Långholmen Hotell, Stockholm

Långholmsmuren 20, 117 33 Stockholm, Sweden (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“Guests at this hotel-hostel, in a former prison on Långholmen island, sleep on bunks in a cell, with either shared or private baths. Hotel-standard rooms are also in cells but spruced up with textured wall coverings and mod fixtures.”

Frommers review:

“This former prison morphed into a combined hotel and hostel when the inmates were moved elsewhere in 1975. Hjalmar Branting, Sweden’s first working-class prime minister, spent three months behind bars here in 1889 for denying God and the afterlife.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Stockholm.

Guest rating

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4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 9th in Stockholm


What guests liked

All you need to know

This three-star hospitality center is situated on 20 Langholmsmuren in the Sodermalm district of Stockholm where it offers luxury and style to its guests. The hotel is located in an excellent location; it is situated right next to a beach which makes it the perfect romantic getaway for couples in the city or the ideal summer vacation spot.

The hotel is set in a former 19th-century prison building which has seen numerous renovations and refurbishment to become the modern beauty of the hotel is today. The hotel still retains some of the old prison features which are most evident in the unique cell-like rooms available in the hotel.

The Langholmen Hotell offers chic room options such as Economy Room, Single Room, and Double Room. The hotel is family-friendly which is why family accommodation option such as Family Room is available in the hotel.

An attractive and unique atrium gallery is situated right in the center of the hotel premises. This atrium dates back to the 19th century.

Vesterbro is about 400 m away from the hotel while the popular Stockholm City Hall is about 2 km away from the hotel.

The rooms of the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and air conditioning. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries, bathrobes and bathroom slippers.

The hotel provides other services, facilities, and amenities such as luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, daily maid service and room service.


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Recent guest reviews


10 March 2024


Everything was perfect. Our little prision cells were comfy and clean.Beds were super comfy also.Would like to stay longer. Oh,yes!Breakfast was super good!


9 March 2024

Great value for money, good location and wonderful breakfast

Really good value for money, breakfast was great, nice and clean.

Beds were a little uncomfortable


8 March 2024


The prison cells were a great novelty but we're obviously on the small side, they were quite serviceable. The hotel renovations are mostly complete and to a high standard. While the room was cheap the restaurant was not, but it was good quality. I had some issues not related to the hotel and the staff were above and beyond invaluable in a fast resolution for me. The whole experience was great and I would love to return.

The plumbing was a tad noisy, but you could say it was authentic.


8 March 2024


Breakfast was amazing!


8 March 2024

Wonderful hotel on a quiet island

Lunch at the restaurant was wonderful. Breakfast selection was great. I loved that the history of the prison is so well presented and yet the hotel is warm and welcoming. It was an extremely quiet and relaxing place to stay.

There was nothing I didn't like. It was a lovely stay.


7 March 2024

My 1st Europe Experience

The English service staff are very friendly and helpful. And the breakfast buffet spread is very good. Value for money for staying in a refurbished prison cell.

There's nothing to complain about.


6 March 2024

Cool hotel

Awesome hotel, comfortable and clean, in a former prison. The rooms are very small, but it's an interesting experience. Very good buffet breakfast. There is also a shared guest kitchen where you can prepare and eat your own meal. Nice location next to a lake. 2 parkings, one in the front of the hotel and one in the inner courtyard.


4 March 2024


Amazing hotel, amazing staff, amazing breakfast. We asked for a breakfast for take away, because our check out was early in the morning and they prepared super cute bags with food for us. Best choice and experience (because you sleep in real prison cell) ever.


3 March 2024


Amazing hotel, nice service, clean, near bus station, great breakfasts.


3 March 2024

Super Special Stay

The Quirky Hotel Awesome Staff Manny, Walter and Max



1 March 2024

Really unique place to stay in Stockholm with exceptional breakfast.

Comfortable beds, quiet location, exceptional breakfast.

As a solo traveler I was bit anxious walking alone on a winter late evening from the station to the hotel.


29 February 2024


Great place


29 February 2024

Very good

Staff was great and it was cool there was a museum on site when we wanted to kill some time at the hotel but not be in our room. Breakfast is exceptional with several options in a lovely atmosphere - yum. It's not a far uber from the main town. You could likely walk on a nice day buy it was rainy so we ubered. This is great for a single person or to 2 friends on a budget or looking for a unique stay. I saw a family of 4 and didn't know how they did it for longer than a night. Just remember it's a cell so there isn't much space to move around or relax - good if you'll be out and about and just need a nice affordable place to crash with interesting history.

It was cold and we could not adjust the heat. The only option was us getting a space heater on our own to plug in which barley made a difference. My husband is 5'11 and could fully stretch out on the bed and had to sleep slanted. There are 0 amenities like body wah or lotion or even a hot water maker for tea or coffee.


28 February 2024

love from the prisoners of Långholmen! 😄

- the location is in a beautiful place surrounded by water, 10 minute walk to the metro station - the staff were incredible: friendly and helpful - the shared kitchen space was such a cute bonus - the hotel has such charm, and the atmosåhere is so cosy and homely - really good breakfast - the beds were so comfortable, I slept really well - the amount of prison jokes you’ll be making

- there were bugs in the sink/bathroom - a bit noisy/bad noise isolation - no kettle in the room, not a minus since there’s a shared kitchen where you can do more than just boil water, but just a heads up as walking there may be tidious, depending where your room is at (also no tea bags, coffee or other complimentary stuff) - however, we really liked this hotel and will gladly return!


27 February 2024


Breakfast was awesome, a huge variety of food. The atmosphere was incredible, you feel like you were in a real prison..

The room is a little small


26 February 2024


Beautiful hotel, we had the double room and it was spacious and really well equipped. Receipt ion and cleaning staff were all lovely and there was plenty to do both in and around the hotel. The car was nice to Sit in the evening for a drink but loads of quiet places around the hotel to sit and relax as well.

Nothing it was lovely.


26 February 2024

Ace place, loads of history, excellent value for money and right next to the city.

Breakfast was superb. Loved the cell.



24 February 2024

Great value

It was on a beautiful island that could be the starting point for some gorgeous walks into old town with views across the water. Only a 10 minute walk from the metro and really accessible by the airport coach service from Arlanda.

I think it would have been slightly nicer to visit in summer time when you could swim and kayak. Otherwise there’s not shops or restaurants on the island. However, a ten minute walk towards Hornstull and you can easily find a grocery store and pub.


23 February 2024


Loved the set up and the standard

It would have been nice to have a little more info on check in. For example explain what time breakfast was, where the communal areas were.


21 February 2024

Comfortable, easy location, great breakfast and superb parking.

True to description - it really feels like a converted prison! Twin bedded room was spacious. Great Breakfast and breakfast room. Cosy Bar and sitting rooms. Excellent location Easy on site parking.

Double Rooms in the cells looked to be very small. Maybe not one for anyone who may be squeamish about the history of the building!


21 February 2024

Very good

Nice and unique experience. The hotel is a bit far away from the city center, but it provides an opportunity for a nice walk along the water :) Breakfast was amazing!


19 February 2024

Excellent utilization of an old prison. Not a freakish experience but very interesting.

Rooms wel appointed and keeping its intended design. All done in good taste and not making you feel as if you stay in a museum but rather a historical place.

Thought the restaurant was a bit expensive.


19 February 2024

Would recommend, but there are some customer service improvements needed

Really clean room, very cosy and comfy stay. The location was good and was only a 15min walk to the metro. Great choice at breakfast - overall really great value.

They took payment from my credit card without authorisation. I had no idea they had taken payment when I was checking in as nothing was said (so I thought I'd be paying when I checked out). They went ahead and charged the card I don't use when aboard and therefore I got hit with transactional charges. Hotels should never automatically take payment without checking preferred payment method first and this was very poor practise on their behalf. So watch out for that. Secondly, there was an issue with the sink drain in my room. Every time I used the sink there was an awful blocked drain smell that filled the room. I did ask if they could just pop some bleach down the sink, which I was assured they would to help, but that never happened. Whilst I would stay here again and recommend, there are some customer service issues that need to improve.


17 February 2024

Very good

The hotel has a great atmosphere. It's located in an old prison building and they went along with the theme, which ended up looking really cool. Our room was small but cozy, the location is alright. The best part tho was undoubtedly the breakfast!

The room was a bit chilly (I went there in winter).


16 February 2024

Very good

I was able to check in an hour earlier. The breakfast was amazing.

The shower heads were dirty

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Invoice provided


  • - Garden
  • - Outdoor furniture
  • - Picnic area


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Shared lounge/TV area
  • - Pet bowls

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Canoeing (additional charge)
  • - Hiking
  • - Cycling
  • - Beachfront
  • - Public Bath
  • - Beach
  • - Temporary art galleries
  • - Bicycle rental (additional charge)


  • - Shared kitchen

Entertainment and family services

  • - Board games/puzzles


  • - Key card access
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
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