Cheapest ways to stay in Gothenburg

It's not easy to travel round Scandinavia on a tight budget. However, in terms of budget accommodation, Gothenburg offers some well located, affordable and high quality hostels. As well as the mandatory free WiFi, these places offer everything needed to recharge the batteries after a day exploring the city or a late-night exploring Gothenburg's bars and clubs! 


Slottsskogen Hostel

Located in beautiful Linnéstaden with its blend of vibrant culture, varied cuisine and fine architecture, Slottsskogen Hostel is right next door to the large city park it shares its name with. On-site entertainment includes: pool table, a movie night and quiz night. There are also bicycles for hire and a sauna to enjoy – welcome to Sweden! Their breakfast buffet is available to adults for an additional 75 SEK, children (under 12 years) pay 45 SEK. Choose between rooms with a single bed, multiple beds, apartments and hotel style accommodation. A bed in a dormitory with up to six beds is around 235 SEK.

Backpackers Göteborg

Backpackers Göteborg is also located in Linnéstaden and is really convenient for the Botanical Gardens and cafe-filled Haga district. This is the place to stay if you are looking to meet like minded travellers who are on a budget. Its fully equipped kitchen, in particular, is ideal for those guests interested in cooking for themselves and saving money in the process. A bed in a dormitory costs around 200 SEK and comes with access a pool table, movie night and (once again) a sauna!

STF Vandrarhem Stigbergsliden

Part of a listed building from the mid-1800s, STF is set in the trendy area of Majorna. And, to fit in with the cool neighbours, it has an eye-catching graffiti mural on its side, exterior wall. This traditional hostel is a short tram ride from Gothenburg Central Station. Guests here are well placed to jump on the number 11 tram to the southern archipelago ferry terminal. A well-equipped kitchen, clothes washing machine and drying facilities come in handy for those on longer trips away from home. While the daily buffet breakfast and outdoor bbq grill will keep everyone (and their stomachs) happy! Dormitory rooms cost around 195 SEK.


This Is Gothenburg [2019]