Where to stay in Stockholm
Stockholm and Scandinavia in general are obviously not among the cheapest areas in the world – go and ask the experienced tourists. To put it short we’d like to say that those searching for where to stay in Stockholm or Stockholm accomodation can choose among the following variants – more or less cheap (hostels, ships), moderately expensive (hotels) and expensive (luxurious hotels).
If you don’t want to pay too much
Not every tourist needs and can find enough funds for places to stay in Stockholm like a prestigious hotel – for example Park Inn or Scandic. The main purpose for these people is to explore the city and to see as many things as it’s only possible, they are not connected to any exact Stockholm b&b place. It makes all hostels and other budget accommodations so popular. There are lots of really good hostels in Stockholm, but we recommend you to also check available hotels.
Dozens of authentic Swedish neat hotels may be found all around the city. The coolest thing related to them is that once in a while they present really interesting offers like seasonal offers and various discounts. The last pro argument is that it is far more enjoyable to live in a place arranged in the traditional Scandinavian style than in an ordinary hostel always looks exactly like all other European hostels.
Live in a ship!
From the map we see that actually cheap accomodation in Stockholm is situated close to water. Thus there is no wonder about the name “Northern Venetia” given by tourists. All ship hotels can be found in the central part of Stockholm so you will have everything close. There are both affordable hotels and hostels in such ships beginning with 20 Euros for a room. That is really nice accomodation in Stockholm!.
Read online forums and see that others confirm it – hundreds of them prefer ships as well. You will see yourself 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.
Be a Swedish
If you need more freedom and comfort you could check rental houses and apartments. That is relatively costly choice, but you need to consider that average wage and pension in Sweden is nearly the highest in the world. Well, that is the reason of why houses for rent are not that popular.
However, it doesn’t mean you cannot find cheaper apartments several miles from the center. You will then save money and see better how Stockholm people live. It will become a nice time for you. Moreover it is the best opportunity to compare Stockholm center with other areas.
If you would like to see a real life in Stockholm renting a small house far from center is the best decision. Non-touristic areas are also very interesting. Living among Swedish local people will allow you to see the full picture.
Luxury and comfort
Some tourists, at the same time, prefer staying in best comfort. You can enjoy all these advantages only in a 4 or 5 star hotel. There are prestigious hotels of literally all global companies like Radisson and Sheraton. Local chains can seem attractive too. One more option of 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 you Grand Hotel – its situation is the best. One will be able to walk to the majority of attraction sites from the hotel. Unfortunately, the room prices can be astonishing for the people who expected the costs for rooms like in other Western countries.
Find your couch
When talking about bed and breakfast in Stockholm we immediately think about hotels, hostels and rental apartments and houses. If you don’t really need what is mentioned above – go and try Couchsurfing. Without any real efforts you may find a vast number of available hosts in Stockholm. There is nothing complicated at all – create a new profile on Couchsurfing and find your host in Stockholm. It’s going to become a very affordable way to explore the city and to make new foreign friends.