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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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.

100% 31 August 2018
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This hostel was great!! The whole place felt very well thought out; comfortable, clean and inviting. The reception feels like a cool coffee bar and the...

97% 27 August 2018
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I had a bad ankle so I used City Bikes and public transit during my stay, both of which are within one block. The hostel is spotless, with staff cleaning...

100% 25 August 2018
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Great hostel!

97% 24 August 2018
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City Backpackers Hostel in Stockholm is the best Hostel I have ever been too. It is a place to make you feel at home immediately and to find tons of young...

100% 21 August 2018
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City Backpackers Hostel is absolutely perfect! Great company, great location, clean and cozy! Totally recommended to book here!

94% 12 August 2018
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I had a great time staying at City Backpackers. The breakfast in the morning is great. The room had really secure lockers that had outlets inside them so you...

100% 06 August 2018
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Great place to stay. Perfect location. Awesome staff and helpful Atmosphere lovely Sauna (nice cherry on top) Clean!!! (love how the cleaners do a great job...

97% 25 July 2018
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City Backpackers Hostel was overall a great experience. Nice atmosphere and extremely easy to meet fellow travellers. Hostel rooms were clean and secure,...

100% 18 July 2018
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Positive: The hostel is 7 minutes away from a metro station, 10-15 mins away from the airport bus shuttle. There are a couple of supermarkets nearby as well...

100% 12 July 2018
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The hostel was very nice and central. It was easy to get around and it had a amazing park right next to it. The staff was helpful about everything we asked...

97% 12 July 2018
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The 4 bed dorm room we stayed in was a bit small and hadn't windows that we could open and the bunk beds are creaking so it was very difficult to move...

100% 09 July 2018
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Nice, friendly and helpful staff, good facilities. The excursions with bike and kayak was both fun and helpful to learn about the city.

100% 02 July 2018
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Positive: This is the best hostel ever, mainly for solo travelers and backpackers. I loved everything in this hoshel. Negative: Nothing, rien, nada.

92% 01 July 2018
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A really nice calm hostel with some lovely staff. would happily stay here again.

100% 30 June 2018
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Positive: The tv room is where you get to meet alot pf people! And also try the meatballs from the bar in the Hostel! It’s better than restaurants.

90% 30 June 2018
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Me and my brother stayed over for a longer weekend, it’s already been my second stay with city backpackers and I can only talk about them on good terms! Nice...

100% 27 June 2018
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What a fantastic hostel. From the brilliant location, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfy beds, a massive kitchen with free pasta and heaps of...

100% 26 June 2018
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Awesome hostel, and lovely places! Met some great people and make some friends while staying here!

100% 26 June 2018
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Best hostel I have stayed at yet

100% 23 June 2018
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Awesome hostel. Felt right at home. There were lots of things to do and the staff were excellent.

100% 10 June 2018
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Positive: excellent location, helpful staff room is enough for 8 people (8 ppl dormitory) all showers and equipments in kitchen worked well free pasta...

88% 09 June 2018
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Positive: We as a family were able to have a private space, with our own entrance at the hostel. The location was centrally located for our sight seeing...

94% 05 June 2018
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Overall a nice hostel. Definitely a good position by all means. Anyways I would highlight two details that might bother some: bathroom and showers are shared...

100% 03 June 2018
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I've stayed in a lot of hostels over the years and rarely have a found one as good as this. The facilities are great - the kitchen is well stocked and...

97% 02 June 2018
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This hostel is in an amazing location, they have free pasta, and a sauna! Overall my stay here was amazing, however the bikes they rent out are old and could...

90% 01 June 2018
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This hostel has it all except for any sort of atmosphere. The space is huge and gorgeous, there are tons of clean bathrooms and showers, and it’s perfectly...

100% 01 June 2018
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This hostel was a great stay at a reasonable price. All members of the staff were super nice and extremely helpful. The place is clean and there is plenty of...

100% 22 May 2018
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Positive: The place was one of the best hostels I have ever been in around the world. Very clean toilets and bathroom, really helpful suff. Free Coffee, Tea...

100% 21 May 2018
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Positive: The location is awesome - just five minutes walk from Gamla Stan. Tons of friendly people - both the staff and the other'travellers' ^^. Everything...

100% 21 May 2018
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Positive: Great value for money. Overall cleanliness was beyond my expectations considering it is a hostel. Negative: Being a dorm, you may face issues like...

100% 10 May 2018
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what a lovely place, can't say less. The social aspect in this hostel is its biggest plus!

100% 03 May 2018
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Had a really good stay here. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the facilities were top notch. The sauna was an added bonus!

92% 02 May 2018
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Positive: Nice vibe among the backpackers, very clean, great location. Definitely would recommend.

100% 01 May 2018
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Positive: We've stayed at his hostel before - and there's a reason we keep coming back. Great inexpensive base for anything Stockholm.

100% 25 April 2018
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Positive: Friendly people, really nice place, clean and confortable. It is also very easy to get anywhere from the location.

88% 16 April 2018
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Positive: The added facilities at this hostel are amazing. Unlimited green tea near the lobby of the reception with the view is the most comforting after a...

92% 15 April 2018
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Positive: Excellent location, very clean, the personal súper gentiles, and gave a lot of support and help. Has a sauna. Negative: Too few bathrooms,...

96% 03 April 2018
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Positive: Location is the best place!! Modern Hostel well served!! Best I ever stay! Recomendo. Negative: They have a restaurant but not a bar/pub at most,...

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...

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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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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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% 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

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

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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I have stayed at this hostel like 15 times already and it‘s still my favorite.

100% 07 December 2017
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Nice hostel.

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,...

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...

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...

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

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.

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.

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,...

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