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The top 10 design-forward and affordable hotels in Stockholm

The best budget-friendly Stockholm hotels that don’t skimp on style

Are you searching for an affordable hotel in Stockholm that won’t compromise on style or comfort? While our curated selection might not be the cheapest per se, it offers great value for money. We’ve extensively searched the city to bring you a curated list of affordable hotels in Stockholm that offer design-forward spaces, from trendy modern hotels to charming boutique accommodations. These properties come in a range of styles and prices to suit every budget and traveller’s needs. So come with us as we take you on a tour of the top budget-friendly hotels in Stockholm that won’t sacrifice on style or design.

Overview: Stockholm’s top 10 hotels

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Blique by Nobis

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Haymarket by Scandic

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Story Hotel Riddargatan

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Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken

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Hotel Hasselbacken

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Scandic No. 53

Blique by Nobis Stockholm Sweden hotel
Blique by Nobis Stockholm Sweden hotel

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Blique by Nobis​

If you’re a trend-conscious urbanite with a love for design, art, architecture, and food, then Blique by Nobis is the haven for you. This hotel, originally designed by the iconic Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz in 1931, has undergone an incredible renovation by architect firm Wingårdhs, preserving its functionalist heritage while adding modern and elegant touches. From Sleep Rooms to Studios with kitchenettes, every room type is bursting with design classics like chairs by Carl Hansen and Charles and Ray Eames, as well as custom-built furniture. When you’re not lounging in your chic and functional room, head down to one of the hotel’s two restaurants or grab a drink at the lobby bar or rooftop bar with its breathtaking view of Stockholm. Don’t forget to check out the hotel’s schedule for events like after-work parties with DJs and gallery district openings. And if all that isn’t enough, the hotel also has a small cinema, sauna, and fitness centre at your disposal. All of this, combined with its prime location in the up-and-coming arts district of Hagastaden, makes Blique by Nobis the ultimate choice for design-savvy travellers on a budget.

Blique by Nobis​
Gävlegatan 18
Stockholm
Sweden

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Haymarket by Scandic

Welcome to Haymarket by Scandic, a hotel that transports you back to the glamour and excitement of the Roaring Twenties. Located in the heart of Stockholm, this hotel occupies a 1920s department store where actress Greta Garbo once worked in the hat department. The grand lobby, designed by interior firm Koncept, is a true Art Deco masterpiece, with brass balcony railings, a glass chandelier made from upside-down crystal vases, and a wall featuring a moving panel of short films inspired by classic cinema. The 401 rooms are individually designed, with modern photography, unique wallpaper, and vintage touches like a vinyl record player and a brass drink carriage. The hotel also boasts six meeting rooms, a lifestyle concierge, a fitness centre, and two restaurants: Brasserie Paul’s and Gretas. Whether you’re in town for work or play, Haymarket by Scandic is the perfect place to experience the glamour and style of the 1920s in the heart of Stockholm.

Haymarket by Scandic
Hötorget 13-15
Stockholm
Sweden

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Hotel Ruth Stockholm Sweden
Hotel Ruth Stockholm Sweden

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Hotel Ruth

Located in the heart of the Vasastan neighbourhood, Hotel Ruth is a cool boutique hotel that offers a cosy atmosphere. At the corner of Surbrunnsgatan and Döbelnsgatan, this neighbourhood establishment is perfect for locals and out-of-towners alike. Whether you’re staying for a night or just stopping by for an espresso or a drink, you’ll feel right at home at Hotel Ruth. And be sure to check out Litz’s art space, located in the lobby and restaurant (and sometimes even in the rooms) for a dynamic mix of contemporary art. As if all that weren’t enough, Hotel Ruth also serves up a generous helping of cake and alcohol-free sparkling wine on the breakfast buffet. Come for the cosy atmosphere, stay for the unpretentious luxury and quirks.

Hotel Ruth
Surbrunnsgatan 38
Stockholm
Sweden

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Story Hotel Riddargatan Stockholm Sweden

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Story Hotel Riddargatan

If you’re in search of a Stockholm bolthole that’s both industrial and chic, then look no further than Story Hotel in Stockholm’s Östermalm district. Located in the city centre and close to high-street shopping, restaurants, and bars, this boutique hotel offers raw concrete walls, velvet furnishings, and cool illustrations that give it a cosy and warm vibe. Each room is uniquely designed, with many featuring former apartment doors as headboards. The hotel also boasts a hidden courtyard bar and a restaurant with a menu inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine.

Story Hotel Riddargatan
Riddargatan 6
Stockholm
Sweden

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Hobo Hotel Stockholm Sweden stay
Hobo Hotel Stockholm Sweden stay

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Hobo Hotel

Hobo Hotel in Stockholm is the ultimate destination for the hip and happening set. Located in the revitalized Brunkebergstorg area, this trendy spot offers cool and stylish rooms, including windowless “sleepers” that are perfect for the urban explorer. But it’s not just the accommodations that make Hobo a hit – the hotel also features a bar, cafe, restaurant, and a Space By pop-up area for creative start-ups. And with its prime central location, Hobo is just minutes away from all of Stockholm’s main sights and shopping streets. But if you feel like staying in, you can always stay in and enjoy the DJ events or head to the hotel’s gym for a workout. And when it’s time to eat, the hotel’s bar and restaurant serve up delicious local and organic meals that are sure to satisfy.

Hobo Hotel
Brunkebergstorg 4
Stockholm
Sweden

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Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken Stockholm Sweden stay

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Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken

Looking for a hotel that’s a little bit industrial, a good dose of chic and has a whole lot of character? Look no further than Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken, located in the neighbourhood of Sickla, just outside the city centre of Stockholm. Located in a former wallpaper factory, this chic and sophisticated hotel is the perfect mix of old and new. With its charming decor and top-notch amenities, Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken is the ultimate destination for the trendy traveller. Plus, with evening meals, afternoon tea and breakfast all included in the room price, you can indulge in some delicious eats without breaking the bank.

Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken
Marcusplatsen 9
Nacka
Sweden

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Photography courtesy of Clarion Collection Hotel Tapetfabriken

 

Hotel Hasselbacken Stockholm Sweden stay
Hotel Hasselbacken Stockholm Sweden stay

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Hotel Hasselbacken

The legendary Hasselbacken, once the hub of Stockholm’s cultural and entertainment scene, is set to make a comeback thanks to Björn Ulvaeus, one of the members of Swedish pop sensation ABBA. The goal is to create a year-round hub for music, culture, food and experiences in Djurgården, Stockholm’s most beloved destination. Hasselbacken has a long history, dating back to the 1700s when its wooded slopes were a popular spot for Stockholm residents to visit. It became a hub for the city’s entertainment and dining scene in the 1800s and remained so until the 1970s. This comeback is underway with the reopening of the 113-room Hotel Hasselbacken.

Hotel Hasselbacken
Hazeliusbacken 20
Stockholm
Sweden

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Generator Stockholm Sweden hotel stay

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Generator

Stockholm is a city that oozes style and culture at every turn, with a rich history, unique social fabric and legendary sense of fashion. That’s where Generator Stockholm comes in – this quirky hotel merges the old with the new, offering inspired art, delicious food and drink, on-trend music and a fab program of events. At Generator Stockholm, you’ll find the stylish and modern Bar Hilma at the centre of it all. This bar combines traditional Swedish nuances with ultra-modern design, making it the gleaming jewel in our Nordic crown. It’s the perfect spot for an evening cocktail, or just to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. And if you’re in the mood for a snack or a coffee, our lobby area features a café that caters to your every need.

Generator
Torsgatan 10
Stockholm
Sweden

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Nofo Hotel Stockholm Sweden stay
Nofo Hotel Stockholm Sweden stay

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Nofo Hotel

Say hello to Nofo Hotel, the hottest boutique hotel in all of Stockholm’s trendy Södermalm neighbourhood. Just one street away from the cool kids on SoFo (hence the clever name), Nofo is bursting with colourful, fashionable touches like local art, quilted headboards, fluffy throws and feature walls. But it’s not just the funky decor that’ll win you over – every room comes equipped with a kettle stocked with all the tea and coffee your heart desires, as well as a selection of magazines to keep you entertained. And when you wake up ready to tackle the day, Nofo’s homemade bread and freshly squeezed juices will give you the fuel you need. Plus, the hotel’s wine bar serves up a variety of locally-sourced beers and other tasty beverages.

Nofo Hotel
Tjärhovsgatan 11
Stockholm
Sweden

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Scandic No. 53 Stockholm Sweden hotel stay

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Scandic No. 53

Scandic No. 53 is a conveniently-located hotel just minutes from Stockholm’s Central Station. The hotel is spread across three historic buildings, each with its own unique character and charm. The rooms are small but efficient, with innovative furniture designs and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are equipped with rain showers and free Face Stockholm products, and some rooms even have balconies. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, within easy reach of top shopping, theatres, bars and restaurants, as well as Stockholm’s Old Town and major museums. When you’re ready to relax, head to the hotel’s bar or courtyard (in the summer) for a drink.

Scandic No. 53
Kungsgatan 53
Stockholm
Sweden

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