Where to stay in Stockholm
Stockholm and Scandinavia in general are obviously not among the cheapest areas in our world – go and ask the experienced tourists. To sum up and be brief we’d like to say that those who are looking for where to stay in Stockholm or Stockholm accomodation could choose among these variants – affordable (ships, hostels, some hotels), moderately expensive (hotels) and really expensive (luxurious hotels).
If you don’t want to pay too much
Well, Radisson or Scandic are rather not suitable places to stay in Stockholm for thrifty students. Such people are usually not interested in splendor – they are absolutely fine about any more affordable Stockholm breakfast and bed. Basically young tourists and just people who don’t wish to spend too much like hostels. There are a lot of great hostels in Stockholm, but we suggest that you also check available hotel rooms.
Just go for a walk around Stockholm and you will discover really many tiny and nice hotels with attractive cost. The chance to chance upon some discount and get a nice hotel room for cheap is high. To sum up, it’s better to book a room in a local original Swedish hotel than to choose a boring hostel often full of noisy guests.
Check out a ship hotel
Those who are good at geography know that Swedish capitan is an island city and cheap accomodation in Stockholm can be found on ships. Thus there is nothing surprising in the name “Northern Venetia” granted by tourists. Getting a room in a ship provides you with a big opportunity to live in the very center. You will be surprised with how attractive the room prices in a ship are in comparison with other accommodation in Stockholm. One will hardly find more unusual accomodation in Stockholm.
Read online forums and make sure that other tourists confirm it – hundreds of them also prefer ships. You will find out that tourists love ship hotels because of all of the advantages described above. So you will get both available price and small distance to dozens of fabulous attractions.
Turn into a local citizen
Rental apartments and houses can also be a good idea. Due to high pension in Sweden its citizens can afford such costly rent, therefore you are better to be ready for the prices. It means that Swedish people are not afraid of such prices, but tourists are often disappointed.
But much cheaper houses and apartments can be found in the city outskirts. It’s not about saving money only – you will live the same life just as the locals do. That’s an awesome experience too. Furthermore it is the best chance to compare Stockholm center with other its areas.
If you would like to see a real life in Stockholm staying in a small house that is remote from center is the best possible decision. Every city always has two sides and Stockholm is not exclusion here. If you wish to see the full picture – live among the local people but not with tourists.
Top level of comfort
Anyway, some people need to have really much comfort. A good hotel with ample rooms and delicious breakfasts are the best then. Global hotel companies are widely presented in Stockholm. It’s a nice idea to think about local hotel chains too. Another option of a comfortable rest is to rent a room in an original Swedish hotel.
Grand Hotel is possibly the best spot where a tourist could put up at because this amazing hotel is located in the very heart of the city. All big museums, all great views and all cool clubs and bar will be within walking distance which is really convenient. Unfortunately, the booking prices can be astonishing for the people who counted on the room prices in other Western countries.
Find your couch
One is better to search for bed and breakfast in Stockholm in hotels and hostels. If you don’t really need it – go and try Couchsurfing. Without any big efforts you will find a great number of hosts in the capital of Sweden. All you should do is to register an account in the service, then find a suitable host person and contact him through PM. It will be the most affordable and – if you adore talking to new people – most interesting way to discover Swedish capital.