Hostels in Jämtland Hostels in Jämtland

You are looking for hostels in Jämtland? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Jämtland hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Jämtland.

All Cities in Jämtland

We list every single hostel in Jämtland and the world. In total, we have 6 cities in Jämtland 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.

All Jämtland hostels on a map

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 Jämtland. 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.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Jämtland

Jämtland is a province in central Sweden which covers an area of 34,000 square kilometers (over 21,000 square miles). It is the country’s second largest province, yet its population is only about 113,000. Consequently, the population density is very low. Most of the population resides in the province’s only city, Östersund, and its environs, which is also a great area to look for hostels.

Founded in 1786, Östersund is not only the sole city of the province, but also the regional capital of Jämtland County. UNESCO has named it one of the Creative Cities of Gastronomy, so tourists are sure to enjoy delightful meals during their travels throughout the province.

While there are plenty of hostels dispersed throughout Jämtland, the majority of these accommodations are located in Östersund. These highly-rated, median-priced hostels tend to offer clean beds and facilities, organized kitchen areas, quiet surroundings, as well as extras such as buffet breakfasts or saunas on site.

Once visitors have settled into a hostel of their choice, they can look forward to a diverse selection of activities, including skiing and other snow sports in the winter as well as canoeing, hiking, fishing, and biking in the summer. There are also twelve old Sami villages to visit and explore.

July is the warmest month of the year in this region, also offering some of the longest days to take advantage of all Jämtland has to offer. At this time of year, the sun sets around 10 pm and already rises again around 2 am, so there are plenty of daylight hours to pursue as much sightseeing as the heart desires.

To begin, you can fly into the Åre Östersund Airport. If you will be staying in a hostel in or around Östersund, you might enjoy a visit to Jamtli. It is an open-air museum depicting the rich history of the region through visual displays and interactive plays. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes because there is a lot of ground to cover. You can even look for souvenirs in the crafts shop or take a coffee break in one of the cafes. A complimentary English audio guide will help you find your way around.

Once you have exhausted your feet, you will have plenty of time to enjoy a delicious dinner in a restaurant and make your way back to your hotel before the late sunset. You might even relish in a quick dip in your hostel’s sauna before retiring to your bed in anticipation to the next day’s eventful sightseeing excursion.

expert for Jämtland hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Jämtland hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Jämtland - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Jämtland. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Jämtland. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Jämtland

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and 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 comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Jämtland?

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 Jämtland here on 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.

When to book hostels?

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.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Jämtland safe?

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.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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