Where to Stay in Stockholm


Here’s our take on where to stay in Stockholm, Sweden.

Built on an archipelago of 14 islands, Stockholm, is divided into several neighborhoods, including its vibrant Old Town, which is located on the island of Stadsholmen where most of the sights can be found. The following ‘where to stay’ options were chosen with their proximity to the Old Town in mind. Priority was also given to hotels offering free WiFi. Beginning with 5-star hotels and ending with two budget hotels, these ‘where to stay’ recommendations provide a comprehensive selection of Stockholm’s hotels. Note that Stockholm is an expensive city, and inexpensive accommodations are few and far between.

5-Star Hotels in Stockholm


Sheraton Stockholm Hotel
Located within sight of the Old Town, the hotel features modern décor, and the staff is as professional as one would expect from a Sheraton-run hotel. The 465 rooms, which include 28 suites and one Presidential suite, each come with internet access, air conditioning, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, coffee and tea making appliances, and an ironing board with iron. Free WiFi is provided in the lobby. Amenities and service include a fitness facility, spa with a wide range of treatments, laundry service, and the Sheraton Threesixty° restaurant, which serves international cuisine. An extensive breakfast buffet is offered for an additional charge.


Grand Hotel Stockholm
Opened in 1874, the hotel has one of the best locations in town— on the waterfront near the Old Town. Room rates include complimentary WiFi, and most rooms are individually decorated. The staff will help you make the most of your stay. On-site you’ll find three restaurants: the Veranda, known for its smorgasbord; Mathias Dahlgren, which has a Michelin star; and the Cadier Bar, which also serves food. Amenities also include a spa and fitness center. For those looking for the quickest spa access, note that the spa is located in the new portion of the hotel.

4-Star Hotels in Stockholm

Hotel Rival

This hotel stands out for its friendly staff and unique character: It was fashioned out of an old theater and provides a festive décor and atmosphere. Each of the rooms has free WiFi, an iron and ironing board, a minibar, hair dryer, beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, and a teddy bear. A café, bar, and a bistro serving traditional Swedish fare are each located on the premises. A breakfast buffet with made to order eggs, pancakes, and more is offered for an additional charge. Bands and movies are still featured in the theater, and the Old Town can be reached in 10 minutes by foot.


Elite Eden Park Hotel
Located near the Stureplan area, the hotel is surrounded by upscale nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping. Its 124 rooms feature timeless décor and each comes with complimentary WiFi, a work station, minibar, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Amenities and services include a private parking garage, gym, sauna, gastropub, and the Miss Voon restaurant. This hotel is modern, and professionally operated.


Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel
Located in proximity to the train station, nearby attractions include the World Trade Center. There are also many cafes, bars and restaurants located in the area adjacent to the hotel. Most rooms are several stories up, and many come with excellent views of the city. Each room has modern furnishings, complimentary WiFi, coffee and tea provisions, iron and ironing board, and minibar. Amenities include on-site garage parking, a lobby bar, and the casual RBG Bar & Grill. The breakfast buffet is above average.

3-Star Hotels in Stockholm


Freys Hotel Lilla Rådmannen
About a 20-minute walk from the Old Town, the hotel is within easy access of restaurants, public transportation, and the Drottninggatan shopping street. Offering 36 stylishly decorated rooms, each of which comes with tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, and iron and ironing board, the hotel has a very hospitable staff as well as a bar that serves light meals. Free internet access is offered in the lobby. This hotel is a good place for those looking to see a different side of Stockholm.


Adlon Hotel
This boutique hotel, housed inside a 19thcentury building, is just a short walk from the main train station and a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Old Town. As the website says, “the accommodation at Adlon Hotel is characterized by the old and beautiful building,” and the hotel also exudes a personalized atmosphere. For example, guests can choose between a small or a large single room for different rates. The rooms come with free WiFi, hairdryers, and toiletries. For the quietest night’s sleep, request a room away from the street. The complimentary buffet breakfast is plentiful and organic.


Columbus Hotel
A 10-minute walk from the Old Town, this hotel is located inside a charming 18th century building and comes at a good value. The 36 rooms each have complimentary internet, a hair dryer, and wood flooring. The least expensive rooms have shared bathrooms. A substantial continental breakfast is included in the price, and complimentary tea and cookies are offered each afternoon in reception. Note that there isn’t an elevator and some rooms are located on the third floor of the building.

Budget Hotels in Stockholm


This hostel, which claims to have the cheapest bed offer in Stockholm, is a 10-minute walk from the main train station and a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Old Town. The prices are indeed hard to beat, and a wide variety of rooms are offered, from 14-bed dorms to private singles. A kitchen is available for use by the guests, and restaurants, bars, shopping options, and a cheap supermarket are in the immediate area. Free, spotty WiFi is available throughout the hostel. Note that linens and towels cost extra.


Roughly a 10-minute walk from the main train station and a 15 to 20-minute walk to the Old Town, the hostel offers several types of rooms, from four-bed dorms to private singles. Rooms come with free WiFi, but towels and linens cost extra. There’s a communal kitchen with complimentary tea and coffee and there is no lock-out time.

Written by Daily Scandinavian staff