I had a wonderful time in Stockholm, largely due to City Hostel! City Hostel invited me to stay for 3 nights. When communicating with the staff via e-mail they were very helpful and pinpointed me directions from the airport to the hostel, which were easy to follow.
The accommodations were conveniently located in Flemingattan which was walking distance from the city center and Gamla stan (Old Town). Next to the hostel was a 7-11 and multiple restaurants, including a Sushi place that I frequented.
Upon entering, you’ll walk down a flight of stairs to check in at the lobby. The employee I spoke with (Sara) was very friendly and answered any questions I had.
Here were the hostel digs, where I stayed in an 8-bed mixed dorm. The beds were clean and comfortable:
On each wall they had an outlet to charge your essentials and a nightlight that you can turn on when you want to study or read! (P.S. the on and off switch is on the bottom of the light.) Remember to purchase a travel adapter because outlets in Europe are different from those in America.
The lockers are a bit narrow so I couldn’t fit my suitcase or bulky backpack. So I took out the items from my backpack and ended up storing just my essentials. Turns out, the lockers don’t include a lock, so I went to the front and purchased one for 45 SEK. Always store your items in lockers as you never know who will stay in the same room as you!
Since I’m a digital nomad, I was curious about Wi-Fi speeds. I was initially taking the week off my part-time position in case speeds were too low. However, to my pleasant surprise the internet was fast, and I was able to get a lot of work done.
If you didn’t bring a device, they also have internet stations and printers available for a fee.
Common Room/Social Area
A lot of my time was spent in the common room/social area, but I went there to work rather than socialize. Most people who lounged out in the room were on their laptops as well.
In the common room there were binders of lists of activities, which we found EXTREMELY helpful when figuring out what to do.
The kitchen area provided cups, bowls, and utensils as well as some free food:
My roommate made me food on my second day! So sweet:
The showers were spacious, and they had stools and hangers to put your toiletries/clothes on. I usually have a hard time juggling my stuff when showering, so I was thoroughly pleased with the space. They also play good oldies in the bathrooms :).
There was a diverse range of people at the hostel. Each day, new people entered and left. I came across some folks over 60 and others younger than me. And I ended up befriending two of my “roommates” who I hung out with most of the trip. They definitely made Stokcholm memorable!
I enjoyed staying at City Hostel and would recommend it to others because:
1. It is affordable
2. Beds were comfortable and clean
3. Wi-Fi was fast
4. Employees were kind and helpful
5. And you’ll meet a diverse group of people!
If you are planning to stay, you can click here to see the latest prices. Things to note if you book: make sure to bring a lock, and make sure to introduce yourself to new travelers!
To get to the hostel from the airport:
Buying bus tickets online is cheaper than buying at the airport (you can get them here). I purchased my round-trip tickets to Stockholm City for about 198 SEK. When you arrive at the airport, look for buses called Flygbussarna. Take the bus to the last stop, and head to the Kungsbron bridge, where you keep right and walk until you see the hostel, next to the 7-11 on your left at Fleminggatan.
*Thanks to City Hostel for supporting me on my stay at City Hostel! As always, all opinions are my own.