Hostels in Scania Hostels in Scania

You are looking for hostels in Scania? 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 Scania 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 Scania.

All Cities in Scania

We list every single hostel in Scania and the world. In total, we have 14 cities in Scania 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 Scania 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 Scania. 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 Scania

Scania, or Skåne, is a traditional province in Sweden and the southern-most county known for its history, fields and beaches. The climate is warm in Scania, though considerable changes in temperature are not unheard of at times. The best time to visit this region is during late spring and summer when it is sunny. The winters are quite gloomy and harsh even to the point where it becomes rare to see the sun. There are plenty of budget hostels and youth hostels in Scania, scattered throughout the province. Most of the hostels are open throughout the year. Though not required, it is recommended to call the hostels in advance for reservations.

Scania boasts of a scenic landscape filled with farmlands, forests, lakes and gardens with many castles, manors and museums. It is one of the richest farming districts in northern Europe and has plenty of flat, wide horizons and open fields. You can find a beautiful blend of long white beaches and farmlands in the south, hills and grooves in the west, and rocky coasts and leafy forests in southwest Scania. Belonging to the Viking era, Scania is also abundant with Renaissance-style villages and medieval churches. You can find almost 300 castles and gardens featuring 12th- to 19th-century architecture. Scania is famous for dairy products, goose, eel, shellfish, venison and fresh farm foods.

Helsingborg is a great place to visit in Scania. You can enjoy the seaside air along the many beaches at Helsingborg. Stroll through Helsingborg Castle overlooking the harbor. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even climb the rectangular tower from the 14th century that is on the top of the bluff. Visit the 19th century Sofiero Castle which faces the ocean and has widely famed gardens that house local and foreign plants. If you visit during early summer, you can enjoy the colorful sight of beautiful Rhododendrons blooming all over the gardens. The Sofiero Castle also has a modern art gallery that is open to visitors. In addition, Helsingborg houses Sweden’s two oldest churches dating from the 12th and 14th centuries.

A visit to Scania should definitely include a visit to Malmö, which is the home to the Øresund Bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark. If you love cycling, then Malmö is the place for you with its well developed bike path infrastructure and guided bike tours in summer. You can rent a modern bike at an affordable price and cycle through the city. Malmö contains three squares in its center that are filled with markets, restaurants, skating rinks, galleries, design shops and clothing stores. If you visit Malmö during August, don’t miss the 8-day cultural festival that is known for culinary and cultural experiences.

If you love arts and culture, then visit Lund, which is famous for its university, museums, theaters, parks and cathedrals. You can enjoy the free organ concert every Saturday morning at the Lund Cathedral. There is also an elaborate astronomical clock show at the cathedral which should not be missed due to its nostalgic value. Book your hostel in Scania ahead of time so that you have a base from which to visit the many nooks and corners in this region that is a traveler's dream come true.

expert for Scania hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Scania hostels Joy Barboza

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

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 Scania?

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 Scania 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 Scania 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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