This is the hostel where we lodged while we stayed in Göteborg and sincerely, we chose this place because it was the only cheap place we found that wasn’t far away from the main places of the city.
This hostel is about 20 or 30 minutes away walking from the center of Göteborg, and next to 2 of the most important streets of the city: Linnégatan and Övre Husargatan, in which you can find a lot of shops and restaurants, as well as buses and trams frequently passing by.
Slottsskogens Vandrarhem is part of the Hostelling International network, so if you have a membership card you can get a good discount. In our case, the double room standard price was 225 SEK per person and night, but with the membership card we paid just 175 SEK per person and night. Ah, and you can do the booking via their official website.
The worst thing of the place was the first impression I got from the room, even more if we compare it with the room in which I stayed in Malmö. We booked a double room, but when we arrived we saw that they had given us a room the size of a single one, but with a bunk bed. The room was just about 40 cm. wider and 40 cm. longer than the bunk bed, so the overall sensation was quite claustrophobic. In the room we found that, aside from the bed we had a small table, two chairs, one small wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Also, none of the rooms had toilet or shower, being forced to use the common ones which were in the corridor.
Aside from the bad feeling of the room, the common facilities of the hostel were great, having a nice dinning room with coaches, chairs and tables; a big kitchen fully equipped with fires, ovens and fridges for you to use, as well as sinks, dishes, glasses, mugs and cutlery.
Also, Slottsskogens Vandrarhem has solarium and sauna, but they’re not included in the room price, so to use them you have to pay extra. You can also find a breakfast buffet, but I don’t really see too much sense in this, having a fully equipped kitchen.
And remember that, as this is a hostel, you have to bring your own bedclothes and towel. If you don’t do that, you can get some from the hostel for 50 SEK per person.
Maybe we had bad luck with the room, as I’ve seen pictures of real double rooms from this hostel and they looked like double rooms, but aside from that issue, the overall feeling I got from this place is very good (at least for being a hostel). And with that prices, I can really overlook the problem of the room, for when I go to visit a city, I don’t spend too much time in them, just the minimum needed to sleep.