Hostels in Uppsala for Students, Backpackers, and Budget Travelers

Uppsala is one of Sweden's oldest, yet most dynamic cities and is the historical and spiritual heart of the country. Uppsala has a student population of almost 40,000, making the city peaceful by day and lively by night. The youthful atmosphere manifests most strikingly in the sheer number of laidback cafes and bars - as well as many bicycles on the streets. The city's charm also lies in its sheer picturesque value, with the beauttiful River Fyris flowing through the center, flanked by pathways and still more cafes. History buffs have plenty to soak up here, with Gamla (Old) Uppsala just up the road. This fascinating archaeological site was once a flourishing 6th-century religious center where human sacrifices were made, as well as an ancient burial ground. The city is worth lingering overnight to wander the streets and soak up the atmosphere, and the hostels listed here will help keep the trip budget friendly and comfortable, no matter what you're looking for.

How much do hostels in Uppsala cost?

Average Dorm Price $30 ($27 to $36)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $64 ($47 to $96)

A central hostel, great for meeting others

Dorm Bed: $27.36
Private Room: $23.74
Overall Rating: 85%
The Centralstation hostel is centrally located, very near the Central Station (as the name describes) and New Travel Center, so it is easy to get almost anywhere you want to go, both within Uppsala and beyond. The hostel has rooms in various sizes, so you can choose your comfort level. There is a twenty four hour reception, an equipped kitchen for self-catering, and air conditioning in all rooms. There is a breakfast buffet available for an extra charge. Towels and Bed linens are not included, but you are welcome to bring your own or you can rent some from the facility. This hostel is in a great location, which makes it easy to take part in cultural activities, entertainment and shopping, and there are many bars and restaurants within walking distance. Its location and excellent breakfast are some of traveler's favorite features about this hostel.
Bangardsgatan 13 , Uppsala, Sweden,

A hostel on a boat!

Private Room: $29.40
The Selmas Hytt & Salong hostel is a different and unique experience as the hostel itself is an actual boat. Some of the rooms have spectacular views of the river where the boat resides. The beds are all bunk beds and it is a very cozy hostel environment. Bed linens and towels are included, which is a plus since many hostels charge extra for that, and there is an optional breakfast for an additional fee. The hostel is located in a quiet neighborhood just outside of the city center and it is only about a fifteen minute walk to the train station. Reception hours are limited, so pay close attention to the listed times and, if you need to, call ahead to make arrangements if you can't make it within the normal reception hours. There are common areas, including an outside terrace and the staff is warm and friendly.
Östra Ågatan 93 , Uppsala, Sweden,

An affordable and fun hostel

Dorm Bed: $220.00
Private Room: $230.00
Overall Rating: 85%
The Uppsala City Hostel is in a great location, right around the corner from main street and only six minutes from the Uppsala Central Station. Many of the main areas of interest, like the main shopping area, the main square, and the river are only two minutes away, and the museums, castle, and cathedral are also close by. This hostel is also near many restaurants, pubs, and nightlife venues.

The Uppsala offers men's and women's dormitory's as well as more private rooms. Bed linens and towels are not included, but you can bring your own or rent some from the facility. There is a common TV area and an equipped kitchen, and breakfast is also offered for an extra fee. Single and double rooms include a smart TV and mini fridge. The staff are friendly and the rooms are clean, and its great location make this hostel a great option for a stay in Uppsala.
S:t Persgatan 16 , Uppsala, Sweden,

A new and clean hostel, great for backpackers looking for a quiet place to stay

Dorm Bed: $35.60
Private Room: $36.85
Overall Rating: 88%
This is the newest hostel in the Uppsala area and has the most rooms and beds as well. It has dormitory style bedding as well as en suite options. One thing that many people appreciate about the City Stay is that it includes free bed linens, towels, and even a TV in every room. There is also a common area and equipped kitchen if you want to make your own meals, but you don't have to as there are many restaurants and cafe's nearby. The City Stay is in a great location, right in the center of town, with many popular sights and attractions nearby. There is a 24 hour lobby and the staff are very friendly and even willing to help with planning tours or sightseeing outings. This hostel almost has a hotel atmosphere, so it may not be the best place if you're really looking for a place with lots of socialization, but most travelers are very pleased with the cleanliness, inclusions, and location of the City Stay.
Trädgårdsgatan 5a Uppsala , Uppsala, Sweden,

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