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City Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Upplandsgatan 2A, Stockholm, Sweden 111 23

92.6% Overall Rating

1702 out of 1773 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/09/2014)

"Lovely big and airy rooms, with plenty of space for your luggage. The deck outside and common room & kitchen downstairs were great to hang out in. Free pasta to cook - excellent! Decent breakfast on offer at the cafe…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.59
  • Linen USD 6.99
  • Towel USD 2.10

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

The reception is open 8.00 am to midnight. If you will arrive later than 22.00, please get back to us so we can arrange a late check in. You will then get a code for the entrance doors. If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the latest one day before arrival. Late cancellations will be charged for the first night. Sheets are 50 SEK to rent (a onetime cost) but you can also choose to bring your own. Breakfast is 40 SEK when purchased at check-in. Each bed has an individual locker; bring your own padlock or buy one from us for 30 SEK **Please can you contact us with your arrival time on your check-in day prior to your arrival.**

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Stockholm?

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The perfect downtown location, lots of common areas, staff guided tours and a café with an international vibe. City Backpackers gives you a lot more than a bed to sleep in -
it's simply the best base camp for young travellers exploring Stockholm.

Free high speed internet on Mac and PC computers and free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms 24 hours!
Free pasta - cook as much as you can eat!
Free evening sauna - the ultimate Swedish experience! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

6 Bedroom Apartment (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Quad (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bedroom Suite (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About City Backpackers Hostel

City Backpackers is designed to be the ultimate meeting place, where you are guaranteed to meet fellow travellers from all over the world.

We have a big guest kitchen with plenty of space in the fridges if you want to save money by cooking your own food. It has a really nice vibe around dinnertime, when everyone meets and talk while cooking the free pasta. There's also a cosy breakfast café, where we have Swedish cooking classes in the evening for our guests once a week. We also hold movie nights.

Relax and meet new friends in the sauna, which is free for two hours every evening. We have plenty of common areas where you can hang out and read daily newspapers and international magazines, or get to know the other guests. There's a book exchange and satellite TV with a DVD player, and you can borrow classic Swedish films with English subtitles any time.

In the summer we furnish our courtyard with comfy sofas where you can stretch out and watch the light blue Swedish summer night sky. Our guests enjoy the BBQ nights. It's okay to have a cigarette here, but nowhere else in the hostel.

City Backpackers own staff takes turns showing our guests Stockholm and Swedish culture. We offer adventures and events. For example, we go on guided bike rides every week in the summer, and in the winter time we arrange an awesome and incomparable Viking Sauna Tour. We go to a wood heated sauna floating on the Baltic Sea outside Stockholm – a unique chance to try a weird and wonderful Scandinavian tradition; winter bathing.

We love our planet and want to save it! That’s why we let our guests bring their own bed linen if they want to save money – it saves laundry, too. We also recycle our waste, and use electricity from renewable sources, and energy efficient white wares and light bulbs.

City Backpackers is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed. Reception is open 08.00 – 24.00 (8am – midnight).

Please note that should you need to cancel your booking, remember to do that at 18.00 (6pm) at the latest the day before your arrival date. If you don't show up or cancel too late, we will have to charge your credit card for the first night.

Accommodation Information

You can stay in a room by yourself, in a double room or private triple to 6-bed ensuite or in a dorm with between 4, 6, 8 or 12 beds. We also offer Female dorms when available. We also have three apartments for up to six people with private bathroom, shower and kitchen.

All our beds have bed lights, and there's free WiFi in every room in the hostel. The shared showers are plentiful and have heated flooring. Some are separated shower cubicles/WC so you can have full privacy.
Note: Sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers are a must-have. Bring your own to cut costs or rent them for 50 SEK. If you bring a sleeping bag, you will need to rent a sheet and a pillow case for 25 SEK.

For your security there are lockers both inside and outside the rooms (bring a padlock or buy a cheap in reception). Before you check in or after you have checked out you can keep your luggage in our luggage room, or lock it in the lockers in the common areas.

*** Please note that we DO NOT accept reservations from guests with Stockholm address, even if booked through other websites. ***

Location Information

City Backpackers hostel has the best possible downtown location. It's right in the city centre, safe and quiet, and only a 500 meter walk from the central station and the city bus terminal, where you can take the airport shuttle bus.

Favourite places in the neighbourhood are: Centralbadet, the most beautiful indoor swimming pool in Sweden, just two blocks away. It's a spa from the early 20th century and surprisingly cheap for the value. It's located on Drottninggatan, which is the major shopping street in Stockholm, just around the corner from the hostel. The best vintage store Beyond Retro is only three minutes’ walk away, on the same street. Follow Drottninggatan downhill and you will find the best in- and outdoor food market in town, Hötorget. Nearby is the Kulturhuset, a really cool center for modern culture in Sweden, with a cartoon library, plenty of free exhibitions, and an independent Swedish design shop in the basement. In the summertime there's a huge beer garden right outside the hostel, with sunshine all evening. Two blocks down you will find the famous Ice bar, and uphill is a good location for a pub round if you want to meet locals, with classic Swedish eateries, like the pub Tennstopet and Café Tranan.

You will reach most of the famous tourist sites in Stockholm’s within 20 minutes’ walk from the hostel, like Gamla Stan, the medieval part of town, and the City Hall, where you also can get on the boat to the Unesco world heritage Viking city called Birka.