Where to stay in Stockholm
People who already have some experience of Scandinavia traveling know well about its high prices. Therefore when we are talking about where to stay in Stockholm we should say that there are several kinds of Stockholm accomodation – more affordable hostels, more or less costly hotels and expensive luxurious hotels and apartments.
If you don’t want to pay too much
The hotels belonging to worldwide known players are too costly as places to stay in Stockholm for cheap travelers and young people. Such a decision is absolutely normal in cases when super comfort of Stockholm b&b is not important for a great number of travelers. It makes all hostels and other low-cost accommodations so popular. Fortunately, serious competition among Stockholm hotels makes them provide great discounts and exclusive offers – use it if you don’t like hostels but also don’t want to pay too much.
Just go for a good walk around Stockholm and you will soon find a vast number of tiny and neat hotels with tempting cost. The best thing related to such places is that once in a while they have really bargain offers like offers for a season and various discounts. If hostels usually look the same in whole Europe and even the world the hotels are mainly different and it makes them much more attractive.
Live in a ship!
Those who know geography also know that Swedish capitan is an island city and cheap accomodation in Stockholm can be found on ships. That is why people often call Stockholm “Northern Venetia”. All ship hotels can be found in the central part of Stockholm so a tourist will have everything close. There are both affordable hotels and hostels in ships beginning with 20 Euros for a bed in dorms. One will hardly find more unusual accomodation in Stockholm.
Read Internet forums and see that people confirm it – a lot of them also prefer ships. You will see that tourists adore ship hotels because of the pluses described above. So you will get both available price and small distance to dozens of fabulous attractions.
Turn into a local citizen
Another great option is to rent an apartment or even a house. But be ready for quite costly offers – remember that wages and pension in Sweden are really high and local inhabitants can easily afford to pay such rent. Actually that is the main reason of why rental houses are not much popular.
But much cheaper houses and apartments can be found in the outskirts. It’s not about cutting expenses only – you will lead the same life as the locals do. That’s a great experience as well. You will be able to compare it to the touristic part of Stockholm too.
Rental apartments and houses perfectly suit visitors who are not obsessed with seeing absolutely every attraction. Every city has 2 sides of life and Stockholm is no exception here. Living side by side with locals will allow you to get the full picture.
When comfort is important
Certain travelers, however, prefer staying in total comfort. You can enjoy all these benefits only in a four or five star hotel. There are very comfortable hotels of almost all global companies like Radisson and Sheraton. In addition you could also choose among some local hotel chains. One more way to have a comfortable rest is to rent a room in an original Swedish hotel.
Grand Hotel is possibly the greatest spot where a tourist could stay since this amazing hotel is situated right in the very center of the city. You will be able to quickly walk to the majority of attraction sites from there. Unfortunately, the booking prices can be disappointing for the tourists who are used to the costs for rooms like in other Western countries.
Find new friends and a new couch
It’s better to look for bed and breakfast in Stockholm in hotels and good hostels. But still, there is a different way to put up at a place for extroverts – an online service called Couchsurfing. There you will see hundreds of hospitable people from different countries and towns including Stockholm who invite everyone to stay. It’s very simple – create an account on Couchsurfing, find a citizen from the Swedish capital and send a message to him or her. It is the most affordable and – if you adore knowing new people – most exciting way to discover Stockholm.