Crime isn’t a big problem in Swedish hostels but that doesn’t mean you should head out drinking and leave your shiny new laptop lying around on your bunk.
Most decent hostels in Sweden provide lockers for you to keep your valuables in but these rarely come with locks. A good solution is to bring a small padlock with you from home (if the hook-shaped bit is too fat it probably won’t fit the locker). Combination locks like this one are handy as you won’t have to worry about keeping track of a key when you’re out having fun. These locks are also TSA-approved, so you can use them to keep your backpack safe when flying.
Plenty of hostels sell padlocks at the front desk – if yours doesn’t, try a homeware shop like Clas Ohlson; these are found in most big Swedish towns and cities.
- How do I find long-term rental accommodation in Sweden?
- Is Airbnb legal in Sweden?
- Are there many hostels in Sweden?
- Do I need a padlock for Swedish hostels?
- Do Swedish hostels provide bed linen?
- Are bedbugs a problem in Sweden?
Food and drink
- Can I drink the tap water in Sweden?
- Is the food safe to eat in Sweden?
- Will I find vegetarian/vegan food in Sweden?
- Will I find gluten- and lactose-free food in Sweden?
Health and safety
- Is Sweden safe?
- What's the number for the police/ambulance/fire brigade in Sweden?
- Can I trust the police in Sweden?
- Seeing a doctor in Sweden
- How do I see a dentist in Sweden?
- Is medical care in Sweden any good?
- Do I need travel insurance for a trip to Sweden?
- Is Sweden expensive?
- What's a good daily budget for Sweden?
- What's the best way to send money to/from Sweden?
- Can I still pay with cash in Sweden?
- What currency do they use in Sweden?