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Gamla Stan Stockholm

Old Town, also known as Gamla Stan in Stockholm, dates back to the 13th century. Located mostly on Stockholm’s central island of Stadsholmen, Sweden, Gamla Stan is known as the historic heart of Stockholm. Perhaps the most attractive and iconic feature of Gamla Stan is the archaic atmosphere. You can almost feel yourself drifting back in time as you stride along the cobblestone boulevards like the famous Mårten Trotzigs Gränd that spans less than a meter in width. Of course, Gamla Stan’s other claim to fame is its collection of unforgettable museums and medieval architecture.

  • Explore the halls of the baroque-style Royal Palace in Stockholm, the official residence of the King and Queen of Sweden, and wander through the scenic courtyards of the majestic palace grounds.
  • Visit one of the many historic churches near Gamla Stan, including Sweden’s oldest church, the Stockholm Cathedral which is the medieval abbey of Riddarholmen Church, or the German Church.
  • Immerse yourself in the exceptional baths of Storkyrkobadet, situated in what used to be an 18th century wine cellar. Be advised the baths close during summer and there are designated days for male and female visitors.

Most visitors arriving by international flight to Stockholm, Sweden, will land in Arlanda International Airport. The Arlanda Express Train runs every 15 minutes between the airport terminal and downtown. For a slightly cheaper commute into the city centre, take the Linköping-Stockholm-Gävle commuter train. Some hotels offer complimentary shuttle service. Taxis are widely available throughout the city. The Tunnelbana metro system reaches Stockholm’s Old Town via Gamla Stan or Slussen. From the central district of Morrmalm and the separate island district Södermalm, you may enjoy a short walk to Gamla Stan.

Hotels in Gamla Stan - Old Town

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From US$114

1 Central Hotel Stockholm

3 stars
4.0 / 5 15 reviews

Vasagatan, 38 Map

Across the street from Arlanda Express!

Exuding warmth, excitement and bushels of hospitality, Central Hotel Stockholm provides you with all requirements that are necessary to enjoy this incredible city to the maximum. GeneralThe... More

cozy but convenient
good location, good breakfast,room is also big enough and comfortable
14 Aug 2015
From US$154

2 Collector's Victory Hotel Stockholm

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Lilla Nygatan 5 Map

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Collector Victory Hotel Stockholm features luxurious accommodations with old maritime ambience set in the Old Town of the capital city. Visitors at the Sweden boutique hotel can take a ghost tour... More

From US$194

3 Nobis Hotel Stockholm

5 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Norrmalmstorg 2-4 Map

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Providing professional service and comfortable accommodation, Nobis Hotel Stockholm is an ideal place to reside for both business as well as leisure travellers. A must visit attraction of the city... More

Nice Hotel in good location , Samll Room& Limited facility
Hotel design is very nice, but the room is really mediocre. Very good location to reach sights and shopping. Nice Staff.
11 Jun 2014
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4 Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm

4 stars
4.5 / 5 16 reviews

Nils Ericsons Plan 4 Map

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm provides a taste of modern living in the capital. Discerning travellers appreciate the property's ideal location, close to popular attractions like the... More

Besik
I had a very good stay at this hotel. Location is conveniently close to central train station and other attractions. Rooms are large and clean. But what most important is the service. The hotel...
20 Jul 2014
From US$122

5 Freys Hotel Stockholm

4 stars
4.3 / 5 17 reviews

Bryggargatan 12 Map

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Boasting a tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, the Freys Hotel Stockholm is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralCatering to the needs of its business... More

Perfect location for exploring a beautiful city
Hotel Freys is in a brilliant location, very near the Central Station and a perfect base for sightseeing. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms clean, pleasant and fine as a place to sleep...
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6 Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm

4 stars
4.2 / 5 10 reviews

Vasagatan 1 Map

With all the things to do and see situated within walking distance from Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, you can be certain to have a holiday experience of a lifetime, no matter whether it is a... More

good
It is just a nice hotel near the centralstation and the downtown. Everything was very good,but only the cost for the parking place about 50USD each day it is too expensive.
16 Jul 2015
From US$218

7 Grand Hotel Stockholm

5 stars
4.1 / 5

Sodra Balsieholmshamnen 8 Map

Boasting a waterfront location overlooking the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan as well as featuring elegant interiors, Grand Hotel Stockholm is a perfect place for both business and leisure travellers... More

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8 Scandic Anglais

4 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

Humlegardsgatan 23 Map

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Scandic Hotel Anglais Stockholm offers stylish accommodations, an excellent location and hospitable service. This hotel is committed to providing specialized attention to guests with disabilities... More

Cheap stay over in center of Stockholm
Great hotel, super bar, the Jamie Oliver was a great experience.
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From US$129

9 Hotel Drottning Kristina Stureplan

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

Birger Jarlsgatan 24 Map

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Housed in a 19th century-building in the city centre, Hotel Drottning Kristina Stureplan makes for a convenient base for chic travellers staying in the capital of Sweden. Tourists on a Stockholm... More

Location x 3!!
You can't get better than this in terms of location in Stockholm. Very close to some of the best restaurants and shopping, attractions and public transport. Older property, somewhat tired, but...
13 Jun 2015
From US$90

10 Crystal Plaza Hotel Stockholm

3 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

Birger Jarlsgatan 35 Map

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Crystal Plaza Hotel Stockholm fuses 19th-century charm and modern comforts fit for business travellers and holidaymakers visiting the vibrant capital of Sweden. Vacationers on a Stockholm holiday... More

Excellent value and location
We were really happy with the Crystal Plaza. Excellent value and location. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Our room was very clean and updated. I would say the only things that kept...
12 Jul 2014
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