Find a place to put up at Stockholm
All people who have been to Scandinavia know that it is certainly not the most affordable place in the world. Therefore when talking about where to stay in Stockholm we say there are several kinds of Stockholm accomodation – cheaper hostels, medium hotels and luxurious hotels, houses and apartments.
Well, Sheraton, Scandic or Radisson are rather not appropriate places to stay in Stockholm for thrifty students. The main goal for that kind of tourists is to simply enjoy the Swedish capital and to explore as much as they can, they are not connected to any particular Stockholm b&b place. All money savers and young students usually try to find something more affordable. There are lots of great hostels in Stockholm, however we recommend you to check available hotels.
There are tens of cozy unusual hotels made in that fantastic Swedish style. The probability to chance upon an awesome seasonal discount and reserve a brilliant room for low price is truly high. The ultimate pro argument is that it is far more pleasant to live in a place made in the traditional Scandinavian style than in a typical hostel tends to look totally like other European hostels.
What about staying on a ship?
On the map we can see that actually cheap accomodation in Stockholm is located close to water. It is the main reason for calling it “Northern Venetia”. Getting a room in a ship gives you a great opportunity to stay in the very center. There are both cheaper hotels and hostels in such ships beginning with 20 Euros for a room. One will hardly find more unusual accomodation in Stockholm.
Experienced tourists also claim that staying in a ship is actually much cheaper and better than in any “land hotel”. You will see yourself that people love ship hotels because of all of the pluses 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 like more freedom and comfort you could check rental houses and apartments. Due to quite high pension in Sweden Swedish citizens can easily afford paying costly rent, therefore you are better to be ready for the prices. It means that locals are OK with such prices, but tourists are usually disappointed.
But much more affordable apartments can be found in the city outskirts. It will allow you to save some decent sum and see how locals in residential districts live. With no doubts, such experience is incredibly interesting. Furthermore it is the best chance to make a comparison between city center with other its districts.
If you would like to see an ordinary life in Stockholm staying in a small house that is remote from center is obviously the best decision. Every city always has two sides and Stockholm is no exception here. That is how you can see the full view of Stockholm.
Top level of comfort
Anyway, some people need top level of comfort. You can enjoy all of this only in a 4 or 5 star hotel. There are very comfortable hotels of literally all global players like Radisson and Sheraton. Additionally you could eye up local hotels. Another option of a rest in comfort is to get a room in an authentic Swedish hotel.
As for staying in the very city center we could recommend you Grand Hotel – its situation is undoubtedly the best. All famous museums, all great views and all cool bars and clubs will be within walking distance which is super convenient. The only minus is that the prices for rooms are higher than in many other Western cities.
Find your couch
One is better to look for bed and breakfast in Stockholm in hotels and good hostels. The tourists who love travel independently will certainly choose a free option called “couchsurfing”. It’s really easy to get a place in Stockholm even for those who have never done it before. All one should do is to register in this service, find a suitable host person and contact him or her through website private chat. It is the cheapest and – if you like knowing new people – most exciting way to discover Stockholm.