Find a place to stay in Stockholm
All tourists who have already been to Scandinavia say that it’s definitely not the cheapest destination in Europe. In short we would like to say that people searching for where to stay in Stockholm or Stockholm accomodation could choose among the following options – relatively cheap (hostels, ships), moderately expensive (hotels) and expensive (luxurious hotels).
Hotels belonging to worldwide known chains appear to be too costly as places to stay in Stockholm for thrifty visitors and young people. Such people are typically not interested in luxury – they feel totally well with any more affordable Stockholm b&b places. All money savers and young students usually try to find a cheaper accommodation in Stockholm. Luckily, tough competition about Stockholm hotels makes them grant great discounts and exclusive offers – take the advantage of it in case if you don’t really like hostels but don’t want to give much money.
Dozens of authentic Swedish stylish and neat hotels can be easily found in different districts of the capital. The coolest thing about them is that from time to time they present incredibly attractive price offers like offers for a season and various discounts. Finally, it’s better to book a room in a local authentic hotel than to select an ordinary hostel nearly always full of noise and impolite meanies.
Live in a ship!
Could you think that cheap accommodation in Stockholm can be found not on the land only but in the water? So there is no wonder about the name “Northern Venetia” granted by tourists. It’s really convenient to stay in a ship since basically all ships are located in very beautiful parts of the city. There are both affordable hotels and hostels in such ships beginning with 20 Euros for a room. What a nice accommodation in Stockholm, isn’t it?.
Read Internet forums and make sure that people confirm it – a lot of them also prefer ships. According to their words, Stockholm ships are indeed located near the central part of the city. So you will get both available price and small distance to dozens of fabulous attractions.
Be a Swedish
If you want more comfort and freedom you could check rental apartments or houses. Due to high pension in Sweden Swedish citizens can afford such costly rent, therefore you need to be ready for the prices. It means that local people are not afraid of such prices, but foreign visitors are usually disappointed.
However, it doesn’t mean that you cannot find less costly apartments few kilometers from the center. It will let you save decent money and see how locals in residential districts live. With no doubts, such experience is very useful. It will let you compare it to the touristic part of Stockholm too.
Rental apartments and houses suit well visitors who are not obsessed with attending each and every attraction. There are tons of awesome things about non-touristic areas too. If you want to get the full picture – live side by side with the local people but not with tourists.
Top level of comfort
Finally, there is one more segment of tourists. These are the people needing total comfort in everything. If you really need to have a great bed, a big bathroom and eat delicious meals in the hotel restaurant – choose a hotel. There are great hotels of almost all global players like Radisson and Sheraton. It could be a sensible idea to think about local Stockholm hotel chains too. Furthermore, you will see some hotels that are much more stylish and Swedish.
As for putting up at the very city center we would recommend Grand Hotel – its situation is the best. All famous museums, all splendid views and all cool clubs and bar are within walking distance that is really convenient. Unluckily, the booking prices can be astonishing for the people who counted on the room prices in other Western countries.
Find your couch
Undoubtedly, only traditional accommodations like hotels and some hostels offer bed and breakfast in Stockholm. The tourists who like “camping wild” will certainly prefer a free option called “couchsurfing”. There you will see thousands of people from different countries and cities including Stockholm who are inviting everyone to stay. There is nothing complicated in it at all – make an Couchsurfing account and find a host in Stockholm. That is how you may not only explore this marvelous city but also meet dozens of new interesting people.