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Where to stay in Gothenburg

Spring in Gothenburg city in Sweden. Gothenburg cityscape with Olivedal district. Cherry blossoms spring time.

Gothenburg is a fabulous city in Sweden and the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. With Dutch canals and tree-lined boulevards, plus amazing seafood and dozens of islands in the Gothenburg archipelago, there really is something for everyone in Gothenburg.

With so many interesting areas of Gothenburg, it can be hard to settle on the perfect accommodation in Gothenburg. Using our travel guide to the best areas of Gothenburg, we’ll help you decide where to stay in Gothenburg and recommend hotels in Gothenburg Sweden for every budget and travel style. 

We will cover off all types of Gothenburg accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Gothenburg hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Gothenburg Sweden 2023, the best Gothenburg hotels, best places in Gothenburg to visit, the best places to stay in Gothenburg, hotels near Gothenburg attractions, Gothenburg neighborhood guide and many more.

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Haga – Where to stay in Gothenburg for Families

Haga Gothenburg is the Old City area, a charming district where locals and tourists alike mix and mingle. Haga Nygata and Linnégatan are two of the main roads running through the district and the hub of activity in Haga. Historic buildings have been transformed into quaint shops and cafes, making this a great place to shop for unique souvenirs from Sweden.

Haga is just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, making it a convenient place to stay in Gothenburg Sweden. One highlight of this neighborhood is a visit to Kunsparken, a riverfront park with tree-lined paths. While there are fewer Gothenburg hotel options here, it’s the perfect place to find a family-friendly apartment rental near the city centre. 

Where to Stay in Haga

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Haga
Linne Hostel
Slottsskogens Hostel
Backpackers Goteborg
STF Stigbergsliden

Budget Hotels in Haga
City Hotel Avenyn
Linneplatsens Hotell & Vandrarhem
Goteborgs Mini-Hotel
Sure Hotel by Best Western Center

Mid range Hotels in Haga
Hotel Vasa, Sure Hotel Collection
Hotel Riverton
Hotel Flora
Elite Plaza Hotel Goteborg

Family Friendly Hotels in Haga
Hotel Poseidon
Avalon Hotel
Scandic Rubinen
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Haga
Hotel Pigalle
Upper House
Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant

Gothenburg city in Sweden. Aerial view of Haga district.

Centrum – Where to stay in Gothenburg for Tourists

Gothenburg’s city centre, or Centrum, is the best area for tourists who are visiting Gothenburg for the first time. Staying in central Gothenburg allows you easy access to the best sights and museums, as well as Gothenburg central station. The majority of hotels in Gothenburg Sweden are in and around the city centre, with options from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels.

Don’t miss the market hall, or Feskekorka, where you can buy fresh seafood and peer into Gothenburg’s main industry. Centrum is also home to some major shopping streets which include Nordstan, a shopping centre. Magasinsgatan is another main street for shopping and also a great place to find delicious restaurants. 

Where to Stay in Centrum

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Centrum
Linne Hostel
STF Stigbergsliden
Spoton Hostel & Sportsbar
Göteborg Hostel

Budget Hotels in Centrum
Le Mat B&B Göteborg City
Good Morning+ Göteborg City
Hotel Örgryte
Spar Hotel Majorna

Mid range Hotels in Centrum
Hotel Flora Gothenburg
Comfort Hotel Goteborg
Hotel Bellora
Scandic Europa

Family Friendly Hotels in Centrum
ProfilHotels Opera
First Hotel G
Clarion Hotel Post
Hotel Vanilla

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Centrum
Hotel Poseidon
Upper House
Dorsia Hotel & Restaurant

Goteborg Sweden - Gothenburg city overview from the ferris wheel in the center

Linné – Where to stay in Gothenburg with Kids

Linné, short for Linnéstaden, is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Gothenburg, and a great place to see how the locals live. Located west of the city centre, this trendy neighborhood has a great mix of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Come summer, cafes spill out into the streets with sidewalk setups.

Several parks in the area, including Slottsskogen, make this a family-friendly neighborhood, with lots of outdoor space for littles to explore. The park contains a petting zoo, playground, history museum, and a zoo. 

Where to Stay in Linné

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Linné
Linne Hostel
STF Stigbergsliden
Spoton Hostel & Sportsbar
Göteborg Hostel

Budget Hotels in Linné
Sure Hotel by Best Western Center
Hotell Kusten
Goteborgs Mini-Hotel
Linneplatsens Hotell & Vandrarhem

Mid range Hotels in Linné
Hotel Vasa, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Hotel Riverton
Elite Plaza Hotel Goteborg

Family Friendly Hotels in Linné
Hotel Flora
Spar Hotel Majorna
Avalon Hotel
Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Linné
Hotel Pigalle
Upper House

Annedalskyrkan in the middle of beautiful autumn colors as seen from slottsskogen gothenburg sweden

Majorna – Where to stay in Gothenburg for Nightlife

Adjacent to Linné is the once working-class neighborhood of Majorna. As the cost of living in Linné increases, students and artists are moving into Majorna, which is quickly becoming a cultural hub of Gothenburg. While this neighborhood lacks the polish and posh of other Gothenburg neighborhoods, it’s still a great area for travelers interested in nightlife and art.

Live music and art exhibitions are frequent occurrences here, and there are plenty of restaurants to satiate your appetite for interesting cuisines. If shopping is your jam, there are plenty of second-hand and vintage stores to browse in Majorna. 

Where to Stay in Majorna

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Majorna
Linne Hostel
STF Stigbergsliden

Budget Hotels in Majorna
Linneplatsens Hotell & Vandrarhem
Sure Hotel by Best Western Center
Aston Villa Hotell

Mid range Hotels in Majorna
Best Western Plus Hotel Waterfront Goteborg
Dockyard Hotel
Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel Gothenburg

Family Friendly Hotels in Majorna
Spar Hotel Majorna
Hotel Villan
Quality Hotel 11 & Eriksbergshallen

Gathenhielmska Cultural Reserve - small area of old wooden buildings preserved since the 1720s. It shows how Gothenburg looked up in the 18th century, before the great fires

Avenyn – Where to stay in Gothenburg on Budget

Avenyn is the shortened name for Kungsportsavenyn, one of Gothenburg’s main thoroughfares. This is truly one of the best areas for tourists to stay in Gothenburg as it’s buzzing day and night with activity. Stretching from the public square at Götaplatsen up to the canal at Kunsparken, this neighborhood also contains some of the best museums in Gothenburg.

In addition to interesting boutiques and restaurants, you’ll find many global brands that call Avenyn home. Make sure you save time for exploring some of the side streets that branch out from Kungsportsavenyn, as that’s where you’ll find a more Swedish experience. 

Where to Stay in Avenyn

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Avenyn
Backpackers Goteborg
Linne Hostel
STF Stigbergsliden
Masthuggsterassens Hostel & Mini-Hotel

Budget Hotels in Avenyn
City Hotel Avenyn
Scandic Rubinen
Elite Park Avenue Hotel
Hotel Lorensberg, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Mid range Hotels in Avenyn
Gothia Towers
Hotel Bellora
Sure Hotel by Best Western Allen
Hotell Göta Avenyn

Family Friendly Hotels in Avenyn
Hotell Liseberg Heden
Clarion Hotel Post
Scandic Hotel Opalen

GOTHENBURG - The iconic statue of Poseidon at Gotaplatsen in Gothenburg. This sculpture by Carl Milles has become a symbol for Gothenburg.

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