Find a place to stay in Stockholm
All people who have already stayed in Sweden say that it is certainly not the cheapest touristic place in the world. Therefore when talking about where to stay in Stockholm we mention several kinds of Stockholm accomodation – affordable hostels, rather costly hotels and expensive luxurious hotels, houses and apartments.
Well, Sheraton, Scandic or Radisson are rather not good places to stay in Stockholm for thrifty students. Such a thing is totally normal in cases when luxurious comfort of Stockholm b&b is unimportant for many foreign tourists. Overall students and people who do not want to waste much prefer Stockholm hostels. But don’t hurry up too much – you have a chance to put up at a hotel which is undoubtedly more comfortable than hostel for the same money.
Take a good walk around Stockholm and you will quickly see a vast number of tiny and cozy hotels with tempting prices. The coolest thing related to such places is that sometimes they have incredibly bargain price offers like offers for a season and discounts. To sum up, it’s definitely better to book a room in a local authentic Swedish hotel than to select an ordinary hostel nearly always full of noisy meanies.
What about staying on a ship?
From the map we can see that actually cheap accomodation in Stockholm is situated close to big water. So there is no wonder about the name “Northern Venetia” given by tourists. It’s really convenient to stay in a ship since all ships are in very interesting parts of the city. There are both affordable hotels and hostels in such ships from 20 Euros for a bed in dorms. One will hardly find more unusual accomodation in Stockholm.
Read Internet forums and make sure that people confirm it – hundreds of them prefer ships too. According to the tourists’ words, the ships are indeed located quite close to the center. It means that you will not be living in a cool place but also have all main attraction sites right near.
Turn into a local citizen
Rental house or apartment can also become a worthy idea. But be ready for quite expensive offers – keep in mind that wages and pension in Sweden are really high and Swedish inhabitants can easily afford to pay such rent. Well, that is the reason of why houses for rent are not that popular.
But much more affordable houses and apartments may be found in the city outskirts. It will let you save decent money and see how local people in residential districts live. It will be a nice experience for you. It is also a fabulous chance to check if there is a big different between center and other areas of Stockholm.
If you would like to see a real life in Stockholm renting a small house far from center is the best decision. There are many awesome things about non-touristic areas too. If you wish to see the full picture – go an live side by side with locals but not among other tourists.
Luxury and comfort
Some tourists, at the same time, prefer staying in total comfort. You can get all of this only in a four or five star hotel. Global hotel chains can be easily found in Stockholm. It’s a sensible idea to check out local hotel chains too. Another way to have a rest in comfort is to get a room in an original Swedish hotel.
The best situation among all top-level hotels rightfully belongs to Grand Hotel. All big museums, all splendid views and all cool bars and clubs will be within walking distance that is really convenient. But don’t forget about really high prices – they can appear to be higher than in most of other Western capitals.
Surfing for a coach
When talking about bed and breakfast in Stockholm we all start thinking about hotels, cheaper hostels and rental houses and apartments. However, there is a different way to put up at a place for sociable people – an online service called Couchsurfing. There you will meet hundreds of hospitable people from different countries and towns including, of course, Stockholm who invite tourists to come and stay. All one should do is to register in this service, then find such a host and contact him through PM. That’s how you’ll not only learn more about this marvelous city but also meet dozens of new interesting people.