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Where to stay in Stockholm: best areas and hotels

Sweden is quite an expensive country and staying in Stockholm without spending a lot is a bit difficult. The least you will find are basic hotels for 150-180 euros per night. The closer to the center, the more expensive. But don't worry, in this post I'm going to tell you about the best areas to stay in Stockholm, I'll add some great accommodation options for all budgets. Do not forget to read the post of the 40 essential things to see and do in Stockholm.


1. Stay in Gamla Stan, the historic center of Stockholm

The historic center of Stockholm is the most beautiful area of ​​the city, medieval and cobbled streets, buildings with beautiful facades and with most of the places of interest to see in Stockholm. For all these reasons, it is a great option to stay here since you can walk everywhere. However, it is also the most expensive option.

In this area, most of the normal hotels exceed 150 euros per night in rooms. Double. Even sometimes much more, depending on the time of year.

If you go for one or two nights it is a good option, although if you don't mind having to take transport to get to the center, the following alternatives that I propose are cheaper and also more comfortable.

Some great accommodation options in Stockholm's Old Town include:

2. Norrmalm, one of the best options to stay in Stockholm

This neighborhood is located just north of Gamla Stan and is an area very well connected to the center. Here you will find the Stockholm Central Station, which will connect you with Arlanda airport and with any other point in the city. In addition, this area has more hotel variety and therefore better prices. It is possible to find a standard hotel between 120 or 200 euros per night in rooms. Double. (Depending on the category or season of the year).

It is a modern and commercial area and is considered the center of the "modern" city of Stockholm. So it is a very good option where to stay in Stockholm.

Some great accommodation options in Norrmalm are:

3. Vasastan, an economical and quiet option to stay in Stockholm

Located northwest of the center, Vasastan is a cheaper and quieter option to stay in Stockholm. It is a practically residential area with some interesting museums and parks. Walking you will arrive in about 20 minutes to the center. Although you also have a link with public transport.

The price difference with other areas is not brutal, but it is noticeable, especially in low and medium seasons. You can find accommodation for less than 100 euros per night in rooms. Double.

Some great accommodation options in Vasastan:

4. Södermalm, a good value for money option to stay in Stockholm

Södermalm is located in the southern part of the center and Gamla Stan. This area is very modern where you will have a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, as well as shops and art galleries. There are all kinds of accommodation, so if you are looking for cheap options here you can find hostels, among others. Depending on the season you can find accommodation from 90-100 euros per night in a double room.

Some great accommodation options in Södermalm:



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