Hajstorp Slusscafé & Vandrarhem


Hajstorp Slusscafé & Vandrarhem is situated right next to the Göta Canal, halfway between Sjötorp and Tåtorp. We offer overnight accommodation in the hostel or in a cottage. Beautifully situated motorhome sites and guest harbour services for boats. The Slusscafé serves an ecological breakfast, delicious pastries and filling pies in a genuine canal environment.

This is how you stay

The youth hostel, Smeden, has four spacious and light double-rooms with comfortable beds. A common shower and toilet as well as a living room with TV, books and games. If you wish to cook your own food there is a big kitchen. You can also pay for B & B.

Our cottages have youth hostel standard with bunk beds. You stay right next to the Göta Canal. In the service building there's a shower and toilet as well as a laundry and kitchen. Pets are welcome in one of the cottages.

You may also book our ecological sheets for your stay.
Our tasty ecological breakfast is served in the Slusscafé.
From the year 2013 we are associated with Sustainable Tourism.

Hajstorp Slusscafé

Hajstorp Slusscafé is today a well-liked café in a genuine lock environment alongside Göta Canal. You can treat yourself to ice cream, home-made cookies, sandwiches and filling pies. All of it is locally produced from companies in the nearby surroundings. We work with a fair trade and ecological mindset. Coffee and tea is served is hand-thrown mugs from Borreboda Pottery.


In Hajstorp you can also find "Hantverkarna kring Kanalen" (The Crafters around the canal) with their summer exhibition in the warehouse. Here you can buy good quality arts and crafts products Upstairs in the warehouse is the exhibition showing the life of a farming family one hundred years ago.

Veteran vehicle meetings are held every second Wednesday evening during the summer. The smithy is open on the first Wednesday of the month and during the veteran vehicle meetings.

Why not discover the Göta Canal with a rented bicycle and a packed lunch; it's easy cycling and the experience is fantastic. Guided cultural canoeing is another alternative.

The Culture and Harvest Festival in the third weekend of September


Hajstorp is a well-preserved lock community by the Göta Canal and the little village consists of a number of old wooden buildings. Up until 1976 Hajstorp was the main town for Västgötalinjen (the oldest stretch of Göta Canal). The Canal Engineer Villa from 1902 is still well-preserved, but privately owned. At the harbour basin there's Smedjan (the smithy) and the typical green and white roller bridge.

Tourist Service Center

At our Tourist Service Centres, you can find brochures about the area, maps and knowledgeable staff that can help answer questions.

Book online

Contact information

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Contact: Marianne Ljungström
Phone: 46-0730291125
Mobile: +46-730291125
Booking: +46-50613050

E-mail: info@hajstorp.com
Website: http://www.hajstorp.com

Opening hours

The Slusscafé's open: 30 April - 22 Sept 2019
The youth hostel may be booked all-year-round, by agreement.

Price information

Prices 2017

Youth hostel, first floor, double room SEK 700:-
Youth hostel, second floor, double room SEK 600:-
Single room, youth hostel SEK 450:-

Extra bed SEK 150:-
Bed linen, ecological SEK 100.-
Breakfast, ecological SEK 80:-/ 40:- (children 2-15 years old)

Cottage 4 beds SEK 600:-

Motorhome and Caravan: SEK 200:-/night, electricity inclouded Tent: SEK 150:-/night, 4 pers

Other rentals
Bicycle SEK 200:-/ day, 2 days SEK 300:-
Sauna SEK 200:-/ 4 hours - book in the café (incl. firewood)

Public transportation

Distance train station in Töreboda to Hajstorp: approx. 5 km


The hostel has four 2-bed rooms that can easily be transformed into 4 and 5-bed rooms with a sofa-bed and extra bed.
The rooms are decorated with a personal touch in an old-fashioned style with comfortable fully-sprung mattresses.
Living room with TV, books and games.
Common kitchen for self-catering, outdoor grill.
Common shower and toilet.
Final cleaning included in the price.

The cottages are equipped with two bunk beds, a hot plate, a fridge, crockery, and a dining area.
Showers and toilets are in the adjacent service building. There you will also find a kitchen with a micro-wave oven. Washing machine and tumble-drier

Bicycle rental and wood-fired sauna.
Ecological breakfast.
Ecological sheets.


Directions from Töreboda: Follow road 200 towards Hova. After approx. 3 km, turn left at the sign Lyrestad and Göta Kanal.

From the E20 at Mariestad: Drive towards Töreboda on road 202; thereafter, follow the directions from Töreboda.

From the E20 at Hova: Take road 200 towards Töreboda, after approx. 15 km turn right at sign Hajstorp 3km, or continue for approx. 1 km, turn right towards Lyrestad.


  • Sauna
  • Café
  • Bicycle rental
  • Guest harbour
  • Breakfast served
  • Free WiFi