Hostels in Stockholm Hostels in Stockholm

You are looking for hostels in Stockholm? 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 Stockholm 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 Stockholm.

All Cities in Stockholm

We list every single hostel in Stockholm and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Stockholm 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 Stockholm 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 Stockholm. 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 Stockholm

Situated on the east side of the country, Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. The city consists of several areas including Södermalm, Kungsholmen, Östermalm, Norrmalm/City, Vasastan, Djurgården, Old Town and the Outskirts.

Stockholm, Sweden and the rest of country is a relatively pricey destination for tourists in Europe. However, it is still well worth visiting as it is such a beautiful city.

The architecture and culture is a major draw for Stockholm. Many museums call Stockholm home. Some of the ones worth exploring are: Vasa Museum (showcasing the history of a ship that sunk in Stockholm in 1628), Nationalmuseum (an art and design museum), Fotografiska (which houses contemporary photography), Moderna Museet, Arkdes (Sweden’s biggest architecture museum) and more.

Stockholm’s Old Town is particularly noteworthy area of the city. It dates back to when Stockholm was first founded in the mid 13th century and many old buildings and quirky remnants from the years gone by still exist today. There are plenty of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants of you to enjoy while you wander around admiring Old Town. Also great to admire in Stockholm are the stunning canals around the city.

Sweden is blessed with colourful past and takes full advantage of this with ghost walks and viking tours to inject that creepy-but-fun factor into your trip. There are other more general history walking tours available to embark on as well.

You can also visit any number of Stockholm’s statues, monuments and churches such as Stockholm Cathedral, Gustav II Adolfs Statue or the Margaret Krook Statue. Other interesting choices of places to see include: St Jacobs Kyrka, Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka and St Johannes Kyrka.

Don’t forget to make time to sample Swedish cuisine while in Stockholm, either on a food tour or at a local restaurant. Some of the local cuisine options include reindeer, Swedish meatballs, seafood or traditional Swedish pika.

Hostels are of high quality in Stockholm, Sweden and although they’re not the cheapest hostels you’ll find on the continent, they are still affordable and good value for money. Some are even a quirky experience (sleeping in a converted aeroplane, anyone?). There is a seemingly endless choice of hostels so you probably won’t encounter too much of a hassle when attempting to find suitable accommodation.

expert for Stockholm hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Stockholm hostels Erin

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

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 Stockholm?

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 Stockholm 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 Stockholm 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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