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 eight 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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It may be small, but this basement flat in the leafy district of Farsta is in a quiet neighbourhood near shops, restaurants and parks.
Spotlessly clean and recently redecorated, it’s just eight minutes’ walk from Svedmyra subway station, a short train ride from the centre of Stockholm.
Friendly superhost Karin and her family live upstairs, and can provide helpful information and suggestions about Stockholm.
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. Three-night minimum stay.
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Swedish simplicity is the name of the game in this small studio cabin in the woods. It may be surrounded by nature, but it’s just half an hours’ drive from Stockholm – or you can walk to the local pier and get a boat into the city.
In the Stockholm suburb of Nacka, the cabin is close to nature reserves and swimming lakes, so you can live like a local but still explore the sights of the city.
Location, location, location! It may be small and simple, but this cosy studio is right in the middle of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town.
With a tiled wood-burner and traditional decor, the studio makes for an atmospheric stay in the centre of the city.
Overlooking a yard, with a bookshop next door, it’s upstairs, and there’s no lift – so be prepared to take the stairs.
This basement apartment in the Äppelviken district of Bromma has its own entrance and shares a large leafy garden with the villa above – there’s even a sauna that guests can use in winter.
It’s close to woods, park and lakes and Drottningholm castle, home of the Swedish king and queen, but just a 25-minute bus ride from the city centre.
This bright apartment has a sunny south-facing balcony and is very convenient for both Bromma airport and the city. In the suburb of Sunbyberg, it’s just 15 minutes from central Stockholm by metro.
Pretty much as central as you can get for the price, this cosy studio apartment on Kungsholmen island may be small but it’s perfectly formed.
Newly renovated it’s just a short walk from restaurants, bars, shops the waterfront and city hall.
And with Fridhemsplan subway station is just five minutes’ walk away, there’s easy access into the city centre too.
From $60 / night
With great views, this high-rise apartment comes with access to a roof terrace that looks out over nearby woods and water.
Bright, clean and stylishly decorated, it’s also close to the subway station for easy access into Stockholm – if you can tear yourself away from the views!
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