A unique opportunity to stay in an old prison, STF Långholmen Hostel is located on Långholmen island in central Stockholm. The building used to be the Crown Prison until 1975, when the last convict left. The hostel is close to Södermalm - well-known for its bars, restaurants, theatres, galleries and lively atmosphere - and the beach, green areas and public transport.

Accommodation is in well-equipped cells with 2-4 bunks, with or without private bathroom, and most cells have their own shower and WC. After your day discovering Stockholm, rest your feet back at the hostel in the TV room, Internet room or grab a coffee at the café and bar.

Inside this distinctive youth hostel visit the prison museum, illustrating the long history of the prison. In contrast take a relaxing stroll on Långholmen - its maze of paths are ideal for walking or jogging.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Culture

Green rating



I had a very nice experience in Langholmen. although the wax statues outside was somehow creepy, the hostel was still sweet and comfortable. bathroom was very clean, guest kitchen was clean and convenient. lovely staff. take about 10 min walk to the bus/subway station or shops/supermarket. quiet.


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Mon 16 Nov 2015

As a tall person, you may bang your head here and there, but this cannot be improved ;-)


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Mon 09 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Little shops in Södermalm, the town hall, Djurgarden, rosendals trädgard.

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Thu 07 May 2015

Where next?

Close to subway Hornstul. Very good acces to public transport.

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Thu 07 May 2015