Youth hostels aren’t for everyone, and staying at proper hotels can quickly empty your wallet. Don’t worry though, budget travellers; there is another way!
Airbnb has hundreds of interesting places available for rent across Stockholm and its suburbs, and some of them excel at being affordable. We’ve trawled through the listings to find you six of the very cheapest. These are all private rentals, rather than rooms in shared houses, so you should be assured a good night’s sleep.
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Decorated by a Zen Buddhist, this bright top-floor flat has city views and enough room for one budget-conscious tourist. If you feel the need to unwind after a full day of sightseeing, you can even borrow the owner’s meditation cushion and yoga mat. The flat is southwest of Stockholm’s city centre, and a seven-minute walk from the nearest subway station.
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If you fancy staying away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this traditional-style wooden cottage on Ekerö could be a good shout. There’s space for two people and it’s just 200 metres from the nearest beach. Guests have access to a washing machine, a tumble dryer and – brilliantly – a rowing boat.
Swedish simplicity is the name of the game at this little studio, which comes with its own kitchen and free wifi. The flat is a five-minute walk from Vällingby’s subway station and a 25-minute ride from the centre of Stockholm. Staying here could be handy if you’re planning to fly to or from Stockholm Bromma – the airport is a 10-minute drive away.
Cheap, central and decorated with houseplants, this quirky apartment in leafy Kungsholmen comes with its own French balcony. The bed is tucked away in a little alcove and music fans can make use of the owner’s record decks, work desk and washer/dryer. Not many of Stockholm’s cheap Airbnb listings are this centrally located.
Let’s not beat around the bush: this isn’t an apartment. It isn’t even in a building. Instead, this is a chance to borrow two bikes, a tent, and some camping gear. Once you and your travel buddy have ‘checked in’ you can head out into the Stockholm Archipelago, where there are plenty of opportunities for sleeping under canvas (see our camping guide for more details).
Offering one single bed and another sleeping space on the floor, this colourful studio has the added bonus of an on-site gym. There’s also a small kitchen, along with free parking and wifi. If you like being outdoors, you’re in luck: this flat is within easy walking distance of an ice rink, a playground and a basketball court; it’s a 10-minute stroll to the beach. From Bredäng subway station, it’ll take you around 20 minutes to get into the city centre.
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