On the island of Laxö surrounded by the dramatic Älvkarleby Falls, this hostel offers a well-equipped communal kitchen and many nearby spots for salmon fishing. The historic hostel buildings date to the 19th Century. Rooms at Älvkarleby Vandrarhem are bright and spacious with wooden floors and a seating area. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Älvkarleby Vandrarhem has a mature garden with BBQ facilities, and the Pilgrimsleden trail passes 657 feet away from the property. In the summer, the hostel has live music evenings every Thursday. Sandören beach on the Baltic Sea is just 1.2 miles away, and the town of Gävle is 30 minutes away by car. There are also shops in Älvkarleby 1.2 miles away.