Skanstull Hostel, Stockholm

Posted February 20, 2013 by in Sweden




Sleep Quality




Total Score

7.5/ 10

Price: US$25 to $85 per person. Bed sheets and towels rented separately.
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Central location, beautifully decorated rooms, each with its own theme and free pasta!


Lack of windows in some rooms and common areas makes it unsuitable for claustrophobics.

Trendy and centrally located, Skanstull Hostel is a great option for those looking to explore the happening side of Stockholm and meet some new friends along the way.

by Alberto Molero
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During our recent Ice Run journey through the coldest parts of Europe, we had the opportunity to spend New Year’s eve in one of the most vibrant cities of Europe, Stockholm. Having experienced an exceptionally quiet Christmas in Oslo we didn’t know what to expect. Luckily for us we found a city full of life and a great base to feel at home during the festivities.

Situated in Södermalm, one of the most lively areas of the city, the hostel was just a few steps away from the underground station. There was plenty to explore around the hostel and it was also within a few minutes’ walk from Fjällgatan, one of the best spots to catch the famous New Year’s fireworks and take in a view of the city’s waterway.

The best part of the hostel has to be its uniquely decorated rooms, each of them with its own theme and artistic style. Our room had an elegant but quirky feel to it, furnished with a vintage armchair, velvet cushions, and modern artwork. Rooms in the hostel are usually on the small end, but the cleanliness and tasteful design make up for it. What we didn’t like so much was the lack of windows in our room and in common areas of the hostel (the hostel is basically in a basement).

Another big plus is the free (uncooked) pasta for guests, ideal for those on a budget in one of the most expensive cities in Europe. There’s also plenty of space in the communal kitchen to cook your own meals and enjoy them in the comfort of the modern dining area.

Overall we found Skanstull hostel to be great value for money and perfect for flashpackers who are looking for something stylish, convenient, yet affordable.

Our Room in Skanstull Hostel

Fun Decorations on the Hostel’s Corridors

The Kitchen, Socializing Hub of Skanstull Hostel

Disclaimer: Our stay was made possible by hostelbookers and Skanstull hostel, but all opinions are our own.

About the Author

Alberto Molero

Alberto Molero is the co-founder, photographer and designer of WildJunket. As an adventure junkie, he’s fed his adrenaline cravings with scuba-diving trips in Borneo, ice-climbing excursions in Iceland and hiking expeditions in Australia. When he’s not traveling the world, he dreams of living on the beach and going surfing all day.

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