On first arriving in Malmo, I decided I wanted to stay at the Ribersborg area (the Swedish Riviera), but after a few hours of exploring along the way (dragging along my suitcase, on a very hot day), and eventually reaching Ribersborg, can you believe it there are no hotels there!!!
So I got the bus back to the city centre and found this place, I was in desperate need for a rest and shower.
The Pallas was a great place, perfectly adequate for a short stay.
Clean (the bedding smelt lovely), reasonably priced, friendly staff.
450 SEK for a room, and 30 SEK for breakfast. Breakfast was bread, jam and 'plastic' cheese - but personally I felt that it was a small price to pay for someone to bring me coffee or tea and juice first thing in the morning - essential to wake up nicely and feel good all day.
Great little place if you only are in Malmo for a short time.
Very close to the Central Train Station, and very close to the City Centre - perfect.
Have to say this is a very friendly hotel, made to feel at home as soon as we arrived. Rooms comfy and clean with a very good breakfast included in the price. Will definately go back.
Sweden is quite unique in a way when it comes to accommodation. We have a thing called "Allemansrätten" (The english translation of this swedish word is: The "Right of common access"). This right allows you to camp, walk, run, strawl, sleep whereever you want to. You may not enter a persons private yard (of course!), but everywhere in the forrest & along the ways you´re allowed to be. When an area is private-area, it´s always a sign stating it, or you will understand it by using simple common-sense (a persons backyard for example - an obvious off-limit...).
If you´re visiting Sweden; don´t forget to bring a tent. You will then have a wonderfull opportunity to travel by around the country and then just put up your tent whenever & wherever you wish to take nap.
Don´t miss out all the free nature & seas!
This website lists the different accommodations availible in Malmö, and the cities around Malmö. When opening this page you´ll se a brown menu-bar on the left. The site is mainly in swedish, so here´s a helpful translation of this menu-bar from where you click your way to the desired type of accommodation:
» Bädd & frukost = "Bed & Breakfast"
» Slott med mat & boende = "Castle with food & accommodation"
» Bo på lantgård = "Live on a farm"
» Camping = "Campsite"
» Hotell & pensionat = "Hotels & boarding houses"
» Kloster = "Monasteries"
» Stugor & Stugbyar = "Cottages"
» Bo på slott = "Live on a castle"
» Vandrarhem = "Hostels"
» Övrigt boende = "All other types"
The quality of accommodations in Sweden is generaly very good I think. Not all places is luxurious and all that, but even at the cheapest places the quality is still good compared to many other countries.
With this is mind; I really don´t see any reason to pay for a hotel in Sweden. A single starts from 35-40 Euros and up. Imagine paying that just to sleep (!) Unbelievable!
This tip is for the people wanting to move to Malmö.
I tried to find a place to live here in Malmö, and contacted several agencys. Among them were Ellenbogen. They demanded that I left a deposit of 2000 SEK. If I got a flat through them, they'd keep the money as their pay. If I found another flat myself or by other means, they'd give me back my money.
I found a flat by myself, so I contacted them in order to get my money back. At first I got no reply. After another try I still got no reply. I called them, and got the answer that the person handling the money wasn't there. I called when he was supposed to be there, and he noted my account number to send the money to my account. Still no money. I showed up at the time the accountain was supposed to be there: No results. I'm still writing them, and contacting them by telephone and email. Still haven't seen my money.
Rooms were OK for a youth hostel. That's more than can be said about the area around it. It's definetly not central.
I had two breakins on my car in the 10 days I stayed there. The people at the reception said that they knew there were problems with youth breaking into cars there. They had a fence, but could not put up a videocamera (probably prohibited by law unless applied for) or set out a guard.
Shared showers. No TV (Stolen, might be replaced now). Reception closes at 22.00 in the summer. The hostel is closed between December 21st and January 7th.
There is another, far more central hostel in Malmö. Its Bosses Gästvåningar & Vandrarhem at www.svif.se. Mind you: I haven't stayed there, so I can't really say how good it is.
If it were a train cabin I would say all the best: clean, compact, airconditioned, with a TV and even a small, private bathroom.
But since it was a hotel room it was a bit claustrophobic (no outside window, only window to the covered atrium), quite hot (no AC regulation) and needed some fresh air...
Still, it was cheaper than other hotels in Malmö, centrally located (just behind the Railway station) and they had a good breakfast and free afternoon buffet.
I booked the room via www.malmo.se website and got a better rate than the one stated on hotel website.
No unique qualities, which is why you are free to make a reservation here or in any other hotel in town via www.malmo.se website.
Or you can contact Tourist Office (situated at the Railway station) by phone or e-mail:
tel: +46 40 34 12 00 (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.),
Sibbarp is the area within Malmö itself which is closest to the Öresund Bridge and, despite renaming the site Malmo Camping, this is a great place for you if you've just crossed it and need a rest. The campsite is next to a beach with jettys and a little bay for children and here and there you will find barbecue areas. All with views of the bridge in the distance and, in good weather, of Copenhagen's chimneys. There is a falafel place and a minigolf course nearby and the camp site has a small shop and also organise fishing trips. If you don't have a tent or caravan, you can rent a chalet but then you need to book in advance. Buses to Malmö Central station are reasonably frequent. The picture shows Sibbarp beach and the bridge in winter.
For those looking for budget accomodation, Formula 1 is the cheapest alternative. It's located at the outskirts of central Malmö, so you will need to take some sort of transportation to get to the shopping and museums. Althoug, if you feel healthy, it is about a 35 to 45 minutes stroll to 'Gustav Adolfs Torg'.
This is very basic lodging, with the bathrooms in the corridore. But the rooms are nice and clean, and you shouldn't really be turned off by the word basic because the standard in Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia is quite high compared to most other countries.
Formula 1 also have a selfserving breakfast restaurant and a small lunch meny.
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