Welcome to our Hostel on the lush, green island of Biskops Arnö!

The island of Biskops Arnö in Lake Mälaren hosts the remains of a bishop’s castle from the 13th Century.

It is 10km to the nearest town Bålsta, 20km to Enköping, 40km to Uppsala and 60km to Stockholm. Our visitors can enjoy marked hiking trails, a swimming jetty and centuries-old oak trees. The island’s farmlands have a fascinating history as do the listed buildings dating from both the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th
Centuries. The 14th Century Gothic vaults are a must for every visitor to Biskops Arnö.

Canoes and bicycles can be rented and you are welcome to borrow a barbecue. There are two permanent fireplaces, one situated high on ‘Fortress Hill’ and the other near the swimming jetty on the other side of the island.

There are lots of grassy areas ideal for childrens’ games. As well as hiking through the beautiful countryside you can play the ancient game of ‘kubb’ (also known as ‘The King’s Game’), softball or outdoor chess.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area.

Why not visit the Baroque style Skokloster Castle, Ekolsund, the beautiful parks and gardens of Enköping, the nature reserve at Hjälstaviken, or Åbergs Museum. There are also several golf courses nearby.

Biskops Arnö’s Hostel is open
May 27 – June 28 and July 22 – August 2 2024

To book, send an e-mail to vandrarhem@biskopsarno.se or call us on +46 171 826 89

At other times during the year subject to availability.

The hostel has 125 beds in 91 rooms and a kitchen for self-catering.

Hostel reception – opening hours
8:00 to 10:30 and 12.00– 13.00 when the hostel is open.

We are available by e-mail or phone for questions and bookings throughout the day. At all other times, please leave a voicemail message.

Booking inquiries before we open the hostel can be made by sending an e-mail to vandrarhem@biskopsarno.se.

We serve breakfast that you pre-book when you check in or when you make your reservation. It is also possible to have lunch and dinner weekdays when the kitchen is open.




Meals can be reserved and are served at the dining room. Ask when you book or check-in.
Access to self-catering kitchen is available around the clock.

All prices include VAT