Great location, so-so rooms

6 Overall

Above a pretty cobbled square that’s shaded by a huge horse chestnut tree, Castanea is an old-fashioned hostel with a mix of private rooms and shared dorms.

The 16-bed dormitory at Castanea hostel is quite cramped, with thin, mismatched curtains covering the big windows. Unless you’re really struggling to find a cheap dorm bed in Gamla Stan, we wouldn’t recommend staying here: you can find better options close by.

It’s a different story in the six-bed dorms, which are sunnier and a bit less cramped, though still not exactly roomy. The private rooms at Castanea are really quite nice – a couple of the twin rooms have views down onto the square.

Castanea hostel Stockholm

All rooms share nice fresh bathrooms with private shower cubicles. There’s also a small, rather dated kitchen where you can prepare simple dinners. If you’d rather eat out then there’s a café just around the corner at street level. Lots of restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance.

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Kindstugatan 1
Gamla Stan

+46 822 35 51

The prices we were quoted
Dorm (16 beds)
240 SEK
Dorm (6 beds)
310 SEK
760 SEK


Updated: September 2014

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