Mallboden Café & Hostel Motala Verkstad at the Göta canal


Stay in Motala in historic setting by the canal. Motala Verkstad appartments for workers in 19th and 20th century are redesigned to the hostel with 8 cozy apartments.


The hostel consists of 8 apartments with 1 room and kitchen. Here are all the apartments own well-equipped kitchen. Coffeemaker, stowe, micro, fridge and much more. Bunk beds are available in the bedroom for 3-5 people.

Sit at the kitchen table and look out over the boats slowly passing by along the canal. Or sit in our garden and enjoy the sun and the calmness that surrounds our hostel.

4 toilets and 5 showers is close to your appartment.

5 minutes away there is a grocerystore. Open 7am-10pm – 7 days a week. There you also find a nice bekery where you can buy fresh bread.

25 minutes walk along the Göta kanal takes you to the city harbour and the city center. There you´ll find plenty of restaurants and shops.

5 minutes away you´ll find Berggrens källare. They offer good food and music entertainment a lot of evening in the summertime. Check out their schedule near oour reception.


Our cafe offers especially our famous waffles. But also lots of homemade delicacies. During high season also offered lunches and light meals. Here you sit and cuddle in our garden and feel the canal boats sweeps past just by your side.

Gota Canal

A more beautiful environment is  difficult to find for your walk or bike ride. Ride east towards Borenshult locks where you can follow the canal boats down the 15 meters descending pass of locks in Boren. The bike tour can continue through to Boren. The canal continues in Borensberg and get further past Ljungsbro and Berg locks. If you choose to walk or bike to the west you will soon pass Baltzar von Platen's grave. Baltzar von Platen who founded and led the construction of the Gota canal and also drew the city plan for Motala. Unfortunately Baltzar died in 1829, three years before the canal was completed. Further along the canal, you reach Motala port where the canal flows into Vattern at Motala Östergötland seacity number one.

Motala Verkstad

Mallboden Café & Hostel Motala Verkstad is the historic site of the ancient Motala industry.

Contact information

Mallboden Café & Vandrarhem
Varvsgatan 17
Phone: +46-141210923


Opening hours

Mallbodens café is open every day 11am to 4pm

Price information

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  • 1 person 500 SEK/ 600 SEK
  • 2 persons 700 SEK/ 800 SEK
  • 3 persons 900 SEK/ 1000 SEK
  • 4 persons 1100 SEK/ 1200 SEK
  • Bed linen and towel 100 SEK
  • Cleaning 250 SEK
  • Extra bed 150 SEK

The prices listed first is the low season prices.
Low season 1 / 10-30 / 4 
High season 1 / 5-30 / 9 

At weekends, high loads, for example, Vätternrundan another price list can occur.

Public transportation


Credit cards accepted
Open all year round
Free WiFi