The Best Hostels in Stockholm, Sweden - the hostel guide for solo-travelers and couplesSo, you’re heading to Sweden’s capital Stockholm, but you haven’t sorted accommodation? Never fear; Hostelgeeks are here to bring you your very own hand-picked 3 best hostels in Stockholm.

Get ready to hear about hostels built for social butterflies, solo travellers, party hostel lovers, groups and friends.

Perhaps you’ll want to go a little crazy and spend a night on a boat. The option is here – keep scrolling!

There is currently no 5 Star Hostel in Stockholm, but we’re always on the lookout.

Be sure to check out all of our 5 Star Hostels in Europe.

We’ve also written a really handy Ultimate Guide to European Hostels to help you prepare 100%.

Quick Introduction to the 3 Best Hostels in Stockholm

We’ve taken location, vibes, design and comfort into consideration.

In this guide we’ve included all the important information, photos and handy links to make your booking easier and faster.

The 3 best hostels in Stockholm, are as follows:

  1. Generator Hostel
  2. Skanstulls Hostel
  3. City Backpackers

1. Generator Hostel (great space for groups)

Generator Hostel is amidst rich cultural history, creative design, art, great food and trendy music.

Whether you’re travelling solo or as a couple, with friends or family – this Nordic-inspired hostel has you covered.

There are an array of rooms, including many private options and dorms with up to 6-beds.

For the female solo traveller out there, book a bed in the female-only dorm.

Read: 7 Pros and 3 Cons of Female Dorms

Each room is designed with an emphasis on colour, light and spacious sleeping areas.

The beds are super comfy and linen is included in every room.

For that added homely comfort; every room has an attached en-suite. Pure bliss.

Other worthy notes:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bike Hire
  • Luggage storage
  • Large locker space
  • Travel shop on-site (for forgotten necessities)

Generator Hostel also specialises in group bookings.

Groups can pick between rooms, from twin to 6-bed private dorms.

The allocated pick up/drop off and dedicated booking co-ordinator makes a group booking super relaxed.

Bar Hilma is the modern centrepiece to Generator Stockholm. This is the place to try a cocktail with a Nordic twist.

The lobby area in the hostel also has its very own cafe with tasty food and delicious coffee.

If you’re looking to meet new people, or simply knuckle down and work; the large chill-out lounge is perfectly designed for all.

This stylish hostel is located in the chic neighbourhood of Torsgatan, just 5 minutes from Central Station.

The Vasa Museum and Royal Palace are in walking distance from the accommodation.

Find yourself surrounded by unique architecture, vintage stores and alternative fashion when staying at the Generator Hostel.

Generator Hostel is a great hostel pick for:

  • Friends
  • Solo-Travellers
  • Groups
Book Generator Hostel here

Compare prices and reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Generator Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Stockholm, Sweden

Generator Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Stockholm, Sweden

Generator Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Stockholm, Sweden

2. Skanstulls Hostel (cosy, design hostel)

Welcome to this modern yet quirky budget hostel in the centre of Stockholm: Skanstulls Hostel.

Grab your phone and get insta-gramming the awesome design here. The furniture is from all over the world!

There are many room types available: single, double, triple and dorm with an option of 4-12 beds.

Read: Hostel Room Types – what are the main differences?

Note: linen is available for a small fee at Skanstulls Hostel. No sleeping bags allowed.

Dorm rooms have shared bathroom facilities, one for men and one for women.

This accommodation has been designed with budget in mind. But you can still expect hotel rooms at hostel prices.

Added perks:

  • Wi-Fi and computers
  • Games, newspapers and magazines
  • Book swap
  • Fully-equipped kitchen w/ free pasta
  • Laundry facilities

Breakfast is available every morning for a surcharge.

Tip: book breakfast at check-in and save yourself some coins.

The common area is wonderfully spacious, with large wooden tables and inspiring decor.

The immediate Sofo area, in the centre of Stockholm, offers many restaurants, cafes and small vintage shops. It is also possible to go swimming nearby.

Just 5-minutes from Central Station, Skanstulls Hostel is one of the best-located hostels in Stockholm.

Skanstulls Hostel is a great pick for:

  • Couples
  • Instagram lovers
Book Skanstulls Hostel here

Compare prices and reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Skanstulls Hostel one of the Best Hotels in Stockholm

Skanstulls Hostel one of the Best Hotels in Stockholm

Skanstulls Hostel one of the Best Hotels in Stockholm

3. City Backpackers Hostel (socially sound)

City Backpackers Hostel is all about social vibes, groovy events and true Scandinavian experience.

You heard it here first: City Backpackers is the base camp for all social Stockholm explorers.

Specifically, we think City Backpackers is the best hostel in Stockholm for solo-travellers.

Also; City Backpackers has a ‘no shoes’ policy!

We strive to bring you the best hostels in Florence to suit every traveller.

City Backpackers Stockholm is no exception.

There are dorm rooms sleeping up to 12, female-only dorms, private rooms and even private apartments available.

WiFi and security lockers are included. Linen is available for an extra fee.

Let’s move on to the super awesome inclusions:

  • Bike rental – up to 8-hours
  • FREE sauna
  • FREE pasta
  • FREE ice-skate + sleigh hire (winter)
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Newspapers + book exchange
  • Breakfast at the reception every morning

There are several common areas, including a courtyard and access to a cosy breakfast cafe called Nomad.

Staff arrange tours and adventures all year round for their guests.

Join a guided bike tour in the summer, and the fun Viking sauna tour in the winter.

After a generous filling at the traditional Swedish meatball dinner, relax at one of the arranged movie nights.

Social possibilities are endless.

Are you an eco-warrior traveller?

We love this hostel because it takes its environmental approach seriously, by recycling and using renewable resources.

Don’t miss the music events frequently held in the courtyard.

This 1897 building is located in the heart of Stockholm.

It’s in a safe and quiet area, just 500m from the Central Station. The medieval area (old town) is within walking distance, too.

City Backpackers is a great hostel pick for:

  • Solo travellers
  • Social butterflies
  • Female travellers
Book City Backpackers here

Compare prices and reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

City Backpackers one of the Best Hostels in Stockholm

City Backpackers one of the Best Hostels in Stockholm

City Backpackers one of the Best Hostels in Stockholm

Best Party Hostel in Stockholm

Fancy some Scandinavian fiesta?

We at Hostelgeeks know the importance of finding the best party hostel in Stockholm when you are looking for some fun.

So, if you’re keen on music, drinks and new friends, we urge you to check out Generator Hostel.

In case you missed it mentioned earlier – though we hope not! – Generator is a large hostel.

Many people = great atmosphere.

That, the on-site bar – Himla – and nearby nightlife make this the best party hostel in Stockholm.

Marquise Bistro Bar is a vibrant, nearby option to continue the party.

Generator Hostel the best Party Hostel in Stockholm

Fun and Unique Hostels in Stockholm

Let’s start with an accommodation with a twist, a unique hostel.

Forget drab buildings and standard rooms – book yourself a room at Jumbo Stay Hostel.

There’s a clue in the name: you can sleep in an actual jumbo jet!

It’s not only unique and fun, but it’s the newest solution to stressing about missing a flight.

Keep in min, the Jumbo Stay Hostel is NOT inside or near the center of Stockholm. It is located 40km North of  Stockholm.

Book Jumbo Stay here

So how about fun hostels?

Let’s introduce STF/IYHF Af Chapman and The Red Boat Mälaren.

If boats are more your thing, consider staying at STF Af Chapman.

The Af Chapman is a ship from the 1800s which has been converted into a minimalistic accommodation.

Book STF af Chapman here

The second option is staying at The Red Boat Mälaren.

Here you have a choice of staying on one of two gorgeous boats, each with a red, wooden decor theme.

They are anchored at Riddarfjärden Bay of Lake Mälaren in central Stockholm.

Book The Red Boat here

Any Discounts or Promo Codes?

Now, that is a pity, because currently we have no special hostel discounts or promo codes for hostels in Stockholm.

You can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here.

Subscribe to our newsletter. Here we share our newest promo codes for hostels and hotels in Stockholm first.

Handy Map of Hostel Locations and Cool Sights

It’s always nice to pinpoint places on a map.

Here we’ve included locations of all hostels mentioned above, plus some cool sights in Stockholm. It helps you to get a better understanding of the city. As mentioned before, Jumbo Stay is located North of the city – as you can see in the map.

A couple of extra recommendations whilst in Stockholm:

Zoom in the map to see it more detailed.

Flights to Stockholm?

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Europe including Stockholm. This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

Over to you

As always, we want to make this hostel guide to Stockholm as powerful and useful for you as possible!

Do you have any questions?

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Summary of 3 Best Hostels in Stockholm

We hope that our recommendations will help make your planning even easier.

Now you have all the information, it’s up to you to choose out of the 3 best hostels in Stockholm.

If you have no time constraints, why not stay at more than one!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t valuated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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How to book the 3 Best Hostels in Stockholm?

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Hostel Packing List

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List

FUN Things to do in Stockholm

Remember to book your tickets to the most popular sights in advance.