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Review of Railway Hostel

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Railway Hostel
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“not recommended”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

This hostel is a bit of a flea pit whose only redeeming feature is its proximity to Skavsta airport. It’s 30 minutes walk from the main bus station and next to the railway station. It has dirty walls, questionable clientele and no internet. In need of refurbishment, its complacency is undoubtedly fuelled by its advantageous location. It is not at all soundproof. I was kept awake all night by shouts and slamming doors throughout. I would stay in Stockholm and deal with the early morning/ late night rather than spend money on this one. Or just sleep in the airport. Just as unpleasant but free.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Katowice, Poland
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39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2011

We stayed in that hostel for one night. The greatest advantage is its location - next to the railway and bus stations, 5 minutes from the center of Nykoping.

Despite being right next to the railway, it was surprisingly quiet in the room.
The bunk beds were not too comfortable, bathroom could be cleaner, but still the conditions are fine to stay overnight.

The price seems quite high, but still it's the cheapest accomodation you can find in Nykoping. If you want linens, you need to add 60 SEK per person to the price, towels - 25 SEK, cleaning service - 50 SEK.

If you're on tight budget and have stop-over flight in Skavsta, you don't have much choice, and the Railway Hostel will be probably still the best option.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kspr84
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2010

I was there for one night in double room...only good for this hostel is location, I don't look for some great rooms and beds, but I expect a clean bedlinen and comfortable bed...it wasn't case...
I recommend it if you will stay for one night, the location is great, 5 minutes walking from center of Nykoping and less than 100m from central bus and railway station...

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danijel22
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2010

My 7 yr old daughter and I took what we thought was going to be a 3 day trip to Sweden but turned into over a week due to the volcano! We stayed at the RailWay Hostel for 5 days of our trip. This was my first hostel experience and I was pleasantly surprised. The hostel is on the side of the train station in Nykoping and only a minute from the bus to Skavsta airport. There is a small cafe and a convenience store right outside the train station. The main bus terminal is about 5 minutes away and the main shopping area, Hempkorb grocery store and other sites to see are all within a 10 minute walk. Each morning we went to the convenience store for coffee, juice, fruit and cinnamon roll or croissant and took it back to eat in the lounge/breakfast room which includes a full kitchen so you can shop and make all your food yourself if you want.
Upon arriving there is a sign outside the door telling you to call a number if no one is there to meet you. Hostel staff (one person) usually arrived around 0900 and was there until early afternoon. If you have to call, they give you the code to the door over the phone, you go inside the lounge and then they give you a code to the safe where you will find your name on an envelope with your key inside. The ladies that work at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. We looked forward to talking to them every morning.
The double room we stayed in was comfortable and clean. Despite being located between train tracks we did not hear the train passing by. The only noise we heard were people coming and going in our hallway late at night and early in the morning. Shared bathrooms could have been cleaner. I'd recommend bringing shower shoes with you. Rented sheets and towels could use some bleach but worked fine and were plenty warm. Heat in the room worked well.
I would highly recommend the RailWay hostel for anyone flying in and out of Skavsta. It's also a great place to stay if you want to avoid the high costs of Stockholm. Trains run regularly from the train station right outside your door and take about an hour to reach Stockholm. I wouldn't recommend spending much time in Nykoping in the winter months, before May. The harbor area is completely shut down until May 1st. There are no boat rides, the minature golf, museums, and many restaurants are closed until the weather warms up. The hostel staff told me that they often have very bad weather in April and we did experience a snow/rain/hail mix one day and rain most of the others.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Railway Hostel
Address: 1 Centralplan, Nykoping 611 30, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Sodermanland County > Nykoping
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Nykoping
Hotel Class:3 star — Railway Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 10

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