Hostel in Östersund, Sweden

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Get to know Östersund (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Östersund. To help you make friends with Östersund before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Östersund is also named and spelled Ostersund - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Östersund (Ostersund), Jämtland, Sweden, is a welcoming town on the shores of Lake Storsjon. It’s most famous for the Loch Ness-style monster, the Storsjoodjur, that's said to inhabit the lake. More prosaically, the town is also a major inland rail junction. As well as the Inlandsbanan, which travels more than a thousand kilometers north/south between Kristinehamn and Gallivare, routes head five hundred fifty kilometers southeast to Stockholm and two hundred sixty-five kilometers west to Trondheim in Norway. Ostersund is a major gateway to exploring the northern reaches of Sweden.

Apart from monster-spotting -- there are eight official “observation points” along the lakeshore -- the main thing to do is visit Jamtli, a family-friendly, partly open-air museum that's fifteen minutes’ walk north from the center along Radhusgatan. The main attractions, shown by guides in period costume, are the ninth-century Overhogdal tapestries, whose hand-woven patterns of horses, dogs, and other beasts date from the Viking Age. Visitors are also encouraged to participate in the baking, milking, and other activities in the reconstructed eighteenth-century wooden village buildings.

From near Ostersund’s harbor, you can take the bridge over the lake to Froson Island, site of the original Viking settlement here; it's the site of Sweden's northernmost rune stone commemorating the arrival of "East Man," the first Christian missionary in the eleventh century. Also on the island is the distinctive bell tower of Froson Church, built in the late twelfth century. Oh, and don't forget the zoo. In the colder months, when the lake freezes and is turned into an enormous winter park, it’s possible to skate or walk from one side to the other.

There are a couple of centrally located hostels in Östersund (Ostersund), Jämtland, Sweden, offering dorm beds for the budget backpacker and neat private rooms. Any Östersund (Ostersund), Jämtland, Sweden hostel is within a couple of minutes' walk from the tourist information center near Kyrkparken. Onward travel advice can be found at your hostel in Östersund (Ostersund), Jämtland, Sweden, or at the tourist information office. They can be very helpful in helping visitors get to Moose Garden, sixteen kilometers southwest of the city.

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FAQ about Östersund Hostels

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Your Packing List for Östersund

Your Packing List for Östersund

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Östersund Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Östersund, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$24 Cheapest hostel in Östersund
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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