STF Vandrarhem af Chapman & Skeppsholmen hostel is centrally located on the island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, offering a unique hostelling experience aboard an old sailing ship or in a 19th century building originally used as firewood storage for the royal castle.

Aboard the ship you can stay in comfortable cabins - some have been restored back to their original style - or in regular rooms with bunk beds in the 19th century building. In the main building you will find a kitchen, common room with TV and a bar and restaurant that serves traditional Swedish food.

Af Chapman & Skeppsholmen is close to the nightlife and museums of Stockholm. In just a few minutes you can walk to the archipelago ferries at Strömskajen and further onto Kungsträdgården, or hop on a ferry to get to Skansen Open-Air Museum, Cirkus concert hall and Gröna Lund amusement park.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing

Green rating



We stayed at the boat for 3 nights. To get there you had to go down some very steep stairs and you couldn't sit upright in the beds. So I wouldn't recommend the boat for people who want a certain level of comfort. Nonetheless the beds were very comfy. The showers don't look very inviting on first sight but they are wonderfull. Everything is very clean. The best thing is probably the breakfast - delicious. We loved our stay and would like to come again one day!


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Wed 04 Mar 2015

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Sun 04 May 2014

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Vasamuseet, Schereninselrundfahrt,

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Wed 11 Jun 2014