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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 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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2019
    Location is perfect , everything is clean and tidy ...the cabins are so cozy and comfortable
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Greatest hostel I’ve ever stayed in in my LIFE!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    Friendly, quiet, clean, well-maintained, beautiful location... Maybe not as wild and as high-energy as some places, but that also means you don't get any of the sanitation/security/noise issues that come with that, either. There are no extra charges for linens or lockers, so no surprises in terms of cost. It's a great starting point from which to explore the rest of the city. The nearest metro station is maybe 5 minutes away, and you can find anything else you might need within a 15-minute walk
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Nov 2019
    Amazing location. And its a freakin boat. A BOAT MY DUDES! Beds were nice, showers were nice, everything was nice. Its perfectly situated a short walk from all of the things you'd want to see in Stockholm without being right in the mess of things. Social atmosphere is a bit lacking, as it doesn't really have a common lounge area, but that really isn't why you'd stay here... you'd do it because its a freakin hostel boat.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Nov 2019
    A beautiful location on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. Very friendly, extremely clean (They have just had brand new communal toilets and showers fitted). I stayed in the building as opposed to the boat and had a very relaxing enjoyable, safe experience. Breakfast was a standard continental which was lovely (But I wouldn't recommend paying the additional 120SEK for). Highly recommended value for money stay in Stockholm for ALL ages; backpackers, solo travelers and families.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Dec 2019
    Admittedly didn't use the facilities on offer, but stayed on the boat which was amazing! Small rooms, but that's to be expected with a cabin on an old s***t! Everything was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Jan 2020
    Lovely stay in a great, unique hostel! I stay on the boat and had no issues. The boat doesn't seem to rock at all. Stayed here in early January and was perfectly warm. The floors of the boat slightly sloped, but that added to the quirkiness. The boat's an iconic view of the city, looking directly onto Gamla Stan (Stockholm old town) and the Swedish parliament building. It's a short walk across the bridge into the rest of the city, with very cheap ferry connections as well.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Dec 2019
    Really nice place to stay would highly recommend - nothing negative about the hostel itself. The only issue I had was payment. The STF af Chapman/Skeppsholmen is cashless, card payment only. This annoyed me as I had got the correct money out for my visit which was then useless to me and therefore had a lot of wasted Krona. I would have liked this made more obvious when booking/on the confirmation email. But that was the only thing.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Dec 2019
    I didn't knew that I need to carry my own locker to secure my stuff. They offer to buy one from there only. Breakfast was gud. View from the ship was nice.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7


    04 Dec 2019
    Room was not as expected, photos gave a misleading expectation of the room and bathrooms. Bathrooms were absolutely freezing and had to walk all the way down the boat just to go to the toilet. Room on the other hand was really stuffy with little ventilation so breezing in unclean air all night. Had a very unpleasant person in the room who disturbed the whole room all night by walking round, keeping the main lights on, walking into things and disappearing with leaving doors open and lights on.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi