Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Group reservation stipulations (regulations)

We want one contact person who will fulfil the reservations, for accommodation and breakfast, if wanted.
Conditions for payment
Registration fee (one night payment for the whole group) should be paid 10 days after the reservation has been made.
The booking is preliminary until this has been done. The remaining payment should be made latest at the arrival if nothing ells has been agreed.
• If you cancel earlier than 30days before arrival, repayment of the registration fee will be done with an exception of an expedition fee of 250sek.
• If you cancel the whole group 30 to 15days before arrival, the purchaser (costumer) has to compensate the whole registration fee.
• If you cancel the whole group 14 to 4 days before arrival, the purchaser (costumer) has to compensate 60% of the total amount.
• If you cancel later than 4 days before arrival, the purchaser (costumer) is obligated to pay the full amount.
• If you cancel three days, or less, before arrival a reduction of the group with 10% of the participants can be done without any charge.

Please observe
The reception is open between 08.00am until 11.00pm.
The contact person of the group should make sure that the rules of our hostel are followed and also make sure that all keys are returned on departure. 100sek will be charged for every lost key. If any damage has been made the group will be held responsible and charged with the costs of any reparation needed. The cabins should be kept clean, it is not allowed to smoke, drink alcohol, take drugs, eat or make food in the rooms.
It should be quiet aboard after 11.00pm. The crew of the hostel have the authority to dismiss any one who does not follow the rules, or in any way disturb other guests, without
re-endorsement for the remaining nights.
Check out is at 10.00am; if you are late checking out you will be charged one night more without having access to the room.
Contact person sign:………………………………………..

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

One contact person

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


The Red Boat Mälaren

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Red Boat Mälaren is a cozy river side hostel aboard two lovely boats in the heart of Stockholm, within walking distance of everything.

It is located where Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea meet, where you can watch boats passing through the lock, take a stroll down the small alleys in the historical Old Town only five minutes walk from the boat, or you can have a beer in one of several pubs on Södermalm.

Staying at our hostel you can choose to have a calm and relaxing time or enjoy an eventful stay full of happenings. You can spend the days in one of many shopping areas. If you get tired of that you can visit any of the museums or art galleries close by. During the evening you can go from one pub/club to another without having to spend a lot of time or money getting from one place to another. We also have a small bar in the Hostel reception where we serve beer and wine if you just prefer to stay on the hostel.

Our reception is open from 7.30am to 01.00am. Late check in is possible. The hostel is staffed 24/7. When the main doors are locked in the night you will receive a code when you check in, so that you can come and go as you please. (No curfew).

We will serve you a breakfast buffet every morning between 7.30 and 10.00am In the weekdays and between 08.00 and 11.00 in the weekends. (This is not included in the quoted prices.)

We have beds in 10, 4, 3, 2 and single bed rooms.

We are sorry to inform you that we do not have cooking facilities due to the risk of fire, but we do have a cafeteria.

Showers and toilets are in the corridor for our hostel guests.

Before you check in or after you leave you can keep your luggage in our luggage room.

We are open 365 Days a year.

We have internet access for our guests free of charge if you use your own computer on our WIFI-net.

No Hostel membership is required.

There is a parking lot near by us.

The team on the red boat wishes you welcome on board! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 May 2022
    Such a charming place. If you love old restored wooden boats, and period interiors, you will not be disappointed with the Red Boat. I wanted a private room so they had me stay in the second boat next to the main red boat. It is a boat, so getting luggage, bags and backpacks down to then back up stairs at a 80 degree angle can be tricky. Everyone uses a shared bathroom, but it was clean and well maintained. I found it fun and something definitely different.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    One of the best places I have been in Stockholm. Great accommodation, great staff- especially Lana who greeted us every morning, and gave us a lot of information and history of the city of Stockholm. The location is amazing, Sodermalm, one stop away from Gamla and in the hip part of Stockholm highly recommended. The boat was clean and secure and the overall experience was amazing.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2019
    A fantastic quirky boat to stay on. We stopped for 2 nights and had a very comfy nights sleep. Yes there’s not much room to move about but that’s expected if your stopping on a boat. We’re in our 50’s and had a fantastic experience here. Timmy was very helpful and knowledgeable, the breakfast is tasty, a wide selection and value for money.
    England, All Female Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2022
    Loved my time at the quaint, quiet and homely Red Boat Mälaren. Very cool character, great friendly staff. With clean and spacious bathrooms and rooms. Located right near Gamla Stan. Relaxing and quiet on the water, it was a great way to end my trip in stockholm.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2021
    Though the rooms are small (which is to be expected on a boat), the fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff ensure a very enjoyable stay.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Sep 2019
    Nice place. Sad that there was no kitchen for us to use. But overall very good experience.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    19 Aug 2019
    Hostel was in a nice place, view in the evening was very beautiful! It felt like you were sleeping in a real boat, the insides had not been renovated so much that it would have lost the feeling. All in all a nice stay! I understand if some people are shocked when they come to the hostel / rooms, because they are small etc. but for me it gave the feeling that it was the real deal - I started thinking of how it would have felt to sail with that boat 50 years ago...
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    23 Aug 2019
    horrible, awfull!!!!
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 3.4


    16 Aug 2019
    This place had bed bugs. We had bites on our bodies, we got photos of the bugs in our beds and in our luggage. The bedbugs came with us in our luggage and we've had to deal with that to keep them from coming into our homes. This place is a filthy disgusting mess. It's also quite a long ways from anyplace interesting, and due to the construction going on in the area there's not a great way to get downtown from here without spending money on an uber, so it's probably cheaper to stay downtown.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 2.6


    26 Sep 2019
    Not as described, photograph showed room with two single beds but on arrival we found our room had bunkbeds. Showers were mouldy and disgusting. Noise from neighbouring rooms made it very difficult to sleep. Rooms were dirty and very unhygienic, and reviews on Google suggests they are infested with bed bugs, overall a bad experience, I would not recommend this place to anyone at all.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant