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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 7.9

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Our room in the boat was quite large and very clean. Sharing the bathroom with others was initially seen as a problem by my son, but worked out OK. The breakfasts were great. The staff very friendly and helpful; so full marks in all respects. The only negative was following the walking route instructions on the booking confirmation, which turned out to have not been updated to account for the major civil engineering works over the river.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2019
    Loved my stay and want to stay again soon! Perfect location also 😁
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    My stay was amazing. The Red Boat was nice, clean and very easy to get to (super convenient location). Would definitely come back
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Dec 2018
    We had the officer’s quarters on the white boat behind it and thought the stay was really comfortable and convenient. Our room was facing the water and had a great view. It’s also not far from Slussen where you can catch the #2 bus to deeper parts of Sodermalm. Our room was clean and relatively spacious. No complaints. Good value for Stockholm!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    15 Sep 2018
    Good to stay, especially for young people; beautiful senaries and convenient to go around city.
    Vietnam, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    01 Sep 2018
    Really nice staff, nice location, it is a boat so yes the roof is quite low, so maybe if you're tall it's not the most comfortable place. The entrance room is super nice to hang out. Would definitely recommend!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Apr 2019
    The location is great, dorms are small but cute. Unfortunately they are no lockers they will hold your valuables at reception but there is plenty of space for small lockers in the dorms or at reception. Unfortunately night security doesn't check the second ship. There was a group drinking in the halls and their dorms from the evening until I left at 4am. I got not sleep there, were beer bottles left in the bathroom. A patrol once an hour would have caught this.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    22 Feb 2019
    The rooms were quite small (It's a boat what did I expect?) but the location decent and price on par with a standard hostel in Stockholm. My main complaint is that when I went, it was the off season, and upon booking I was not informed of the renovations going on so I was woken up early morning by work and my allergies flared up due to the dust in the air from the work.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    08 Jun 2019
    I stayed in a four-bed dorm room. The bed room was very small. It was the smallest dorm room I ever slept in; you will feel claustrophobic when there are four people in the room. There was no secure lockable closet or shelf space for personal belongings. Also there is no communal kitchen facility for the travelers to prepare simple meals. The place is not really equipped for hostelers and I do not recommend budget travelers staying at this place. Ken Mori
    Japan, Male, 41+
  • 3.7


    09 Aug 2018
    The rooms are small, warm, and there is absolutely no air flow. Many of the reviews mention this, but it was significantly worse than what I thought it was going to be like. The doors shut very loudly and I was woken up multiple times through out the night by door closing. We parked where the staff told us to, and got an expensive parking ticket. Overall, I would not stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • 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
  • Board Games