10 of the best ways to enjoy Stockholm … on a budget

September 3, 2015

Glitzy Östermalm, vibrant Södermalm, historic Gamla stan – we list the best ways to enjoy Sweden’s capital that won’t cost a whole lot of krona

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Popular across Europe are boat hotels – or “botels” – refurbished remnants of the continent’s nautical past now used as modern-day lodgings – and Stockholm has its fair share, docked all over town. The city’s boat hotel-hostel combos cost a fraction of what you’d pay on land, and provide loads of ambience. For example, former fishing boat Red Boat Mälaren (from £23 B&B a night in a four-bed room to £106 a night in a private suite, breakfast included) is painted in classic Swedish Falu red. Docked alongside Söder Mälarstrand, it takes you back in time, with refurbished wood-panelled walls hung with nautical lamps and clocks and old lanterns and lifebelts as decor.

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