Langholmen Hotel & Hostel

Langholmsmuren 20, Box 9116, Stockholm, 102 72, Sweden
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Langolmem is a penitentiary...

by Pierangelo

Langolmem is a penitentiary now transformed in hostel (160 SEK) near the center of Stockholm, in the Langholmen island. Tel.08-6680500
The rooms are cells with bars and you can sleep into the prison's museum itself.

Accommodation is, as everyone...

by Eberhard

Accommodation is, as everyone already knows, rather expensive. We have been staying in a middle class hotel on a boat called “Mälardrottningen”. The are two other more reasonable accommodations, the “Af Chapman”, also a boat, and a previous prison The “Langholmen Vandrarhem”. I will list them, but I cannot give a personal recommendation. In all cases it is advisable to make a reservation as soon as you know that and when you will go to Stockholm.
In the Tourist office they also have catalogues on “Bed and Breakfast”, unfortunately not in the city, but only on the little islands in the East Sea.
Lodging Recommendation
1. Mälardrottningen , Double room approx 125 US $, Small rooms with a small toilet and shower
2. Af Chapman,
3. Langholmen Vandrarhem Unique Qualities
1. old (lake) boat (Diesel), good location close to the old city “Gamla Stan”
2. old sailing boat
3. previous prison

Prison Hotel

by Durfun about Långholmen

I haven't stayed here, but suggest this for those seeking a hostel...

Have you checked ? There is this cool converted prison that gets rave reviews!

Långholmen, near Södermalm. (hostelworld's listing under 'Langholmens Vandrarhem')

Obviously, depends of the neighbourhood you're after for the commuting, but Stockholm itself is a collection of islands.. A converted prison!

Built in the 1840s, it served as a Crown prison until 1975, when the last convict left the island.

The large hostel Langholmen is situated on a green and quiet island close to public communications.

Most cells are well-equipped & have their own shower and WC.

The kitchen is fine and you get personal boxes in the fridge!

One of the beaches at Sodermalm

by sahlenare

A small beach that is crowded with families who have little children...
Despite that it is crowded it is a nice beach and itýs close to home :o)

The beach is located on Langholmen, you need to go pass the old prison and then youýre there.

Swimming in open water

by Roggeveen

The water in and araound Stockholm is usualy clean enough to swimm. There are several places (on the tourist maps) where you can find swimming facilities, like a shower. We went to the island of langholmen for a refreshing swim.
Tube station: Fridhemsplan



Forum Posts

Hi all!

by jawjuhdude

Budget traveller here...wondering if anyone has any infromation on campsites really close to Stockholm. I arrive on July 6, and am also wondering if I need to make reservations at a campsite???

I found some info online about campsites, but because I'm not familiar with Stockholms geography, I don't know how far they are from the city.

Thanks for your help~!


Re: Hi all!

by Alvik

Try this website :

My suggestiion for areas:

Vaxholm - by the sea, very beautiful. Like the little town atmosphere - springs to life in the summer.

Eckero and HUddinge is also nice.

Re: Hi all!

by El_Sueco

Most central camping ground is Ostermalms citycamping
info at:
You also have a caravan camping very central at Langholmen
info at:
Good communikations by bus:
Flaten Camping, 15 km south
info at:
Good communications by subway:
Bredang Camping, some 10 km west
info at:
Satra Camping, some 10 km west also
info at:

You will find what you need in these web-sites (English version available), prices, maps, phone number, email-addresses etc.
There are some others on more distance from the city, but your choice is of course depending on how you are travelling.
I would choose Flaten! Good luck.

staying in jail

by hrothgarorange

Hello friend and i are students at university level in america and we're going to be traveling in scandinavia (mostly sweden) the summer of 2005.. the thing is that we are really poor.. i have heard that in scandinavia instead of staying in hostels/hotels/etc, you can stay ask to spend a night in the jail for free.. so my question is is this true? also, is it possible to stay there for several nights in a row? tack så mycket!

Re: staying in jail

by Gili_S

As far as I know Scandinavia, beside sex and education, nothing else is for free. Of course, if you will be found guilty in charge and be sentenced to jail, I think you do not need to pay rent for it.

Here is a link for you, but not free either:

Re: staying in jail

by cachaseiro

that is highly unsusal and would only ever happen in a small town if you had a really good story.
this is something that could happen 50 years ago when a foreign traveller was an unsusal thing, but these days where you have hundreds of them coming in every day it's all different.

camping wild is allowed in sweden though as long as you leave the place as you found it and stay at least 200 meters from private property.
that could be an option if you don't have much money.

Re: staying in jail

by christine.j

Hi, my daughters stayed in a youth hostel in Stockholm which used to be a jail. Maybe that's what you heard. They really liked it.
It's Langholmen, already mentioned in the posting above.

Re: staying in jail

by classyskibum

Thats a good one. The local police would love to read that one.

Camping is your best bet i.e. come with a backpack much as the other reader mentioned. Save all your pennies and returnables though as its the one of most (if not thee most) exspensive countries to drink in. Of course you may get that free overnight stay

what does "avresa" mean?

by christine.j

Hi, my two daughters are planning a trip to Stockholm to celebrate the "Abitur" of my youngest daughter. Following a tip of VT members they wanted to book the Langholmen youth hostel. On their reservation site they have "arrival" dd/mm/yy
and then in the next line
"avresa" dd/mm/yy
Is this Swedish for "departure"?
That's what we assumed , but we are not sure.
Can someone translate it for us? Thank you very much.

Re: what does "avresa" mean?

by MalenaN

You are right, avresa means departure.

Re: Re: what does "avresa" mean?

by christine.j

Thank you.

Re: Re: what does "avresa" mean?

by Sjalen

It does indeed :-) Compare it to "Abreise" and you'll see how much German is in the Swedish language :-)

Långholmen is a great place - central and with its own little beach. My dad used to tease the inmates in the prison when he was a boy and his classmate's father was a prison guard...Could never imagine it would become a hostel and hotel of course...

Re: Re: what does "avresa" mean?

by christine.j

You're right, of course. We were in Sweden two years ago and between English and German we were able to figure out some of the words,( when we read them, not when we heard them).
We just got the mail from the youth hostel, there is a cell available. Good news.
Thanks for your advice.

Re: Re: what does "avresa" mean?

by Sjalen

A cell available :-)))

Yes, it was the same for me when I lived in Belgium. Through mixing German, Swedish and English I understood soooo much Flemish :-)

But yes, especially things to do with travelling is very German. When I was little, before we had the X2000 high speed trains and Inter City trains, our fastest trains were called "snälltåg" which is Schnellzug...Just to give you another example.


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Address: Langholmsmuren 20, Box 9116, Stockholm, 102 72, Sweden