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The Red Boat Hotel & Hostel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really pumped about the hotel at first: even though it was kinda cold in the room and the walls were paper thin, the view was amazing, the room itself was cozy and the staff was very friendly. But then in the morning on my checkout day I saw bed bug bites on my arm and back. Now I...

4Thank Konstantin F
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If the hostel mattresses were an inch thicker and some food signs accompanied the breakfast buffet's selection, it'd be an easy 5 stars from a backpacker like myself. Nevertheless, the Red Boat Hotel & Hostel sits on the bay of Södermalm, not a long walk from T-Bana Slussen, which connects to the historical Gamla Stan by 1 stop and the...

Thank Isak O
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This hostel hotel is very charming and quaint. The rooms in the hostel part are quite small, but it suits the 'on a boat' atmosphere. It is very easy to get to and is just a quick 10-16 minute walk over the passenger bridge to the lively Gamlastan neighbourhood and transit station. Simple yet traditional Swedish buffet breakfast is delicious...

Thank Anna T
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in a hostel room on the red boat. The room had bunk beds, hanging space, a table and stool it is basic but for a hostel it was warm and cosy. Staff were friendly and could not have been nicer. We had breakfast every morning it was good value for Stockholm. We spent a lot...

Thank Kate E
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Small bunk rooms, a bit dingy and low ceilings but all adds to the unique setting of staying on a boat. We bought dinner one night and it was amazing, big portion of really tasty food, far better than some of the restaurants in town for a better price! Despite this I will not stay here again due to the...

1Thank Jopato
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty much a hostel but the place had a lot of character. Something slightly different compared to other places! The ceilings were a little on the low side but that was to be expected. Very friendly staff! Clean as well. Slightly small room but again to be expected. Maybe more expensive rooms have more room?

Thank ataylor756
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The low ceiling of the boat reminds you that you've entered into an interesting dimension. I booked a single room on upper deck. It's really nice though facing the land. The space is comfortable, and enough to have a friend over for a beer at night. The reception guy is the nicest! he'd help you with anything :).

Thank Stephonne C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed one night in one of the larger hotel rooms, which meant standard size compared with regular hotel room, but for a boat cabin really spacious. Bathroom was in suite. The best with this boat hotel was the atmosphere and the location. Breakfast (included for hotel guests) was good, but nothing extraordinaire. Only negative was a bit of mold...

1Thank Ulrika S
Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a nice chance to try something different and book an accommodation on a ship! I had some doubts when reading the bad reviews, but they didn’t turn out to be true. There was a warm and cosy welcome when arriving on a chilly February day. We got a small, cramped, but very clean room facing the river, so the...

Thank AndraSom
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I ended up staying on the Red Boat because there weren't any other hostels available. It ended up being a unique experience, and the people working there were friendly, but it was a bit overpriced and not really the best place to meet other travelers. It's also a bit of a walk away from a lot of the attractions in...

Thank Mike G

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This rather quiet neighborhood revolves around a postcard-like park with a dramatic fountain in its center and is definitely one of Stockholm’s showcase neighborhoods. Mariatorget, a central residential area, is the best Stockholm has to offer when it comes to juxtaposing architectural masterpieces with sophisticated art galleries, coffee shops and bars. Stockholmers love to spend their weekends in the park or one of the nearby coffee shops, so come to Mariatorget to meet the locals. The northern part of Mariatorget boasts historic buildings, beautiful cobblestone streets, and one of Stockholm’s best observation decks, Monteliusvägen, from where you can see an amazing view of the city hall and Stockholm’s old town.
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Address: 10 Soeder Maelarstrands Kajplatser, Stockholm 118 20, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Mariatorget , Södermalm
Price Range: RM242 - RM437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Red Boat Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
The Red Boat Hotel Stockholm
The Red Boat Hotel And Hostel
Den Roda Baten Red Boat
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“brace for some swing.”
, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a view of the water, which was really spectacular.”
  • View from room overlooking Stockholm City Hall
917ulrika, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“really picturesque. Really recommanded”
917stephanea, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“sleep in the lobby if you get desperate”
RitaHypnarowski, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with a window able to open.”
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  • view from the mole
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651jannickes, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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US$60* /night
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