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

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City Backpackers is the ideal Base Camp for the Stockholm Explorer

If you enjoy meeting new people and having fun, alongside having a warm, comfortable, clean bed, then this is the place to be. Set in a 19th century building, City Backpackers Hostel is centrally located and only 500 meters from Stockholm Central Station and City Bus Terminal. The main shopping street called ‘Drottninggatan’ is just around the corner from the hostel, and all the main city sights such as Old Town (Gamla Stan) are within enjoyable walking distance.

Our Social HUB

We have designed our hostel to be a great meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet travellers from all over the world. We provide opportunities for you to get to know fellow travellers in all our common areas. We have a fully-equipped guest kitchen, lounge areas, a courtyard, a cosy breakfast café in our reception. Why not try out our next door restaurant and bar called ‘Nomad’ by tasting their delicious Swedish food from locally fresh produce and drinks.

Our Tours and Events

We provide tours and events throughout the year, such as guided bike rides and kayak tours during the summer and our awesome Viking Sauna Tour during the winter. We hold live music events and in house activities such as quiz and film nights. How about borrowing a bike or a longboard to explore the City. Our staff loves taking turns showing Stockholm to our guests.

Clean, Comfortable and Secure at CBP

We have different room types to suite all travellers from dormitories, to private rooms and apartments. It’s important to us that we keep a high standard of cleanliness and make sure that you feel comfortable during your stay.

Security is one of our top priorities at the hostel to make you feel safe and secure. We have lockers in all rooms, a luggage storage room usage for our check-in and check-out guests, and we use door codes which we change regularly for safety purposes. A staff member is on hand 24/7 to help out.

When you want to relax, there is a hot sauna which is available for two hours free every evening. You can use our lounge areas to chill out in and comfy sofas in our nice courtyard at your disposal. We have magazines, daily newspapers and a book exchange available. We offer FREE WIFI and computers, FREE pasta (just need to add own sauce), FREE tea and coffee after 11AM every day in our reception, FREE ice-skates and sleighs to burrow to use in our winter parks.

City Backpackers has an environmentally friendly approach

To avoid unnecessary laundry we encourage our guests to bring their own bed-linen, but if you would like to rent from us, it is possible. We also practice waste recycling, use electricity from renewable sources, use energy efficient white ware and light bulbs, and have an overall environmental policy. As passionate travellers we love our planet and want to save it!

Winter is here! And our Viking Sauna Tour is running again! We wanna introduce you to a piece of Swedish culture where we will heat ourselves to the boiling point in a woodheated sauna and then climb into the icecold Baltic sea - Relax Viking Style! Welcome to Stockholm!

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

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

100% 13 April 2014
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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.

92% 26 March 2018
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Positive: I like the security of the building. The code to the door changes everyday. I liked the lounge area, it was comfortable and accessible 24/7. The...

100% 26 March 2018
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Staff were really helpful and friendly and the hostel is in a great location. It has everything you need, comfy beds, clean showers and toilets and the free...

100% 24 March 2018
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Positive: The showers were hot! It was helpful that we could print our boarding passes for free using the computers. No shoes indoors ois genius. Negative:...

86% 22 March 2018
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This hostel is a bit too old. Staffs are nice and helpful. Cute decoration of the hostel, great location, in the city center walk about 8 mins to Central...

100% 21 March 2018
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Definitly the best hostel I've ever stayed at! Can't think about anything that could be better. Friendly staff, free pasta/coffee/tea, good location, the...

100% 17 March 2018
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It was Amazing ! The Hostel is such a cool place- great beds, we sleept so peacefully and everybody was helpfull and very nice. Very clean too, a aspect we...

97% 12 March 2018
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Great place to stay. It has a great kitchen and everyone like to sit down there and mingle. There were a few activities that front desk had on the board that...

100% 12 March 2018
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Definitely one of the best hostels I’ve stayed at! I’m not one to leave reviews but really it was top notch. We found people to go out to the bars/clubs with...

97% 12 March 2018
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Holy this the hostel you should choose for your trip to Stockholm will be great if you pick this place to stay. I would say one of the best parts was the...

100% 12 March 2018
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Really good hostel - nice layout, good facilities and friendly staff. There is a good atmosphere and the other guests mix well. Breakfast is additional but...

100% 12 March 2018
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This place is a gem. Cleanest hostel i’ve been to and friendly staff (shoutout to karel for his excellent service!). Free sauna, great location, cozy...

97% 10 March 2018
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This place was amazing. Check in/out was really easy and staff were really nice. They have a free sauna at certain hours with showers right next to it. Very...

100% 08 March 2018
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My first hostel experience ever. Loved it, security, cleanliness, sociable, everything about it was great.

97% 07 March 2018
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A wonderful stay at City Backpackers at Stockholm with my friend! One of my best hostel experience until now. The staff was really nice, the location of the...

100% 05 March 2018
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Incredible amount of extras and really helpful staff

100% 28 February 2018
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Positive: Sauna, atmosphere and staff.

92% 26 February 2018
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Positive: The sauna, the organization in the kitchen, the free pasta, the showers, the common places, they were all amazingly good and welcoming and they...

100% 29 January 2018
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Positive: This is the second time I go to City BackPackers. This time with my boyfriend. It always an amazing place with good music, full of energy and...

92% 29 January 2018
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Positive: This is such a great friendly & sociable hostel! Excellent staff & comfortable & inviting common areas. Good kitchen facilities & free pasta! This...

97% 26 January 2018
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Had a great weekend stay at City Backpackers. It was very clean and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Be aware that you do have to pay an...

100% 25 January 2018
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Positive: The environment and its proximity to where I was going. it was close to the buses I had to take and also close to the Central station. The beds...

97% 18 January 2018
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Recommend this hostel to anyone traveling alone. Breakfast offer is well worth it and great food. Dorms are smaller and really comfortable. Old town would...

94% 11 January 2018
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Traveling around Europe and this has been my #1 fave hostel so far! Great facilities, amazing location walking distance to old town- train station etc super...

100% 08 January 2018
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Friendly staff. Clean, safe and convenience neighborhood. Building and dorm rooms secured by codes (dorm building code changes daily). Bus stops close by....

100% 07 January 2018
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good vibes. and friendly staffs.

100% 05 January 2018
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one of the best hostels i’ve ever stayed

97% 05 January 2018
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The most beautiful and cool hostel I ever saw. The personnel is great and welcoming, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the shared areas are full of art...

100% 04 January 2018
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Positive: I had a really great time in this hostel! Stuff is very friendly and fun. Facilities are clean and there never was a queue to bathrooms, even...

100% 31 December 2017
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It's value for money. The best affordable place to stay the night for any backpacker looking for cheap and cozy accommodation.

97% 26 December 2017
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Close to the train station and within walking distance from everything! Great free walking tour! Loved that it was all coded entry, no keys! Private room was...

100% 26 December 2017
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Positive: The staff at the hostel we're super nice and helpful. The facilities are great. I really recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Sweden.

96% 25 December 2017
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Positive: Cosy atmosphere.

100% 21 December 2017
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Great beds, all clean, great location.

100% 18 December 2017
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Great hostel! Clean, spacious, AMAZING beds, nice people, good location... Best hostel I've ever stayed at, no doubt!

100% 18 December 2017
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Absolutely amazing! Provides free staples (food) and coffee, kitchen to cook in, range of showers, range of bedroom types, lockers big enough for hand...

100% 18 December 2017
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This was the best hostel I have visited so far. Nice and clean room, kitchen and everything! Also had the most fun in a while when I stayed here. Definitely...

100% 17 December 2017
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One of the best hostels I've been to so far. Staff are very friendly and calm at all times, all the facilities are very clean and in a very good shape...

100% 16 December 2017
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Couldn’t ask for more. Wonderful location, very clean, friendly staffs, free pasta and free sauna !!

94% 14 December 2017
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Great place- last destination on five month trip round Europe and this was one of my favorite hostels. Super nice common facilities and great kitchen. Layout...

96% 13 December 2017
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Positive: - very nice and comfortable hostel, great location in the central station, very clean, a nice kitchen.

100% 11 December 2017
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Positive: The staff was very helpful and friendly. Full of information from the start and notes on reception to help remember their info. You can ask...

100% 09 December 2017
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Awesome. Great in every aspect.

100% 07 December 2017
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Nice hostel.

100% 07 December 2017
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I have stayed at this hostel like 15 times already and it‘s still my favorite.

96% 04 December 2017
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Positive: The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and helped me plan my whole 3-day stay. Additionally, the environment in the hostel was relaxed and...

100% 30 November 2017
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Positive: I've been several times in Stockholm for different purposes and I finally found a place with a homelike cozy environment, big nice breakfast (at a...

100% 28 November 2017
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Positive: Everything about this property was great... excellent staffs, great value for money, very clean and comfortable.

100% 27 November 2017
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100% 26 November 2017
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Really nice hostel for Backpackers, the room we had was in good condition, and the atmosphere is really nice. To highlight, the option to purchase activities...

90% 25 November 2017
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Super nice hostel and really good vibes. Everyone was super friendly and willing to talk to new people and make friends. Had great kitchen facilities,...

96% 17 November 2017
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Positive: Really cool hostel with nice shared spaces to chill out in and get to know others. The deals they offer with the nearby restaurant are really...

100% 17 November 2017
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Everything was perfect. The location was right in the center of town, the staff were very friendly, all the facilities you needed and more were offered and...

88% 14 November 2017
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Positive: Real hostel for backpackers! The beds are very confortable and all the confort is available for short stays. The"Nomad" restaurant next to it is a...

96% 13 November 2017
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Positive: Friendly staff, value for Money, Great athmosphere at the hostel.

97% 06 November 2017
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This Hostel is really the best I ever booked. You don't miss anything. Free Sauna and Pasta are insane. ;) Stylish, clean and feeling like being at friends...

100% 05 November 2017
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Really comfy beds and a fun atmosphere. Lots of good value deals for food and tours and in a pretty good location to see the rest of Stockholm

90% 03 November 2017
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It's a good hostel. We stayed over the weekend and have no complains. The price is high but it's Sweden so it's okay.

96% 03 November 2017
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Positive: Super friendly staff, spacious hostel with flair. There have iMacs and a Sauna that you can use for free.

100% 02 November 2017
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Positive: Great as always, friendly staff, free wifi and computer access, free tea and coffee, lots of discounts! Love it!. Negative: Nothing, all good!.

100% 29 October 2017
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Positive: It's a really stylish hostel with big lounge rooms and it even had 4 IMacs to use for the guests. I liked that there were mostly young people and...

100% 25 October 2017
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Positive: Friendly staffs, nice & chic design.

100% 19 October 2017
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I've stayed in many hostels, but none as fantastic as this one! It's a hostel that just does everything right. Whether it's the kitchen, common areas,...

94% 15 October 2017
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Great location and a great venue strongly suggest !

100% 12 October 2017
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It is really hard to fault somewhere where you get free wifi, Coffee, pasta and sauna!! I really enjoyed my stay I felt comfortable and the vibe was great. I...

90% 06 October 2017
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Stayed for 3 nights in Oct, Staff were helpful and friendly, everything was clean. I paid for the breakfast, definitely cheaper than eating out somewhere. I...

100% 06 October 2017
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Great stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Already booked my room for the end of my trip when i fly home.

88% 02 October 2017
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Positive: The hostel itself was very cozy and it's definitely worth of the money I spend. However, there were some additional charges when I've checked in,...

97% 28 September 2017
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Great and really stylish hostel. Stayed in an eight persons dorm and didn't have the feeling I was: Big and comfortable rooms with lots of space and own...

97% 28 September 2017
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Great!!!! The best option in Stockholm!!!

100% 27 September 2017
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Positive: Beds were very comfy. Free coffee & Croissants. Sauna! Great location. Superb Staff. Free Wifi. Cheap beer & meatballs. Luggage Storage. Very hot...

100% 24 September 2017
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Really great hostel, good location too.

90% 19 September 2017
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Really nice hostel, great facilities, good location

96% 14 September 2017
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Positive: It's a lovely hostel, feels like home. The staff were very friendly, and the breakfast was good value for money. There's a lot of common space so...

100% 10 September 2017
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Great hostel! Probably one of my favourites I've ever stayed at. The location was excellent, the staff were friendly and the place has a really fun vibe....

96% 06 September 2017
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Positive: Very comfortable place just at the center and everything is good here.

94% 04 September 2017
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Great breakfast! Good location and a nice vibe in the hostel. I would recommend staying here :)

100% 31 August 2017
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I had a blast. The hostel is excellently located near the Central Station, so getting to and from transportation was a breeze. Security was good, door codes...

100% 27 August 2017
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Very cozy hostel close to the central station of Stockholm (8 min to walk). The staff is very friendly, toilets and showers are clean and I love the...

89% 22 August 2017
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Excellent location an easy walk from the main station, and walking or biking distance from the main Islands of Stockholm, including Old Town. The staff were...

94% 15 August 2017
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I really enjoyed my stay there! Met some amazing people and made great memories, it's not always easy when you travel alone. The staff are really helpful and...

88% 10 August 2017
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Positive: Wonderful hostel! So many chilling-out areas in which read a book or drink a beer speaking with other customers.

100% 08 August 2017
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Very good

100% 05 August 2017
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Positive: I like the atmoshere. Negative: Nothing.

97% 31 July 2017
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Good place, Nice atmosphere pretty much close to everything I would highly recommend it

92% 30 July 2017
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Positive: Very easy to reach, very close to Gamla Stan, central station, friendly staff, free wifi, clean rooms.

97% 30 July 2017
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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...

97% 27 July 2017
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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...

100% 23 July 2017
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One of my favourite hostels I've stayed at. Had good luck with meeting some awesome dorm mates in Beckholmen dorm but the hostel had great set up. Really...

90% 18 July 2017
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Really cool place and great value for money for Scandinavia! Comfortable rooms, loads of facilities (kitchen (free pasta!), clothes washing machines,...

100% 16 July 2017
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Loved our stay! Hostel is in a great location - 15 minute walk to the old town. Staff were super friendly and everything was in great condition. Big kitchen...

100% 11 July 2017
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This was one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Great everything! Definitely recommend if you're staying in Stockholm

80% 11 July 2017
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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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Positive: It's an incredible experience, especially for people traveling alone. There are always people around who would like to visit. This hostel is...

100% 07 July 2017
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Positive: Convenient, big kitchen and all facilities. Easy to go everywhere. Negative: -.

97% 07 July 2017
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This is an amazing hostel! It's in a perfect location. The people who come through are awesome. If you are staying in Stockholm I 100% recommend this place.

80% 04 July 2017
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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...

100% 03 July 2017
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Absolutely fantastic hostel, great value, extremely secure, great common areas, free pasta, big kitchen, comfy beds, outlets/reading lights for everyone &...

100% 02 July 2017
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I had a 2 night stay at the Hostel and it was great! The hostel itself is clean and cosy, with large communal areas and pretty hip decor. The staffs are...

94% 30 June 2017
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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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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...

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