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You are looking for hostels in Kronoberg? 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 Kronoberg 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 Kronoberg.

All Cities in Kronoberg

We list every single hostel in Kronoberg and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Kronoberg 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 Kronoberg 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 Kronoberg. 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 Kronoberg

The county of Kronoberg is located in the province of Småland in southern Sweden. Founded in 1674, the 3,269 square-mile region is filled with churches, cathedrals, castles, museums, parks, and glass artwork which attract visitors from around the world.

Växjö is the capital of Kronoberg and part of the famous, so-called Glasriket, or Glass Kingdom. Since 1742, glass blowing and glass art have been the most enticing and well-known aspect of the surrounding area.

The budget-minded traveler can find hostels as well as dormitory-style B&B’s and inns in cities throughout Kronoberg, including Växjö, Boda Glasbruk, Stromsnasbruk, and Lammhult. On average, hostels in Kronoberg receive high ratings from guests who tend to like the surrounding nature as well as the onsite restaurants.

The best way to start your travels through Kronoberg is to begin in the capital. Once you have settled into a hostel in Växjö or the surroundings, you are ready to explore this Kingdom of Crystal. Your first stop should be the Swedish Glass Museum, where you will learn about the history of glass. You will see many objects created out of glass as well as beautiful pieces of glass artwork. Unfortunately, there is no English guide; yet you will be able to appreciate the aesthetic value of the glass pieces no matter what language you speak. For the cost of your entrance ticket, you also get to enter the adjacent Småland Museum as well as Utvandrarnas Hus (Emigrant House).

Once you have familiarized yourself with the history of glass in the museum, you are ready to take a day-trip over to Kosta, a town about 30 miles (50 kilometers) and a 40-minute drive away from the capital. The name of the town is derived from the last names of the two individuals who began the art of glass-blowing: Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus Stael von Holstein. Today, Kosta is synonymous with the term “glass art.”

Once you have reached Kosta, you can begin by visiting the Kosta Boda Glass Factory which was founded in 1742 and initiated the entire glass art genre. Although the original factory is no longer in operation, it is now a museum where you can see some of the most amazing glass sculptures created by many different master glass artists.

Two of the master artists from Kosta Boda founded another glass factory in a little nearby village called Transjö, or Crane Lake. Next to a river in this village, master artists Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven-Åke Carlsson opened the small hytte, or glass factory, in 1982. Today you can still find this glass workshop, named Transjö Hytta, in the middle of the village forest. There you will lay your eyes on some of the most unique and exquisitely detailed glass masterpieces in all of Sweden, which also would make ideal souvenirs.

expert for Kronoberg hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Kronoberg hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Kronoberg?

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 Kronoberg 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 Kronoberg 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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