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

Green rating



Eher kleine Zimmer (da Gefängniszellen), aber schön eingerichtet. Die Selbstversorgerküche ist perfekt und hat sogar Gewürze, Öle usw, vor dem Einkauf erst schauen was schon da ist. Mit Ubahn oder Bus ist man schnell in der Stadt, zu Fuss ist es aber eher zu weit. Der Gratisparkplatz ist für Autoreisende in einer Stadt natürlich Luxus.


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Thu 23 Jul 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