City Backpackers Hostel

Upplandsgatan 2, City Center - Vasastaden, Stockholm, Sweden, 11123 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping26
Breakfast1
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City Backpackers Hostel

"I really like the huge space, enough toilet and bathroom, nice staff."

EN-WEI - October 15, 2018

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Popular landmarks
Stockholm City Hall 890 m
Nobel Prize Museum 1.48 km
Stockholm Old Town 1.49 km
Royal Palace 1.52 km
Junibacken 2.06 km
Vasa Museum 2.23 km
Fotografiska Stockholm 2.59 km
ABBA The Museum 2.65 km
Skansen 2.84 km
Kungliga Djurgården 3.45 km
Nearby landmarks
Dansens Hus 60 m
Strindbergs Intimateater 80 m
WESC 220 m
Gunnarssons Träfigurer 230 m
Drottninggatan 240 m
Kartbutiken 250 m
Tegnérlunden 260 m
Casino Cosmopol Stockholm 270 m
Oscarsteatern 280 m
Biografen Skandia 280 m
9.2

Exceptional

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Inside city center
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What guests are saying:Read all 2,418 reviews
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 91% of guests
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.6 facilities on premise

The hostel provides Free tea and coffee after 11am at the reception area, much appreciated.

WEE | September 22, 2019

Overall is a very clean hostel, sociable, good social timetable, good location!

Maria | November 9, 2019

Staff were really friendly and helpful and the whole experience enjoyable

Megan | August 30, 2019

The location of this hostel is super, very near to the central station.

WEE | September 22, 2019

Guided us personally to our rooms and show us the facilities available.

irene | December 5, 2017

I really like the huge space, enough toilet and bathroom, nice staff.

EN-WEI | October 15, 2018

  • 400 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Stockholm

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Bar

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.0 Km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportStockholm Bromma Airport (BMA)
Distance to airport6.6 km

Rooms available at City Backpackers Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Superior Apartment
Superior Apartment
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Street view
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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4-bed private
4-bed private
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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6-bed private apartment
6-bed private apartment
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at City Backpackers Hostel?

Check-in is from 08:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at City Backpackers Hostel?

City Backpackers Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about City Backpackers Hostel

  • 8.0
    Very good
    "Quirky and interesting maze-like interioer design."

    Siu | August 25, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Wonderful stay with amazing discount for beer."

    EN-WEI | October 15, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Wonderful stay with amazing discount for beer."

    EN-WEI | October 15, 2018

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Review score - United States
9.6/10
Value for money score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Location score
9.2/10
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Overall rating:
8.8
Excellent
2,418 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.2
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More about City Backpackers Hostel

City Backpackers Hostel, located in City Center - Vasastaden, Stockholm, is a popular choice for travelers. Only 0.0 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Beyond Retro City - Drottninggatan, Biografen Skandia, Centralbadet.

At City Backpackers Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, kitchen, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room are just a few of the facilities that set City Backpackers Hostel apart from other hotels in the city.

City Backpackers Hostel is home to 20 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as mirror, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. The hotel's sauna, table tennis, garden, karaoke, games room are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the City Backpackers Hostel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Stockholm.

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Housekeeping
26 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions
Internet
3 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

7.6
Very good
"Basically, it's a nice room and place to long stay."

XU-YA | October 16, 2017

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Nomad Restaurant and Bar
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

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8.8
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9.3
Exceptional
Stefanie from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

Lovely stay here! Friendly Peeps!”

Charming/friendly hostel, international interaction, Easy to locate

My stay here on AUG 14-17, 2014 was really nice! I actually tried to book my brother to stay here the night we arrived in Stockholm but I made a mistake on the dates and he had to go to another hostel nearby which he commented was not really nice so I am glad to have gotten my dates right for my stay here at City Backpackers! hee! well, the start of my arrival in Stockholm was bad, our train from Malmö was delayed for 2hr 45 mins. so we arrived at 3am plus... grrr... and so coming to City Backpackers felt good for me... it's not far from Stockholm C station (3 streets away) and Megan was there to guide me to my room, bathroom and also kept the info concise and little for me cos I was really tired and I wanted to have a shower before bed. She is cool and allowed us to dump our big heavy luggages at the reception. :) City Backpackers felt really welcoming and like "Welcome home" honest. :) Maybe cos the people working there are so cool. I followed my brother to his hostel and it felt different. :p too bad for my brother... Awesome stuff about this place, it felt like a camp right here. haha.. with common imacs/movie room, common outdoor sitting area, kitchen with free pasta, free washing machine/dryer use, lots of lockers everywhere for you, wonderful place to mix around. Even hanging around the reception is relaxing. & a sauna too! I am here with my bro to do a quick 2 day tour of Stockholm and missed out on the interaction with the guests. Pity! I definitely will only stay here next time round in Stockholm!

Reviewed August 18, 2014

It’s been a few years now since you last visited us! Most welcome to visit us again if you are travelling to Stockholm. All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 28, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Daniel
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Great hostel to stay in Stockholm”

The best thing about this hostel is the ability to cook in their huge, IKEA-equipped kitchen! It is a great way to save up some money and cook your meals – everyone at the hostel feels compelled in doing so. On top of that, the location is premium – a 5-minute walk from the Stockholm central station and the bus station. The only thing I missed was some atmosphere. Some people spend most of their time on their phones/laptops. Also, some people travel together, and then it makes hard to bound. Anyway, I would stay again at this hostel if I have the chance to be back to Stockholm.

Reviewed June 14, 2019

Many thanks for visiting us Daniel. It was a pleasure having you here. Glad you found the kitchen facilities and location useful. Great that you would visit us again. More than welcome! Enjoy the rest of your travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded June 18, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Trudy from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Book it!”

Really nice and friendly personnel, clean rooms and showend/toilets (partially because everyone should take their shoes off in the hallwag), a lot of individual travelers so it’s quite easy to make contact. You should definitely go on the bike tour, it was worth it. Unfortunately I wasn’t in Stockholm on the days they had other activities (pub crawl, kajak tour). You should book directst on the website of the hostel, because I only found mixed rooms on Agoda, where there are all female rooms on the website of the hostel.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback Trudy. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Great that you had a lovely experience. You should definitely come back and visit to try out the other tours that you missed! Always welcome. Safe travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded August 08, 2018
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Wai from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Very great hostel that enhanced my solo backpacking trip!”

Friendly staff. Clean, safe and convenience neighborhood. Building and dorm rooms secured by codes (dorm building code changes daily). Bus stops close by. Close to main attractions / city center. Comfy dorm rooms (beware of squeaky noise from top bunk) with warm and very light comforters. Clean bathroom, shower, kitchen and common areas. I will stay here again and highly recommend this hostel!

Reviewed January 08, 2018

Thanks so much for the recommendation Wai. We have sorted out the squeaky noise. Great ot hear you enjoyed the hostel facilities.We look forward to seeing you again! Safe travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded April 27, 2018
City Backpackers Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
HoLun from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

Less than 10 mins walk from the Stockholm central station and it's convenient for city exploring. Nice and comfortable setting with interesting decorations. Both staff and people staying in the hostel are friendly.

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Big thanks for your wonderful comments. We were delighted that you visited. Come back again soon. You are most welcome here. Good luck on your travel adventures! Charmaine CBP

Responded August 08, 2018
City Backpackers Hostel
9.0
Exceptional
Ernie from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Satisfying Experience”

Cleanliness, facilities and staff performance

One of the better hostels I've ever been to. The whole compound was perfectly maintained, with tiptop cleanliness. They even ensured all guests to takr off our shoes before entering the living quarters. There was also free pasta in the kitchen for everyone to cook. With all their facilities and accommodating common areas, it's a perfect place to chill and learn more about the city. Though it isn't in the middle of the city, it's only a walking distance to the tourist centre and being away also gives you the privacy.

Reviewed March 22, 2015

It’s been a few years now since you last visited us! Most welcome to visit us again if you are travelling to Stockholm. All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 28, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
9.3
Exceptional
Alice from Italy
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

Best hostel I've ever stayed at”

Awesome staff, awesome people, free pasta in the kitchen

this is the best hostel I've ever stayed at, I always recommend it to friends going to Stockholm. There is just something about this place that makes it different from every other, this special athmosphere that makes it unique. I've met some awesome people I'm still in touch with. Thank you so much CBH!!!

Reviewed May 16, 2014

It’s been a few years now since you last visited us! Most welcome to visit us again if you are travelling to Stockholm. All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 28, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Aurélien from Switzerland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

It's the best hostels I know in Europe”

The staff is perfect, the hostel looks amazing, the activities are very cool, free sauna, big kitchen, big rooms, very very clean and finally pretty cheap (for Stockholm). Thanks !

Reviewed August 03, 2019

Many thanks Aurélien for your wonderful feedback! We appreciate it. It was a pleasure having you here. Welcome back anytime! All the best on your travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded August 10, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Vikneswaran from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Great place and value for money!”

I loved the ambience of this place! The rooms were comfy, spacious and clean. The staff were friendly and ready to help. Breakfast was also nice! I like the idea of the free coffee and tea and water.. The location is very central and walkable distance to the central station. The place is value for money.. And most importantly.. It was clean! I like the idea where they don't allow u to walk ard in your shoes at the room areas and all. It keeps the place clean. Good place to meet people. I like the place a lot! Will recommend this place to anyone visiting Stockholm!

Reviewed December 27, 2017

Thanks so much Vikneswaran for your awesome review! It was a pleasure having you here. We appreciate the recommendation and welcome you back with open arms! Safe travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded April 27, 2018
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Kitjaphat from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Best Hostel I’ve ever stayed”

The hostel was amazing I’d love to stay longer. The location is absolute in the city center. Facilities are the best, it has free sauna, pasta. Just check it out!

Reviewed July 13, 2019

Many thanks Kitjaphat for your incredible feedfback! Glad to hear that you had a fantastic time with us. We'd love you to visit us again. Most welcome too! Wish you all the best on your travel adventures! Charmaine CBP

Responded August 10, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

A Nice hostel”

This hostel is located in the city centre, just a few minutes walk from Central Station. The hostel design is unique and vintage. Also, there are a large variety of activities organised by the hostel and the guests can freely join.

Reviewed August 03, 2019

Thanks a lot Ka for your lovely comments. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Most welcome to visit us again! Have a fabulous weekend! Charmaine CBP

Responded August 10, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Great stay”

The hostel is well located — only a 5-minute walk from the central train station. Everything is clean and neat. The rooms are a bit small but no big issues. The hostel features a huge kitchen where one can cook their meals — a fantastic asset to my stay! Atmosphere is good for solo travelers. The hostel’s description of free pasta dinner deceived me — albeit some other hostels they prepare and offer pasta for dinner, this hostel only offers you uncooked pasta, so it’s up to you to cook or not. A little detail that management should disclose what the reality is. Anyway, I strongly recommend staying at this hostel!

Reviewed January 27, 2019

Many thanks Daniel for taking the time to give us a review. Sorry to hear that you felt deceived about the pasta. Yes, that's correct that we offer uncooked pasta. It's true other hostels do offer a cooked pasta dish for dinner. But we decided to offer unlimited pasta from morning to evening, eat as much as you want. You can decide what you would like to accompany with the pasta. Appreciate the valuable feedback about the word 'uncooked'. I will take this tip up in our next meeting. Thanks so much for the recommendation, we appreciate it. Most welcome to visit us again if you are in Stockholm! Safe travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 08, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Bryani from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in”

This hostel is terrific! Walking distance to most places you'll want to see. FREE PASTA! Pretty good kitchen facilities only watchout there are no ovens and the microwave is temperamental. Your own bed lamp and power outlet. Amazing showers and plenty of hot water. Free coffee at the reception after 11am. Great common areas. only thing is you have to take your shoes off to go into the hostel which is good and bad I mean its cleaner but if you forget something you have to take your shoes off and put them back on again. Love this hostel!

Reviewed November 15, 2017

Many thanks Bryani for coming to visit us last year. We loved having you here. It's been awhile, so you are most welcome to visit us again! Good luck on your travel adventures! Charmaine CBP

Responded May 11, 2018
City Backpackers Hostel
9.7
Exceptional
FRANCISCA from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Nice place to stay in Stockholm”

Good location, friendly staff, high speed internet

it was really good, the hostel location is very easy to find, the staff was friendly, and the room is quite big n very clean. But i still need to pay for the bedsheet, which is i though its already included in the price when i booked the hostel using agoda.

Reviewed March 06, 2015

It’s been a few years now since you last visited us! Most welcome to visit us again if you are travelling to Stockholm. All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 28, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
HYOJIN from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in April 2017

Wonderful”

I stay here for a week and I would recommend anyone who travel alone in this city. It is the very best hostel that I have experienced in Europe.

Reviewed May 11, 2017

It’s been way over a year now since you last visited us! Most welcome to visit us again if you are travelling to Stockholm. All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 28, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

it was great.nice activities. stylish hostel”

funny cooking course, stylish lounges, nice people

My time in the hostel was great. In Stockholm I only would go in this hostel.

Reviewed February 23, 2014

It’s been a few years now since you last visited us! Most welcome to visit us again if you are travelling to Stockholm. All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded February 28, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Aino from Finland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

I loved it!”

The hostel was over all amazing! The rooms were clean and had big lockers. It was also nice that they had separate sauna times for men and women. I loved the interior design as well. I didn’t feel unsafe at all during my stay there. I’d recommend to other female solo travelers. The location of the hostel is great too.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

We are over the moon to hear that we were able to live up to your expectations and that you had a very comfortable stay with us. We love having female travelers so this is the reason why we offer our female dorm rooms as well as mixed rooms. Welcome to visit us any time! Best wishes, Charmaine CBP

Responded January 18, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Donald from United States
Couple
2 Bed Room Standard
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Nice hostel, great location, good staff. I recommend it to all.”

Breakfast was very nice, just right for a travel morning. I have stayed here three times, as has my daughter when she is in Stockholm.

Reviewed August 09, 2018

Many thanks for your review! We appreciate it. Cool that you enjoy coming back to visit us. More than welcome! Hope to see you again soon! Safe travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded August 23, 2018
City Backpackers Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Maria from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Very nice place to stay!”

Rooms are great. I was in the female only room which had 2 showers and a toilet inside the dorm. There were also more bathrooms and toilets on the outside of the room. Travelling solo and met lots of people! Overall is a very clean hostel, sociable, good social timetable, good location! Totally recommend it

Reviewed November 09, 2019

Thanks heaps Maria for your awesome feedback and we appreciate the recommendation. Great that you were able to meet and make new friends here. Welcome back anytime! Safe travels, Charmaine CBP

Responded November 20, 2019
City Backpackers Hostel
8.0
Excellent
SERGII from Ukraine
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Good hostel.”

Very good hostel. Not so far from center of the city. Nice staff. Clean rooms and location over the hostel.

Reviewed December 04, 2017

Thanks very much Sergii for your kind words! Hope to see you again someday! All the best, Charmaine CBP

Responded April 27, 2018
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