Hostels in Västmanland Hostels in Västmanland

You are looking for hostels in Västmanland? 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 Västmanland 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 Västmanland.

All Cities in Västmanland

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

Vastmanland is a province in the central part of Sweden. It borders Sodermanland, Narke, Varmland, Dalarna and Uppland. The traditional Swedish provinces serve no administrative purpose; it is a historical designation only. The largest city in Vastmanland is Vasteras; it is also the oldest city, having been settled around 1000 AD.

To get to Vastmanland, fly to Stockholm-Vasteras Airport, located in Hasslo, 5km from the city. Alternately, you can fly into Stockholm and catch the train. To access the more remote parts of the province - the canoeing and hiking trails in the northern Farnebofjarden National Park or the small villages near the lake - you may prefer to have your own transportation. If not, local and regional buses can get you to most towns.

Budget hostel accommodation in Vastmanland can be found in Vasteras. Keep an eye out for signs saying “vandrarhem,” as that is what the Swedes call a hostel. Many locals speak English, so you can always ask them for a hostel as well. Outside of the main cities, hostels are often hard to find. Consider a guesthouse (“gasthus”) or B'n'B instead.

After you sort your accommodation, you can spend time exploring this small Swedish province. In the north, the mountains offer excellent hiking and winter sports. The central province is mainly plains, and there was once a big mining industry in the western part. Engelsberg Ironworks, in Norberg, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the best preserved and most complete example of a 17th to 19th century northern European industrial complex. Nearby, you can also visit the Sala Silvermine, one of the best examples of a silver mine from the 19th century. The underground complex often hosts concerts, and if you are up for a unique adventure, you can stay in a furnished bedroom for the night.

The main city, Vasteras, is located on the shores of Lake Malaren, Sweden’s third largest lake. Some Norse ruins are nearby, the most famous being Anundshog, the largest burial mound in Sweden. Currently, as in the past, Vasteras is an industrial city, but is quickly becoming a tourist destination. Visit the Vallby Open Air Museum, the Vasteras cathedral, and the Skultuna Brassworks while you are there. Don't miss the chance to explore the Stromsholm Canal either. Go by pleasure craft at a leisurely pace or hire a bicycle and pedal alongside the canal.

Vastmanland is a quiet and industrial province, but explore slowly and her riches will be revealed.

expert for Västmanland hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Västmanland hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Västmanland?

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 Västmanland 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 Västmanland 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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