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Are you planning to visit Stockholm? Then we have some tips for you!
Stockholm is one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, and it’s located on the islands where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. Stockholm city center offers spacious green areas and architecture in the perfect blend of old and new, with shopping, sightseeing, entertainment and world-class restaurants.

Skanstulls Hostel is located in Södermalm, a neighborhood in Stockholm known for its vibrant nightlife. There are lots of activities and cultural attractions for those who want to experience the city from its best side. Here you will find tips on some very cool places to shop, eat and experience close by Skanstulls Hostel.

Summer in Stockholm

Stockholm is truly a summer city. Here one find an amount of parks and green areas in the middle of the city area.  Built upon 14 islands Stockholm offers a lot of water just perfect for recreation, swimming, for the beautiful view and for long walks along any of all our boardwalks.


Worth visiting at summer

Gröna lund, Stockholm’s amusement park since 1883. Open some days during May and every day from July until August. In September they have sporadically open.

Gröna lund have one excellent live scene where everything from major to local artists performs and they have a well filled program during the summer with something suitable for pretty much every taste. Just make sure to be there in time on days when popular artists performs as it attracts a lot of people and they often closes the gates early. [opens in new window]


Skansen, a Sweden in miniature. Seeing Skansen as only a Zoo will make one miss a lot of it’s charm and our Swedish culture. Skansen have a great location on Djurgården and have collected typical and historical buildings from all over Sweden. And not only that. These buildings is used as a living museum where one can get a glimpse of how Scandinavians used to live. One can visit a traditional fäbod or why not a see glassblowers in action? [opens in new window]


The Royal Palace is a must for first time visitors. No matter if just wanting to go there for seeing the Royal guards, take a selfie or for visiting any of those museeums residing there. One can also get guided tours throughout the castle.


The Royal Palace [opens in new window]


The ABBA museum. What would Sweden be without ABBA? A lot more boring when it comes to music! This world famous pop group that haven’t been performing since early 80th isn’t possible to experiences better that through this museum dedicated all to ABBA. [opens in new window]


For more tips about what to do and what to see when visiting Stockholm our official tourist guide is a good starting point. Visit Stockholm [opens in new window]

Stockholm Pub Crawl

Activities, Music, Night Life

This is the perfect tour for you who want to meet other people, want to have fun and want to be shown to the hottest nightlife in town!

As a guest at Skanstulls Hostel you get a discount and an experience you won’t forget.

Do you need to rest the day after? It won’t be any problem as we have cost worthy accommodations.


Visit Stockholm Pub Crawl for mor info [site opens in new tab]

Organic at Urban Deli


Just a stone’s throw from Skanstulls Hostel is Urban Deli, restaurant and cafe with an organic focus. In the market hall you can even buy ingredients if you’d rather cook your meal yourself at the hostel. Why not grab a glass of wine or a beer on the patio if the weather is fine?


Address: Nytorget 4

Garden Party

Night Life

Visiting Trädgården (the garden) is a must if you visit Stockholm in the summer. It is a popular outdoor club right under the Skanstull bright in Södermalm, just a stone’s throw from the hostel. See live performances, dance, play table tennis or why not boules all night long. Remember to come early to avoid the queue!


Address: Hammarby Slussväg 2

Göta Lejon


A short walk along Götgatan towards Slussen, you will find the Göta Lejon, a theater where you enjoy anything from major musicals to concerts and stand-up comedy.

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Address: Götgatan 55

Experience Södermalm from a segway


If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s about time! Rent a Segway and explore the city or join a guided tour around Södermalm. The Segway is suitable for all types of people, as long as you are over 15 and have a body weight of maximum 120 kg. We strongly recommend that you rent your Segway from …. , just a short distance from the hostel!