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
  • Relaxing

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Der Aufenthalt war ein tolles Elebnis. Wohnen in einem eheamilgen Gefängnis, was z.T. auch noch noch ein Museum ist, ist fast einmalig. Dazu die ruhige Lge mitten im Zentrum Stockholms. Trotz der relativen guten Anbindung an das öffentlich Verkehrsnetz sind wir nur zu Fuß unterwegs gewesen. Einziger Wermutstropfen war der Ärger mit dem Parkticket, was aber die Mitarbeiter der Jugendherberge klären konnten.


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Wed 26 Aug 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