Långholmen Hotell

Top choice hotel in Södermalm
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Guests at this hotel-hostel, in a former prison on Långholmen island, sleep on bunks in a cell, with either shared or private baths (it's much nicer than that sounds; there's a playful vibe throughout). There's laundry service, a good guest kitchen, excellent breakfast, a restaurant serving meals all day June to August, and a popular Långholmen bathing spot a towel flick away.

Hotel-standard rooms are also in cells but spruced up with textured wall coverings and mod fixtures; some of the budget doubles are in bunks, so be sure to clarify the room configuration you want. The hostel contains a prison museum; guests visit free (open 11am-4pm, nonguest adult/child 25/10kr). Bicycles are available to rent from reception, and cycling/jogging trails line the surrounding area.

Information from Booking.com

Quick description

Långholmen Hotell is housed in a 19th century prison building on Långholmen Island in Stockholm. It offers free parking and unique prison cell rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi access. The modern rooms at Hotell Långholmen retain many authentic features. All have parquet floors and are equipped with a laptop safe and a work desk. An attractive atrium gallery dating from 1866 is situated in the middle of the complex. Stockholm's most captivating prison museum is open daily, and guided tours are given at weekends. The hotel is located in a relaxing park environment with jogging tracks. Långholmen Wärdshus Restaurant offers contemporary Swedish cuisine. The old prison entrance hall now houses a 24 hour cafeteria. Drinks are available at Finkan Bar. Hornstull, with its bars, restaurants and metro station, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. A beach is located 100 metres from the hotel.

Important information

When booking 10 persons or more, or 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


  • Snack bar
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Free parking
  • Cycling
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Allergy-free room
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On-site parking
  • Packed lunches
  • Hiking
  • Internet services
  • Canoeing
  • Gift shop
  • Kid meals
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Beachfront


  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lift


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine


  • Free WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar