While in Stockholm, try a hostelJuly 5, 2016
Stockholm has plenty of wonderful hotels for visitors to stay. But what if you don’t prefer to stay in a hotel?
Airbnb features options for all sizes of budgets. And then there are hostels, which provide the opportunity for community and engagement with other travelers.
Here are a few hostels to consider when visiting Stockholm.
City Backpackers Hostel
This hostel is very security-conscious and uses number combination locks on doors and luggage storage areas. They also have a “no shoes indoors” policy, which helps to keep the entire place clean, fresh and mud-free. The hostel is modern in both look and facilities and provides lots of spacious common areas for you to sit and relax, free Wi-Fi, bikes for hire and free access to a sauna, with freebies on offer including tea, coffee and pasta. Everything is kept clean, with special attention paid to toilets and showers. Upon arrival, you also will be given a map of the hostel. It’s an old building, so keep the map close by; you will need it!
Castanea Old Town Hostel
Set in the center of Old Town, this hostel is well known for its welcoming and friendly staff, and its clean and tidy rooms. Rooms here are on the smaller side, and the dorms are mixed. However, you can book private rooms if you prefer. There’s a kitchen area for food preparation and common rooms for meeting other travelers. If you don’t want to cook, there’s a café downstairs and plenty of places to eat nearby. Note that this hostel does not allow sleeping bags, and you will need to rent linen if you don’t have your own. There is free Wi-Fi for guests as well as books and games to keep you entertained in the evenings.
Clean, comfortable and cheap are the key words describing this hostel. But don’t assume that cheap means going without! In this case, the only thing you will go without is windows. That’s right, there are no windows in many of the dorm rooms. But the friendliness of the staff, big kitchen and free Wi-Fi more than make up for that little detail. Another unusual aspect of this hostel is that rooms all have private bathrooms and their own TVs. It’s considered one of the quieter hostels in Stockholm, so no loud music or wild – or even moderate – parties are acceptable.