Where to stay in Stockholm
Tourists who already possesses some experience of Scandinavia traveling know well about its costliness. In short we’d like to say that travelers looking for where to stay in Stockholm or Stockholm accomodation may select among these options – more or less cheap (ships, hostels, some hotels), moderately expensive (hotels) and finally expensive (luxurious hotels).
If you don’t want to pay too much
Well, Sheraton, Scandic or Radisson are probably not good places to stay in Stockholm for students and for thrifty travelers. Such people are usually not interested in any luxury – they feel totally well with any cheaper Stockholm b&b places. It makes hostels and other affordable accommodations so popular. There are a lot of great hostels in Stockholm, however we suggest that you check available hotel rooms.
There are tens of cozy hotels having that memorable Swedish style. The possibility to chance upon an awesome seasonal discount and get a nice room for affordable price is truly high. All in all, it’s definitely better to book a room in a local authentic hotel than to select a typical hostel often full of noisy meanies.
Live in a ship!
On the map we can see that actually cheap accomodation in Stockholm is located near big water. That is why people call Stockholm “Northern Venetia”. Booking a room in a ship provides you with a big opportunity to live in the very center. You will be surprised with how low the room prices in a ship are comparing to any other accommodation in Stockholm. What a nice accommodation in Stockholm, isn’t it?.
Experienced tourists also say that choosing a ship is actually much better than in any “land hotel”. You will find out that people like ship hotels due to all of the benefits described above. 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 be a worthy idea. Due to high pension in Sweden its citizens can easily afford to pay expensive rent, which means you are better to be ready for unexpectedly high prices. It means that locals feel well with such prices, but tourists are usually disappointed.
A reasonable solution is to choose a small house far from the center. It’s not about cutting expenses only – you will live the same life just as the locals do. That’s an awesome experience as well. It will let you compare it to the touristic part of Stockholm too.
Rental apartments and houses perfectly suit tourists who are not keen on seeing absolutely every attraction. There are tons of cool things about non-touristic districts too. If you wish to see the full picture – live side by side with local people but not among tourists.
When comfort is important
Anyway, some of us need to have really much comfort. You can enjoy all of this only in a four or five star hotel. World hotel chains have strong market position in Stockholm. Local hotel chains can seem interesting too. One more way to have a rest in comfort is to rent a room in an original Swedish hotel.
As for staying in the very city center we could recommend Grand Hotel – its situation is the best. All famous museums, all great views and all awesome clubs and bar are within walking distance which is really convenient. The only minus is that the room costs are higher than in many other Western cities.
Find new friends and a new couch
Undoubtedly, only traditional accommodations like hotels and some hostels can offer bed and breakfast in Stockholm. If you do not really need what is enlisted above – try Couchsurfing. There you will meet hundreds of people from different countries and cities including, of course, Stockholm who invite everybody to come and stay. It’s truly simple – register on Couchsurfing, find a citizen from Stockholm and then send a message to him or her. It’s going to become a very cheap way to explore the city and to get new good friends.