City backpackers is a cool hostel, central at just a 10-15 min walk from the bus/train station, with 24/7 shops near by!. Young staff are friendly just a shame no one is there from 23.00!. Big kitchen space downstairs,with internet.
Unique Quality: Every night is a Swedish film night!. The hostel is safe and clean. Theres a sauna downstairs plus a big patio outside. Its also Eco friendly. Free tour around the neighbourhood, Free pasta and ice skate hire.
We spent 3 nights here and had a really good time. The hostel is pretty easy to find and really near the Cityterminalen, which means its really handy if you arrive in the evening or whatever. The hostel is really clean, pretty friendly. Free pasta and tea/coffeeis available too. Free internet access but can sometimes be hard getting on a computer! Couple of dodgy showers, but would recommend apart from that!
Unique Quality: Free pasta/tea/coffee. Free Internet. Great location.
City Backpackers is clean, friendly, professional, comfortable, and worth the extra money. The free pasta and coffee truly does come in handy and the two TV rooms were also quite convenient, especially during the World Cup. I met lots of people and had a great time.
The hostel is right downtown and not five minutes from the bus station. This was especially handy for catching the 3.20 AM bus to Skavsta Airport.
There may be cheaper hostels further out, but this one is deifnitely worth it.
For people looking for comfortable budget accommodation in Stockholm, City Backpackers is an excellent place to stay. I stayed in a 'Mixed 8 bed dorm', the room was very spacious and everyone had their own locker (you need to bring a padlock though, or you can buy one at reception). The beds were comfortable and each had their own light, so that the overhead light could be turned out when the majority wanted to sleep.
Unique Quality: Excellent features about this hostel are; free tea and coffee, free pasta, free internet (and you can hook up your digital camera to one of them, so you can send all your friends your latest pictures), there is a lobby to sit and read in (book exchange and foreign newspapers available), there is a lounge room with cable TV and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at. Or if you feel like sitting outside, there is also a courtyard. Also, you can have a free sauna in the morning, men and women separate though.
Also a 'rule' when entering the hostel is to take your shoes off at the door (this is a custom in Scandinavian countires, although I am not sure if other hostels in Stockholm go by this as well). I liked walking around the hostel in my socks, it might sound silly, but it made me feel at home :).
Reception is open from 8am-10pm
Directions: 500m north of the Central Station
I'm a mature traveler. My sister and I stayed at the City BackPackers Hostel in early December 2004. We had a double room (bunkbeds) that was small, but very clean. It had Christmas candles (electric) in the room's window -- such a welcoming little touch :) Compared to other hostels, the beds here were more comfortable than most. The hostel is efficiently run, and has rules that keep the place running in a pleasant manner: no smoking, take off your shoes at the door, access codes for security, be quiet after 11 PM. The kitchen is large and well furnished. There is a pleasant TV lounge. Internet access is offered free on a half dozen computers. Showers are adequate (wish they had hooks for clothes and the see-through stalls were a bit intimidating for an old fart like me). The location is great -- a short walk to public transportation and easy walk to downtown area. There is a fantastic bakery within a block that is a perfect breakfast stop (go left out the front door, take a left at the corner and walk down the street -- the bakery will be across the street almost to end of the first block). Hotel rooms were outrageous in Stockholm during winter, and City BackPackers provided a pleasant place to stay for about $70 US for a double room. I plan to return to this hostel in the future!
Unique Quality: Their website is great -- you can even take a virtual tour of the rooms, showers, etc. :)
Directions: Convenient to Central rail station and walking distance to Gamla Stan.
City Backpackers is the most central hostel, about a 10 minute walk from central station.
Its very clean(they even make you take off your shoes on entry!). Internet is free all day/night. They have a good laundry service and even have a sauna!!!!!! 8 bed dorms are 180KR. They also have some bigger dorms. Theres a good tv room and 2 kitchens. I couldnt really fault the place.
This hostel is within walking distance to the Central Station so you are in the middle of Stockholm when saying here. The rooms has between 2 -8 beds and they have a decent variety of foreging channels so you dont have to watch Swedish TV.=) Its open all year around too.
anyone able to help me with some suggestions and/ or links to hostels/ cheap hotels in stockholm, preferably in central city??
Have a look at:
try http://www.hotelpricescanner.com rooms start from 20 euros a night
What type of accomodation would you like?
If a bunk bed in a dorm room is enough for you, than you should check the above links for hostels, they are usually fine in Sweden, and it is definitely the cheapest option.
However, if you would like to book a room in a hotel/hostel for yourself, it is also worth to check private rooms and apartments to rent, you can find some cheap options among them.
Here is a list of agencies that can help you find one:
Last time we booked a small private apartment for 2 persons near the city center for around SEK 600-650/night, which was about the same price as a double room in a hostel, but much more comfortable.
Sodra Blasieholmshammen 8, Stockholm, Stockholm
Tegelbacken 6, Stockholm, Stockholm
Mariatorget 3, Box 175 25, Stockholm, Stockholm
Sodra Blasieholmshamnen 2, PO Box 161 96, Stockholm
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Address: Upplandsgatan 2A, Stockholm, Stockholm, 111 23, Sweden