Overview of Hostel
We're the ?1 choice for travelers visiting Stockholm - voted the best hostel in Sweden 2019 by Hostelworld guests.
We've got free high-speed internet on our computers (Mac and PC) and free WIFI in all guestrooms. There's free pasta (make your own sauce) a free evening sauna (the ultimate Scandina
Our house is a 19th Century building on the square Norra Bantorget, which you find about 400 meters from the Central Station and Cityterminalen (the main bus terminal). Our street, Upplandsgatan, is the extension of Vasagatan, the main street outside the Central Station. City Backpackers hostel is located in the first building on the right side of Upplandsgatan as you arrive from the Central Station. You cannot miss it!
Address: Upplandsgatan 2A
When you arrive at the Central Station, take the main exit onto the street Vasagatan. Take left and follow Vasagatan about 400 meters until you reach the square Norra Bantorget. Here Vasagatan changes names to Upplandsgatan. The hostel is in the first building on your right. On foot it takes less then ten minutes to walk from the Central Station. The buses 69 and 53 both stop at Norra Bantorget, just outside the hostel.
The majority of buses stop at Cityterminalen, the main bus station, five minutes walk from City Backpackers. The closest way to the hostel is to take the back door out of the bus terminal, just where the buses drove in. Walk right on Kungsgatan, pass the casino, and then turn left on Vasagatan. From there you can see the big square Norra Bantorget, and thats where you will find us!
If you walk out of the bus terminal through the main entrance, take the escalators left of the exit at the bridge Klarabergsviadukten. The stairs take you down to the street Vasagatan. Take left and follow Vasagatan to the big square Norra Bantorget, and you will see our big yello flag across the square.
If you arrive at the airports of Arlanda, Bromma, Skavsta or Vasteras, you take the airport shuttle to Cityterminalen. Just follow the directions given above for guests arriving by bus.
From Arlanda airport you can also choose to take the high speed train, Arlanda Express, to downtown. The train is more expensive than the bus, but it gets you into the city in 20 minutes instead of 40.
If you arrive from the south of Stockholm on the E4 or E20 highways you take the exit directing you to Fridhemsplan. At Fridhemsplan you turn left onto S:t Eriksgatan. After a few hundred meters you will see a sign on the right hand side saying 'Norra Bantorget'. At the sign turn right onto Fleminggatan. Follow that street until it ends and continue over the bridge onto Kungsgatan. When you come to the crossing Kungsgatan/Vasagatan you turn left and soon you will find yourself at the square Norra Bantorget.
If you arrive by car from the north, follow the signs for S:t Eriksplan. At the square S:t Eriksplan you turn onto Torsgatan, and then follow that street to our square, Norra Bantorget. Parking in the street Upplandsgatan, outside the hostel, is allowed. It costs 15 SEK per hour, but is free at night (except the night after Wednesday, when parking is not allowed at all)..
Central railway station, Cityterminalen; the main terminal for airport shuttles and long distance coaches, Gamla Stan; the medieval part of Stockholm, Drottninggatan; the main walking and shopping street, many restaurants, the Ice Bar, and lot's of other bars and attractions.
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
City Backpackers is open 24 hours with no curfew. Reception opening hours are between: 08.00 - 22:00 (8am-10pm). If you're planning on arriving after 22:00 please contact reception in advance, to arrange late arrival. You will need a door code to gain entry. Free cancellation until 12:00 PM (noon) the day prior to your arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show, the property is entitled to charge an amount equal to the first night of your stay. Alternative payment method - City Backpackers Hostel accepts Apple Pay payments. *** Please note that we DO NOT accept reservations from guests with Stockholm address, even if booked through other websites. *** Group Bookings: * Please note that we take first night payment for size groups 8-12 people/apartment bookings in advance to secure the reservation. * Please note that your booking may be cancelled if you make several separate bookings and the total number of the group will be more than 12 people. * Must cancel 7 days prior to arrival date to get full refund. * Please, contact us directly for Large group bookings. No large group bookings can be made online. We only accept maximum 12 people in a group by online booking. Extra info to Note: Bed linen is compulsory which must be borrowed from our property and is not included in the room price. Bed linen costs 25 SEK / Towel 15 SEK. Combo Bedlinen + Towel = 35 SEK (one time cost for the whole duration of stay). * Some of our private rooms do not have windows but all our rooms are well air-conditioned and well-lit. * Outdoor shoes are not permitted inside the actual hostel building but you are very welcome to wear your own indoor slippers. * Guests under the age of 18 years old are not allowed to stay in shared dorms; they must book private rooms. Photo ID is required for all check-ins. * For your security there are lockers both inside and outside the rooms (bring a padlock or buy one for 50 SEK in the reception). * Before you check in or after you have checked out you can keep your luggage in our luggage room. * Smoking is allowed in the yard, but nowhere else. For Group Bookings: Our Group Policy Terms and Conditions Apply. * Please, contact us directly for group bookings. No large group bookings can be made online. We only accept maximum 12 people in a group by online booking.