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City Backpackers Hostel

  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 9.4
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 9.3
  • Atmosphere 9.0
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 9.1

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld users voted City Backpackers Hostel the best in Sweden in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and it's not hard to see why. They offer tons of little extras, such as free pasta, free ice skate rental in the winter and a free evening sauna 365 days of the year and they have movie nights. There's also heated floors in the showers, free use of computers and security codes on all doors. Hostelworld guests have praised the attentive staff and their weekly specials, including their traditional Swedish meatball dinners and in the winter their unique Viking Sauna tour. We like their 'no shoes' policy!
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Property Description

We're the №1 choice for travellers visiting Stockholm - voted the best hostel in Sweden 2014 by Hostelworld guests.

We've got free high-speed internet on our computers (Mac and PC) and free Wi-Fi in all guestrooms. There's free pasta (make your own sauce) a free evening sauna (the ultimate Scandinavian experience) a tandem bike you can borrow for two hours. We have bike rental up to 4 hours. We also have free ice skates and saucer sleighs to burrow in the winter time!

City Backpackers is the base camp for the Stockholm explorer. If you like meeting new people, you'll have the time of your life here.

The location is the best possible in the city centre - safe and quiet, although only a 500 metre walk from the central railway station and bus terminal. Most of the city's sights, including the Medieval area Gamla Stan (Old Town) can be found within walking distance, and the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, is just around the corner.

You can stay in a single or twin room, or a dorm with three, four, five, six, eight, eleven or 12 beds. Female dorms are provided. We also have three apartments/studios for up to eight people with private bathroom, shower and kitchen.

City Backpackers is designed to be a great meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet travellers from all over the world. We have several common areas where you can hang out with fellow travellers: a large, fully-equipped guest kitchen and a cosy breakfast café, where we also teach how to make traditional Swedish Meatballs once a week.

Our staff takes turns showing Stockholm to our guests. All year we arrange tours and adventures, such as guided bike rides in the summer and our awesome Viking Sauna Tour in winter.

When you want to relax there's a hot sauna and lounge areas with satellite TV, daily newspapers and a book exchange available. There's also a nice courtyard with comfy sofas at your disposal. Smoking is allowed in the yard, but nowhere else.

City Backpackers has an environmentally friendly approach. To avoid unnecessary laundry we encourage our guests to bring their own bed-linen, but if you would like to rent from us, it is possible. We also practice waste recycling, use electricity from renewable sources, use energy efficient whiteware and light bulbs, and have an overall environmental policy. As passionate travellers we love our planet and want to save it!

City Backpackers is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed.

We can't wait to see you, welcome to Stockholm!

*** Please note that we DO NOT accept reservations from guests with Stockholm address, even if booked through other websites. ***
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  • Value For Money 8.8
  • Security 9.4
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 9.3
  • Atmosphere 9.0
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 9.1
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City Backpackers Hostel Located at Upplandsgatan 2a, 11123, Stockholm.
City Backpackers Hostel
Stockholm Stockholm Upplandsgatan 2a, 11123
92% 5888
59.3358630 18.0552420
City Backpackers Hostel
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Fri 27 May 2016 - Mon 30 May 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" Great Hostel, Great location and Great atmosphere :) "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free City Maps Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking Breakfast Not Included Air Conditioning Book Exchange Hot Showers Linen Not Included Self-Catering Facilities Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Hair Dryers Washing Machine

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Towels for hire Luggage Storage Fax Service Tours/Travel Desk ATM 24 Hour Security Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment




Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew

City Backpackers Hostel says

I think we have the coolest guests! This is the only hostel in Stockholm with young, international travellers as the main target group. Little old ladies from small Swedish towns can be lovely, sure, but if you want to meet backpackers and young independent travellers like yourself, City Backpackers is the best choice. Our kitchen is a great place to meet people, since the pasta is free, and during dinner time everyone hangs out in the kitchen to cook.
Every day of the week we organize at least one event to make it easier for our guests to meet and make new friends. Either there\'s a guided tour, picnic or adventure, or there will be a cooking session in the hostel, or game night, or movie night. We also have the free sauna every day, a great place to relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people from all over the world. There's just no other place with an atmosphere like this in Stockholm - it feels like staying in a friend's apartment. Basically, this place is perfect for independent young people travelling alone or in a small group, keen to get to know new people, curious about new places and up for adventure!
There's so many cool places in Stockholm it's impossible to narrow it down to just one, but if you only have one day in Sweden, I always recommend Skansen. It\'s a crossover between museum, park and zoo, and walking around for a day really gives you a feeling of what Sweden is all about. In our neighborhood, upper Drottninggatan is a must. It\'s a shopping street with some great cafés and the best vintage shop in town - Beyond Retro.
    Lena, Manager
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Things to Note

City Backpackers is open 24 hours with no curfew. Reception opening hours: 08.00 - 24.00 (8am - midnight). If you're planning on arriving after 22.00 (10pm) please contact reception in advance, to arrange late arrival. You will need a door code to gain entry. Note: Sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers are a must-have and in case you do not bring your own, you will have to rent them for 25 SEK. If you bring a sleeping bag, you will receive a sheet and pillow case for free or - of course - you may bring your own. For your security there are lockers both inside and outside the rooms (bring a padlock or buy one for 30 SEK in the reception). Before you check in or after you have checked out you can keep your luggage in our luggage room. Smoking is allowed in the yard, but nowhere else. Please note that should you need to, you should cancel a booking the day before arrival (minimum 24 hours in advance). If you don't, the first night will be charged.
Please note some of our private room don't have window.

Maximum stay is 7 days

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.


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  • 2016 1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
  • 2015 1st, Country Winners Sweden
  • 2015 1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
  • 2014 1st, Country Winners Sweden
  • 2013 5th, Worldwide Large Hostel
  • 2013 1st, Country Winners Sweden
  • 2012 6th, Worldwide Large Hostel
  • 2012 1st, Country Winners Sweden
  • 2012 1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
  • 2011 1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2015 Worldwide Medium Hostel
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