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STF Södra Ljunga Hostel

Pleasant accommodation in a Småland vicarage, in the middle of The Land of Legends

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About the accommodation

In the middle of The Land of Legends in Småland, between Ljungby and Älmhult, is this beautiful Småland vicarage which dates back to the 19th century. This rural pearl is surrounded by meadows, forests and lakes, close to rich natural and cultural experiences.

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The vicarage, which is now a pleasant and intimate hostel, is located in the tiny village of Södra Ljunga in Småland. This is where Per Henrik Ling, the father of Swedish gymnastics, grew up. His childhood home, which is located right by the vicarage, has been converted into a small museum. The area is characterized by vibrant countryside life and offers plenty of options for natural and cultural experiences.

Quiet forests, sparkling lakes, and easy hiking trails and paths await you. The many nature reserves offer wonderful natural experiences all year, with abundant flora and fauna, not least around the wetlands at Ljungasjön and Gölsjömyren nature reserve. The area also has an interesting natural history. Here, you will find yourself in the middle of The Land of Legends, a village that is home to a strong storytelling tradition and a simply magical fairytale museum. More contemporary history awaits you at Älmhult with its IKEA Museum, just a short distance away.

At Södra Ljunga Vandrarhem you stay in an authentic environment in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Let yourself breathe and relax all year round, whether you are on the road or spending a few days with us to experience the beautiful surroundings. The garden and its expansive green areas and comfortable seating is a place to relax and play. In summer, the tall lush trees offer nice shade for your morning coffee, and in winter you can enjoy looking out at the beautiful landscape outside. Södra Ljunga Hostel welcomes guests all year round. Warm welcome!

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.

  • Parking

    Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • Book your own house

    It is possible to book the entire accommodation.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

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    341 91 Ljungby

    Travel options
    South Ljunga is centrally located between Jönköping, Halmstad and Växjö, and just south of Ljungby, the nearest large city. Getting to Södra Ljunga by public transport requires some planning as the village lacks regular services. The nearest towns served by public transportation are Ljungby (about 14 km), Älmhult (about 29 km) and Alvesta (about 49 km). Alvesta and Älmhult both have a train station with connections to the rest of the country. Timetables can be found at the SJ website. From Alvesta you can take a bus to Ljungby (Länstrafiken Kronoberg). There is usually no connection to Södra Ljunga, but contact Länstrafiken Kronoberg to enquire about the possibility of supplementary traffic. Otherwise, you can take a taxi from Ljungby or perhaps rent a car.

    If you drive yourself via the E4, take off at the Hamneda exit and continue north-east on Road 595, following the signs. If you arrive via National Road 23, you can either take Road 124 west from Liatorp or Road 591/592 via Pjätteryd from Älmhult, following the signs.

    Free parking adjacent to the accommodation.


    N56.739558°, E13.968172°


    +46 37216011 info@sodraljunga.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 16:00
    Check out (to): 11:00

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