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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
  • Excellent 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 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    I had a fantastic stay and would 100% come back! The room was lovely, the staff were helpful and the kitchen was clean and well equipped! It's extremely central and the boat's deck is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view of the old town :)
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    This is a really nice place! You stay right in the ship in a cabin, which is a nice touch. The rooms are well kept and they have an amazing breakfast that doesn't cost much. Staff are really friendly as well! You stay right near museums and shops with a beautiful view of the city. I would highly reccomend the stay!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Sep 2019
    I stayed here years ago and it’s just as good as ever but the clientele has changed, because it is mostly big parties of young people, there is no social mixing as in the past and I was surprised how many travellers, myself included, were much older. Younger travellers obviously go elsewhere now. Everything else was great, the breakfast was value for money, it was clean and comfortable, and fantastic location in the city centre. Quite unique !
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Sep 2019
    I was lucky enough to sleep on the boat !! I could see the sea view from my porthole while waking up and feel the boat moving (a bit). The rooms are really clean and beautiful with bathroom and toilet outside. The hostel is perfectly located and you are also able to rent some bike (so helpful). The only negative thing is the atmosphere. I was coming as a solo traveler and I was hoping to meet people there and have some parties but it’s not the place for that. Nothing is made to socialize there.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2019
    I found my night on the boat to be quite enjoyable. The linens were fresh and clean, the bed and pillow comfortable enough, and I had no trouble getting sleep on the boat. The key card locks were secure and the locker spacious enough. The evening I stayed the bar on the boat was still open, and I was able to enjoy a beer while listening to a concert on top of one of the islands and taking in the gorgeous views of the city, Would stay again, and recommend staying on the boat.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Sep 2019
    I stayed in the building, not the ship. I in fact prefer good air circulation in the room so staying in building was fine. My room was clean and spacious. Bed was comfortable. Had a great water view. Not a backpackers hostel, but you will meet other travelers if you try. I would stay again. ***** Lastly, not STF related, Stockholm is changing, a lot of pickpockets are watching you. Safe guard your stuff and don't even leave your belongings unattended for even 1 second****
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    29 Aug 2019
    The hostel and location are lovely. I found the Hostel World booking site misleading though as from the image and initial text it appeared that I was booking on the boat but if you click on further information and pay attention to detail it apparently explains that you may be in the building opposite. According to the sympathetic gentleman on reception I was not the first person to be unclear about this so we did not get the boat accommodation I thought I had booked.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    03 Sep 2019
    The staff are SUPER HELPFUL. Loved having use of laundry, being able to borrow a hair dryer. They had the answers to any questions. Undergoing renovations so it was as clean as could be under the circumstances. Because of renos though toilets were lacking in availability. It should be lovely when done Great location, comfortable
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2019
    Was in a decent location very quiet hostel good if travelling with friends but for making friends on solo trips not the best option
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 Sep 2019
    The attic didn't have enough light. Amenities were ok, but they have remodelations being made so a whole floor is closed and some of the bathrooms are too. Location ok, 15min walk to city centre.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
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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