We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.

2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Country Winners

Sweden

Free WiFi

City Backpackers Hostel

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9.5
Superb
12003 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld users have voted City Backpackers the best hostel in Sweden every year since 2010, and it's not hard to see why. They offer tons of little extras, such as free pasta, free ice skate rental in the winter and a free evening sauna 365 days of the year and they have movie nights. There's also heated floors in the showers, free use of computers and security codes on all doors. Hostelworld guests have praised the attentive staff and their weekly specials, including their traditional Swedish meatball dinners and in the winter their unique Viking Sauna tour. We like their "no shoes" policy!

Property Description

We're the number 1 choice for travelers visiting Stockholm - voted the best hostel in Sweden 2019 by Hostelworld guests.

We've got free high-speed internet on our computers and free WIFI in all guest rooms. There's free pasta to cook (make your own sauce) and free evening sauna times (the ultimate Scandinavian experience). We also have free ice skates and saucer sleighs to burrow in the winter time!

City Backpackers is the base camp for the Stockholm explorer. If you like meeting new people, you'll have the time of your life here.

The location is the best possible in the city centre - safe and quiet, although only a 500 metre walk from the central railway station and bus terminal. Most of the city's sights, including the Medieval area Gamla Stan (Old Town) can be found within walking distance, and the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, is just around the corner.

You can stay in a single or twin room, or a dorm with three, four, five, six, eight, eleven or 12 beds. Female dorms are provided. We also have three apartments/studios for up to eight people with private bathroom, shower and kitchen. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to stay in our dormitory rooms.

City Backpackers is designed to be a great meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet travelers from all over the world. We have several common areas where you can hang out with fellow travelers: a large, fully-equipped guest kitchen, a courtyard, a cosy reception area and a restaurant and bar called 'Nomad'.

When you want to relax there's a hot sauna and lounge areas with satellite TV, daily newspapers and a book exchange available. There's also a nice courtyard with comfy sofas at your disposal.

City Backpackers has an environmentally friendly approach. We practice waste recycling, use electricity from renewable sources, use energy efficient white ware and light bulbs, and have an overall environmental policy. As passionate travelers we love our planet and want to save it!

City Backpackers is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed.

We can't wait to see you, welcome to Stockholm!


*** Please note that we DO NOT accept reservations from guests with Stockholm address, even if booked through other websites. ***

Reviews & Ratings

9.5
Superb
12003 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.7
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.6
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.4
  • Value for Money
    9.5
  • Facilities
    9.2

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Latest Reviews

9.1
Superb
Jul 08, 2024
overall great hostel in stockholm. my biggest frustration is that they make you pay an additional fee for bedding instead of including it in the price when booking, which feels like a money grab
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Male, 25-30
9.1
Superb
Jul 04, 2024
I really enjoyed my stay here. It is a small, cozy, friendly hostel. Staff and people are great. Easy to meet people and have fun. Fully recommend.
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Male, 18-24
10
Superb
Jul 01, 2024
Fantastic hostel. One of the best I’ve ever stayed in and certainly the best found in Sweden. Thanks to the staff for being friendly, knowledgeable, and on top of tidiness! Try the sauna and La Neta down the street.
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Couple, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Linen Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Washing Machine
    • Sauna
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games

Awards

2024

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2020

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2020

1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

2019

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2019

1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

2018

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2017

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2017

1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

2016

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2016

1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

2015

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2015

1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

2014

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2013

5th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2013

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2012

6th, Worldwide Large Hostel

2012

1st, Country Winners Sweden

2012

1st, Most Popular Hostels Stockholm

2011

1st, Country Winners Sweden

Nominations

2015

Worldwide Medium Hostel

2012

Worldwide Large Hostel

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City Backpackers Hostel says

I think we have the coolest guests! This is the only hostel in Stockholm with young, international travellers as the main target group. Little old ladies from small Swedish towns can be lovely, sure, but if you want to meet backpackers and young independent travellers like yourself, City Backpackers is the best choice. Our kitchen is a great place to meet people, since the pasta is free, and during dinner time everyone hangs out in the kitchen to cook. Join a guided tour, picnic or adventure, or there will be a cooking session in the hostel, or game night, or movie night. We also have the free sauna every day, a great place to relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people from all over the world. There's just no other place with an atmosphere like this in Stockholm - it feels like staying in a friend's apartment. Basically, this place is perfect for independent young people travelling alone or in a small group, keen to get to know new people, curious about new places and up for adventure! There's so many cool places in Stockholm it's impossible to narrow it down to just one, but if you only have one day in Sweden, I always recommend Skansen. It's a crossover between museum, park and zoo, and walking around for a day really gives you a feeling of what Sweden is all about. In our neighborhood, upper Drottninggatan is a must. It's a shopping street with some great cafés and the best vintage shop in town - Beyond Retro.

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