The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Stockholm

Hobo Hotel is a sustainable tourism destination in the heart of Stockholm
Hobo Hotel is a sustainable tourism destination in the heart of Stockholm | © Hobo Hotel
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Hub Writer21 June 2018

Stockholm is a beautiful city with design, innovation and history as its finer attributes. Combining these three characteristics results in a collection of boutique hotels around the city center that offer more than a good night’s rest.

Ett Hem

Ett Hem translates to “A Home” in Swedish, and it is a boutique hotel that lives up to its name. It’s a turn-of-the-century townhouse that was redesigned by the owner, Jeanette Mix, and interior designer Ilse Crawford. With plush, comfortable furnishings and eclectic decor, Ett Hem is the very picture of Swedish hospitality. The decor mixes vintage and contemporary materials and places internationally-acclaimed artwork beside sleek Scandinavian classics. The atmosphere is welcoming and casual; you’re invited to have your meal where you please, take the dog for a walk, and make yourself truly at home.
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Freys Hotel

Freys Hotel view from the top

Freys Hotel is family-owned hotel is 3 minutes’ walk from Stockholm Central Station. The hotel belongs to one of the oldest transport companies in Sweden, founded as early as in 1896. From horse-drawn carriages to the very first automobiles on the streets of Stockholm, the brand’s history is a family success story. Freys is one of Stockholm’s oldest brands and it takes it’s name from a horse that almost all of Stockholm’s inhabitants knew at the turn of the century. A healthy breakfast buffet is offered as well as delicious lunch and dinner fare. During summer, guests can eat out on the restaurant’s street side terrace. The hotel’s popular Belgobaren offers up to 300 Belgian beers. A sauna is available for guests to book free of charge, adding to the Swedish experience. The hotel is also on trend with an eco-label Green Key certification.

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Haymarket by Scandic


Housed in the PUB building right on the square with the city’s flower and fruit vendors, this boutique hotel brings the roaring 1920s back to swinging life! The building was very recently converted from a department store, becoming one of Scandic’s most popular newcomers in the Stockholm hotel scene. This is a classy hotel with great rates, a cafe, bistro and bar at the entré level with a stylish mixed decor of art nouveau and contemporary.

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Hobo Hotel

Hobo Hotel

With a focus on sustainability, this boutique hotel is on trend! Hobo’s restaurant serves organic food and uses seasonally available ingredients for their dishes, many of which are vegetarian. The style is industrial chic and some rooms feature views of the city. Breakfast is served daily for an additional fee. The hotel is under the same roof as Gallerian shopping mall so the high street shops are in-house, with many of the city’s attractions only a few minutes away.

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  • Miss Clara Hotel


    A stay at Miss Clara Hotel offers a studied retro vibe with a great contemporary feel in its use of sustainable materials coupled with artistic interiors. Miss Clara Hotel is a converted girls’ school from 1910. The building was designed by Swedish architects Hagström & Ekman and as the largest girl’s school at the time, it was a stunning vision of the Art Nouveau architectural style. During the last century the building has been converted from a school to an office building then remodelled and redesigned by the award-winning architect Gert Wingårdh. For your artistic sensibilities, you can get a taste of Swedish history and Scandinavian design in the vibrant Hötorget neighbourhood as well as a great night’s rest in their Swedish-made beds.

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    Lydmar Hotel views

    A small boutique hotel in a gorgeous historical building tucked away by the National Museum and the Grand Hotel on the water front on Blasieholmshamnen. Its proximity to the Modern Museum of Art is evident in the contemporary art display and styled interiors. Great food, great ambience and wonderful light coming through its high windows. The rooms are lovely, as is the friendly staff. A high-end luxury hotel with a friendly vibe.

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    Story Hotel

    Defining urban chic in a bohemian, casual manner is the Story Hotel, one of Stockholm’s coolest hotels conveniently located right off one of the most stylish shopping streets in the city. With doors as headboards, efficient self check-in systems and rooms that feel remarkably cozy given the concrete walls, the Story Hotel offers a number of unusual design surprises. The room price includes a breakfast buffet, served in the beautiful restaurant.
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