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City Backpackers Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld users have voted City Backpackers the best hostel in Sweden every year since 2010, 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!

Property Description

We're the №1 choice for travelers visiting Stockholm - voted the best hostel in Sweden 2019 by Hostelworld guests.

We've got free high-speed internet on our computers (Mac and PC) and free WIFI in all guestrooms. There's free pasta to cook (make your own sauce) and free evening sauna times (the ultimate Scandinavian experience). We have bike rental up to 8 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. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to stay in our dormitory rooms.

City Backpackers is designed to be a great meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet travelers from all over the world. We have several common areas where you can hang out with fellow travelers: a large, fully-equipped guest kitchen, a courtyard, a cosy breakfast café and a restaurant and bar called 'Nomad'.

Our staff takes turns showing Stockholm to our guests. All year we arrange tours and adventures, such as guided bike rides and Kayak tours 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 parts of the yard, but nowhere else.

City Backpackers has an environmentally friendly approach. We practice waste recycling, use electricity from renewable sources, use energy efficient white ware and light bulbs, and have an overall environmental policy. As passionate travelers 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. *** View House Rules

Overview

At the City Backpackers Hostel in Stockholm, we love giving you free stuff. And we're not just talking about a lovely warm welcome (which is, of course, on the house): we mean free ice skates and sleighs in the snowy seasons, free pasta to fill up on, and even a traditional sauna to relax in year-round. Hang out with other backpackers in one of our sociable common rooms and update your social media with the free Wi-Fi. Chill out in our courtyard, where we put on live music and DJs, and hang out in our rooftop terrace for some fresh air.

Location

We're based in a historic 19th-century building in the Norrmalm neighbourhood, five minutes walk from the main shopping street, Drottninggatan. Arriving by train, plane or bus? Stockholm's Central Station is a 10-minute walk away, as is the Cityterminalen station where buses from Arlanda, Bromma, Skavsta and Västerås airports will stop. In 20 minutes, you can walk to the city's top sights like the medieval cobbled roads and ancient architecture of Gamla Stan (Old Town). To explore further, hop on the underground (or tunnelbana as the locals call it) to get around – the closest stop is a 10-minute walk from us.

Rooms and Dorms

Pick the room to suit your style, from mixed and female-only dorms to private rooms. We also have apartments where you'll have your own kitchen and bathroom. Hire a towel from reception before going for a shower – your feet will appreciate the heated floors! Pop your bag in your security cabinet to keep belongings safe when you're out and about.

Extras and activities

Join us on one of our fun-filled tours – from guided bike rides and kayak trips to warming Viking saunas. Every Thursday we hold a trivia night (pick up a few beers and make a team with your fellow travellers) and there's often a movie playing in the laid-back courtyard. For food, head to the Nomad kitchen and bar to try some tasty local dishes like juicy Swedish meatballs.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Fun hostel, safe, many activities. Highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Very helpful staff. Awesome location, it was easy to walk everywhere. I liked that it is outside of the busy and touristy old town, close enough to walk there but you are not in the middle of the bus tour chaos. Nice and clean hostel.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    Good place, very clean. Not a great atmosphere with stuff to do but okay for a quieter stay
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    the hostel was extremely clean, great atmosphere indeed the staff very friendly and helpful the location is fantastic, really 5 minutes walking from the bus/train station and maybe 10 from the city centre the only minus I have to say were the rooms beds and doors - very noisy. So my recommendation would be making the doors smoother when closing, and fixing the beds so it is better for people to sleep besides, fantastic!
    Brazil, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Good place to stay as a solo traveler; easy to meet people. It's a pretty large hostel and they organize events every day. Definitely one of the nicer hostels I've stayed in. Highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    07 Jul 2019
    Sauna was great. Rooms were fine. Cleaners were seen often. Pretty decent overall.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    01 Jul 2019
    Nice. However undeeground
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    01 Jul 2019
    I loved staying there. Really good atmos, lovely people. The rooms are underground which is a cool feature.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    04 Jul 2019
    Hostel was nice...multiple common areas to interact with people, neat and clean. Only thing I didn't like was rooms were in basement and hence completely dark without a light.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Jul 2019
    The hostel is very good. But... there is a terrible and noise alarm every morning. If you want sleep more... don't stay there
    Brazil, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Not Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2013

    5th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

  • 2012

    6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Sweden

Nominations

  • 2015

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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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. Joakim, Manager

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