Hostels in Kalmar Hostels in Kalmar

You are looking for hostels in Kalmar? 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 Kalmar 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 Kalmar.

All Cities in Kalmar

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

Kalmar is a county in southern Sweden. Founded in 1634, it comprises the eastern part of the province of Småland as well as the island of Öland. The county is made up of twelve municipalities, with its capital city, Kalmar, located in the municipality of the same name.

Tourists visit Kalmar county for both the beautiful architectural beauty as well as the beaches along the Baltic Sea. The capital is an old town containing cobble-stoned streets, the Renaissance-style Kalmar Castle, the baroque-style Kalmar Cathedral, and many buildings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The island of Öland, on the other hand, attracts vacationers who are drawn to the beaches, Borgholm Castle, and the Solliden Palace, summer home of the Swedish royal family.

Travelers can reach Kalmar county by flying into the Kalmar Airport within the capital. Once you have arrived, you can find a hostel in just about any area within the county. The cost of a hostel bed is comparative to those in other European countries. You can expect your hostel to be within an older building, with either traditional or modern furnishings, and clean. Meals and any extra amenities likely will incur an extra charge.

The first stop for many tourists visiting this region is the Kalmar Castle. Some visitors opt to view it just from outside while taking a walk around the surrounding park and marveling at the cannons facing the water, the turrets, and the drawbridge, yet the true beauty of this landmark is within its walls. For a modest fee, you can enter the castle and see the ornate interior. Exhibits show what life was like during the times when the castle was inhabited. Plaques inscribed in English allow just about every visitor to understand the history of the place. An onsite restaurant lets guests enjoy a nice meal in the historic setting. For a most mesmerizing vision, visit on New Years Eve when the castle is lit up amidst enchanting fireworks.

Another worthwhile stop in this region is the James Bond 007 Museum in Nybro. Whether you are a hardcore 007 fan or just want to visit a novel museum, this place is sure to impress you. You can see replicas of the cars, motorcycles and boats from the movies, take photos with life-sized likenesses of the characters, or indulge in the Bond lifestyle by playing a round of Black Jack in the casino. You can also grab a bite to eat, sip a drink at the bar, and watch films about the museum inside the small theatre. Last but not least, you can meet the real James Bond; the owner of the museum, Gunnar Bond James Schäfer enjoys sharing his collection with all his guests. For an ideal souvenir, take a photograph of yourself next to one of the exotic cars or life-sized Bond actor posters.

expert for Kalmar hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Kalmar hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Kalmar - 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 Kalmar. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Kalmar. 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 Kalmar

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 Kalmar?

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 Kalmar 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 Kalmar 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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