One of Sweden’s oldest towns, Uppsala combines the charm of the past with an increasingly youthful student population to give the city a dynamic atmosphere. The serene city is a perfect getaway and popular choice for a number of visitors with history, culture, shopping and much more on their agendas.
Vandrarhem is a popular area of Uppsala with visitors. It is here that guests will find most of the budget accommodation; the location is central so despite the limited number of options all of them ensure few extra expenses in the way of transport. Below we’ve selected three of the best hostels available for travellers looking for a low cost option.
DORMS FROM €25/ NIGHT. PRIVATES FROM €47/ NIGHT
A central location means all the main attractions are within walking distance and those travelling onward only have to cross the road to reach the main train station. Rooms are brightly decorated and kept clean with huge shared bathrooms; some also offer ensuites. The shared kitchen has facilities to make basic meals. For those looking to enjoy Swedish delicacies helpful staff are keen to advise guests on great local restaurants or quaint bars in which to embrace Uppsala’s charm. The onsite cafe and bar offers a breakfast buffet, for an additional fee, that is regularly highly rated by guests. The central location does provide great facilities and value, though guests are required to rent bed linen from the hostel; a small extra fee but something worth bearing in mind.
DORMS FROM €24/ NIGHT. PRIVATES FROM €45/ NIGHT
Recently renovated, Uppsala City Hostel is freshly decorated with modern interiors. Clean, shared rooms are compact and lined with comfortable bunks. The kitchen is well equipped for guests who want to save their money by catering for themselves; small fridges are a feature of all private rooms and available to rent from reception. Coffee is complementary to fuel visitors for the day; other amenities include free wifi throughout the premises with both breakfast and laundry facilities available for an extra fee. The hostel also charges for the rental of linen but guests are invited to bring their own, though sleeping bags are not permitted.
PRIVATES FROM €47/ NIGHT
Centrally located, Kungsängstorg inhabits a former farmhouse in a quiet location whilst still ensuring easy to access all the city’s main attractions. The cosy hostel has a homely exterior and the fully equipped kitchen allows guests to cater for themselves. Characterful rooms are clean and sleep a maximum of three people so all guests get a good night’s sleep. The courtyard is great to socialise in and enjoy when the weather is good and other amenities include free wifi throughout; linen is not provided and rental is not included in the price.