Built on 14 islands connected by bridges, Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and is also considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The charm of this glorious city mainly lies in its beautiful setting, where water and land seem to intermingle with each other. This capital city in Scandinavia is home to no less than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are the Woodland Cemetery, Birka, and Drottningholm. Nicknamed as the ‘Venice of the North’, getting around Stockholm is very easy because of the well-developed public transport system as well as the size of this city.
It is recommended that you take a stroll through this city because walking around is the best way to experience everything that it has on offer. Some of the iconic tourist attractions that must be visited include Gamla Stan or the Old Town, the City Hall, the Royal Palace, Vasa Museum, and Djurgarden. You cannot come all the way to Stockholm and not go on a boat sightseeing tour, it is on the list of must-do things for tourists. So indulge in one of the boat tours and see Stockholm in all its glory.
Tourists are drawn to this spectacular city for a number of reasons. Some people travel to see the sparkling blue waters and the green spaces that this city is famous for, while others come to see the various tourist attractions and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The archipelago with its 30,000 islands also increases the overall appeal of this Swedish capital. What makes it even more appealing is that you can visit Stockholm all year round, in fact all four seasons have their own unique charm. So whether you decide to travel in summer to experience the magic of the never-ending nights, or choose winter months because of the majestic Christmas markets, you will always find something to write home about.
It is true that Stockholm is an expensive city, but there are still plenty of places you can visit when on a budget. The same can be said about hotel accommodations, there are numerous hotels that offer you rooms at a discounted rate, you just need to know where to look. There is no need for you to compromise on the quality of the hotel, however, the inexpensive hotels may not be located in the city center. There are also several cheap hostels in Stockholm that offer tourists cheap but excellent dorm rooms and private rooms. Some of the best Stockholm hotels when you are on a budget include:
What was earlier a girls’ school is now transformed into a hotel and has been named after the school’s most inspiring headmistress, Clara Stromberg. This building dates back to the year 1910 and has been built in an art nouveau style. This is one of the Stockholm hotels that is located right in the heart of the city and is ideal for those who want to explore this Swedish city. All the 92 rooms at this hotel are decorated with great attention to detail, which is evident from the limestone tiles in the bathroom and the dark herringbone parquet floors. Each room comes equipped with LED TVs, Egyptian bedsheets, free Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, and toiletries from Orla Kiely. As a guest at this hotel, you can also take advantage of the onsite fitness center and sauna. The onsite restaurant serves international as well as traditional Swedish dishes. This is the perfect hotel for shopaholics as the Drottninggatan shopping street is only a couple of minutes’ walk away. While booking a room at Miss Clara’s look for the standard room deals as you have a chance of getting a good bargain! If you want to stay at Stockholm hotels in the downtown area, Miss Clara is just perfect for you.
HTL is another one of the Stockholm hotels that is located smack dab in the middle of the city center. Just around 100 meters away from the Drottninggatan shopping street, this affordable boutique hotel offers you modern rooms that are smaller in size but very cleverly designed. The rooms are decorated with splashes of bright colors, a purple bed cover, a pink storage cabinet in the bathroom, and an orange side table. This hotel has more than 250 rooms and all of them have LED TVs, free Internet access, under-bed storage, and a laptop safe. Each of these rooms also boast a tiled bathroom equipped with a rain shower, free toiletries, and hairdryer. If you are feeling lazy and do not want to step out of the hotel, there is an onsite lounge that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is one of those Stockholm hotels that is a smart and affordable option when compared to the other hotels in central Stockholm.
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