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STF Karlskrona Kronohäktet

Mesmerizing accommodation right by the sea

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About the accommodation

Prepare for a captivating experience! STF Karlskrona Kronohäktet is located in what was once a military prison from 1910, now transformed into unique lodgings. Stay right by the water, in the middle of the World Heritage site Stumholmen in Karlskrona.

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Kronohäktet was built in 1910–1911 as a solitary confinement prison and was manly populated by conscientious objectors and civilians awaiting trial. At the time, the cells were furnished with a simple bed and mattress, chamber pot and small writing desk. Nowadays it is a listed building and part of the Karlskrona World Heritage site. The prison was restored in 2018 and is now a comfortable and unique hostel, situated on beautiful Stumholmen.

There has been a careful renovation done to turn the old cells into bedrooms. The rooms are cosy and bright with windows. Although they are small in size, the space is used efficiently to make your stay comfortable. Each room contains comfortable beds and a small desk, TV and fridge.

Large, clean shared toilets and shower rooms are available in connection with the bedrooms on each floor. There is also a reception and a nice guest kitchen. There are laundry facilities that can be booked. Of course there is also free WiFi.

On the ground floor in the old boiler room, there is a popular restaurant in summertime. During the warm months, you can eat and enjoy the view out over the archipelago. There are also rooms that are excellent for conferences and various types of event. In these newly renovated facilities, you will find original details from the building’s time as a prison . The environment is modern minimalist, but simultaneously warm and inviting.

STF Karlskrona Kronohäktet is just a few metres from the Naval Museum and another couple of hundred metres from the city centre. This means that you are in the best possible location for experiencing Karlskrona and its surroundings.

The reception has varying opening hours depending on the time of year and day of the week. During the height of summer, we are open daily 7am-7pm, other times of the year usually weekdays 8am-4pm. Check-in is possible at the earliest from 14.00. Contact us well in advance of arrival if you have questions or if you are to be arriving late. During the summer, it is also possible to have breakfast with us. Please contact us before arrival if you wish to order this.

A warm welcome awaits you here. We promise that you will have an exciting stay!

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • WIFI

    WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • <1 km to train station/bus stop

    Closer than 1 km to train station/bus stop.

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

  • Conference

    Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.

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    Contact and opening hours


    Bastionsgatan 14
    371 32 Karlskrona

    Travel options
    It is easy to get to Karlskrona by train or bus. STF Karlskrona Kronohäktet is on Stumholmen next to the Naval Museum in central Karlskrona.

    There is no parking available at the hostel but you will find parking on adjoining streets.


    N56.160429°, E15.598054°


    +46 701408919 info@kronohaktethostel.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 14:00
    Check out (to): 10:00

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      Sustainability pledge

      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.

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