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Where to stay in Stockholm

View onto the intricate architecture of the Nordic Museum or Nordiska museet, located on Djurgarden island in Stockholm, Sweeden

Sweden’s capital city is home to nearly one million people, and is comprised of 14 islands in the archipelago along the Baltic Sea. With more than 50 bridges between islands, and ferries to get around, Stockholm is one of the best destinations in Scandinavia. With a fast, efficient and reliable metro system, it’s easy enough to get around Stockholm, so you can explore several neighborhoods, regardless of where you stay.

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

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Old Town / Gamla Stan – Best place to stay in Stockholm for tourist

Stockholm’s Old Town is the heart of the city, and lies primarily on the island of Stadsholmen. This area is the most crowded and touristy of Stockholm, but has the most historical interest and tourist sights. Due to the central location and proximity to the best sights in Stockholm, Old Town is one of the more expensive areas to stay in Stockholm. If you want to be near everything, and don’t mind a splurge, Old Town is a great area to stay in. Whether you stay in Old Town or not, you’ll likely spend some time here at various museums, churches or other attractions.

Best places to stay in Old Town

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old Town:
Castanea Old Town Hostel
Dockside Hostel
Archipelago Hostel Old Town
Old Town Lodge

Budget Hotels in Old Town:
Hotel Soder
Hotell Skeppsbron
Castle House Inn

Mid range Hotels in Old Town:
Lady Hamilton Hotel
Sven Vintappare Hotel
Scandic Gamla Stan
Victory Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Old Town:
Anno 1647
Grand Hotel
First Hotel Reisen
Residence Perseus

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Old Town:
Lydmar Hotel
Sheraton Stockholm Hotel
Nobis Hotel

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Gamla Stan (Old Town) in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is the capital city and most populous area in Sweden.

Östermalm – Where to stay in Stockholm for nightlife

If upscale, trendy boutique hotels and shopping are more your style, consider staying in Östermalm. It’s largely an exclusive residential neighborhood, but it is also where you’ll find most of Stockholm’s nightclubs, theaters, galleries and Michelin stars. Foodies will love staying in Östermalm, as it houses many fashionable restaurants, as well as the Saluhall, a food hall filled with gourmet food vendors and cafes. Östermalm is home to several parks and gardens, in addition to museums like the Natural History Museum.

Best places to stay in Ostermalm

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ostermalm:
STF Gardet hotel & hostel
Hotel Hotorget
STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen Hostel
Birka Hostel

Budget Hotels in Ostermalm:
Hotel Lovik
Stockholm Inn Hotell
Pensionat Odengatan 38
Rex Petit

Mid range Hotels in Ostermalm:
Best Western Hotel Karlaplan
Clarion Collection Tapto
Clarion Collection Hotel Wellington
Mornington Hotel Stockholm City

Family Friendly Hotels in Ostermalm:
Elite Eden Park Hotel
ProfilHotels Hotel Riddargatan
Scandic Park
Hotel Kung Carl, BW Premier Collection

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ostermalm:
Hotel Diplomat
Radisson Collection Strand Hotel, Stockholm
Hotel Skeppsholmen

View onto traditional gothic buildings and Oscarskyrkan or Oscar's Church in the Ostermalm district in Stockholm, Sweden

Djurgården – Where to stay in Stockholm with a family

The islands of Djurgården is another fun place to stay in Stockholm. The island was once used for recreation by the Royal Palace, and today much of it still remains as a park. Families visiting Stockholm will love Djurgården. This is where you’ll find the Children’s Museum, Grona Lund amusement park and many other museums.

There are fewer restaurants in this area, so an apartment rental with a kitchen would be ideal, or you might spend a bit on taxis after dinner. Djurgården is served by busses and trams, but access is more limited than other areas of Stockholm, as the nearest metro is about ten minutes away, in Östermalm.

Best places to stay in Djurgarden

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Djurgarden:
Gustaf af Klint
M/S Birger Jarl Hostel & Hotel
Dockside Hostel
Mosebacke Hostel

Budget Hotels in Djurgarden:
Hotell Skeppsbron
Hotel Soder
The Red Boat Hotel & Hostel
Sofo Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Djurgarden:
Villa Kallhagen Hotel
Ersta Konferens & Hotell
Scandic Hasselbacken
Pop House Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Family Friendly Hotels in Djurgarden:
Hotel Skeppsholmen
Bizapartment Gardet
Quality Hotel Nacka
First Hotel Reisen

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Djurgarden:
Hotel Diplomat
At Six
Lydmar Hotel
Radisson Collection Strand Hotel, Stockholm

Scenic summer view of amusement park Grona Lund with attractions and rides on Djurgarden island in Stockholm Sweden

Södermalm – Where to stay in Stockholm on a budget

Södermalm is another central neighborhood, and sits on the island just south of Gamla Stan. This neighborhood is young and trendy, with lots of restaurants, cultural attractions and interesting architecture. There’s a convenient Metro stop, but you can easily walk to Gamla Stan, with amazing views of the city from the bridge. If you want to live like a local, apartment rentals are plentiful in Södermalm, as well as neighborhood amenities like groceries, bakeries, parks and gyms.

Best places to stay in Sodermalm

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sodermalm:
Mosebacke Hostel
Three Crown
Dockside Hostel
M/S Birger Jarl Hostel & Hotel

Budget Hotels in Sodermalm:
Castle House Inn
Hotel Tre Sma Rum
Stockholm Classic Hotell

Mid range Hotels in Sodermalm:
Stockholm Classic Hotell
Victory Hotel
Scandic Sjofartshotellet
Hotel Rival

Family Friendly Hotels in Sodermalm:
Downtown Camper by Scandic
First Hotel Reisen
Arstaviken Hotell
Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sodermalm:
Residence Perseus
Hotel Skeppsholmen
Nobis Hotel

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Outdoor cafe in Sodermalm in Stockholm, Sweden.

Norrmalm – Where to stay in Stockholm in winter

Norrmalm is the commercial area of Stockholm, just north of Gamla Stan. Fashion and culture take center stage in Norrmalm, with design boutiques, and many hotels to choose from. Here you’ll find the Royal Swedish Opera, with opera and ballet performances, as well as the Stockholm Concert Hall. If High Street shopping is your thing, Norrmalm is the perfect area of Stockholm for you. Norrmalm has fewer tourist attractions such as museums, but Gamla Stan is just a short walk away.

Best places to stay in Norrmalm

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Norrmalm:
Three Crown
City Backpackers Hostel
Hotel Hotorget

Budget Hotels in Norrmalm:
The Red Boat Hotel & Hostel
Loginn Hotel
Stockholm Inn Hotell
Hotel Bema

Mid range Hotels in Norrmalm:
Hotel Terminus Stockholm
Scandic Continental
Malardrottningen Yacht Hotel and Restaurant
Hobo

Family Friendly Hotels in Norrmalm:
Sheraton Stockholm Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Freys Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Norrmalm:
Hotel C Stockholm
Sven Vintappare Hotel
Nordic Light Hotel
The King’s Garden

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - People visit Kungsgatan street in Norrmalm district, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is the capital city and most populous area in Sweden.

Kungsholmen – Where to stay outside of Stockholm

Just west of Gamla Stan and central Stockholm is Kungsholmen, an island where you’ll find Stockholm’s City Hall. Several parks dot the island, including Rålambshov Park, which has a beach and trails through the woods. In the summer, you can attend outdoor theater performances here. The nearby Norr Mälarstrand waterfront promenade is a fun area in the summer, when boats become live music venues. If you prefer a quieter neighborhood that maintains easy access to the hub of the city, Kungsholmen is an excellent choice.

Best places to stay in Kungsholmen

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Kungsholmen:
Lodge32
Three Crown
Generator Hostel Stockholm

Budget Hotels in Kungsholmen:
Hotel Micro
August Strindberg Hotell
Lunda Pensionat
Stockholm Classic Hotell

Mid range Hotels in Kungsholmen:
Grand Central by Scandic
Hotel Terminus Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Amaranten
Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm Central

Family Friendly Hotels in Kungsholmen:
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Elite Hotel Adlon
Clarion Hotel Sign
ProfilHotels Central Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Kungsholmen:
Sheraton Stockholm Hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Freys Hotel
First Hotel Kungsbron

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - People visit Nybroplan square in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden, 2.2 million people live in its metropolitan area.

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Where to Stay in Stockholm

Where to Stay in Stockholm

Where to Stay in Stockholm

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