Find a place to put up at Stockholm
All people who have already stayed in Sweden and Scandinavia know that it’s definitely not the cheapest place in Europe. To put it short we would like to say that city guests searching for where to stay in Stockholm or Stockholm accomodation may select among the following variants – relatively cheap (ships, hostels, some hotels), moderately costly (hotels) and finally expensive (luxurious hotels).
Well, Scandic or Sheraton are probably not appropriate places to stay in Stockholm for students and for thrifty travelers. The main goal for such kind of tourists is to enjoy the city and to discover as much as they can, they are not connected to any exact Stockholm b&b place. It makes all hostels and other low-cost accommodations so demanded. Luckily, tough competition about different hotels makes them grant some discounts and exclusive offers – take the advantage of it if you don’t like hostels but don’t want to pay too much.
Take a good walk around Stockholm and you will discover a vast number of tiny and cozy hotels with attractive prices. The probability to run against an awesome discount and book a nice hotel room for affordable price is truly high. Finally, it’s definitely better to find a room in a local authentic Swedish hotel than to stay in a boring hostel full of noise and impolite guests.
Check out a ship hotel
Looking at the map we can see that actually cheap accomodation in Stockholm is situated near big water. So there is nothing surprising in the name “Northern Venetia” granted by tourists. It’s really convenient to stay in a ship because all ships are located in very interesting parts of the city. You will be surprised with how attractive the room prices for ships are comparing to any other accommodation in Stockholm. One will hardly find more unusual accomodation in Stockholm.
Experienced tourists also say that choosing a ship is actually much cheaper and better than in any “land hotel”. You will see yourself that people adore ship hotels because of all of the pluses described above. So you will get both available price and small distance to dozens of fabulous attractions.
Be a Swedish
Rental house or apartment may also be a worthy idea. Due to high pension in Sweden Swedish citizens can afford such costly rent, therefore you are better to be ready for the prices. Actually that is the main reason of why rental houses are not much popular.
However, it doesn’t mean you cannot find cheaper apartments several kilometers from the center. It’s not about saving money only – you will lead the same life as the local inhabitants do. It will become a nice experience for you. It is also a chance to check if there is a big different between the central part and other districts of Stockholm.
If you are interested in seeing a real life in Stockholm renting a small house which is remote from center is the best possible decision. Every city always has 2 sides of life and Stockholm is not exclusion here. Living with Swedish local people will let you see the full picture.
Luxury and comfort
Certain travelers, at the same time, prefer putting up at absolutely comfort. If you really need to possess a very comfortable bed, a big bathroom and tasty breakfasts and dinners – choose a hotel. World hotel companies have strong position in Stockholm. It could be a sensible idea to check out local hotel chains too. Moreover, you will definitely see some single hotels which look much more stylish and much more Swedish.
As for staying in the very center we could recommend Grand Hotel – its situation is the best. You will be able to quickly walk to a lot of attraction sites from the hotel. The only disadvantage is that the room costs are higher than in many other Western countries.
Surfing for a coach
Undoubtedly, only traditional resorts like hotels and some hostels can offer bed and breakfast in Stockholm. Those who like “camping wild” will certainly prefer a free option called “couchsurfing”. There you will see thousands of hospitable people from various countries and towns including Stockholm who are inviting everyone to come. There is nothing difficult at all – make a personal account on Couchsurfing and find your host in Stockholm. It will be the most affordable and – if you adore knowing new people – most fascinating way to explore Swedish capital.