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Enjoy Stockholm on a Budget

Stockholm is a stunning Nordic city that exudes a cool, fairytale vibe that’s both lively and enchanting. Spread across 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, Stockholm is fairly compact and easy to explore on foot. The city’s distinct districts each have their own unique atmosphere. With a plethora of parks, landmarks, and museums, along with dining and shopping destinations, Stockholm is a budget-friendly vacation destination that is guaranteed to entertain all discerning travelers.

Things to see in Stockholm

The Stockholm Card is a tourist pass ideal for those on a tight budget who want to fully explore this captivating city. For just $85 for 2 days, the card grants you free admission to over 75 museums and attractions, including free boat sightseeing tours, free use of public transport, walking tours, and guided bicycle tours around the city. If time is short, then take a trip on the city’s hop-on-hop-off sightseeing boats and cruise through Stockholm’s narrow canals. A 24-hour ticket costs just €18 and is a tranquil way to travel around the city. Take in the panoramic views as you cruise your way around the main attractions along the route, hopping off at the must-see landmarks and places of interest. Highlights include the preserved seventeenth-century ship in the Vasa Museum, the historic hub of the Old Town and the beautiful Royal Palace. Stop in downtown to enjoy a buzzing area teeming with shops and restaurants.

Cheap hotels in Stockholm

Budget accommodation in Stockholm follows the no-frills functional setup offering the basic necessities. Ranging from B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in 17th-century buildings on narrow streets to purpose-built hostels overlooking the waterfront, Stockholm has a place to stay for all budgets. Cheap hotels in Stockholm offer clean rooms, and guests have the option of single, double, triple, and family rooms. Some low-cost accommodation offers en-suite facilities and breakfast, while many of Stockholm’s low-cost hostels include a communal kitchen space. Budget-friendly hotels in central Stockholm are contemporary and functional with friendly staff and free WiFi. Some even offer free bike hire, so you can tour the town like a local.

Where to stay in Stockholm

One of the best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe, Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town) dates back to 1252. A quirky area famed for its fairytale gold-colored buildings, the neighborhood is filled with museums, shops, bars, and cafés. Norrmalm is home to some of the city’s top attractions, as well as department stores and typical Scandinavian boutiques. This is the place to stay for culture, restaurants, and nightclubs. Djurgården is a green oasis, with large open spaces, parks and a forest that’s perfect for walks and cycling. If you stay in a low-cost guesthouse in Stockholm’s Djurgården district, you’ll be close to many most popular landmarks and pretty picnic spots.

How to get to Stockholm

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the largest of the four airports in Stockholm and just 25 miles from the city center. From here you can make your way into the capital within 40 minutes on the Flygbussarna Airport Coaches—coaches depart every 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, hop on one of the twice-hourly trains from Arlanda Central Station in Sky City, arriving into Stockholm in 40 minutes. The easiest (and cheapest) way of getting round Stockholm is on foot. The many islands linked by bridges can be confusing at first, but it’s easy to get the hang of, and locals are always happy to help out.

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