Spending the night in Stockholm is not cheap. But in general you can expect excellent price/quality. Yes, you often pay a bit more but you also get spacious rooms, excellent service and a lot of facilities in return. When I traveled to London a few years ago for a weekend trip, I immediately noticed prices of the hotel rooms in London were much higher than those in Stockholm and the comfort was significantly less. Rooms of 200 euros even had a shared bathroom in the hallway in London! My experience is that you get a lot more comfort and luxury for the same price in Stockholm.
Nevertheless, you can also stay at budget-friendly hotels in Stockholm. Loyal readers know that every time I visit Stockholm, I try to stay at a different hotel so I can give you the best tips for everyone’s budget.
Budget-friendly hotels in Stockholm
- The hotel I stayed in during my first city trip to Stockholm: Motel L. The design hotel is located just south of Södermalm, half an hour walk from Gamla Stan, but with a tram stop just in front of the door.
- A hostel with hotel-style: The Generator. You can also book a private room in this hostel. Basic but everything you need. After all, you are in Stockholm to explore the city, not to spend hours in your hotel room.
- The comfort of the Scandic hotels but a bit more budget-friendly? Then try out Scandic Malmen. This is the cheapest Scandic hotel in the center of Stockholm. Scandic Malmen is located on Södermalm.
- Comfort Hotel is located near T-Centralen, the main station in Stockholm where the Flygbussarna depart. Here I stayed the night before flying back home with Ryanair and therefore having to get up at an inhuman hour to get the bus to Skavsta.
- Hotel Tégnerlunden is located in Vasastaden, on a quiet square, yet close to Drottninggatan. From the breakfast room on the top floor you have a beautiful view of the park and the buildings. Nearby is also Hotel Micro. This hotel offers compact budget rooms, mostly without a window.
- Bentleys is located in Drottninggatan, the most famous shopping street of Stockholm. The old building has been beautifully renovated and throws you back in time for a soft price.
- You can sleep on water at Mälardrottningen. This ship is located on Riddarholmskajen, with a view of Stockholm City Hall.
Of course there are even more budget-friendly accommodations in Stockholm. Above I only gave these where I stayed myself.
Do you have a tip for a budget-friendly hotel in Stockholm? Then let me know in the comments!