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

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  • Unique atmosphere
  • Culture
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Green rating



Little can be improved here. Wonderful to return 23 years after first staying here. The bar could sell beer until 11? It was a tiny thing, but I'd love to have been in time to have a beer when I return at 10.30, over-looking the ship and the harbour. Brilliant place though, staff, location, comfort. As you can see above. Perhaps recycling plastic/glass could be introduced or clear. Thank you for a great stay.


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Mon 05 Oct 2015

Staff were extremely helpful. We had made a booking covering two separate periods. Unfortunately the first period booking had been overlooked and when we arrived, check-in was delayed while staff re-arranged cabins. In the second period, there were a few problems with toilets and showers not functioning properly on level 2 in the land based property.


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Sun 04 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Das Vasa-Museum, Kungsträdgården, Gamla Stan, Skeppsholmen, Kastellholmen, Strandvägen

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Mon 18 May 2015

Attraction tip

Wander both sides of Gamla Stan. The side nearer the hostel is less busy but has some interesting places.

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Fri 14 Aug 2015