Where to stay in Stockholm
Travelers who already possesses experience of Scandinavia traveling know well about its high prices. Thus when talking about where to stay in Stockholm we say there are several kinds of Stockholm accomodation – affordable hostels, more or less costly hotels and expensive luxurious hotels and apartments.
If you don’t want to pay too much
Hotels belonging to worldwide known chains are really too costly as places to stay in Stockholm for thrifty travelers and students. The main purpose for these tourists is to explore the capital and to explore as many things as it’s only possible, they are not connected to any exact Stockholm b&b place. Basically young tourists and just people who don’t want to spend much like hostels. Fortunately, tough competition among different hotels makes them provide great discounts and exclusive offers – take the advantage of it if you don’t really like hostels but also don’t want to give much money.
Dozens of authentic Swedish stylish and neat hotels can be easily found all around the city. The coolest thing related to such places is that once in a while they have incredibly bargain price offers like seasonal offers and various discounts. All in all, it’s much better to get a room in a local original hotel than to select a typical hostel nearly always full of noisy meanies.
Live in a ship!
From the map we see that actually cheap accomodation in Stockholm is located near water. That is why people call Stockholm “Northern Venetia”. It’s very convenient to put up at a ship since basically all ships are in very beautiful parts of the city. Eventually, the best advantage is that the ships appear to be much more affordable than ordinary hotels. What a nice accommodation in Stockholm, isn’t it?.
The confirmation of it can be found on any of touristic forums devoted to Stockholm – ask people. The travelers say that it’s really convenient to live in a ship because of good location. It means that you will not be living in a cool place but also have all main attraction sites right near.
Feel the life of a Stockholm inhabitant
If you like more comfort and freedom you can check rental apartments or houses. But be ready for rather costly offers – remember that salaries and pension in Sweden are really high and Swedish inhabitants can afford such rent. Actually that is the main reason of why rental houses are not that popular.
But much more affordable apartments may be found in the outskirts. It will allow you to save decent money and understand how locals in residential districts live. With no doubts, such experience is very good. You will be able to compare it to the famous central part of Stockholm too.
Rental apartments and houses suit well tourists who are not keen on attending each and every attraction. Non-touristic parts are also very interesting. That is how you can get the complete view of Stockholm.
When comfort is important
Finally, there is one more kind of travelers. They are the people needing total comfort in everything. You can enjoy all these benefits only in a 4 or 5 star hotel. Stockholm can offer a vast number of international hotel chains. Additionally you could check out some local hotel chains. One more option of a comfortable rest is to get a room in an authentic Swedish hotel.
Grand Hotel is probably the best spot where a wealthy tourist could put up at because this hotel is situated in the very heart of the Swedish capital. Historical places, restaurants, museums – everything is located within a walking distance from Grand Hotel. Unfortunately, the room costs can be embarrassing for the people who expected the room prices like in other Western countries.
Find your couch
Surely, only traditional places like hotels and some hostels offer bed and breakfast in Stockholm. If you do not really need what is enlisted above – go and try Couchsurfing. Without any big efforts you may find a vast number of possible hosts in Stockholm. It’s truly simple – register on Couchsurfing, find a citizen living in the Swedish capital and then send a message to him or her. It will be the cheapest and – if you like meeting new people – most fascinating way to explore Stockholm.