You are looking for hostels in Öland? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Öland hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Öland.
We list every single hostel in Öland and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Öland for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Öland. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Oland island is the second largest island in Sweden. It is a top choice for tourists from all over the world because of its many attractions. The island has a rich cultural heritage and is a very diverse place indeed. You can see relics from various parts of human history in Oland, and there are many activities to take part in.
One of these is the Solliden Palace. If you do some research, you should be able to find affordable hostels or home stays within walking distance of this famous home of the Swedish royal family. It is still in use by the nobility today. The gardens of the palace are open to the public and are a sight worth seeing.
Solliden Palace is located close to Borgholm, the town center of the island. You can usually get a cheap hostel in and around Oland. Just south of the town is the Borgholms Slott, one of the largest old ruined castles in Europe. Made entirely of limestone, this imposing castle was abandoned in the 1700s.
Another fortress of sorts you can visit is Eketorp, one of the few remaining ring forts on the island. It has been reconstructed from the original ruins of the medieval village. It could be nice to find a hostel nearby, so you can take your time exploring this village and the surrounding landscape.
One other sight you might be interested in the Lange Jan, the tallest lighthouse in all of Scandinavia and one which is still in operation today. After a tiring day exploring all these structures, you can come back to Borgholm and indulge in a selection of fine pastries at one of the old bakeries and cafés in the town.
If you want to see old sights in a controlled setting, try visiting the Himmelsberga, an open air museum on Oland which includes a preserved farming village on the east coast. The cottages and attire of the people there are completely in keeping with the era in which the village was built. Another museum inside the Borgholm municipality is the VIDA Museum, a modern art gallery located a few miles south of the town center.
Last, but not least, the naturalist in you might find the Stora Alvaret Nature Reserve a fascinating place to explore and unwind. Spread across the plains, it is known for its huge array of rare species of birds and plants. Other nature reserves on the island include Trollskogen and Neptuni Akrar, both of which are renowned in Oland.
Handwritten by local expert for Öland hostels Jakob Lombardi
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Öland here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.