Hostels in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Get to know Gothenburg (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 Gothenburg. To help you make friends with Gothenburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

Gothenburg is the 2nd largest city in Sweden. Home to over 500,000 people, Gothenburg is home to the largest university in all of the Nordic countries, the Gothenburg University (over 60,000 students). It is a very old city, dating back as far as the 17th century, when it was founded by the King Gustav II Adolf.

Gothenburg has its own airport called Landvetter. Other common ways to get to the city are bus or train, and there are ships (who have passage to Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and The United Kingdom). Gothenburg's public transportation system is efficient and includes buses, trams, and ferries. Visit http://www.vasttrafik.se/en/ for details on this.

Hostels in Gothenburg (as in most of Sweden) are generally very high quality and the prices are reasonable. Dorm beds will cost you about 20€ a night, and double / twin rooms a bit more per person. Remember to ask Gothenburg hostel staff for tips on what to do during your stay in the city and what's going on during the time you'll spend there.

When you stay at a Gothenburg hostel, be sure to visit the variety of museums, historical buildings, and sites (the Gothenburg Cathedral and the Christinae Church are probably the most famous ones) in the city. Gothenburg is a city with a very high historical value. There are also several lovely parks and gardens. Since there is plenty to do and see, be sure to reserve at least 2 days for the city if you want to do it comprehensively. There are also shopping centers and a nice street for dining called Linnégatan, which is highly recommended.

Written by local enthusiast for Gothenburg hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Gothenburg hostels Miika

FAQ about Gothenburg Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Gothenburg. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Gothenburg. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Gothenburg costs on average $41 for a dorm. A hostel in Gothenburg with private rooms costs on average $148.
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Your Packing List for Gothenburg

Your Packing List for Gothenburg

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Gothenburg and Sweden.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Gothenburg 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 Gothenburg, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$41 Average dorm price
$148 Average private room price
$26 Cheapest hostel in Gothenburg
Backpackers Göteborg is the cheapest
Most Gothenburg hostels are located in
City Centre
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

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