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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


STF/IYHF af Chapman/Skeppsholmen

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

STF Youth Hostel af Chapman is located in Stockholm's city centre on the island Skeppsholmen. The af Chapman sailing ship has recently been renovated from keel to mast (2008), and is one of city's most famous landmarks. It overlooks Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and the Royal Palace.

Our reception is located in a beautiful yellow 19th-century building next to the boat. Its open 24 hours and also houses further accommodation.

Our ecological breakfast buffet is very popular.

Stay in comfortable cabins on the ship - some of which have been restored back to their original style - or in regular rooms in the 19th-century building on Skeppsholmen. This location also has an unusual history - the original building used to serve as firewood storage space for the royal castle in the 18th century. All rooms have bunkbeds. Bed linen and towels are included.

From 2019 we are completely cashfree, better for the environment and the safety of both you and our staff members.

From the hostel you are close to Stockholms museum, restaurants and entertainment.

A ferry provides easy access to the nearby island of Djurgrden, where the popular Skansen open-air museum and the Vasa Museum are located. Other attractions located on Djurgrden are the amusement park Grna Lund, the Aquaria water museum and the Nordic museum. You can also visit the wonderful world of Astrid Lindgren at Junibacken. From the hostel it is only a few minutes walk to boats to the Stockholm Archipelago.

Our hostel is a meeting place for people from near and far, including global travellers, inter-railers and families with children. Many of our guests return to enjoy the pleasant environment and to take advantage of the superb location again. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    27 May 2019
    If you want a room on the ship, be careful when choosing. The cheapest are onshore, I think. I was lucky to be able to move to the ship...
    Denmark, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Very cool place to stay, centrally located in Stockholm with lots to do and see very close. Would definitely go back again!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 May 2019
    The staying in “botel”=hostel on boat was unexpectedly good. Staff are really friendly and rooms are clean. Location is pretty convenient as well.
    Kazakhstan, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    29 Apr 2019
    Cool place to stay in Stockholm. Unique experience of staying in a boat hostel. Takes about 20-30 minutes to walk to central station, else you can take the metro to/from kings garden. Rooms are clean, comfy and quiet except for chirping birds. Bathrooms were pretty clean too. Lots of families with kids were there. Overall good experience. Close to old town as well. Breakfast costs 100.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Located at a really nice location overlooking the harbor, very nice at night! Overall a nice stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Apr 2019
    Mattress where too thin, 7 beds in the room instead of 6 (in the app says 6). I recommend this hostel but just for a few days, it's nice and have a familiar atmosphere.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Apr 2019
    The stay on overall was great, I really appreciate the fact that I was sleeping with my friend in the same room, the staff was really convenient. Concerning the cleanliness of the hostel, I would say it was correct, the building is in renovation so it is not at his maximum I guess. the showers could have been cleaner. Finally, the riskiness of sleeping in a hostel is who you share the room with, unfortunately, one of our roommates was strange and scary.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    23 Apr 2019
    Toilets and showers of the second floor were not working so it was just too crowded on our floor.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    16 May 2019
    af Chapman is an interesting hostel. It’s on a boat so its unique. Their breakfast is really great if you choose to pay for it (10 Swedish kronas). But overall I just felt like the vibe was off there. Not a great hostel when it comes to meeting people because they do not have an age restriction. There were families with little kids using the showers in the morning and screaming at 6AM through the halls. I had 2 men in my room well above 60 that didn’t speak at all. But hey, this hostel is a boat
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    17 Apr 2019
    Location is great, views are nice and I suppose if you get to stay in the boat, it might be an interesting experience. Hostel not very organized (came to my room in the 2nd day and found someone sleeping on my bed - had to sleep on another bed with used linen). Facilities are horrible (showers are the worst I've ever seen). Also, many toilets and showers were closed due to "water damage". Dirty toilets. No hostel atmosphere whatsoever.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi