loved the posters and decor, staff were friendly

100% 10 April 2017
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Source Expedia

This hostel was absolutely amazing. The hotel staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The rooms and common areas were always kept clean, and were

94% 08 April 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Really cool hostel with awesome vibe, great for meeting people. Staff are helpful and friendly. Also free pasta!

100% 27 March 2017
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Source Yelp

Amazing facilities. The hostel is clean, cozy, well decorated and the location is convenient. They offer apartments as well as rooms and there are private ...

100% 22 March 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Wonderful stay! If and when I return to Stockholm, I'll be staying here again!

96% 20 February 2017
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Positive: One of the most relaxed, cosy and friendly hostels I've stayed in. Very well run by super helpful staff and a pleasure to chill there. Negative: Room

100% 06 February 2017
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Source Hostelworld

My stay was lovely! They have lots going on all week, and a wonderful atmosphere if you feel like staying in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are

94% 18 January 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Great place! Great atmosphere with lots of well equipped social areas to make friends. Kitchen well supplied with free pasta and a good storage system. Beds ...

100% 13 January 2017
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Source Hostelworld

Second time here - great hostel. Shame the Wifi is still terrible 3 months on from my last stay.

100% 30 December 2016
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Fantastic place with a sense of community. Amazing lobby. However, Our room had no windows.

96% 06 December 2016
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Positive: I like all the common area. It is totally created for young people also I like kitchen area it was really clean. By taking off shoes I fell like ...

100% 15 November 2016
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Source Hostelworld

Great location, staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, rooms were nice, bathrooms were clean, lounge areas comfortable, and breakfast was filling. You do

100% 01 November 2016
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Source Hostelworld

Great hostel! Definitely staying here again! The staff is extremely friendly, beds are comfortable, rooms are spacious, photobooth, free coffee/tea after 11 ...

100% 30 October 2016
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Positive: I loved my stay in Citybackpackers Hostel. I've stayed in Hostels all my life - this was the best one! Friendly staff - GREAT Vintage interior, shoes

100% 07 October 2016
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Great location and atmosphere. Staff was very friendly, it was nice having someone at the reception at all times to help with questions. The free pasta, coffee

94% 23 September 2016
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I was welcomed immediately on arriving and the level of service was excellent throughout my stay. The staff had to deal with an awkward customer who first of

100% 05 September 2016
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The kitchen is just awesome!

97% 25 August 2016
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A great place to stay if you want quiet and comfortable beds. The vibe of this hostel is excellent and welcoming, and it's very clean. I was there for just a

100% 20 August 2016
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The hostel was simply amazing! Very well located, friendly and helpfull staff. I loved it! Thank you, I really did enjoy my time in Stockholm.

100% 19 July 2016
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Amazing happy, friendly, place, beautiful characterful building, helpful staff. We stayed in the annexe with our 3 kids, there are 3 sets of bunk beds in there

97% 03 July 2016
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Source Hostelworld

Stayed three nights was great fun and it was a brilliant location. Bit odd with the dorms in the basement but was cosy, felt small and claustrophobic but when

100% 18 June 2016
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Source Hostelworld

Best hostel I've ever stayed in, total bargain

100% 06 June 2016
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Source Google

Excellent atmosphere and good value for money. Bedsheets and towels cost extra, but not a lot.

100% 16 May 2016
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Source Google

Great hostel, very clean, many showers, cool people

94% 08 May 2016
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Pretty sweet, though the room downstairs what kinda dark and creepy, and I think even underground.....

100% 22 April 2016
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Positive: Staff were very friendly and helpful, and they organize quite a few events (even though I was there in off-peak season). The Swedish Meatball ...

94% 17 April 2016
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What a great place to stay!! Rooms, common areas, bathrooms, kitchen were all very clean. I like that outside shoes weren't allowed indoors. Staff was super ...

100% 03 April 2016
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Probably the oldest person there that night at 59, but felt OK about it. Wish lockers could be made of anything but metal- that's about the only problem I had-

100% 31 March 2016
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Positive: best hostel in town...no need for more explanation! ;).

76% 29 March 2016
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Great location! Clean and well maintained

96% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Ugh the bed was SO comfortable... might even be better than the one I have at home????? was low key sad that I couldn't sleep in later the day I ...

100% 28 March 2016
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Positive: Trevlig atmosfär, även för mig spm medelålders. Trots de flesta var unga så tyckte jag det visades hänsyn när det blev natt och man fick lugn och ro.

92% 28 March 2016
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Positive: Great place with a really welcoming atmosphere, and many offered activities.

90% 24 March 2016
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Liked: Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Disliked: There were no Forks in the kitchen at all! you had to use a spoon or knife !.

67% 24 March 2016
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Positive: Mycket bra läge i centrum. Negative: Skohorn fattas. Fler toaletter och duschar. Sängarna knarrar

92% 21 March 2016
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Positive: The location is excelent, the city terminal is 7-10 min away as well other important objects are not far, easy to get by foot. Nice stuff, ...

83% 20 March 2016
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Positive: Huge common area. Comfortable bed. Around 10 min s walking to Central station. Negative: Kitchen facilities not easily to operate. WiFi sometimes not

100% 20 March 2016
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This is an excellent hostel. I was warmly greeted by the recptionist who had a friendly, positive attitude. The staff were also helpful in giving directions,

96% 19 March 2016
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Positive: Фото хостела на сайте соответствуют реальности :) Очень приветливый персонал. wi-fi отличный. У каждого спального места индивидуальная лампа. ...

100% 19 March 2016
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Negative: sängen var lite obekväm men ok

100% 18 March 2016
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it is the cleanest Hotels I ever have so far. it is spacious, clean, quiet. And, their staff are vy friendly and helpful, except the kitchen. But the kitchen

100% 15 March 2016
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Första natten på ett hostel boende i Sthlm . Det var över förväntan bra boende bra billig frukost bra läge

92% 15 March 2016
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Positive: Stor och skön våningssäng. Rymligt rum trots 8 bäddar. Gott om toaletter och duschar. Fräscha och städade lokaler. Lakan ingår i priset. Lagom ...

83% 14 March 2016
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Positive: Very good location!. Negative: 10 am check-out is not very good and realistic thing.

92% 14 March 2016
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Positive: Very good breakfast for a good price related to Stockholm city centre Very friendly persons... great choice to be there. Negative: difficult to park

83% 14 March 2016
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Positive: bedava makarna.

100% 14 March 2016
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Very friendly service. Clean. Had a pleasant stay.

96% 13 March 2016
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Positive: It was a great stay! Location is perfect, nearby the busstation. You can walk a lot from this place. Staff is very nice and helpfull. Place is well

88% 13 March 2016
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Positive: Prima verblijf, sfeervol, goed ontbijt. Goede locatie. Negative: Geregeld ging het brandalarm 's nachts af.

100% 13 March 2016
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Very very nive Hostel: the nest one I jave seen in my lige.

96% 13 March 2016
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Positive: Great security, nice staff, great people. Let us drink and socialize unlike other hostels in the area. Negative: Additional charge for linen that ...

92% 11 March 2016
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Positive: - Very reasonable price - Less than 10 minutes by foot from the central station - Helpful and friendly staff - In the evenings, there is free pasta

88% 10 March 2016
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Positive: Läget och priset var bra men det som sätter pricken över i är inredningen. Så häftigt!!!. Negative: Gnissliga sängar! Byt dom! Fläkten var otroligt

100% 10 March 2016
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Positive: The breakfast is really nice. The kitchen is big enough for many people to cook and save money. There is a free sauna which is worth trying!!! The ...

100% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Everything! Clean rooms, toilets, good location, free pasta. Negative: Nothing!

100% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Centrally located. Reasonable price. Helpful staffs. Easy to reach from the central station. Fast Wi-Fi. Negative: Nothing.

94% 07 March 2016
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This place was so much better than I expected even though I read all the nice comments people before me written here. I will definitely come back next tie I ...

100% 06 March 2016
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Fantastisk hostel! Hyggelig og god betjening og generelt et hostel med rigtig gode faciliteter og hyggelig atmosfære.

60% 05 March 2016
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City Backpackers Hostel was acceptable but the place definitely needs some TLC. Things in general, especially the bathrooms, appear warn down. The bathrooms ...

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