Where do we start with the Swedish capital? Stockholm is totally awesome. It’s on a gorgeous archipelago, and numerous bridges and ferries connect the 14 islands. Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is the centrepiece of this vibrant city. One of the best-preserved historic centres in Europe boasts mazy cobblestoned streets and a Royal Palace. Away from that, unrivalled museums, galleries, and gardens make this a magical place for a break.

In such a charming and exciting, there is a hell of a lot of choice when it comes to places to stay. To match the charm of enchanting Stockholm, why not stay in a place bursting with personality? That’s exactly what you’ll get from Airbnbs in Stockholm. Whether you want a cute apartment in the historic centre, a homestay with a Swedish family, or even a cabin further out on the archipelago, you’ll find plenty of perfect rentals in Stockholm.

Worried it’ll take ages to find the right place for you on Airbnb? That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of the 15 best Airbnbs in Stockholm. We’ll help you find somewhere for you to stay that perfectly matches your travel style, budget, and taste – however quirky it may be!

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FIRST TIME IN STOCKHOLM

Cute Old Town Studio Apartment

Looking for a Stockholm Airbnb that combines value, style, and location? Then look no further! Situated in Gamla Stan, this gem can comfortably fit 2 people in, although as many as 4 can stay here. Backpacking Stockholm can be frightfully expensive too, so it’s a relief to know that you can use the fully equipped kitchen to whip up a meal!

PLACES TO VISIT:
  • Explore Gamla Stan
  • Check out the Vasa Museum
  • Stockholm Palace is a must-see treasure!

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Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Stockholm

OVERALL BEST VALUE AIRBNB IN STOCKHOLM
Cute Old Town Studio Apartment
OVERALL BEST VALUE AIRBNB IN STOCKHOLM

Cute Old Town Studio Apartment

  • > $$
  • > 4 Guests
  • > Great location
  • > In a historic building
BEST HOMESTAY IN STOCKHOLM
Old Town Room with Baltic Sea View
BEST HOMESTAY IN STOCKHOLM

Old Town Room with Baltic Sea View

  • > $$
  • > 4 Guests
  • > Private bathroom with tub
  • > Complimentary tea and coffee
BEST AIRBNB FOR COUPLES IN STOCKHOLM
Gamla Stan
BEST AIRBNB FOR COUPLES IN STOCKHOLM

Cute and cosy Gamla Stan Studio

  • > $
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Great location
  • > Quiet and homely
BEST AIRBNB FOR FAMILIES IN STOCKHOLM
Homely Sodermalm loft
BEST AIRBNB FOR FAMILIES IN STOCKHOLM

Homely Södermalm loft

  • > $$
  • > 4 Guests
  • > Fully equipped kitchen
  • > Separate single rooms
BEST LUXURY AIRBNB IN STOCKHOLM
ETAGE Old Town Loft
BEST LUXURY AIRBNB IN STOCKHOLM

ETAGE Old Town Loft

  • > $$$$$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Balcony in Master bedroom
  • > Indoor Fireplace

Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Stockholm!

Why Stay in an Airbnb?

Local Experience

Travel is shifting dramatically away from the local experience – yes, even for backpackers. We’re trapped in our hostels, coffeeshops and party districts. Airbnb is breaking down that barrier for every echelon of traveler – think basement mattress to infinity-pool penthouse!

It’s a great way to contribute to the local economy because the cash goes right to the owner and other locals employed for cleaning, maintenance and management. Staying in someone else’s home – a unique place with character – feels more like fitting into the area rather than having the typical tourist hotel room.

Airbnb hosts are known for taking good care of their guests; if it’s recommendations you want, you’ve got a pre-made friend to help you out!

Affordability

Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive!

Whether you are a backpacker or a business person, Airbnb gives you the opportunity to find affordable and unique places, experiences, and recently added to the list: restaurants. From 12-bedroom villas to the basic shared-room hostel, you will be able to find the right place for your needs among the six million Airbnb homes that have been listed worldwide.

If you’re on a budget, just put the price range you are willing to pay for the night into the filter and the platform only shows you rentals that match your expectations. Some of the larger rentals charge per night instead of per person. This gives bigger travel groups the option of staying together at the same place while saving a lot of money. No more expensive single hotel rooms – just split the bill with your friends at the end of your trip and everyone will benefit!

In addition to that, long term guests can also enjoy weekly and monthly discounts. But no matter how long you are planning to stay, you can always be sure you’ll find the right and affordable place on Airbnb.

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Safety

Are Airbnb reviews legit? Airbnb wants every guest to be safe so they created a world-class review system where tenants are encouraged to be honest about their experience because it stays invisible until the reviewing period has locked.

Guests are given the power to tell the truth and “make or break” the place they stayed at since the platform forbids the owner to change or remove the review. Every comment you can read on Airbnb is based on finished stays and experiences. Plus, some hosts often depend on the money they earn renting their property and one bad experience from any guest would devastate their income. It might be a bleak perspective, but hey, that’s something of a guarantee you’ll be cared for!

Airbnb also has a 24/7 emergency line with someone ready to assist you. In the worst case, Airbnb will provide a driver or make sure you find a safe place. If you choose this booking platform, you will always be in good hands, without any doubt.

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The Top 15 Airbnbs in Stockholm

Overall Best Value Airbnb in Stockholm – Cute Old Town Studio Apartment

Cute Old Town Studio Apartment
  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Great location
  • In a historic building

Do you want the perfect Stockholm Airbnb that combines value, style, and location? Then look no further than this cute studio apartment in one of Stockholm’s hottest areas, Gamla Stan. It can comfortably fit 2 people in, although as many as 4 can stay here. Stockholm can be frightfully expensive too, so it’s a relief to know that you can use the fully equipped kitchen to whip up a meal!

Whatever you’ve come to visit the Swedish capital for – be it arts and culture, fine food, or nightlife, this apartment has all within a 15-minute walk. It’ll be hard to find a better apartment in Stockholm than this place!

Best Budget Airbnb in Stockholm – Charming Mariaberget private room

Charming Mariaberget
  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Access to whole apartment
  • Upright piano!

Stockholm is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so it can be pretty tricky for budget travellers. However, tricky isn’t the same as impossible, and this charming private room is the best Stockholm apartment for you! It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from Gamla Stan, on a peaceful and tranquil cobblestoned hill.

Although this is a private room, you’ll have access to the entire apartment, including a TV, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, and bath! This historic house is full of charm and character, and it’ll help you make your Swedish Krona go further!

Budget Tip: Dorms in Stockholm start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!

Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads – Cosy room in Central Stockholm

Cosy room
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Big bathroom

Digital nomads don’t ask for a lot when they travel. However, there are a few basics such as a laptop-friendly workspace and fast Wi-Fi that can’t be missed, no matter how nice an apartment is! Luckily, this private room is trendy, cool, and offers everything to help you meet a deadline or catch up on your emails.

You’ve got access to a kitchen too, so you can prepare coffee and snacks between jobs. After spending the morning working, you don’t have far to go from the best cafes, bars, and attractions in town – another bonus of staying in this cosy room.

Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers – Ideal spot for a solo traveller

Ideal spot for a solo traveller
  • $
  • 1 Guest
  • Great central location
  • Lovely hosts!

As you may have already guessed from the listing name, this is the best Airbnb in Stockholm for solo travellers! The friendly hosts will be happy to give you recommendations on where to go and what to do, so you won’t feel alone in the Swedish capital. Also, you don’t have far to go to meet new people as there are several restaurants, cafes, and things to do nearby.

If you’d prefer to catch up with friends and family that you’re missing, there’s Wi-Fi in the apartment so you can FaceTime or Skype home!

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Nomatic 30L Travel Bag

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Best Airbnb in Stockholm for Nightlife – Cosy and classic central apartment

Cosy and classic
  • $$$
  • 3 Guests
  • Awesome location
  • Hot Tub

Norrmalm is one of the coolest areas for nightlife in town, so let’s check out one of the coolest rentals in Stockholm in that area! The classic décor is homely and charming and it’s a snug place to watch a movie or your favourite TV series the morning after the night before! Another way to get rid of your hangover is by taking a dip in the hot tub, not something you’ll find in many properties in this area!

Of course, it’s close to some of the best pubs, clubs, and bars in the Swedish capital, so you can dance the night away without getting a taxi across town!

Best Short Term Rental for Couples – Cute and cosy Gamla Stan Studio

Gamla Stan
  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Great location
  • Quiet and homely

If you’re travelling with your other half, you don’t just want any old apartment. That’s why this awesome Gamla Stan studio is perfect. This cute and homely place is just two minutes away from the Royal Palace, so you definitely can’t complain about the location! There are also several Old Town attractions within a stone’s throw.

If you fancy a romantic night in, cook a meal in the kitchen and enjoy it either stretched out on the sofa or surrounded by the fairy lights at the small table!

Best Homestay in Stockholm – Old Town Room with Baltic Sea View

Old Town Room with Baltic Sea View
  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Private bathroom with tub
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

If you really want to get to know a new city, there’s nothing better than local knowledge. So, a homestay in Stockholm is an excellent idea if that sounds like you! We’ve checked out a few, but this awesome spot in the Old Town combines good value with style, not to mention that reviews say your host is absolutely lovely!

You have your own private bathroom, with towels and toiletries supplied! Added to that, there’s complimentary tea and coffee and use of the common areas. Also, the view of the Baltic Sea is pretty special!

Runner Up Homestay in Stockholm – Beautiful SoFo Södermalm Room

Beautiful SoFo Sodermalm
  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Convenient location
  • Backyard for BBQs

With such awesome Stockholm homestays, we couldn’t just leave it at one. Södermalm is one of the most popular areas in town, and this historic building boasts bay windows and lots of light that will have you feeling relaxed and content. Homestays are often a good idea if you’re travelling on a budget too, so you can keep your costs down by preparing your meals on the backyard BBQ!

If you’re hoping to stay longer, the host offers discounts on stays of a week or more!

Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Stockholm – Gamla Stan Penthouse Loft

Gamla Stan Penthouse Loft
  • $$$$
  • 6 Guests
  • Beautiful living room
  • Lots of books

If you’re happy to splash a little more cash on your Swedish getaway, check out this place. Not only is it one of the best luxury Airbnbs in Stockholm, but the best in town period! The penthouse apartment is above a 500-year-old square in the Old Town, and the large windows offer awesome views.

The apartment is packed with books, so pick your favourite off the shelves and find a comfy nook where you can enjoy it. If you’re visiting in summer, enjoy a tasty meal out on the balcony overlooking the square!

Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Stockholm – ETAGE Old Town Loft

ETAGE Old Town Loft
  • $$$$$
  • 2 Guests
  • Balcony in Master bedroom
  • Indoor Fireplace

Gold framed beds, an indoor fireplace, and rustic wooden beams are just a few of the things that will catch your attention at this awesome Stockholm apartment. Another penthouse in the Old Town, this is perfect for you and 6 more of your nearest and dearest!

If you’re booking it, it’s only fair that you get that master bedroom – with its balcony providing awesome views of the Old Town! It may be expensive, but it’s well worth parting with your money to stay in one of the overall best Airbnbs in Stockholm!

Best Airbnb in Stockholm for Families – Homely Södermalm loft

Homely Sodermalm loft
  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Separate single rooms

This awesome loft in Södermalm is equipped for families of any age. It’s unusual to find somewhere where mum and dad get their own space and the kids can have separate rooms too, but this homely loft is full of surprises. It’s in a quiet area too, so it’ll be easy to get to sleep. Not that you’ll be far from the action though, there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby on Mariaberget and you’ll just be a stone’s throw away from the Old Town!

Best Airbnb in Stockholm for a Group of Friends – Unique Old Town Apartment

Unique Old Town Apartment
  • $$$
  • 6 Guests
  • Great location
  • Complimentary toiletries

If you and your mates want to be right among all the best the Swedish capital has to offer, look no further than this apartment. There’s space for you and 5 friends – although some of you may have to be content with sharing a bed! This place has plenty of character – it’s actually in some underground refurbished 17th-century vaults – pretty cool, right? Prepare a big group meal in the kitchen before a night out in Gamla Stan’s trendy bars and nightlife!

Best Airbnb in Södermalm – Trendy Central Södermalm Apartment

Trendy Central Sodermalm Apartment
  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Cosy and clean

We’ve already shown you a few great apartments in Södermalm, and that’s because plenty of the best rentals in Stockholm are based there. This is a great one if you’ve got an early flight, as it’s super easy to get to Arlanda Airport from here. Hopefully though, you’ll have time for a longer stay in those cosy and trendy flat. It’s got a chillout couch and a PlayStation if you want to relax, and a workspace with a wireless mouse if you’re looking to get some emails fired off!

Another Great Apartment in Södermalm – Kid friendly apartment with courtyard

Kid friendly apartment with courtyard
  • $$
  • 3 Guests
  • Lots of children’s toys
  • Lovely, sunny courtyard

We promise this is the last apartment in Södermalm! Great for a couple, a small group of friends, or a family with an only child, you can fit three guests in here. This apartment is very kid-friendly – there are lots of toys, chill spaces, and they can even play out in the large farmyard, which is enclosed. You can even add an extra bed for a toddler!

Top Value Airbnb in Stockholm Archipelago – Luxury summer house style cabin

Luxury summer house style cabin
  • $$
  • 5 Guests
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Surrounded by nature

For our last awesome Stockholm Airbnb, let’s head a little further afield. Out into the beautiful archipelago. This is the ideal getaway if you want to swap the hustle and bustle of the city for the picturesque surroundings of forests, waterways, and cosy log cabins. Although it’s out in the sticks, there are plenty of creature comforts to keep you comfy. An LCD TV, coffee maker, and a Blu-ray player!

What to Pack for your Stockholm Airbnb

These essentials will make your Airbnb stay easier and maybe loads nicer.

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1. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: With this Active Root Toiletry bag, you’re more than prepared for your next holiday – keep all your bathroom essentials organized in the different sized compartments. This kit is rather large and will fit all your washroom essentials no problem. The bag makes sure that your bathroom will be clean and tidy while you have everything handy and easy to find.

Travel Pillow

2. TRTL Travel Pillow: Being on a plane or bus for a long time, especially overnight, can be pure torture. Instead of arriving at your Airbnb with red eyes and a grumpy mood, you should have a look at this TRTL Travel Pillow – it actually fulfils all of its promises. The ergonomic design supports your neck and head in a comfortable and safe way. Getting some proper sleep, even while sitting upright, will be a massive relief on your next holiday.

AR Towel

3. Active Roots Microfiber Towel: If you don’t want to trust your Airbnb to provide clean towels, it’s always smart to bring your own. Problem is, most towels take up a lot of space in your suitcase. The Active Roots Microfiber Towel is made of super-light material, which hardly takes up any space. Plus, it’s incredibly comfortable and quick-drying. Great for a day around the pool or at the beach. The material is antibacterial, so it won’t smell funny, even on long holidays.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

4. Carbon Monoxide Detector: Many homes already have CM detectors hardwired in, but regulation hasn’t caught up to technology in some areas. Most accommodations are not obligated to install protections or monitors, which is why owning your own portable device comes in very handy. The waterproof and long-lasting monitor will send out visual and audible alarms, before the carbon monoxide reaches a dangerous level.

Universal Adapter

5. Universal Travel Adapter: If you’re headed abroad, figure out the electricity situation beforehand. A universal travel adapter alleviates the headache of trying to remember what type of plug you will need. This one is good for 150 countries. The adapter has 5 USB ports, meaning that you can charge lots of devices at the same time – definitely a must-have.

Reusable Bag

6. Reusable Shopping Bags: It’s super easy to bring a reusable shopping bag with you on your next holiday, and a fantastic habit to get into! A lot of shops around the world are cutting down on plastic waste – Bali, for one, has banned the sale of plastic bags completely. Reusable shopping bags come in handy to carry groceries from A to B, but they’re also great for laundry or beach days – the options are endless.

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Final Thoughts on Stockholm Airbnbs

So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Stockholm. We hope that you’ve found somewhere that perfectly matches your budget, travel style, and the size of your party (especially if you’re a big group!)

As you can see from the list above, there’s plenty of choice. Do you want to stay with a local family? Check. Do you want a cool loft right in the centre of all the action? Check. Do you want to be surrounded by nature in a cool cabin? Also, check.

If you feel we’ve given you too much choice, take it easy and go for our best value Airbnb in Stockholm – Cute Old Town Studio. Not only is it in a great location, but it also combines value and style effortlessly. Now you’ve got a better idea of where to stay in Stockholm, all that’s left is for us to wish you a fantastic trip!

And don’t forget to sort your travel insurance before heading to Stockholm! Safety in Sweden is impeccable, but that doesn’t mean that accidents can’t happen. We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads, our favorite travel insurance provider.

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