In October 2013 I stayed with 3 friends of mine in an apartment of ApartDirect in the street Sveavägen. It is located on the 3rd floor of a large building facing the street.
We booked it through booking.com for a price of approximately 55 Euro per person per night. We got keycodes for both the entrance door as well as our apartment door, so that we never really met anybody in person.
Our spacious apartment was completely set up with IKEA furniture and accessoires from the table and the chairs to the spoons and the flowers. The layout consisted of a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a corridor.
Apart from a double bed in the bedroom, there were a fold out sofa and a fold out chair available, so that actually up to 5 people could sleep in the apartment. The large kitchen was fully equipped with even a dish washer. The fridge was big enough to accommodate the 48 cans of beer we brought from Germany.
Both the the free WiFi and the cable TV worked perfectly. Al in all we really enjoyed our time in the apartment. The only downside is probably the noise from the busy street. If you are a light sleeper, it makes sense to bring earplugs.
At least one super market, a couple of bars and restaurants are located in the direct neighbourhood of the apartment.
*Photos courtesy of a friend of mine*
I travel frequently and I must say that the staff of Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel know how to take care of their guests. Warm and speedy check-in, warm and hassle-free check-out, professional assistance at the business centre, well-maintained rooms, great breakfast. I love this hotel!
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is next to the train station so if you arrive by bus from the airport and if you want to explore the city, the hotel is perfectly situated.
This a very good and cheap accommodation near the central station. Omena is a finnish chain of net-hotels without staff. After booking you get the door code to enter the hotel and the room.
There are Omena hotels in Stockholm, Copenhagen and about 10 hotels in Finnland.
The rooms have beds for 4 guests. There are tea-pot, microwave oven, refrigerator and TV in the room. And Wi-Fi of course. Ensute bath.
The supermarket is in 10 minutes walk from the hotel at Dalagatan (street). Opposite the hotel is located the supermarket "7-eleven" but prices there are too high - may be till 50% more then at the supermarket at Dalagatan.
Apartments and studios
Each hotel apartment features a kitchen with hotplates, fridge/freezer and microwave oven. The bathroom is fully tiled and has a shower cabin. Each hotel apartment also contains an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, 32-inch LCD-TV, Cable TV and 100 MB/s wired broadband.
With 60 Euros /530 SEK you can have a single room without private bathroom.
That is a nice option:
Sleeping on a boat
We have been to Stockholm twice, and both times we rented a room with Bed and Breakfast Agency Sweden to save money.
The first time was wonderful: we ended up having a large bedroom and our own furnished living room with a couch and TV as well as shared access to the apartment owner's kitchen and appliances, including the fridge we could use to store food.
The experience was so good that we never thought twice about which service to use for our second trip to Stockholm. However, this time, we ended up getting a small bedroom. It was equipped with its own mini-fridge and microwave oven because we did not have access to the other rooms in the apartment, which made our quarters seem cramped.
Clearly, the bar had been set high the first time. I wouldn't recommend against booking a stay with Bed and Breakfast Agency Sweden, but I would shy away from rooms for which no pictures are available. Inquire about the house rules, who vary from one apartment to the next.
In both cases, the location was excellent, on the island of Södermalm, near a metro station (Mariatorget the first time, Medborgarplasten the second time) as well as many shops and restaurants.
It's an American chain hotel, which means it has large rooms, decent service, and is clean and reasonably quiet. It also means it lacks character and has nothing special to write home about. We stayed on the club floor, which meant we could eat breakfast and have free hot snacks later in the day in the club lounge, as well as use the free Internet PCs on the same floor, which was quite handy. We chose, however, to eat downstairs in the main dining room for more choice. The breakfasts were extremely good, with cooks available to make omelets or fried eggs, and a huge selection of Swedish or American/English breakfast. I would include the breakfast as well as the club floor options if we ever stay there again; both were worth it.
Service was good and the front desk were very helpful when you got to them. There was no separate concierge desk, which I found to be a problem. We had to line up every single time we wanted help from the front desk, at least five minutes. It eventually got annoying.
The location was good for touring the Gamla Stan area, the north end only a 5 minute walk away, but not so good for tourist sites further east. I think if we were to return to Stockholm, we might try a place either right in Gamla Stan, or further east, closer to the Grand Hotel Stockholm.
The hotel is right across the street from the train station, which has high-speed trains directly to the airport.
BizApartment Gärdet is primarily designed as a long-term residence for business travelers. It provides self-catering studio apartments of varying sizes in a quiet section of eastern Stockholm, not far from the Tallink/Silja ferry docks. During slow business times (like the summer, when you're most likely to visit), they also offer hotel-style accommodations, including breakfast. I ran across this place through Destination Stockholm's "Stockholm a la Carte" program. Thanks to the steep discounts and included Stockholm a la Carte Card (providing free public transport and entrance to dozens of museums and sights around Stockholm), staying here was actually cheaper than a hostel would have been if I had to pay for travel and museum entrance myself.
The "small studio" was actually very large compared to a hotel room, including a stovetop and microwave oven. Service was attentive and friendly (I was quickly moved to a new room when my first room had a maintenance problem), and the included buffet breakfast (served in the bowling alley next door) was just fine. Do be aware there is no maid service for short stays (once every 5 days for longer stays), but there is also a dishwasher and detergent included in the room should you choose to cook your own food (nearest grocery store is about a 10-minute walk away).
- Self-catering studio apartments
- Breakfast included for "hotel" stays
We stayed in this charming boat in the heart of Stockholm. It is located about 10 minutes of walking about Gamla Stan. The breakfast is great but it is not included in the quoted prices. The room was fine and clean.
Good location, with Karlaplan subway station 300 meters away from the hotel. In a very quiet residencial area. The room and bathroom were of good size, with a flat TV and a DVD player.
Free WiFi Internet in the bedrooms (just call reception for the password), and a desktop computer near the reception.
The coffee and juice machine used for breakfast is available all day for free, so that's also a plus. The breakfast has a good variety with hot and cold plates.
On the downside, I can mention the fact that there is no bar or lobby area. The ground floor has the reception and the breakfast area only.
And there was no air conditioned in the rooms, nor could we open the window more than a few cm. This made staying in the room during the day quite uncomfortable.
Since we went in the summer, the courtyard was a must for having breakfast outdoor, in a private environment.
official web site http://www.theredboat.com/
E' un b&b ricavato in una barca rossa fantastica. Pulito ed economico (per stoccolma) 30 euro a testa colazione Inclusa. Camere bellissime, tranquillo e vicinissimo al centro. in 5/10 minuti si raggiungono tutti i luoghi di interesse in centro. La colazione e' eccellente e a buffet.
Sodermalm could be a convenient spot.
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The city is beautiful. Definitely go up Kaknas tower, east of the city.
Good value for a larger group of people staying for more than 2 days.
I haven't stayed here, but suggest this for those seeking a hostel...
Have you checked www.hostelworld.com ? There is this cool converted prison that gets rave reviews!
Långholmen, near Södermalm. (hostelworld's listing under 'Langholmens Vandrarhem')
Obviously, depends of the neighbourhood you're after for the commuting, but Stockholm itself is a collection of islands..
A converted prison!
Built in the 1840s, it served as a Crown prison until 1975, when the last convict left the island.
The large hostel Langholmen is situated on a green and quiet island close to public communications.
Most cells are well-equipped & have their own shower and WC.
The kitchen is fine and you get personal boxes in the fridge!
We stayed in a 3-persons bedroom. Underground; so no windows to open and no daylight. Very noisy atmosphere, with parties in the rooms and (drunk) people in the hall all night.
+ in the city center, close to the station (8 minutes walk)
+ good showers
- very noisy
- no reception desk in the evening and night
- no windows in the rooms
- no breakfast (but supermarket next door)
+/- simple kitchen; 2 microwaves, no stove
+/- television room to meet people
We stayed with 4 people in one room. So we had the whole room for ourselves. It's not very large. For each bed there is a locker in the room with your own key. Toilets and showers are shared.
You can reach the location with the tube. ( 10 minutes from central station) The tube-station is Zinkensdamm.
+ beautiful spot in the park
+ not far from Gamla Stan
+ clean and rather new building
+ all night reception desk
+ friendly atmosphere and service
- shared toilets and showers
- breakfast not included. (available at extra price)
+/- simple but convenient bar / restaurant for a small dish.
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