Asa Vandrarhem (Asa Hostel)

At Asa hostel, your stay is easy and comfortable. We have 11 guest rooms ranging from single to nine-bed rooms. As a guest at the hostel, you have your own room but share a large guest kitchen, showers and toilets with other guests.

During our years as hostel hosts, we have seen many wonderful gatherings, meetings and new acquaintances between guests, it is a great joy to be a part of.

Asa hostel was built in year 1900 as a multi-purpose building for Asa parish. There has been primary school, bank office, post office and also a municipal meeting room here. The school was closed in the 1980s and the municipality rebuilt the house into what later became a hostel. We live next to the hostel in the house that was built as a teacher's residence and we provide daily supervision with cleaning and service.

Asa village is known for its beautiful nature; here are huge areas of forests, hills, lakes and gullies waiting to be discovered and explored. Feel free to ask us about excursion tips in the area, we know a lot of exciting places!

If you want to rent the entire hostel, you submit your requests in the booking form available here or call us by phone: +46 (0) 70 853 92 99

Asa Village

Asa is located in the countryside on the southern slope of the Småland highlands, in the middle of Småland. Our area is characterized by Lake Asasjön, which connects to Lake Helgasjön's lake system. We are at the northern end of the lake system.
The area has great natural values. Together, this means that there are both valuable environments and the opportunity to experience silence and the absence of disturbing light. In addition, there are both preserved wilderness and cultural landscapes. These factors make nature both grand and free. Here you can feel welcome to move around on foot, by bicycle and car or by boat and canoe.

Experience the most beautiful nature in Småland

With Asa as a starting point, you are in the middle of the action if you are looking for beautiful nature experiences up close. Large forests, nature reserves, bird life and more are within walking distance. Here is the Kråketorpsreservatet with, among other things, sparrow and barn owls.

In Asa, there are also botanical rarities such as elm lichen in the avenue by the manor. Also the small sweet candelabra mushroom grows here in the small Asa reserve. On the western side of Lake Asasjön there is large forest with steep slopes and large differences in height. Feel free to hike up to Toppakul and enjoy the beautiful view down towards the lake and to the north you will see the large forests spread out. There are also oak groves, an imaginative wolf den and the almost hidden swimming area at Grönevik. If you are a keen swimmer, you will be rewarded with wonderful shallow sandy bottom and clear water. Enjoy crystal clear water in the clear water lakes north of Asa.

On the eastern side of Lake Asasjön, people like to hike south along the fine Sigfridsleden and then come to Svartaberget's magical cliffs and Långanäset's resting place. Feel free to continue your hike to the Forest Temple, which is located in the big forest, it is a peaceful place to rest. If you then wander on, you can read about the coalers' work in the forests in the past and look into the coaler's hut.


Asa parish is located in the middle of Småland, about four miles north of Växjö at the northern end of the long, narrow Asasjön.

The Asa area has been inhabited by people since the Stone Age and belongs to one of the earliest populated areas in Kronoberg County after the last Ice Age. Naturally this is due to the good living conditions in the area with large forests, hunting, fishing, fertile land for agriculture and, not least, connected lake systems, which provided good opportunities for transport and communication in an otherwise difficult terrain.

For centuries the entire area has been characterized by Asa Herrgård, whose origins go back to the Middle Ages and which has covered an area of up to 3,700 hectares, mostly forest but also a few hundred hectares of arable land. A rich and independent society arose around the manor, based mainly on agriculture and forestry with all the associated functions.

Brickworks, willow plantations, dairy, sawmills and power plants no longer exist, but ruins and traces of them are still around the area. Grain warehouses, stable buildings, mills, etc. remains and the manor's current well-maintained main building with wings on the lake's western shore is used as a hotel and conference facility with a focus on gastronomic experiences of local ingredients.

The present Asa church was consecrated in 1814 and is beautifully situated on the eastern side of the lake, opposite the manor house, so that the builder of both this and the main buildings on the manor house - Lieutenant Colonel and Baron Gustaf Leijonhufvud - could enjoy the view of the beautiful church on the other side of the lake from his own porch.

Timber and other goods as well as passengers were practically transported by sea between Asa and Växjö with steamboats.

In 1895, the entire Asa Herrgård came into German ownership but was seized by the Swedish state after the Second World War. Buildings and arable land were mainly sold off, while the extensive forest areas remained the property of the state and are now, among other things, run as "Asa experimental park and research station" with a forestry focus.

Asa hostel was built in 1900 north of the church, with several functions in mind, such as Asa parish lodge and church school. There has been a school, bank office, post office, clerk's residence and also a municipal assembly hall here.

The school was closed in the 1980s and the municipality rebuilt the house into what later became a hostel.