Hostels and hotels

Budget-friendly hotels in Uppsala

Are you someone who focuses on activities and discoveries during your vacation but still wants to stay close to everything? Here are the tips for hotels and hostels for you who want to stay well but prefer to spend the travel budget on the experiences that Uppsala has to offer.

Social atmosphere and lively lobby bar


Botanika is situated in charming quarters, hosting a hotel, hostel, bar, and restaurant. In the lobby, you’ll find a lively bar buzzing most evenings, fostering a social atmosphere with after-work gatherings, live entertainment, and DJ sets. Challenge your friends, colleagues, or family members to a game of darts. Why not try showcasing your skills in shuffleboard or cornhole? Here, you’ll stay right next to the Linnaeus Garden and just a few minutes away from the pleasant walking paths along the Fyris River. Botanika also offers bike rentals for those who want to explore Uppsala on two wheels.

Skolgatan 45

A literal stone's throw from the station

Hotell Centralstation

Stay affordably, centrally, and with several attractions just a short walk away at Hotell Centralstation. Here, you can choose whether to stay in a hotel, hostel, or apartment. The rooms are compact but bright with modern decor. There is also a shared kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker where guests can prepare light meals. Perfect for those who want to save on restaurant visits and prefer to spend money on other things.

Bangårdsgatan 13

Wake up next to all the must-sees of Uppsala

CityStay Hotell

Who wouldn’t want to wake up with Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Castle, and Carolina Rediviva outside their hotel window? Right in the city center with many of Uppsala’s attractions within sight is CityStay Hotell. Within a 5-10 minute walk, you’ll find Universitetsaulan, Gustavianum, the Botanical Garden, and the City Garden. Stay here if you want several of Uppsala’s many sights as close as possible, stay comfortably but at a more favorable price that gives you money for other things.

Stationsgatan 4

19th-century charm just 5 minutes from the city center

Hotell Kungsängstorg

Take the opportunity to stay in the last remaining monument from the distinctive 19th-century buildings around Kungsängstorg. Hotell Kungsängstorg is a valuable part of the city’s history. Ebba Boström, the upper-class lady who founded the well-known Samaritan Hospital in Uppsala and sister to Sweden’s then-prime minister, Erik Gustaf Boström, lived and owned this magnificent house at the turn of the last century. After Ebba’s passing in 1902, the house served as a parsonage for an extended period and became known among the locals as the “pastor’s residence.” A reasonably priced and comfortable accommodation in newly renovated rooms with 19th-century charm.

Kungsängstorg 6

For the active guest


At Arenahotellet, you’ll stay comfortably at Uppsala’s largest hotel, right next to the E4 highway. Perfect for those visiting the city by car! Arenahotellet is adjacent to several major arenas, including the IFU Arena and UTK-hallen. Just a stone’s throw away is Gränbystaden, the shopping center where there’s something for everyone. Arenahotellet is the choice for those who don’t mind staying a bit outside the city but want an active vacation with many opportunities at a favorable price.


Uppsalas beautiful nature right outside the door

Hågadalens Hostel & vandrarhem

Hågadalens Hostel & Vandrarhem is located right on the outskirts of the picturesque Hågadalen-Nåsten Nature Reserve, from where you can find several beautiful nature trails. The newly constructed Vårdsätra Strandpromenad, a 3-kilometer stretch along the Håga River, between Lurbo Bridge and Skarholmen, is accessible for both strollers and wheelchairs. You can also choose from several hiking trails in the nature reserve, starting from the southern part of the reserve near Lurbo Bridge.

Vårdsätravägen 71