Top hostels in Gothenburg
Northern Europe,  Sweden

Top hostels in Gothenburg/Sweden

Do you plan to visit Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden? If you want to travel on a budget, check our blog post about the top 5 hostels this city offers! There is a lot of great properties, most of them include family rooms and female-only dorms. Or if you are looking for some youth hostel Gotenborg offers, we assure you you can find some in our selection below.

All the properties offer very quality services as is usual in Scandinavian cities, fantastic cleanness as well as many great services and organized activities. Most of the hostels are located close to all the popular sights, parks, museums or to the famous amusement park!

Gothenburg is located on the west coast, in southwestern Sweden, about halfway between the capitals Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway. Around 600 thousand inhabitants live directly in the city.

Did you know due to a key strategic location, the Port of Gothenburg is now the largest port in the Nordic countries? Gothenburg itself is the fifth-largest city within Nordic countries. Gothenburg is also home to many students, as the city includes the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Volvo was also founded in Gothenburg in 1927!

Gothenburg is served by Göteborg Landvetter Airport 30 km (19 mi) southeast of the city center. The city hosts the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest youth football tournament, and the Göteborg Basketball Festival, Europe’s largest youth basketball tournament, alongside some of the largest annual events in Scandinavia.

The Gothenburg Film Festival, held in January since 1979, is the leading Scandinavian film festival with over 155,000 visitors each year. In summer, a wide variety of music festivals are held in the city, including the popular Way Out West Festival.

Top hostels in Gothenburg

Summers are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 19 to 20 °C (66 to 68 °F) and lows of 10 to 12 °C (50 to 54 °F), but temperatures of 25–30 °C (77–86 °F) occur on many days during the summer. Winters are cold and windy with temperatures of around −3 to 3 °C (27 to 37 °F), though it rarely drops below −20 °C (−4 °F).

The sea, trade, and industrial history of the city are evident in the cultural life of Gothenburg. It is also a popular destination for tourists on the Swedish west coast. The most noted attraction is the amusement park Liseberg, located in the central part of the city. It is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia by the number of rides. It is the most popular attraction in Sweden by the number of visitors per year (more than 3 million).

The main boulevard is called Kungsportsavenyn. It is about 1 km (0.6 mi) long and starts at Götaplatsen – which is the location of the Gothenburg Museum of Art, the city’s theatre, and the city library, as well as the concert hall – and stretches all the way to Kungsportsplatsen in the old city center of Gothenburg, crossing a canal and a small park. Gothenburg’s largest shopping center (8th largest in Sweden), Nordstan, is located in central Gothenburg.

Let´s now look at the top 5 hostels in Gothenburg. Kindly be aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Linnéplatsens Hotel & Hostel

8.7 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 70 USD Dorms from 36 USD

Linnéplatsens Hotell & Vandrarhem

Linnéplatsens Hotel & Hostel is situated in the heart of the green and pleasant neighborhood Linnéstaden. The location, with a perfect view of Slottsskogen, makes sure that you are close to everything you need. 

The clean and comfortable basic rooms offer dormitory rooms, as well as rooms in different sizes, for up to six persons. Toilets and showers are situated in the hallway, close to the rooms. The hostel offer bed linen and breakfast as additional options; if you prefer to cook your own breakfast, they have a fully equipped kitchen. 

Linnéplatsens Hotell & Vandrarhem

The standard rooms offer you a bit of extra comfort; bed linen, towels, and daily cleaning are all included. Communal areas include a dining room and a lounge. A variety of restaurants, cafés and bars can be found in the surrounding streets. Gothenburg Botanical Garden is 0.6 mi away, while Gothenburg Central Station is less than 1.9 mi from the property.

Pros and Cons of Linnéplatsens Hotel & Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Family rooms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Street parking
  • Quiet place (not a party hostel)

Cons

  • Towels and linen for hire
  • Not much for socializing
  • Breakfast not included
  • Limited front-desk hours
  • Age restriction

#2 Göteborg Hostel

8.0 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 70 USD Dorms from 29 USD

Göteborg Hostel

Centrally situated hostel in Gothenburg. Within a short walking distance, you have Liseberg, Scandinavium, Avenyn as well as the major shopping streets, Korsvägen, Svenska Mässan, Universeum, Världskulturmuseet, Ullevi, SF Bergakungen (one of the greatest and most modern cinemas in Scandinavia), and all the other things worth seeing in Gothenburg including many different entertainment and amusements in Gothenburg.

The bright guest rooms at Hostel Göteborg have wooden floors and are furnished with a table and chairs. Some rooms have bunk beds, while others have spring mattresses. All rooms feature windows and a quiet location.

Göteborg Hostel

Guests can watch TV in the communal lounge, or relax on the west-facing terrace during warmer months. Göteborg Hostel’s guest kitchen is modern and well-equipped and includes several fridges. The nearest grocery store is 200 m away.

Pros and Cons of Göteborg Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Family rooms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Garage parking

Cons

  • Towels and linen for hire
  • Limited front-desk hours
  • Breakfast for a fee

#3 Spoton Hostel & Sportbar

8.1 on Booking.com    9.0 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 77 USD Dorms from 41 USD

Spoton Hostel & Sportbar

Spoton Hostel & Sportsbar is located in Gothenburg, only 150 m away from the south entrance of Liseberg Amusement Park. The closest tram station is just a 2-minute walk away. The rooms include air conditioning and free WiFi. Rooms vary in size – from private rooms to dormitories. In the dorms, you find wall sockets beside each bed, a wall-mounted lamp with an adjustable arm and a locker that you can store your bag and clothes. Some rooms even feature flat-screen TV and kitchen table with chairs. There are rooms with private bathrooms and shared bathroom facilities.

At Spoton Hostel & Sportsbar you will find a bar and restaurant serving internationally-inspired dishes. A buffet is offered during lunch and an a la carte menu for dinner. Shared facilities include a kitchen and communal lounge.

Spoton Hostel & Sportbar

The hostel is 851 m from the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center, 0.7 mi from Scandinavium Arena and 1.2 mi from Ullevi stadium.

Pros and Cons of Spoton Hostel & Sportbar

Pros

  • Bar and restaurant
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Meals available
  • Shared kitchen
  • Towels and linen included
  • Family rooms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Child friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Limited front-desk hours
  • Breakfast for a fee

#4 Backpackers Göteborg

8.1 on Booking.com    8.6 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 57 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Backpackers Göteborg

Located in Gothenburg’s Linnéstaden district, this hostel offers brightly decorated rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi access. Slottsskogen Park is a 2-minute walk away. A seating area and wardrobe feature in all rooms at Backpackers Göteborg. Bed linen is also included. Each room has access to shared bathroom facilities and a communal kitchen with all equipment. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a common area where you can cook, hang out and meet new people!

And every day they offer an eco-friendly breakfast buffet with vegan options (for a fee). The nearest restaurant is 21 m away, while the nearest grocery store is 100 m from Backpackers Hostel Göteborg. What events they do depend on the weather and season. They are organized for example walking tours, karaoke, quiz nights, bar hopping, pizza night, football matches in slottsskogen, taco night and bbq nights. Free of charge to join, but everyone pays for their own drinks or food.

Backpackers Göteborg

Leisure facilities include a terrace, pool table and play corner for children. Movies are occasionally shown on site.  In the location area, you will find lots of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés and most of Gothenburg’s sights, like it’s a canal, gardens and museums are within walking distance. 

Pros and Cons of Backpackers Göteborg

Pros

  • Very good value for money
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Activities organized
  • Sauna available
  • Family rooms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Street parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#5 Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

7.8 on Booking.com    8.5 on Hostelsworld   

Privates from 59 USD Dorms from 25 USD

Slottskogens youth Hostel

Slottsskogen Hostel is in the Linnéstaden district of central Gothenburg. It offers free WiFi and rooms with a TV, seating area and shared bathroom facilities. Bed linen is also included in each room. The Linnéstaden area offers a peaceful atmosphere and has many good cafés, restaurants, and boutiques. Olivedalsgatan Tram Stop is within 5-minutes walk from the hostel.

Guests at Hostel Slottsskogen can start their day with a rich buffet breakfast with organic options. Light meals and refreshments are offered at the on-site café. The fully equipped shared kitchen enables guests to prepare their own meals.

Slottskogens youth Hostel

A sauna is available on site. Guests can also enjoy a game of pool or mini-golf or simply relax in the guest lounge. Quizzes and movie nights are occasionally arranged on site. 

Pros and Cons of Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

Pros

  • Very good value for money
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Café available
  • Activities organized
  • Sauna available
  • Family rooms available
  • Child friendly
  • Garage parking
  • Wheelchair friendly

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • No female-only dorms available
  • Breakfast for a fee

 

2 Comments

  • Nimrodngy

    I remember when I was a few years ago at a football tournament in Gothenburg and it was amazing.
    The Gothenburg Cup showed me how good the Swedes are in organizing such events and I set out to come here whenever I have the opportunity. You have put here some of the best hostels in this city and I want to say that my favorite is Backpackers Gothenburg. Since we will have more friends, this hostel is perfect with so many beds in one room. This drawing reminds us of the student and the beautiful moments spent here in Gothenburg. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity to choose from a very good list a perfect hostel.

  • Renata

    Hello!

    Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

    Backpackers Gothenburg hostel looks really great and we recommend this one as well! Gothenburg is a very pleasant place visitors could spend a great time in.

    If you get some experience from some of the listed hostels, we will be happy to hear from you!

    Have a great time!

    Bye Renata

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