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City Backpackers

Hostel Stockholm

City Backpackers Hostel has been designed as the ultimate meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet fellow travellers from around the world. Centrally located, guests can explore the best of Stockholm within minutes from its doorstep. After a day of exploring the city, come back and enjoy some time in the sauna, or meet some fellow travellers in the courtyard or common area. Play some board games, cook up a storm in the guest kitchen, or curl up with a book. City Backpackers Hostel is the place for you in Stockholm Guests can choose from a variety of dorms, private rooms, as well as apartments. Dorms range from 4, 6, 7, 8, and 12 beds, including female only rooms for those who need it. For those who are looking for a bit more privacy, chose a Twin Room, or even an apartment. Please note that while all rooms are well lit, not all have a window. If this is an issue, please make the office aware as soon as possible.
  • Included
    24/7 Reception & Security
    Linen NOT Included
    Breakfast NOT Included
    FREE Wifi
    FREE Tea & Coffee
    FREE City Maps
    FREE Pasta
    FREE Skates
    FREE Use of Computers
    Luggage Storage
    Security Lockers
    Key Card Access
    Common Room
    Bicycle Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Common Room
    Bicycle Rental & Parking
    Longboard Rental
    Guest Kitchen
    Book Exchange
    Board Games
    Vintage Arcade Games
    Outdoor Terrace
    Cable TV
    Reading Lights in all Beds
    Hair Dryer Rental
    Laundry Facilities
    Iron & Ironing Board
    Locks Available for Purchase
    Towel Rental
    Sauna
    ATM
    Events and Tours Year Round
    Restaurant
  • Earliest Check-in
    14:00 - Sometimes you might be able to get an earlier checkin if the rooms are ready, but if you have to wait then you are more than welcome to use our free luggage storage room in the meantime.
  • Latest Check-out
    10:00
  • Cancellation Policy
    If you want to cancel your booking, remember to do that at 12:00 PM (noon) at the latest the day before your arrival date, to avoid a first night late cancellation fee. We would like to inform you that different terms and conditions apply to group bookings. If you are a group of 6 people upwards, you must cancel at least one week prior to arrival date to be able to get a full refund. Please contact us directly for large group inquiries.
  • Notice
    We have a maximum 7 night policy. Please note full bed linen set costs 25 SEK per person and is mandatory to rent from us. Towels separately cost 15 SEK per person, but along with the bed line hire, it costs 35 SEK in total. Every guest who stays with us must have a valid ID card/Passport. We do not accept student cards and bank cards as proof of ID or photocopies of IDs. We only accept Visa/Mastercard/Maestro and Apple Pay. When paying in cash, it must be Swedish Kroner, so please make sure you have correct change because we do not have any Euros. There is an Exchange Bureau called FOREX at Central Station.

Hostel Awards

City Backpacker Hostel has won the following awards at the annual Hoscars hosted by Hostelworld:

2020 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2020 – 1st Place – Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
2019 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2019 – 1st Place – Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
2018 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2017 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2017 – 1st Place – Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
2016 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2016 – 1st Place – Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
2015 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2015 – 1st Place – Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
2014 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2013 – 5th Place – Worldwide Large Hostel
2012 – 6th Place – Worldwide Large Hostel
2012 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden
2012 – 1st Place – Most Popular Hostels Stockholm
2011 – 1st Place – Country Winners Sweden

Hostel Awards Nominations

City Backpacker Hostel has been nominated for the following awards at the annual Hoscars hosted by Hostelworld:

2015 – Worldwide Medium Hostel
2012 – Worldwide Medium Hostel

What are you up to...?

Stockholm
City
Sweden
Country

How to Get There

+46 8 20 69 20
From the Central Station: Exit left out the main entrance onto the street Vasagatan. Walk Vasagatan for 5 mins, until it ends at a big square called Norra Bantorget. Cross the square, where Vasagatan changes to Upplandsgatan. Our address is Upplandsgatan 2. From Arlanda Airport: Take the airport shuttle Flygbussarna to Cityterminalen. Journey takes approximately 40 mins. Alternatively, you can take the  Arlanda Express. While it's slightly more expensive, the journey only takes 20 mins. You'll arrive at Östra Järnvägsgatan. From Bromma Airport: Take the airport shuttle Flygbussarna to Cityterminalen. Journey takes approximately 20 mins. From Skavsta Airport: Take the airport shuttle Flygbussarna to Cityterminalen, or a RyanAir bus. Journey takes approximately 80 mins.
89%
Remarkable based on 311 customer reviews
9.3
Service
9.2
Cleanliness
9.8
Location
9.2
Value
9.5
Atmosphere

Comments:

  • Kim

    January 21, 2019

    Positive: Comfy bed, welcoming staff, cosy communal areas. First time travelling alone and I was very comfortable in my surroundings.

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  • kailongkm5760

    January 18, 2019

    Excellent hostel experience, very laid back. Had exactly what we were looking for.

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    January 14, 2019

    I can’t imagine ever finding a better hostel. The security is great, there’s a code for the door which changes every day. The staff are so nice and...

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    January 13, 2019

    I enjoyed my stay, but I think the place is almost too big. I got turned around a few times. I did enjoy not having to keep a room key, but for me...

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  • Aino

    January 12, 2019

    The hostel was over all amazing! The rooms were clean and had big lockers. It was also nice that they had separate sauna times for men and women. I loved the...

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  • Lacer

    January 6, 2019

    Positive: One of the best hostel that i have stayed in so far. The place is always clean as well as our rooms and common areas. The staffs are nice and...

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    December 28, 2018

    Really nice hostel with great kitchen and nice facilities. The sauna was a nice plus. Good atmosphere and a nice place for solo travelers to meet. It's...

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    December 24, 2018

    Wonderful stay. The Sauna was a nice added bonus and the kitchen fit our needs perfectly. We did not get to partake in the Viking Sauna excursion, but the...

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  • Memary91

    December 16, 2018

    Positive: Lovely atmosphere. Negative: You aren’t allowed to have a party after 11pm).

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  • Booking.com User

    December 14, 2018

    Positive: It was clean, staff very kind and helpful, atmosphere was cool.. Amazing facility regarding interior design.. Really cool! Location perfect,...

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  • sorayamk4649

    December 13, 2018

    My brother and I stayed here twice during our trip and loved both times! The second time we were actually booked to stay elsewhere, however, because we had...

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  • Amanda

    December 9, 2018

    Positive: Staff were lovely, bed was comfortable, room was warm and the facilities were great. I had an overall great stay!. Negative: It was close to...

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  • Barbara

    December 7, 2018

    Positive: The breakfast was really good and complete it worth the price, the beds were comfortable and it was good to have a bathroom and shower in the room....

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  • Hostelworld.com User

    December 5, 2018

    (Solo traveler) - great location, interesting layout of dorms. I didn't find it a very social hostel but I was fortunate to make friends with girls in my...

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  • Jeonghun

    November 29, 2018

    Positive: great location and kind staff. Negative: a bit old shower room.

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  • Jacob

    November 28, 2018

    Positive: Everything but I like the distribution of the things, kitchen, shoes, etc. Negative: It was perfect better than I hoped.

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  • Jacob

    November 28, 2018

    Positive: Everything but I like the distribution of the things, kitchen, shoes, etc. Negative: It was perfect better than I hoped.

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  • claudiaimmanuelchua5488

    November 24, 2018

    Great location, clean bathrooms and toilets. Friendly staff!

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  • Mary

    November 13, 2018

    Positive: Hands down, the best hostel I've ever stayed in! Free sauna evenings, friendly staff, great interior (loved the details!). Well-arranged common...

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  • i_heikoop8108

    November 13, 2018

    I was a bit dissapointed that they don’t have the sheets included in the price. Now it looked like the hostel is a lot cheaper then the rest. But you...

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  • Réka

    November 11, 2018

    Positive: Perfect hostel, adored the design and the concept. Everything was within walking distance, it's safe, and our room was super spacious even though...

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