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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 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    This place was awesome in all ways! Excellent location with a view overlooking Gamla Stan. It was easy to get there from the train station on the 65 bus and simple to access the ferry and walk to Gamla Stan, The beds were very comfortable and the place was clean. It was fun to get a beer at the bar and sit on the deck of the ship watching the sunset. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Not super sound-proof, but not that bad either. Has luggage room to stash your baggage for exploration.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    The ship is a really fun and unique place to stay and has superb views of the harbour and the old town. If you want to stay on the ship rather than in the hostel on land then be careful to select this option when booking as it is not at all clear. We originally booked the hostel on land by accident, as did another traveller we spoke to there.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    One of my favorite hostels in the world. Definitely great location and amazing staff!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2019
    Wonderful place! The rooms are clean and spacious! Clean bathrooms all the time. This place is a little bit far from some spots, but you can do a great walk exploring Stockholm from the hostel.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2019
    Wonderful! On a beautiful boat in central Stockholm. Very clean and you were provided with a clean towel and bedsheets. You have to however make the bed yourself. I stayed in a mixed dorm with six beds. There are lockers in the room to put your stuff in. There was also a wash basin in the room. Toilets and showers were clean but outside the room. Until 22:00 there is an excellent bar serving drink and food. I ordered there a bottle of white wine in the evening. Beautiful scenery.
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Jun 2019
    Great stay on the boat, simple but everything you need. Great novelty factor! Lovely to be able to sit out on deck. Really good breakfast selection.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    This hostel was very fun to stay at! It is important to note that most of the dorm rooms (if not all) are actually located inside the building across from the ship, so only people who reserve entire rooms stay in the boat! They did have a bar and food served on the boat, and the location is unbeatable. I would recommend it for groups who can reserve an entire room!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Jul 2019
    The facility is clean, but the hostel is undergoing the renovation on bathrooms and showers on the 2nd floor of the building on the shore. As we guests on that floor need to go to use the bathrooms and showers on other floors. It was not convenient during the night. I hope this situation would improve soon.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    25 Jun 2019
    Nice & Happy
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2019
    I had really mixed feelings about the Chapman. On one hand, it's in a great location, the staff is fantastic, you're getting to stay on a ship, the beds are comfortable, and things were generally quite clean. But on the other, it smelled a little odd and it was incredibly loud. The hostel hasn't put foam on the door frames, and because it's a single long hallway on the ship, the doors are constantly slamming and everything vibrates so you can hear children running on deck or people showering.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Pool Table