Opened until 19:00

Mallboden Café & Hostel Motala Verkstad at the Göta Canal



Our cafe offers especially our famous waffles. The traditional one with strawberry jam and whipped cream. Our be a little crazy and try our popular creations, Sommar - with season berries and fruits. Comes with whipped cream and icecream. Rocky road comes with nuts, fudge, marsmallows, icecream, whipped cream and chocolate/nut-topping. Marängswiss comes with bananas, chocolate crunch, maroons, icecream, whipped cream andand chocolate/nut-topping. We also have Göta kanal. That one comes with, among other things, raspberry candyboats. We also serve lots of homemade delicacies. The Swedencake, applecake, carrotcake and more. During high season also offered lunches and light meals like baked potatoes, pie, caesar salad and our thin speciality - Tarte Flambée. 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

  1. Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
  2. Thursday09:00 - 19:00
  3. Friday09:00 - 19:00
  4. Saturday09:00 - 18:00
  5. Sunday09:00 - 18:00
  6. Monday09:00 - 19:00
  7. Tuesday09:00 - 19:00

Closed for the season. We are open on the occasion when the boats goes in to winter rest. October 7 – 8am-12am.

Price information

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  • 1 person 500 SEK/ 600
  • 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 october 1 til march 31 
High season may 1 til septmeber 30 

At weekends, high loads, for example, Vätternrundan (bikerace) can be another price list occur.

Public transportation


Bicycle rental
Credit cards accepted
Open all year round
Free WiFi