Kiruna’s best cut-price accommodation can be found at Hotell City, just a quick stroll east of the main street.
When we last visited the place had been taken over by a new team, who told us they were refreshing the interiors over time. So for now, some parts of this combined hostel and hotel are better than others.
The small hostel rooms at Hotell City are charged on a per-person basis. This means that if you’re travelling alone, you may end up sharing with others. But as there are lots of twin rooms rented out on the same basis, couples can actually bag their own private room for around 500 SEK.
These hostel rooms are okay for the money – they’re clean but small and old-fashioned with two skinny single beds and a small, box-shaped TV in one corner. Although hostel rooms have their own hand basin inside, the toilets and showers are shared. Choose one of these rooms and you’ll also get use of a kitchen downstairs at basement level.
The much fresher hotel-style rooms at Hotell City include bedsheets and towels, but are more than twice the price. Guests in these rooms also get to use a separate little kitchen along the corridor, and get a slap-up buffet breakfast at the attached restaurant, Spis.
Hotell City & Kiruna Hostel
Last updated: December 2014