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Stockholm City Guide Introduction - Stockholm, Sweden

Intro to Stockholm

Both refined and restrained, the inhabited bits of Stockholm are laid out like exotic mosaics between the city's many waterways. You can't escape the water's omnipresence, and Stockholmers will readily tell you which bodies consist of saltwater and which of "sweet," or fresh water.

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Stockholm essentials

Expect to Spend: Stockholm

What should you pay for a hotel in Stockholm? What about a restaurant meal? We'll break both of these essential questions down for you. And as an added bonus, we'll tell you why you might want to make sure your bankcard password is no more than four digits long before you head to Sverige. » read more

Getting Around Stockholm

We are big fans of Stockholm's public transportion system. We overview the system's prongs here (metro, bus) and also give you the skinny on taxis and ferries. Most helpful of all, we tell you why you must buy a transportation pass. » read more

Getting Into Stockholm

Stockholm has four airports and one main train station. The sheer diversity of points of entry might be confusing to some, but not to your loyal budget travel wizards at EuroCheapo. We'll tell you how to get in from airports and train station into the Swedish capital. » read more

Stockholm Budget Tips

There's nothing better than saving money in an expensive city like Stockholm. We'll tell you what you will pay for admission to major museums and attractions, and throw in tips for free sights and activities while we're at it. » read more

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Reading up on Stockholm

Swedes are so hard to impress. Wouldn't it be nice to charm them to bits with your extensive knowledge of Swedish history and culture? We've got some reading suggestions for you, both novels and on subjects as diverse as ABBA, vikings, and Selma Lagerlöf. » read more

Reviewing Stockholm

EuroCheapo Features Editor Alex apparently loves Stockholm. Here, he spills the dirt on his favorite Stockholm hotels, what he loves about working in Stockholm, his little Stockholm transportation secret, and his infantile taste in Swedish food. » read more

Stockholm City Guide Introduction

Both refined and restrained, the inhabited bits of Stockholm are laid out like exotic mosaics between the city's many waterways. You can't escape the water's omnipresence, and Stockholmers will readily tell you which bodies consist of saltwater and which of "sweet," or fresh water.

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Stockholm Day Trips

Getting out of Stockholm into the region is easy peasy with our daytrip suggestion guide. We recommend daytrips to the following places in the greater Stockholm area: university town Uppsala, the royal perch of Drottningholm Slott, and the cute archipelago island of Grinda. » read more

Stockholm Hotel Overview

Hotels in Stockholm aren't cheap. We'll let you know precisely how expensive you should expect hotels to be. Better yet, we'll tell you when to benefit from cheap rates. Spoiler: It's (counterintuitively) during the summer and over weekends. » read more

Stockholm's Fabulous Budget Cruises

Read EuroCheapo Contributor Miranda Siegel's take on those amazingly cheap Scandinavian "cruiseferries." How cheap? Let's put it this way: that sandwich and coffee you scarfed at a trendy Gamla stan café probably costs more than one of these cruises. » read more

From our Stockholm blog

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Stockholm and throughout Europe. We have visited, inspected and photographed hotels in otherwise pricey Stockholm, and all of our recommendations are clean, central and affordable.

Stockholm, and most of Scandinavia for that matter, is famously pricey. But we Cheapos love a challenge! Our Stockholm editor visited every affordable hotel he could find in town, along with some (very clean) hostels and even a few floating “botels.”

Getting started: To find a budget hotel in Stockholm, search by your travel dates in the box above or check out our list of recommended hotels. If you’d like some advice on choosing the right neighborhood, read through our neighborhood overview. And for additional tips on ways to lower your trip budget in Stockholm (and who couldn’t use some more tips with that?), spend some time on the articles listed below.

Note: This article was updated on August 29, 2014 with new information, links and photos. A few years ago, the government decreed that all museums in Stockholm would offer free entry. Unfortunately for tourists and museu ... read

There’s a wonderful poem by John Masefield — called “Cargoes” — which captures the appeal of travel by boat. It recalls quinqueremes from Nineveh, stately Spanish galleons and dirty British coasters. Th ... read

The latest issue of the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable is published today. Just for the record it is the 1,519th edition of the book. Can you imagine that? Surely no other volume in the history of publishing has gon ... read

Last week I spent several days in Stockholm visiting museums and palaces, walking on rooftops and boating about the photogenic harbor. But more than any of these activities, eating just might have been the most memorable ... read

Stockholm is not exactly famous for attracting budget travelers. Packed with top-class hotels, four-star restaurants and high-end shopping, the Swedish capital offers a luxurious retreat, often at prices that would make ... read

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