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Old 08-02-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for good/great hostels in these cities?-

Copenhagen
Malmo
Stockholm
Oslo

I will most likely be looking for hostels with private rooms (or good hotels), in the city center(where the action is) or very close to them, and a great atmosphere. Two out the three will work.

Any suggestions will be grrrreatly appreciated!

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Hey, man, let me hit my travel buddies in those countries on FB and I will post when I get an answer back!!
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Hey, man, let me hit my travel buddies in those countries on FB and I will post when I get an answer back!!
Thanks, bud! I appreciate that!
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I stayed at the very generically named 'City Backpackers hostel' in Stockholm and it was really great, very homey atmosphere. the common rooms are really comfy and like a normal living room, they have a no-shoes rule, they have a big tub of free pasta in the kitchen and they show swedish movies every night (with subtitles). and I think there was free internet too.

in denmark I stayed somewhere with a cutesy name, let me look it up... sleep in heaven. it was pretty good, I was only there for one night.
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I stayed at the very generically named 'City Backpackers hostel' in Stockholm and it was really great, very homey atmosphere. the common rooms are really comfy and like a normal living room, they have a no-shoes rule, they have a big tub of free pasta in the kitchen and they show swedish movies every night (with subtitles). and I think there was free internet too.

in denmark I stayed somewhere with a cutesy name, let me look it up... sleep in heaven. it was pretty good, I was only there for one night.

Thanks for the suggestions, Ali! That City Backpackers Hostel has a very high rating. Too bad they are all booked up!

That's what I get for planning a last minute trip in the busiest time of year!
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Only heard back about Stockholm so far....

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Will post when the next round comes in!!!

The links work, they only say FB... Let me know if not....
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Heres some more from my friends...

Copenhagen: www.sleepinheaven.com

Malmo: www.rutochragnars.se/ not fancy at all, but my friend said that Malmo is a disaster for hostels... He also said that hes lives pretty close to there and would love to meet you for a beer or 2... He was one of my best friends in Nica, was there for about 5 months... He ended up marrying a Nica chica and she is in Sweden with him now... If you think you may want to meet Frederik, I can FB you two...

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Heres some more from my friends...

Copenhagen: www.sleepinheaven.com

Malmo: www.rutochragnars.se/ not fancy at all, but my friend said that Malmo is a disaster for hostels... He also said that hes lives pretty close to there and would love to meet you for a beer or 2... He was one of my best friends in Nica, was there for about 5 months... He ended up marrying a Nica chica and she is in Sweden with him now... If you think you may want to meet Frederik, I can FB you two...

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Thanks for the lowdown, bro! I will be staying with friends in Copenhagen which is about 20 minutes across the water from Malmo. I may not need to stay in Malmo, but I will probably check it out while I am in Copenhagen or on my way to Stockholm. Everything is so damn expensive in Scandinavia that I just might b-line it to some eastern European country like the Czech Rep or Hungary.

I figure for the price of a hotel room in Stockholm or Oslo, I can fly to Prague or Budapest and live like a king for a few days, then back up to Copnehagen to fly back to Madrid.

I think experimenting with my travel itinerary- 2 expensive countries plus 2 inexpensive countries could make for a nice trip contrast. Still cogitating on it....

Thanks for your help, bro!
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I can fly to Prague or Budapest and live like a king for a few days, then back up to Copnehagen to fly back to Madrid.
love doing this! great idea. poland is also fun and cheap!
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Rrrrrrrrreeeaaallllyyy? So, I may be on to something then.

Once I've gotten a good feel for Copenhagen and Stockholm, I'll start planning the last half of my "wing it" trip. If indeed they are shockingly expensive, then I'll most likely "exit stage left" (old Rush album...dating myself) and see what Eastern Europe has in store for me.

If not, then it only makes sense to see what's up in Oslo.

Damn. It's been a while since I've traveled. Forgot how fun it is to wing it on your travels.
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Currently I have friends in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, all bugging me to come see them, but also mindfucking me with how stupid crazy expensive it is up there... Be warned...
And wing it man!!!!! Always leads to the best adventures!!!!!!
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I usually like paying more and staying in private rooms so I don't have to sleep with one eye open or listen to others snore, or worse, having them listen to me snore! Cuz I can be a contender cuando estoy borracho!

The average private room/hotel room is about $120 euros /$160 US dollars (mas or menos) per night. Then food, transportation, getting shit faced, clubs, day trips, museums, fuggedaboutit....

Two weeks at those prices will rip me a new one.

The only reason that I am going at the height of the travel season when everything is double the price, is because I am coordinating it my wife and baby being gone the same time (more or less) visiting the grandparents in southern Spain. Otherwise, I'd rather travel in Sept/Oct and get more bang for my buck (or "pavos" en españa).

Too bad you weren't coming at the same time, bro!
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I stayed at Anker Hostel in Oslo but I would say it was among the worst hostels I have ever stayed in.

Bergen's Marken Gjestehaus on the other hand was one of the best (and the city of Bergen is better than Oslo imo )

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I stayed at Anker Hostel in Oslo but I would say it was among the worst hostels I have ever stayed in.

Bergen's Marken Gjestehaus on the other hand was one of the best (and the city of Bergen is better than Oslo imo )

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Hey Joey, I forgot to thank you for this tip. Although I opted for Prague instead of Oslo this time around, I plan on heading up north again since tickets from within Europe are so cheap.

I'm thinking Bergen sounds really good too. Thanks for the tips, gang!
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