Stockholm City Guide Introduction

Stockholm City Guide Introduction - Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Stockholm's distinctively antiquated old town (Gamla Stan) deservedly hogs much touristic attention, although museums and cultural centers are also top-notch. As in many cities in Europe, the most inviting scenes are away from the ultra-touristy hubs. Central Stockholm districts are filled with inviting little shops selling beautifully designed little household objects that you can't understand how you ever lived without.

Additionally, the city's transportation network, pedestrian thoroughfares, and use of public space all appear to work seamlessly well. After visiting, you could be forgiven for thinking that Stockholm is that rare creation, a truly perfect city.

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.

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