Hostels in Värmland Hostels in Värmland

You are looking for hostels in Värmland? 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 Värmland 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 Värmland.

All Cities in Värmland

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

Varmland is a historical province on the western border of Sweden. It borders the Swedish provinces of Vastergotland, Dalsland, Dalarna, Vastmanland, and Narke, as well as Norway. The traditional Swedish provinces serve no administrative purpose; it is a historical designation only. The largest cities in Varmland are Karlstad, Arvika, and Hagfors.

Travellers planning to visit Varmland can fly to either Stockholm, Copenhagen, or Oslo and catch a bus to Karlstad. Alternately, you can fly direct into Karlstad from Stockholm or Copenhagen. To explore the remoter parts of the province, you may wish to have your own vehicle.

Budget accommodations in Varmland can be found in Karlstad or Arvika. Look for the word “vandrarhem,” as that's what locals call a hostel. Plus, many Swedes do speak some English, so you can also ask for a hostel. All that said, outside of the main cities, hostels are often hard to find. Consider a guesthouse (“gasthus”) or bed and breakfast instead.

Once you have your accommodation set, you can start exploring Varmland. The region is rich with small ponds, lakes, and streams, and the largest lake is Vanern, which forms the border with Vastergotland. It is possible to fish, kayak, or canoe in Lake Vanern; unlike most lakes in Sweden, you do not need a permit to fish in Lake Vanern. Hikers can traverse the Kilsbergen mountains that separate Varmland from Narke; 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 Berglagsleden (Berglags Trail) starts at the southern tip of the mountains and crosses into Narke. Another exciting option is to raft along the river Klaralven. There are 1, 3, and 6 day trips that show the countryside from a very different perspective.

The eastern part of the province is part of the Central Swedish Mining District, and is rich in iron ore. The town of Langban is the birthplace of Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson and his brother Nils; Langbanshyttan is the name of the house. Today, the area is a tourist attraction. Much of the province is industrial, from the mineral deposits and mining in the eastern part of the province to the power stations and logging in the res of the province.

Being on the border with Norway, Varmland was affected by the 1814 campaign against Norway. Varmland was also the scene of heavy military activity during the Second World War, especially after the Germans occupied Norway. The Hutlet fort, in Eda, has been renovated and is now a visitor attraction.

Varmland reveals its charms slowly; spend a few days there and uncover them.

expert for Värmland hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Värmland hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Värmland?

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 Värmland 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 Värmland 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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