Interhostel2.0 out of 5.0
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This is the second time I've come across this establishment, the first time I stayed in a bigger dorm while the last was in a private. My criteria was price for a private and location and for 350 SEK I think I got a good value for money. To be honest since my last stay, might have already been 4 years ago, it seems like the place have degraded a bit and the clientele might have shifted a bit. The kitchen facilities, which I did not use, but saw, seemed to be very good. One of the set backs with this place is that sheets have a fee to them, to keep in mind when booking. Also I would go for a private and not the bigger rooms, this is based on my perception of clientele. Also finally my private had a TV, but no remote, don't know if it was available at the front desk or not, if there is a tv you should be handed the remote by default, not that I wanted to watch it much but I noticed the lack of remote. Any way not much to complain about, I got what I paid for and as it was only one night I had no bigger expectations than a bed...
I stayed here for three nights recently in one of the private rooms. I actually stayed in this hostel three years ago in a bigger group but felt that my experience this time round was disappointing. Starting with the positives - the location of the hostel really is great. It's a five minute walk from the main train and bus station where you can get transport to and from the airport. It's also very close to one of the main shopping streets in Stockholm and lots of the other places to visit are within walking distance. The kitchen area was good for meeting people, although there was a big stack of dirty plates in the sink whilst we were there. The toilets were clean and the showers were a good temperature. Unfortunately I was really disappointed with the private room I stayed in. It was just off the main kitchen and so was particularly noisy. I understand that hostels are about meeting people and being social and I think that Interhostel is well suited to that, however if it does choose to offer private rooms (for which you do have to pay more) then they should really be in a quieter location. I asked a member of staff at the reception if we could change rooms but she told me that the hostel was fully booked so this wasn't an option. She did give me some earplugs but this didn't really resolve the issue. The room itself was fine - although note that you have to pay for bed linen which does make the stay slightly more expensive! The beds were comfortable and there were lockers available. I found it a little disappointing that there was no window - it made the room quite bleak! I also was disappointed by the manners of one member of staff. I asked to borrow a hairdryer and returned it an hour and a half later. Now I can understand perhaps this is a while but there were two of us using it and so we kept it in the room whilst taking it in turns to go for a shower. When I then returned the hairdryer, the member of staff on reception commented "this is far too late to be returning it, there are more people than just you in the hostel who want to use the hairdryer." Considering we only used the hairdryer on one of the four days that we were there, I think this comment was both unfair and unnecessary. Also, it may be worth the hostel investing in more than one hairdryer if there is an issue. Overall I probably would still recommend the hostel for bigger groups, largely because of the price and location. However if you are travelling as a couple and staying in a private room I would look to stay elsewhere. I have stayed in private rooms in hostels in a few different countries and this was definitely the most disappointing one yet.
Interhostel is really colorful with lots of interesting and funny quotes and texts on the wall. It has some nice spirit. People and stuff are very friendly. Me and my friend stayed in a two bed room. Of course, room was small, but bigger than we expected by looking at the pictures. We felt comfortable there, beds were really good qualitty. We had enough space so we didn't have to use luggage room for our stuff. The only drawback is that we had no window and it was pretty cold in the morning, because of the bad isolation, so i had to wear a lot of clothes during sleep. But maybe that's indivdual since my friend was not feeling cold at all, slept as usual. Kitchen is big enough, you can meet a lot of new people there and it's very friendly atmosphere. Hostel provides free coffe and tea in the morning, and has a lot of suggestions for visiting the town given in form of cards with description and maps which you can take. Renting a bike costs 100 SEK per whole day and is cheaper than in bike-renting stores (out of the bike-renting season - fall, winter). Be sure to print your boarding pass or other documents in printing offices during the working days since printing one paper in hostel costs 20 SEK! If you don't have your own bedsheets, you will pay 50 SEK for them, and key deposit (given back on check-out) is 100 SEK. The shower room for men is basic but has everything you need, water is warm. Toilets and bathrooms are clean. Internet connection is better in some parts of the hostel then in others. We had really good connection within and near our room, but it was pretty bad near multi-bed dormitories. Stuff is really friendly, we accidently triggered the alarm but they didn't wanted to make any problems. Also, if you arrive later than 2AM, as we almost did, be sure to send an email so they can give you the info how to proceed.
Hostel is near Drottninggatan. Twin room was clean with lockable closets(bring your own lock). Hostel had free coffee, good kitchen and common room for eating but nothing extra. It was an unpleasant surprise that the bed sheets cost 50SEK extra. Part of the surprise was Booking.com messy website and the information about the extra cost was hard to find. Nothing to complain about the hostel itself but notice that when comparing prices. The reception personel seemed to be on a break almost every time we walked pass the reception.
I stayed 4 days with my girlfriend in the Interhostel in Stockholm and it was average. We slept in a 6-People-Bedroom and it wasn't very spacey. Sadly our room didn't have any windows meaning that the air inside was pretty nasty and there was absolute darkness when no light was on. However the Hostel really does have a great, big, clean kitchen where one gets to cook and is a great opportunity to meet new people. So if you are looking for a reasonable priced Hostel where you only need a bed to sleep in and some occasional cooking - great way to save some money in expensive Stockholm - it's the place for you
The service was very poor - we arrived to get the bags we'd stored in the luggage room on our departure day some time after 2pm only to find that the receptionist was on lunch - which was worrying as we needed to catch a train to the airport...! We couldn't find the cleaners that were apparently there to help us, and when the receptionist finally arrived there was no hint of an apology. The place is full of dodgy sexist signs (no woman really wants to be told "underwear optional for girls" etc.) plus the beds were very uncomfortable.
The service wasn't good at all. I didn't stay at the Hostel, but a friend left us his key to his apartment at the reception. We arrive late, around 01.00 in the morning. And the opening hours of the reception was between 08.00am - 02.00am, but at 01.00am the reception was already closed. Suddenly someone appeared and tell us there is nothing he could do for us but maybe he could call someone. So he called this person. Very rough one. She said "I'm sorry, you are not going to tell me how to work. Yes, the reception is closed so if you want your keys you will have to come tomorrow at 08. In the meantime I don't care what are you gonna do. I'm going to sleep." And she hanged up the phone.
I stayed a couple nights in Interhostel, the location is good and generally the place was tolerable, the rooms were quite small, I was in a 4 person windowless dorm room that was tight. The showers were okay as was the wifi and facility, I ate out so I can't really judge the kitchen. This was the first hostel I have stayed at where you had to pay for sheets and towels, I have payed for towels before, but never sheets. If you are coming into Central Station it is about a 20 minute walk, Look into a cab or the buses if you are coming by ferry cause it is a long ways! (more than an hour)
The good thing is I stayed for one night only. I checked in late and there were this guys ahead of me who are trying to make a bargain with the front desk person. It looks like they do not have enough money and receptionist is asking for ID until they can come up with a payment. But the bargaining took forever. The receptionist should just have cut and be firm with them, if they do not agree, then they go somewhere else. IT was finally settled. I had my room close to the main entrance. I could not sleep as there was a guy who is so inconsiderate- he was on the phone talking loudly even late in the night. He also did this early on in the morning. There was also a commotion out on the street so between all of this, I barely had any sleep. The next day, there was a loud argument of these arab guests out at the reception- i just could not catch a break
Very expensive, you have to pay for the sheets, the only one kitchen and the two bathrooms are not enough for the more of 45 rooms, receptionist very rude, no space in the room with a very bad smell due to the impossibility to open the windows. The worst hostel I have ever been!!! Just a good position but I suggest you to don't go there, It's better to pay a little bit more but in a comfortable hostel. I'm really angry because was expensive and you have to pay 50 SEK more for the sheets (come on, it's an hostel...how can I sleep without?! I rent a bed...) but isn't written anywhere. DISGUSTING!
- Close to Royal Swedish Opera and Museum of Medieval Stockholm
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
Located in Central Stockholm, Interhostel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Royal Swedish Opera and Museum of Medieval Stockholm. This 44-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. It's in central Stockholm and also close to Stockholm Palace and Stockholm City Hall.
Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Climb into the Select Comfort bed for a pleasant night's sleep. Bathrooms are shared.
Renovated in 2012, Interhostel offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. This smoke-free hostel also has a TV in a common area.
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49% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 349 reviews