Arholma Hostel, Bull-August

Norrtälje kommun, Arholma ö, Norrtälje

Come experience the archipelago during all seasons!
Arholma Hostel, Bull-August, is open year around and can be found in Stockholm's northern archipelago. The hostel is located in the center of the Arholma island and is an old Roslagen estate with bedrooms for 1-6 people.

Bull-August is located in the middle of Arholma with farms and meadows as the closest neighbors.

There are bedrooms for 1-6 people and they are furnished within an old Roslagen estate, which first opened its doors up to hostel guests in the 1920s.

Here you can let the stress subside, light a fire in the furnace, borrow a book and enjoy the silence.

We have a large lovely garden made for play, barbequing your food and enjoying the evening sun.

You prepare your own food in one of the two kitchens.

During the weeks of July 4th through August 14th we serve breakfast daily in our garden.

If you wish to discover Arholma by bike you can rent them from us.

When winter comes around and the snow has settled you are welcome to borrow a sled and swoosh around on the roads. Pack a tasty snack and go out and experience the cliffs coated with snow.

Arholma island

Here it is easy to wander around and look for your own little cove, enjoying the sun rising and settling or searching for the Big Dipper in the clear night sky.

When winter comes around we may be lucky enough for the ice to settle well enough for a skate. With the power of the wind and the sea the ice can make its own formations.

If the snow settles thick enough it can make for amazing skiing on the cliffs. Skis and skiing trails are provided by oneself.

The Archipelago Foundation's wood fired sauna is located in Österhamn and can be rented for 20 sek/person/hour.

Swimming can be done from cliffs and beaches, one of which is located by the northern guest docks by Ahlmansviken.

The Arholma market is open year around and here you can purchase all your groceries for a pleasant stay. During off seasons the store is open four days a week,

You get to Arholma via a smaller ferry which makes trips year around every day of the week.

Arholma has a lot to offer and feel free to ask us and we will assist you with available activities for your stay.

We can also assist with tips on other sites around Roslagen, Norrtälje.

Welcome out to experience the archipelago during all seasons!

Contact information

Arholma vandrarhem, Bull-August
Arholma Södra Byväg 8
Norrtälje kommun, Arholma ö
Phone: +46-17656018
Mobile: +46-722433589


Opening hours

Year around and the rooms need to be reserved in advance. Await confirmation prior to arrival.


Hosts are Nettan & Thomas Andersson

The hostel has 36 beds in 1-6 bedrooms.
Toilets and showers are adjacent in längan and you get to them through an individual entrance from the garden.
A sauna can be rented in Österhamn through the Archipelago Foundation. There are two kitchens where you can prepare your own food.

We offer rental of sheets & towels, bikes and final cleaning. During summers we offer breakfast.

Pets are welcome, when staying in längan. Pets are not allowed in the main building.

The Arholma market is open year around and there most of your purchases can be made for a pleasant stay on the island.

During summer additional restaurants and cafés open up.


From Simpnäs there is a small ferry that runs to Arholma year around every day of the week. During the months of summer there is also a ferry leaving from Stockholm to Arholma.

You can get to Simpnäs via buss, 636 or car. SL-access cards are valid from Stockholm to Simpnäs.

Driving from Stockholm and Uppsala takes about 2 hours.

We have parking spots in Simpnäs, which can be used if they are free, contact us regarding parking. There are multiple parking spots by the dock, pay-per-parking.

Timetables for boats and busses can be found at and


Outdoor pool
Bicycle rental
Guest harbour
Pets allowed
Conference facilities
Credit cards accepted
Baby changing room
Assembly hall
Outdoor area
Breakfast served
Open all year round
Online booking
Gratis WiFi