Hostels in Närke Hostels in Närke

You are looking for hostels in Närke? 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 Närke 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 Närke.

All Cities in Närke

We list every single hostel in Närke and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Närke 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 Närke 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 Närke. 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 Närke

Narke is a province in south central Sweden. It is next to Vastmanland, Sodermanland, Ostergotland, Vastergotland, and Varmland. Provinces in Sweden are historical, geographical, and cultural regions. They don't serve any administrative purposes anymore, so it is entirely a legacy marking. Orebro is the largest city, and the former capital, although now it is just a city. It is on the shores of Lake Hjalmaren, Sweden’s largest lake and the point where the roads from Stockholm, Gothernburg, and Oslo meet.

To get to Narke, you can fly to the major cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and/or Oslo. From any of these, a combination of trains and buses will get you right into Orebro. The main railway junction in Hallsberg, which is nearby and a good hub. Transport around the province is relatively easy without a personal car. There are buses to most small towns and villages, although to access any national parks or do serious hiking you may want a car.

Budget hostel accommodation in Narke are available in Orebro, the main city. Look for signs saying “vandrarhem,” as that's the Swedish word for “hostel.” Many Swedes do speak English, so you can always start asking people for a hostel as well. Outside the larger cities hostels can be difficult to locate, so consider a guesthouse (known in Swedish as a “gasthus”) instead.

Once your accommodation is sorted, explore Narke! The former capital, Orebro, has a beautiful Renaissance castle, which is a continuation of the original 14th century fortress and later expansion. The castle sits on an island in the middle of the Svartan stream that runs through town. Nearby, make sure you visit the Wadkoping Open Air Museum - a collection of old buildings with traditional shops, cafes, and more. Many of the buildings date to the 14th and 15th centuries. One of the earliest Church of Sweden churches, St. Nicholai, is in Orebro, and well worth a visit.

Hikers can traverse the Kilsbergen mountains that separate Narke from Varmland; it is the southernmost part of the taiga (boreal forest) in Sweden and nature enthusiasts can find unusual flora and fauna in the region. The Bergslagsleden, or “Bergslags Trail,” begins at the southern tip of the province and runs the length of it. The full trail is 280kms long but day hikes from Orebro are popular. Narke has a lot of lakes, the largest being Vattern lake, where you can fish, swim, canoe, kayak, and more. Unlike many other lakes in Sweden, you do not need a permit to fish in Vattern lake.

Whatever you choose to do in Narke, you will enjoy the scenery, Swedish hospitality, and cultural city of Orebro!

expert for Närke hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Närke hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Närke?

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 Närke 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 Närke 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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