The best hostels in Stockholm

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Are you looking for a hostel in Stockholm? Something like a cheap hotel to stay in during your visit to the capital of Sweden? Then you’ll have several great options. The city is full of good hostels that offer budget accommodation where the prices are affordable. Perfect if you rather spend your money on other things like nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping.

Last updated: April 26, 2023

Find the best hostel in Stockholm

Visitors are sometimes surprised by the Swedish capital’s high prices on everything from restaurants to hotels in Stockholm. Fortunately, the city is home to an abundance of hostels offering not only a more budget-friendly travel experience but a very stylish one as well.

To help you find cheaper accommodation, we’ve put together a guide to the best hostels in Stockholm, offering a range of experiences and catering to all different tastes. International tourist, backpacker, romantic couple, digital nomad, business traveler, or families – here’s a hostel for everyone.




Generator Stockholm

Generator Stockholm is a favorite for visitors attracted to the modern city center. Close to the main transportation hubs for trains, subways, and buses (Central Station, T-centralen, and Cityterminalen); it’s easy to visit the whole city and surrounding areas using Generator as your home base. It’s also easily one of the most stylish hostels in the city – Generator draws from Scandinavian design to create a beautiful environment that’s right at home in such a design-savvy city. Visitors to Generator love the spacious and stylish private rooms, as well as the convenient location.

Torsgatan 10, Norrmalm/City

City Backpackers Hostel

City Backpackers Hostel also has a very central location, and it’s a popular choice for young people and student visitors. The hostel offers rooms for as many as 12 people, both mixed and women-only dorms, as well as private rooms and apartments.

A major draw of this hostel is the range of features that give you something to do without even having to leave – they have board and arcade games, a free sauna, and even meatball cooking classes. When you want to head out, you can rent a bicycle or longboard to get around. If you happen to be traveling for work, there’s a cozy coworking space as well.

Upplandsgatan 2, Norrmalm/City

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Mosebacke Hostel

Mosebacke Hostel is located on Södermalm’s heights, in trendy SoFo and next door to Katarina church. Here you are close to both nightlife, restaurants, sights, shopping, and everything else you want to do on your holiday in Stockholm. And this popular place with good prices is definitely one of the best hostels in Stockholm. It’s also one of the most modern hostels; many of the guests say they are more like a hotel than a hostel. In other words, a perfect choice if you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Stockholm.

You have access to all the conveniences you could need – a fully equipped kitchen (microwave, oven, refrigerator), shower, breakfast, washing machine, dryer, free wifi, and TV in several of the rooms. Mosebacke Hostel has a total of 35 rooms, and you can choose whether you want to stay in a single room, double room, triple room, family room, or dormitory rooms with several beds that you share with others. All rooms are also recently renovated, and some of them have their own bathroom. Breakfast, sheets, and towels are included in the price.

Högbergsgatan 26, Södermalm



STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen

STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen is maybe the most unique experience on the list. It’s a hostel split between a magnificent three-masted full-rigged ship and a former naval barracks (Hantverkshuset) located on the small island Skeppsholmen with great views of Old Town and the Royal Palace. The ship af Chapman is one of Stockholm’s most well-known landmarks and was built in 1888. Since 1949, the ship has been moored at Skeppsholmen and leased to the Swedish Tourist Association as a hostel.

With a 24/7 reception, sheets, towels, and cleaning, you have everything you need for your stay. The on-site café, Café Skeppsholmen, is open all year round and offers food, beverages, and “fika” (coffee and pastries) that you can enjoy on the sunny open-air café with fantastic views. There’s also a shared kitchen for guests to prepare their own food. The daily breakfast is Continental standard with options for vegetarians and vegans.

The location is perfect if you want to be slightly removed from the bustle of the city but still conveniently located. Take the ferry to the island of Djurgården with all its attractions or visit the museums Modern Museum or Museum of East Asia (Östasiatiska Museet), just a short walk from the hostel. STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen is popular among all sorts of guests. People from all over the world meet and greet here: international tourists, business travelers, backpackers, families with children, and couples.

Flaggmansvägen 8, Skeppsholmen

Skanstulls Hostel

Visitors to Skanstulls Hostel in Södermalm love it for its ‘quiet nights’ and call it ‘very clean, modern, and spacious.’ Located in the SoFo neighborhood, considered Stockholm’s cultural hub, and surrounded by plenty of restaurants, the hostel offers both dorms and private rooms. For visitors who want to prepare some of their own meals, there’s also a fully equipped kitchen. The area around the hostel provides not only food and shopping, but exciting cultural activities and scenic walks.

Ringvägen 135, Södermalm

The best fine pizza in Stockholm

Archipelago Hostel

Archipelago Hostel could not be more perfect for visitors who want to soak in the medieval side of the city. It’s located in a magnificent 18th-century building in the heart of Old Town (Gamla stan), and all rooms have windows facing the alleys of the Old Town. In addition, you’re close to a lot of sightseeing, significant historical destinations, and a lot of other fun things to do in Stockholm. So if you have the Royal Palace, nearby museums, and walks on beautiful cobbled streets at the top of your list, Archipelago Hostel is a great choice. You’re also close to the subway if you want to visit other areas.

The hostel offers single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, four-bed rooms, and dormitory rooms with four beds. Wifi, sheets, and cleaning at departure are included. You can have breakfast at a reduced price at the nearby Café Cronan.

Stora Nygatan 38, Old Town

Birka Hostel

Birka Hostel is located where the action is, in the middle of Stockholm city on a parallel street to the vibrant Sveavägen. This hostel is housed in premises that used to be a brewery, contributing to a wonderful atmosphere both outdoors and indoors. There are private rooms as well as shared dormitory rooms, and no matter what you choose, you’ll stay in nice and cozy rooms. If you want to spend time with your friends in a relaxed way or get to know other guests, you can hang out in the lounge that’s open 24/7. Breakfast is also served there every morning. If you want to cook or heat your own food, kitchen equipment, microwaves, and refrigerators are available. The hostel also offers a luggage room where you can store your bags during the day (not nights).

If you need tips on what to experience in Stockholm, the friendly staff is happy to help. And with Birka Hostel’s central location, you have walking distance to all the fun – the nightlife on Stureplan, for example, is only a five-minute walk away. If you want to go on a longer adventure, you have only one minute to Hötorget metro station.

Luntmakargatan 14, Vasastan




Långholmen Hostel

Långholmen Hostel
Fancy a night or two in the cells? Try this converted Crown Prison (last prisoner left in 1975) where you’ll enjoy modern facilities and pretty basic living (bunks beds for all!) but also free Wi-Fi, free parking spaces, a pub, restaurant, bike rental, and a launderette.

Långholmen Hostel is one of Stockholm’s – and Europe’s – most popular hostels – and it’s no surprise. Situated by the water on a beautiful island in Södermalm, you stay in a lovely part of Stockholm. Just outside the hostel entrance, you have a beach where you can take a swim in lake Mälaren as well as nice jogging trails. The inn is open 24/7, and while bed linen and towels are not included in the price, you can rent them for a reasonable price.

Långholmsmuren 20, Södermalm

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Have a great stay at Stockholm’s best hostels

There you have our guide to the best hostels in Stockholm. Perfect when you need a cheap hotel in the city and still want to be close to all the tourist attractions, shopping, and restaurants. We wish you a great stay in Stockholm!

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