Staying in a youth hostel is affordable and cosy. Some are located in culture-historically interesting buildings and beautiful environments, close to water and nature. In other cases, they are urban and an alternative to hotels. Most common are rooms with down to two beds and shared WC/shower. Hostel accommodation also allows you to meet other travelers in the common kitchen and living room.
Småland's youth hostels are organised in different ways. Many are connected to STF - The Swedish Tourist Association, which has provided travelers with affordable accommodation for 130 years. STF also arrange activities such as hiking trips. Other hostels are connected to SViF, Sveriges Vandrarhem i Förening, where independent hostels are organised together. On both websites you can book online. There are also many completely independent youth hostels and lodging houses. Local tourist offices usually have the best information about them. Find a tourist office here.
Here are some tips for some of Småland's all youth hostels. We have nearly 100 of them, so ask your local tourist office for further tips and information.
Långasjö hostel in the Kingdom of Crystal
The hostel is housed in the old farm stables, a 60 meter long building, with a scenic location in the middle of the little village Långasjö. The hostel is open all year and has a little café. It is also one of the accommodations you stay at when hiking or biking The Emigrant's Trail ('Utvandrarleden'). Find out more on glasriket.se.
Orrefors hostel in the Kingdom of Crystal
Orrefors holiday village consists of 15 homely cabins, located in a forest area just outside the village, a few meters from a pond. In the middle of nature yet with access to all the facilities needed for a relaxing, comfortable holiday. Find out more on glasriket.se.
On a headland in lake Sommen you find Solvikens hostel. The scenic location offers tranquil surroundings with walking distance to adventurous activities. Choose between using the guest kitchen or being served simple meals. Find out more on solviken.nu/en
Vandrarhem Garvaren, Eksjö
The hostel is located in the heart of Eksjö's Old Town in a cultural heritage building. Outside, Eksjöån flows and the surroundings consist of courtyards and cobbled streets. The hostel consists of two buildings from the 1600s and 1800s and lies within walking distance to shopping, a lake, fishing and museums. Find out more on vandrarhem-garvaren.com/en.
Korrö is originally a craft town with roots in the 1400s and is located just next to the rippling Ronnebyån. Today, Korrö is full of life through the STF Youth hostel, hotel, restaurant, café and small shop. The hostel is housed in a red painted wing, and you are able to rent both bikes as well as canoes. Find out more on korro.se/en.
Hasselö is an idyllic island in the Tjust archipelago, just outside Västervik. It’s easily accessible by ferry. Embrace island life and Hasselö’s fantastic atmosphere by doing activities and eating at restaurants, cafes and corner stores. At the Hasselö hostel, you get comfortable accommodation and access to a well-stocked kitchen and a large garden with BBQ facilities and play areas. Find out more on hasselo.com/en.
Växjö Vandrarhem Evedal
This hostel is located in Evedal, north of Växjö city centre. Evedal is a historic place known for its pristine water and recreational atmosphere. The nearest beach is just 50 meters away from the veranda. Restaurants and serviced camping sites can also be found nearby. Find out more on evedalscamping.com/en.