We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Stockholm as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
“Miss Clara is a boutique hotel that opened last April in a handsome Art Nouveau building from 1910 that was formerly a private girls’ school. Though the name is a tribute to a one-time headmistress, Clara Stromberg, there’s nothing schoolmarmish about this stylish 92-room property.”
“If you can forgive the name, consider the Hobo, a 201-room hotel that opened in March 2017 on Brunkebergstorg, a central square currently undergoing a complete overhaul. Compact rooms employ clever design features geared toward sociable young travelers who value a lively scene, from the buzzy lobby cafe to the popular rooftop bar and restaurant, Tak.”
Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Stockholm, Sweden.
“Opened in 2016, the Haymarket is Scandic Hotels’ landmark 405-room property in the historic PUB building, a former department store where Greta Garbo once sold hats. The grand interiors reference the 1920s with Art Deco-inspired décor in the lobby, brasserie, cafe and cocktail bar.”
Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Stockholm, Sweden.
“Owned by ABBA frontman Benny Andersson, the Rival is cool, but never to the point of being cold. Rooms here are full of delightful ideas—such as the bathroom’s glass wall that lets you watch TV from the tub—and are stylish but still comfortable.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Stockholm.
“The af Chapman is a storied vessel that has done plenty of travelling of its own. It’s anchored in a superb location, swaying gently off Skeppsholmen. Bunks are in dorms below deck. Apart from showers and toilets, all facilities are on dry land in the Skeppsholmen hostel.”
New York Times, Frommers, Telegraph
New York Times, Lonely Planet, Telegraph
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The Swedish capital is a conglomeration of 14 islands and 50 bridges built on the extensive Baltic Sea archipelago.
It literally translates into Old Town and is one of the most revered tourist locations in all of Sweden. It has one of the most well preserved medieval heritage sites of Europe. The cobbled streets dotted with colourful building have a certain old world charm to this place. It boasts a wide array of bars and restaurants catering to international cuisines.
This place is famous for its parks and picnic spots. Vasastan is also renowned for the Stockholm observatory. The food scene is dotted with homely Scandinavian joints serving traditional fares.
It is famous for its trendy bars and restaurants and a vivacious night-life. You can visit the Swedish history museum and get an idea about the Viking history as well. Designer boutiques and flea markets are known for their traditional Swedish fares like smoked shrimp and gravlax. In summers, a lot of street plays are held.
It is a remarkably calm place and draws music lovers for its museum on ABBA. Adventure enthusiasts are satisfied at the Grona Lund Park for its thrilling rides and concerts. There are several museums like open-air museums and the Vasa museum.
It is an incredibly creative space with artistic shops and edgy cafes and a contemporary photo gallery. Restaurants serve classic dishes and happening breakfast joints. Summers are famous for swimming and picnics along the beach. There are a number of shops selling luxury designer wears located here.
Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Stockholm.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Stockholm, then go for Grand Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Stockholm, then book Hobo Hotel. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.
If you're looking for a great hostel in Stockholm, then you should check out City Backpackers Hostel. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Stockholm.
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $130 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $185 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Stockholm hotel then you can expect to pay around $330 per night.
If you're looking for a room with a view, then try Hostel STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen. The hotel offers amazing views of Stockholm according to recent customer reviews.
Try Hotel Rival if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Stockholm, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.
Stockholm: Land and Water Tour by Amphibious Bus. Discover the beautiful city of Stockholm aboard an amphibious bus. Your guide will tell you fun and interesting stories on the 75-minute tour. The bus always has a live guide onboard and about 70% of the tour is on the water. Price: $34.
Stockholm Archipelago Kayak Tour - 1 Day. Just under an hour outside the bustling city of Stockholm is a group of islands in the Baltic Sea, just waiting to be discovered. Spend the day in this peaceful atmosphere, stopping for provided lunch and snacks. Price: $181.
Skip the Line: ABBA The Museum. If you’re planning on visiting Stockholm’s ABBA The Museum, book your ticket online ahead of time and save yourself time waiting in the ticket lines. Price: $29.
More things to do in Stockholm
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and holds the distinction of being the most populous city in the Nordic countries. The city is the cultural, political, economic and media center of Sweden and accounts for over a third of Sweden’s GDP.
The city is an important global city and serves as the major center for setting up corporate headquarters in the Nordic region. The city is also famous for hosting the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall.
The Vasa Museum is one of the most visited non-art museums in Scandinavia and one of the most prized museums in the city and the whole of Sweden. The Stockholm metro is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world with its large décor in its stations.
Stockholm is home to several top-ranking universities and education institutes that make it a top education destination in the world. The Drottningholm Palace is a World Heritage Site located on the outskirts of Stockholm and easily one of the most visited places in the city.