In our neighborhood

Welcome to the lovely linné

  • Many bars & restaurants
  • Slottsskogen & Gothenburg Botanical Garden
  • Styr & Ställ

From us you have walking distance to Gothenburg's largest entertainment area "Linnéstan". Restaurants, bars and cafés are located next to each other along the cozy Långgatorna and parts of Linnégatan. Here you will find street bustle and outdoor cafes that are open until late in the evenings. At most bars you will find locally brewed beer and several serve food for a reasonable penny.

During the day, you will find small, unique shops that are sandwiched between the eateries. If you continue to cozy Haga, it is enough to sit down on a bench and just breathe in the atmosphere. You will find many unique cafes that serve home baked goods. Do not miss the café Husaren which serves cinnamon buns as big as plates.

Next to the hostel is Gothenburg's largest park Slottsskogen where you have large lawns, ponds, restaurants and a free zoo. There are plenty of activities such as mini golf, disc golf, boules, football pitches, outdoor gym and sports fields. Or why not take a jog or walk. You also have a footbridge over Per Dubbsgatan to the Botanical Garden and Änggården.

You can reach a large part of the city's activities on foot, but can also rent a bicycle from us or through the city's loan bicycle system "Styr och Ställ". You also have good communications with public transport from us. Our stop is then called Olivedalsgatan.

Staff favourite spots

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Our story

  • How did it happen
  • TL;DR
  • History in the making

A hostel to us is an old detached house. Preferably a red one with white corners – and a large garden if possible. With this image in mind, brothers Christian & Fredrik started searching for a location for their dream enterprise. For nearly a year, they looked around among the city’s premises and talked to different landlords. Most often, they ended the day at their parents’ dinner table on Vegagatan. The bottom floor of a neighbouring building had premises that had been empty for years. The brothers had never given the building a thought, it was just too close to home (sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees). But after a while, their curiosity was piqued and they finally called that number from the “for lease” sign. The landlord was interested in their idea and was happy to show them the premises. The brothers immediately saw the potential.

“We could put a kitchen to make breakfast here... and check out the granite gneiss paving by the entrance! What a grand entrance!”

The dream of a future enterprise no longer involved an old red house. Now all they wanted was modern office premises on their mum’s street.

As you know if you’ve ever started a company, it rarely goes without a hitch. But after numerous visits to the bank, they solved the puzzle and were off to a promising start.

Finally, on 15 March 1996, they had the grand opening. Some thirty guests had been invited and there was champagne and cake. When the final guest had left, there was no time to rest as they had a large opening celebration that night for friends and family. They had to provide food and drink for around 70 people. Being a bit optimistic, they had also accepted some bookings for the first day. The premises were far from finished as they had only had access to them for a few days. In the middle of the celebration, guests started to arrive. As if that weren’t enough, Christian was a new father as of 30 hours and his wife was still in the maternity ward. He had barely slept since the birth. But things have a way of working out for the best, and they did this time too.

And it has been a really wonderful journey since then. Slottsskogens Hostel is now one of Sweden’s top hostels, which was evident during our years as an STF hostel, when we were named hostel of the year. Many of our guests say the same thing, as does our ratings on all the online booking sites.

At the start, the hostel had 96 beds. After several expansions, we now have capacity to receive about 260 guests in our three buildings. We are not looking to expand any further at the moment, but we are always striving to be better. If you have any suggestions for improvements, please share them with us.

We hope that you enjoy your visit and we are so pleased that you have chosen to stay with us. Best regards, Christian & Fredrik Dahl with staff.


We have a collective agreement and follows industry regulations for the staff to thrive.

Environmental certification and as far as possible we use local suppliers

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  • Everyone is welcome
  • Always ongoing adjustments

For us, it is important that you feel equally welcome regardless of the type of disability. We have made a number of adjustments to be able to offer good accessibility. In 2024, we will further shift our work to improve the shortcomings we have identified.
I Accessibility Database you have an impression of the status at the beginning of the year.

Environment info top


  • Wind power only
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning
  • Eco-marked breakfast

We always take the concept of sustainable development into account in our work and our decisions. 

Examples of what we’ve achieved:

  • We have stopped using paper towels in the toilets and have fitted environmentally friendly electrical hand dryers instead (which also provide a heating effect a greater part of the year)
  • We have switched to environmentally friendly cleaning fluids and laundry detergent
  • We have replaced nearly all of our showers and water taps with low-flow models
  • We have negotiated with our suppliers and purchase environmentally sound goods and services whenever possible
  • We purchase eco-labelled electricity (wind power from Telge Energi)
  • Our 44 newest rooms are fitted with central circuit breakers that are controlled by the rooms’ key-card. When no one is in the room, the electricity is switched off. This means that the TV and lighting are also switched off when they’re not being used
  • We use Led-lamps wherever possible
  • We recycle worn-out sheets and towels and use them as cleaning cloths
  • We offer an eco-marked breakfast buffet
  • We collaborate with Generation Waste and weigh our food waste to reduce our climate footprint
  • We are a certified bicycle- friendly workplace
  • We have motion detectors in all of the toilets and cleaning rooms so that the lights won’t be left on
  • The corridors use an energy conservation mode during the night

Measures currently underway:

  • We look over our plastic use, for example, we have replaced plastic toothbrushes for bamboo brushes
  • We try to reduce the number of plastic bags by reusing them and completely stop with plastic bags in some rooms
  • We have stopped putting disposable products in our hotel rooms and instead have soap-shampoo machines in these rooms
  • Training our staff in ecological cleaning techniques
  • A wider range of eco-marked products for our breakfast buffet