City Backpackers Hostel

Upplandsgatan 2A, Stockholm, 111 23, Sweden
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The #1 choice for travelers heading for Stockholm - voted one of the top 10 hostels worldwide on numerous occasions by guests!

FREE high speed Internet on 8 computers & WIFI in all guest rooms 24h!
FREE pasta! (Though you have to bring the sauce yourself...)
FREE evening sauna - the ultimate Swedish experience!
FREE ice-skates to borrow (winter season)!

Stay in a 11-bedroom Sunday-Thursday for just 195 SEK (normal price: 230 SEK)!
These special price beds are better to be booked well in advance, since they are limited in number.

The location is the best possible in the city center - safe and quiet, although it?s only a 500 meter walk from the central railway and bus stations. Many of the city?s sights, including the Old Town, can be found within walking distance and the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, is just around the corner!

City BackPackers is designed to be a great meeting place where you are guaranteed to meet and hang out with other travelers from all over the world if you wish so. We never have less than 50 travelers staying with us on any single day of the year. This does not mean that our hostel always is jam-packed with people though.

You can stay in a room with 2, 4, 6, 8, 11 and 12 beds, female dorms are provided. There are also two private studios for up to 6 people where you have your own shower, bathroom and kitchen.

Sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers are a must-have and in case you do not bring you own, you will have to 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 or off course - bring your own!

We have a large fully-equipped guest kitchen within the hostel and also a new cozy in-house backpacker café with breakfast options and a great variety of sandwiches, cookies, snacks and hot & cold drinks all day long! When you want to relax there is a hot sauna and lounge areas with satellite TV, daily newspapers and mini table tennis available. We have quite a lot common areas to hang out and meet other travellers. Every night is movie night when we show a popular Swedish film.

We also offer a very popular and incomparable sauna tour by the sea!

For your security there are lockers both inside and outside the rooms (bring a padlock or buy one in the reception for 25 SEK!) The hostel also keeps a nice courtyard at your disposal.

City Backpackers has an environmental-friendly approach and is working on getting the EU eco-label for accommodation (the flower). This includes among other things: waste recycling, electricity from renewable sources, energy efficient white wares and light bulbs, no smoking and an environmental friendly policy.

City Backpackers is open 365 days a year and has no curfew. No hostel membership is needed.

Please note that you must book for a minimum of 2 nights at the weekend.

You must notify the hostel for cancellation by 6 pm the day before your arrival, if not, the first night will be charged!


From Central Railway Station and Cityterminalen, the main bus terminal (also all airport buses): Take the main exit onto the street Vasagatan. Then take left and follow Vasagatan until you reach the square Norra Bantorget. Here Vasagatan changes name into Upplandsgatan. The hostel is in the first building on your right when you have passed the square, right after the restaurant Linkbar. Address: Upplandsgatan 2 A.

City BackPackers Hostel is situated in a 19th Century building on the square Norra Bantorget, which you find about 500 meters from the Central Station and Cityterminalen (the main bus terminal). You find us at Upplandsgatan, which is the extension of Vasagatan - the main street outside the Central Station. The hostel is located in the first building on Upplandsgatan as you arrive from the Central Station.
Address: Upplandsgatan 2A Map

By car
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'. Turn right after the sign 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 S:t Eriksplan you turn onto Torsgatan, and then follow that street to Norra Bantorget.

By train
When you have arrived at the Central Station, take the main exit onto the street Vasagatan. Take to the left and follow Vasagatan until you, after about 400 meters, reach the square Norra Bantorget. Here Vasagatan changes name into Upplandsgatan. The hostel is in the first builing on your right, right after the restaurant Anders Limpbar. On foot it takes about ten minutes to walk from the Central Station. The buses 47, 69 and 53 all stop at Norra Bantorget.
Address: Upplandsgatan 2A

By bus
The majority of buses stop at the City Terminalen, the main bus terminal. The best way to the hostel is to take the escalators at the left of the exit at Klarabergsviadukten. They take you to the street Vasagatan. Then you just follow the directions under train.

By airplane
If you arrive at the airports of Arlanda, Bromma or Skavsta you take the airport shuttle to City Terminalen. 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. The airport train terminal in Stockholm is situated at Östra Järnvägsgatan which is even closer to us than the Central Railway Station and Cityterminalen, about a five minute walk. Bus: 95 SEK, Train: 100 SEK (-26 yrs) or 200 SEK (from 26 yrs).


Credit cards acceptedSelf-catering FacilitiesNo curfew
Free luggage roomGames roomLockers in dorms
Lounge areaInternetRestaurant
24 hour hot showersTours/Travel DeskWashing machines
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