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City Backpackers Hostel

Upplandsgatan 2a, 11123 , Stockholm, Sweden
  • 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 2018 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 (make your own sauce) a free evening sauna (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.

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. ***

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2018
    Great place to stay. Great location. Just few minutes from central station. Nice staff.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2018
    By far the best hostile I’ve ever stayed in! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was ideal for anyone traveling in a group or as an individual. It was very cozy and clean! Would highly recommend staying here to anyone and everyone!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Oct 2018
    Really great hostel. Awesome location, great kitchen, clean showers and toilets. Paying extra for linen feels a bit cheeky not sure why it’s not included in the room price. Would recommend staying here
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Oct 2018
    The hostel is really close to the center and especially the central station (perfect for arrivals by train and plane). The staff was really nice and helpful. The rooms are a little dark (it's all in the "basement"), but very comfortable. The price is great for Stockholm, i'd definitely recommend it!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's


  • 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


  • 2015

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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  • 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. Joakim, Manager

Things to Note

City Backpackers is open 24 hours with no curfew. Reception opening hours are between: 08.00 - 22:00 (8am-10pm).
If you're planning on arriving after 22:00 please contact reception in advance, to arrange late arrival. You will need a door code to gain entry.

Free cancellation until 12:00 PM (noon) the day prior to your arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show, the property is entitled to charge an amount equal to the first night of your stay.

*** Please note that we DO NOT accept reservations from guests with Stockholm address, even if booked through other websites. ***

Group Bookings:

* Please note that we take first night payment for size groups 8-12 people/apartment bookings in advance to secure the reservation.
* Please note that your booking may be cancelled if you make several separate bookings and the total number of the group will be more than 12 people.
* Must cancel 7 days prior to arrival date to get full refund.
* Please, contact us directly for Large group bookings. No large group bookings can be made online. We only accept maximum 12 people in a group by online booking.

Extra info to Note:

Bed linen and towels are cumpulsory and are not included in the room price. Bed linen 25 SEK or Towel 15 SEK. Combo Bedlinen + Towel = 35 SEK (one time cost for the whole duration of stay).

* Some of our private rooms do not have windows but all our rooms are well air-conditioned and well-lit.
* Outdoor shoes are not permitted inside the actual hostel building but you are very welcome to wear your own indoor slippers.
* Guests under the age of 18 years old are not allowed to stay in shared dorms; they must book private rooms. Photo ID is required for all check-ins.
* For your security there are lockers both inside and outside the rooms (bring a padlock or buy one for 50 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.

For Group Bookings:
Our Group Policy Terms and Conditions Apply.

* Please, contact us directly for group bookings. No large group bookings can be made online. We only accept maximum 12 people in a group by online booking.

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