Rackarbergsgatan is a large student residential area close to all the Student nations and is situated about 1.5 km west of the city center. The housing area Rackarberget was built in 1965.

NOTE: The house owner, Uppsalahem, is planning construction work at Rackarbergsgatan. There may be some disturbances in the area due to this work.

About the Room

On Rackarbergsgatan we have 139 student rooms in corridors. The rooms are 13-15 square meters. Shower is shared with other tenants and each corridor kitchen is shared by 3-5 people. Cleaning of the common areas is the tenants’ responsibility. Some of our rooms at Rackarbergsgatan include private WC, while others share WC in the corridor. 

Read more about Swedish student corridor living here.

Our  rooms at Rackarbergsgatan 12 share WC within the corridor and include private sink in the private bedrooms.

Rooms on 24-26 are corridors that have private WC and shared shower and kitchen by 5 students. The rooms on 22 are shared corridors between 3-5 tenants, some have private WC and some have shared. Both have shared shower room and kitchen.

The rooms are furnished with a bed and mattress (no pillow or quilt is included), a desk with chair and lamp, a small chest of drawers or book shelf, ceiling lamp, curtain rod and fixtures.

Rents for Rackarbergsgatan 22-26 will be approx. 4000-5100 SEK/month (autumn 2022) and includes electricity, water and heating. Internet is provided by an external supplier. There is no wifi, you connect via a net cable to the wall outlet. Due to the economic situation in Sweden today with raised expenses for house owners, tenants will most likely have to face higher than usual rent increases during 2023. We will inform all our tenants as soon as rents have been negotiated.

You can find an interview with one of our tenants at Rackarbergsgatan here.

Note: Pictures are examples of rooms, variations may occur.

More Information


…supermarket: ICA Folkes, located on Rackarbergsgatan/S:t Johannesgatan
…campus: Centre for Economic Studies, English Park Campus
…student nation: V-Dala nation, Göteborgs nation, Kalmar nation
…bus stops: “Kungsgärdets center”, “Studentstaden” or “Ekonomikum”  (plan your trip on www.ul.se)

Housing Guide

Arrival information


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Landlord/House owner

Landlord: Uppsala University Housing Office
Contact information

Any questions or requests concerning your contract should be directed to the housing office.

House owner: Uppsalahem
Phone: +46- (0)18-727 36 00
E-mail: info@uppsalahem.se
Web: www.uppsalahem.se
Office address: Väderkvarnsgatan 17
Any problems concerning electricity, plumbing, heating or similar in your room or in common areas should be reported to Uppsalahem. See Maintenance and service.

Studentstaden manages the keys to this area.


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