Treat yourself to an ancient Scandinavian tradition while you stay at City Backpackers. Have a free sauna after trotting around the city, relax sore feet and meet new friends. The sauna is free every afternoon at 17.00 (5pm) for boys and 19.00 (7pm) for girls. You can also book the sauna any other time of the day for a small fee.
At City Backpackers we can’t stand the thought of our guests being hungry. Pasta is free all the time, boil it and eat it plain or buy some sauce in the reception.
The big guest kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, a microwave and plenty of stoves and fridges. But the main point is; this is a great place to get to know the other guests! Oh, the tap water is delicious, by the way, so there's no need to buy bottled water as long as you're staying with us.
Borrow a brand new dead cool tandem bike; "Hell Betty" for two hours free of charge! Or rent one of our regular bikes, 50 SEK for four hours. You can also rent our brand new longboards for the same price. (If you want to rent a bike for more than four hours, please contact a bike rental or use the city bikes.)
There are plenty of showers at City Backpackers, all recently renovated. If you are not too shy you can use the shared shower rooms, but there are also private showers with WC if you want to lock yourself in and have some privacy. There is no time limit or extra charge for the hot water. Of course not! We like it when our guests are smelling nice!
All rooms are provided with central heating in winter and air condition in summer, so that a constant temperature of about 20 degrees centigrade is maintained. In case you come from a warmer part of the planet and feel chilly, don’t hesitate to ask the staff for an extra blanket. We will keep you safe and warm!
Surf all you want - in bed or in our internet lounge. Internet is free of charge with six Mac and three PC computers and high speed cable connection. You can also use your own laptop if you have a wireless adapter installed. The WIFI covers all guestrooms and is (ah, get used to it) also free!
Remember the most important meal of the day. Every morning we serve a tasty breakfast in our café: A double sandwich with cheese and jam, a cup of tea or fresh Swedish coffee, cereal with milk and a glass of orange juice. Check in price 40 SEK. (Or have a pasta breakfast for free in the guest kitchen if you’re on a tight budget!)
Bed linen is compulsory at City Backpackers, but not included in the price. You can rent them for 50 SEK (a one time cost) or bring your own. This will save you money if you are travelling Scandinavia, since most hostels allow you to use your own sheets. In the long run this will also save the environment, since there will be less laundry vans driving around with bed linen which have only been used once...
Our laundry facilities can be used 08.00 – 22.00 (8am – 10pm). The price of 50 SEK includes washing powder and tumble drying.
City Backpackers loves this planet, and we want to save it. We have an environmental policy regarding waste recycling, using electricity from renewable sources, energy efficient white wares and light bulbs, and a non smoking indoor environment. You can help, too. Bring your own bed linen and recycle your garbage.
The hostel has cable TV with channels like Eurosport, MTV, CNN and BBC. (Free of course!)
If there's nothing good on TV, borrow a film in reception. We have a good selection of the best Swedish films ever, all with English subtitles. So if you don’t feel like going out, make yourself some pop corn and curl up in an armchair!
Come hang out with us! We have several natural meeting points in the hostel: Comfortable lounges with sofas, tables, chairs, cable TV, books and cool people. Settle in an armchair and read newspapers and magazines in English. Take a moment to relax, write a couple of postcards, or read a good book from our book exchange. As long as the weather allows there is a courtyard at your disposal, furnished with tables, comfy sofas and chairs. This is the only place in the hostel were smoking is allowed.
We have lockers in all rooms if you want to lock up your luggage. Use your own padlock or buy one in the reception at a bargain price.
Before you check in or after you have checked out you can keep your luggage in our luggage room, free of charge. Perfect if you have a couple of hours before your flight, train or boat leaves, and you don’t want to carry your heavy backpack around town. (Just be aware that all our guests have access to the same luggage room, so don't leave your valuables there.)
Once you have checked in, the hostel has no curfew. You can come and go as you like with the door codes you get when you check in. And the Stockholm club scene is pretty good, so don't tuck yourself in too early!
We accept most credit cards, including VISA and Master Card, but not American Express.
You don’t have to be a member of a hostel organisation to stay at our hostel. City Backpackers is affiliated to the Swedish hostel organisation SVIF (Sveriges Vandrarhem i Förening) and VIP backpackers. We also cooperate with Hostelworld.com. You are welcome to visit SVIF at their website; www.svif.se, if you want to look for hostels in other parts of Sweden.