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Hipmunk City Love: The Best Youth Hostels in Stockholm, Sweden

When it comes to youth hostels, Stockholm is definitely unique — from boats to renovated jumbo jets, or small boutiques hidden off the beaten path, no matter where you choose to book, you can expect high-quality accommodation and unique memories to go with your stay.

Normally an expensive city to rest your head, Stockholm’s youth hostels offer exceptional value in central locations which would otherwise cost you an arm or a leg.

The following are the best youth hostels in Stockholm; those which are cheap, those which are unique, and those in convenient locations among the cobblestone streets.

City Backpackers Hostel

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Voted the best hostel in Sweden in 2012 by former guests, if you’re looking to meet other travellers, City Backpackers Hostel is the place for you.

A short walk from Stockholm Central Station, this hostel is in a great area. You will find free pasta in the kitchen and a foosball table in the lobby.

Wi-Fi is free and available in all rooms, tandem bikes are available to borrow for a few hours, and the hostel even throw in free saucer sleighs and ice skates for those there during winter.

STF af Chapman Hostel

One of the most unusual hostels in Sweden, STF af Chapman Hostel is a boat docked permanently within minutes of National Museum and Museum of Modern Art in the centre of the city.

Each room overlooks the harbor and Royal Palace through portholes, and there is complimentary Wi-Fi onboard. Bathrooms have modern amenities like hair dryers and showers, and self-parking is available subject to an extra charge.

Castanea Old Town Hostel

A night at Castanea Old Town Hostel puts you right in the center of Gamla Stan (Old Town). It is a charming, quaint hostel with modern amenities, themed to remind you of the area itself — one of the most well-preserved medieval centers in the world!

Choose from a dorm or a private room; it is cheaper to bring your own bed linens, though these are also available for rent. Rooms have large windows, comfy beds, and reading lights, as well as in-room bathrooms and free guest computers.

Skanstulls Hostel

A fantastic option if you’re looking for quiet nights, Skanstulls Hostel is a very clean, modern and spacious hostel in SoFo, a neighborhood in the Södermalm district. It’s off the beaten path, though still within walking distance to the city’s main attractions. Nearby you have great cafés, restaurants, galleries, bars, and odd boutiques.

The property offers free use of computers with Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a guest kitchen, with private rooms available or dorm accommodation for a cheaper price.

Rygerfjord Hotel & Hostel

Another hostel boat, Rygerfjord Hotel & Hostel is on the shores of Lake Mälaren, right in the heart of Stockholm, within walking distance to Old Town.

There is a maritime-style bar and lounge which serves local cider and beer, though there is no guest kitchen. The restaurant on site offers buffet breakfast for a surcharge, as well as snacks and dinner. There is free Internet access available, and bikes for rent from the front desk.

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