Address: Vegagatan 21, Gothenburg (Göteborg), West Götaland, Sweden
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I'm not very experienced with hostels yet, but this one offers everything I wanted to have out of it. Decent showers, the 4-bed room was clean and nice, good (and ecological) breakfast and very friendly staff members. The location is superb -- having the slottskogens park (with free zoo) close by, which is a must-see (alone for the view), but also a fast connection to the center with the tram. Only the fact that there were a lot of children at my stay makes me rate it 4 instead of 5. Children are awful.
Good quality with well-considered facilities
My first experience in a Swedish backpackers and my expectations were exceeded. Reception staff were very helpful. The room was small but well-thought out to avoid a feeling of claustrophobia despite all the beds being filled. Quiet corridors but sound may be heard from adjacent rooms. Acceptable level of cleanliness given the emphasis on eco-friendly principles. Good and reasonably priced laundry system with the option of a drier or drying room -- book in advance. Great common room facilities with the option of the dining area and the upper level common room. Excellent breakfast buffet. Suggest a map on the booking confirmation email next time.
I say, no thanks
Give me my money back!! Dirty, in the middle of nowhere, and nonchalant people. Well have seen worse in my life but not in sweden. The ONE star is for meeting a really nice person in my dorm who made my stay a little more enjoyable.
Great hostel in the city of Gothenburg! I've been here with a girlfriend, and we had a room for four people, but we were the only two occupants. The rooms were decent and very important, clean. There even was a television in the room! There are many restaurants and a great night-club (Lotus Bar) just around the corner! The old city is a little further to walk, but you can get there easy by public transport. If I ever come back to Gothenburg, I just know where to stay.
HI - STF Gteborg-Slottsskogen Hostel is one of the best that we have visited thus far and offers more than some budget hotels. Forgot your toothbrush? The kiosk sells toiletries, food, and beverages. Tourist attractions closed or you just want to relax? Book the sauna for an hour -- they have special promotions where you can book sauna time and a second person in your party gets a discounted rate. Or get some "sun" in the solarium, for a very reasonable price.
The hostel is a far walk from the central train station, more than two kilometers. The location is nice as far as the neighborhood -- there's a market within two blocks. However, the hostel's location is far from most tourist attractions.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Each room is supposed to have an alarm clock but there was not one present in our dorm, so make sure you bring your own. You can bring your own bedding (pillow case, sheet, and duvet cover) or rent one from the hostel (a towel is included in the bedding rental price). There is a hair dryer in each room -- not bonus! Lockers are available in the room for a small price. There are only three bathrooms, which proves to be too few for the number of guests -- plan accordingly because you may have to wait. There is adequate heating in the rooms. Both the rooms and the bathrooms are cleaned daily -- the cleaning list was even left in our room one morning. We suggest you make your bed before you leave the hostel or you may find that someone else has taken it. Beds are assigned by number but people do not seem to follow that rule at all.
The hostel is two parts that are not connected. Each part has its own common area and kitchen, both open at all times. Common areas have TVs, magazines, and comfy furniture. Free movies are played daily at 5 and 8 p.m. and there is a billiard/pool table in the dining area with a per-game charge. Look for the books to borrow or buy. An iron and ironing board is available in the corridor. Free internet access is located near the reception. A huge breakfast buffet is available for a price -- you can book at reception upon arrival.
For guests with cars, there is limited parking (for which there is a charge) so you might want to book in advance. You can wash and dry a load of clothing for a fee, and they also sell detergent. Luggage storage is free the first day with a small per day/per item charge each day after. The reception is open 8 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and until 7 a.m. on the weekends. Place luggage in storage before they go on their break! Check-out is at 11 p.m. Maps and Gothenburg Pass are available at the hostel. They also offer business services like faxing, printing, and photocopying. Overall, this place rocks!
I stayed here with a group of four people in July 2006. The room we got was not that good, in fact, the room was probably meant for three people instead of four. The showers of this place need some cleaning. The breakfast is super (but that's the case in all of Sweden).
Great hostel, it could have been cleaner but it was definitely not that bad. Very nice breakfast and affordable.
I thought the hostel was excellent. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and I met some nice people. Great value for money. Will be using it again soon.
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Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Lockers in Lobby
24 Hour Security
Credit Card Payments
Lockers in Rooms
Genders: Males Only
Max. Age: All Ages
Min. Age without Parent: 16
Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 8 pm to 1 pm
Size: Very Large (100+ beds)