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STF Vadstena Hostel

Cozy hostel near the monastery and Vättern beach

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About the accommodation

STF Vadstena is a pleasant hostel that lies a short walk away from charming Vadstena on the shores of Lake Vättern. Accommodation is in pleasant single or multi-bed rooms. Visit the abbey and wander through the narrow streets and low buildings of Vadstena, with its small shops, restaurants and cafés.
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The building, which was previously an old people’s home, has been a hostel for around 25 years and has been managed since 1983 by Carina Lilja-Petersson. The hostel has a total of 65 beds in 17 rooms. Sinks are provided in the rooms and showers and toilets in the corridor. There is also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a TV room and access to a laundry room.

Vadstena is a tiny town with a tiny core with narrow streets and small houses. Storgatan from Rådhustorget to Rödtornet is filled with shops, restaurants and cafés. From Rödtornet, you can make your way past the old theatre and the herb garden down to the shore of Lake Vättern. That is where you will find the Abbey and the magnificent Abbey church, built according to the directions of St. Bridget and inaugurated in 1430 – definitely worth a look. Right next to it is the Bjälboätten palace hosting the Abbey museum where you can get a glimpse of how the nuns lived in the 14th century.

Take a bit of a detour from Vadstena and visit the Göta Kanal, or else, take a detour from the Göta kanal and visit Vadstena!

The Vadstena Golf Club, just outside town, offers a variable park and forest course with 18 holes and everything else a golfer could need. The course is ready for play early in the year and the season extends well into the autumn.

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

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

  • WIFI

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

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Café

    A basic café service is available

  • Bike storage

    Bike storage available.

  • 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.

  • <1 km to train station/bus stop

    Closer than 1 km to train station/bus stop.

  • 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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    Contact and opening hours


    Skänningegatan 20
    592 31 Vadstena

    Travel options
    By car
    If you are coming from Motala in the north or Ödeshög in the south, you will enter Vadstena on highway 50 which goes straight through the town. From that road, there are signs with the hostel symbol - a cabin and a fir tree, where you should turn off.

    If you are coming from the Linköping area, you should turn off the E4 at Mantorp and then follow the signs towards Vadstena. The road goes via Skänninge.
    As soon as you enter Vadstena you take the first left, immediately after that you take the first right and then you are on our street.

    By bus
    There is a bus to Vadstena from Motala and Linköping.


    N58.445986°, E14.899124°


    +46 14376560 info@vadstenavandrarhem.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 13:00
    Check out (to): 10:00

    Opening hours

    1 January – 31 December
    1 January – 31 December

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    • Sustainability pledge

      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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