Olsbacka student accommodation area, built in 1998, is situated directly next to Gävle University College. It consists of seven separate buildings with a total of 186 student properties, of which around 100 are halls of residence. The halls of residence rooms are being rebuilt to be fully-functional student apartments with kitchenettes, washing machines and tumble dryers.

Halls of residence living spaces that are no longer required are also being converted into apartments. Following the completed rebuild, Olsbacka will have a total of around 200 student apartments, all designed to a high standard.

The rebuilding is being realised through Svenska Studenthus’ rebuilding concept StudBoLyftet, meaning that the halls of residence rooms can be upgraded to apartments one at a time, without disrupting other residents. The upgrade is being carried out as the halls of residence rooms are vacated or as requested by the residents. There is considerable interest, and the aim is for all the halls of residence rooms to be upgraded before the end of 2015.

The original 60 apartments, of which 40 are single bedroom and 20 are two bedroom, will be renovated gradually, and will have the same equipment and be to the same standard as the halls of residence rooms that were renovated into apartments.

Olsbacka is situated around 400 m from Svenska Studenthus’ other properties in Gävle (Kungsbäck). It is 1,8 km to the nearest supermarket and 250 m to the bus stop.

Address: Stenhammarsvägen 19-31, 802 67 Gävle.

Property facts

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  • On Campus
  • Broadband
  • Communication 250 m
  • Supermarket 1,8 km
  • Outside space
  • Waist sorting


  • All properties have two floors (no lift).
  • The apartments are rented unfurnished.
  • Broadband, water and heating is included in the rent.
  • There is also the option to rent attic storage in the building you live in.
  • The postboxes are in the building entrance hall.
  • The entrance door is opened using a code. The door to your apartment has a digital lock which is opened via a mobile phone app.
  • There is also a waste sorting area outside.

The laundry room is available to all residents and is located in a smaller building in the grounds, as well as another in one of the buildings.


There is outside space for all the properties with benches and tables.


There is bike parking both under cover in the grounds and by the entrance to the building.


There are a number of parking spaces for Olsbacka. You must pay to obtain a parking permit.