Where to stay in Stockholm: City Hostel

Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Reviews, Sweden

During my recent stint in Scandinavia with Eurail.com, I wanted to stick to budget accommodation, as I found the cost of traveling there expensive enough as it was (as in $9 for a bottle of juice). Cue the City Hostel in Stockholm.

City Hostel Stockholm: The Location


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The hostel is located on Kungsholmen, on the Western side of one of Stockholm’s many islands. Transportation-wise, there are two metro T-Bana stations nearby (namely, Rådhuset and T-Centralen), and also several bus lines that go straight into the city center - in other words, location is perfect. The surrounding neighborhood is bustling with life, cafés and ethnic restaurants, for the pleasure of your taste buds.

But if like me, you are on a budget, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s a grocery store one block away from the hostel, which comes in very handy for diner or late night snacks.

City Hostel Stockholm: The Hostel

I was a bit surprised that the hostel was actually in a basement - in my hostel history, that usually doesn’t lead to anything good. But I was very happy to see that nothing about this place is creepy - quite the opposite, in fact. The common rooms are welcoming and very IKEA-looking, which made me very happy. I like me some IKEA!

There’s a small but functional kitchen with of tableware, a dining room and a lounging area, all of which are spotless and fun to hang out in.

The bathrooms are large and very clean, with good lighting and plenty of mirrors. The hostel owners really did think about everything!

City Hostel Stockholm: The Rooms

I was assigned a private room for three nights, on the quiet side of the hostel. It was like having my own cocoon away from the hustle and cold of the city! The room was fully equipped with free wifi, cable television and clean, pure decor.

There are however two downsides to this room: there is very little natural light coming in the room, which can be a bit disorientating in the mornings. And also, very little storing space. I was glad to be there by myself, because I honestly don’t know how it would be possible to fit two suitcases in there and still have room to walk around. But for a single person, it was perfectly fine!

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I really had a nice time during my stay at the City Hostel Stockholm, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hostel to anybody looking for quality but cheap accommodation in Stockholm.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of City Hostel Stockholm and Hostelworld. As always, all opinions and IKEA-addicted photos are mine.

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13 Responses to “Where to stay in Stockholm: City Hostel”

  1. Ele

    04. Dec, 2012

    I seem to have stayed in this exact hostel. The dorm rooms are tiny and have now windows at all (not that it bothered me anyway, hostels are only for sleeping). But the price was right and the transport-the metro- was right across the street, it’s a few stops from the Old Town.

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  2. Nathan

    08. Jan, 2013

    What a great option in Stockholm - traveling there is expensive enough as it is, good to know there are QUALITY budget accommodation options.

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  3. Amélie

    08. Jan, 2013

    I wish I’d known that before I booked my hotel - this hostel seems to have got it all!

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      08. Jan, 2013

      Maybe you still cancel and book there instead?!

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  4. Rajhil

    08. Jan, 2013

    Bookmarking this for my soon Eurotrip.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      08. Jan, 2013

      Good to know! Let me know if you have questions.

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  5. Marie

    08. Jan, 2013

    Definitely a great budget option in Stockholm - and there aren’t many!

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      08. Jan, 2013

      Very true - I can count on one hand the budget accommodation in Stockholm. This is perhaps the best one!

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  6. Paul

    08. Jan, 2013

    I stayed there, and I too was surprised by it. I mean, I wasn’t expecting much from a hostel that’s in a basement, but I was taken aback by just how great it is. Made me fall in love with Sweden even more!

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  7. Vera

    09. Jan, 2013

    Sounds good! We’re planning to travel to Stockholm in March, and since we only have a couple of days, a place that is central is important - usually we don’t mind walking a lot, even prefer it, in fact, but with not that much time on our hands, easy access to public transport is gold:). As is the super-market one block away. Cool!

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  8. Cheryl Howard

    09. Jan, 2013

    Looks like a great place to stay! Will keep this in mind for whenever I get some time to travel my way through some of the Nordic nations. :)

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