Me and my gf are going to stockholm on 14th Sept for 7 days. I wld appreciate any info you can give. where to stay (we're on a low budget so hostels wld be ok), places to visit in stockholm etc. I hear it is very expensive in sweden. is this true? Is it worth going for a couple of days to Oslo or Gotenburg? I have to be in stockholm on the 17th cos we're seeing Coldplay but otherwise we're freeto roam. Is traveling (trains) expensive? what are the cost of metro/buses in stockholm. Are ther any 3/4 day tickets available?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks before hand
Scandinavia in general is pretty expensive. I think that going to see other places is a good idea, as in my opinion you'll see most there is to see in Stockholm in about 3 days. (at see the Vasa museum).
I can only tell you about the place where I stayed, and that is the Fridhemsplan Hostel www.fridhemsplan.se, which is for sure not the cheapest place I stayed, but by far the best the hostel I stayed in. I know there will be some cheaper options in Stockholm, but I can't recommend them as I haven't stayed there myself.
I'd also recommend Fridhemsplan
Is Fridhemsplan in or around Stockholm?
It's in Stockholm.
It's two stops away (metro) from the main train station in Stockholm (T-Centralen), and three from Gamla Stan (old city). The metrostation also has the name Fridhemsplan, from there it's a few minutes walk to the hostel.
has anyone been to buddha bar in stockholm? is it worth going there? Can you give me an idea of the pricesor how much it is to go into the club?
Stockholm and everywhere else in Sweden is expensive. I was there last summer for few days.
I recommand a walk through Drottninggatan (I´m not sure how you spell it) and into Gamla Stan, the palace and all. The Vasa museum is beautyful, but I thought it was expensive for such a small museum. Skansen, Swedish folk museum, was great. I recommand at least half a day there. We took a bus tour around Stockholm and it was very interesting. You can skip bus faires by taking the sightseeing bus to Skansen and Vasa.
Have to run....
Well, if you are really in a budget, I heard there are a few good camping sites around Stockholm. If your wiling to rough it. They are around 19-26 euros when I was surfing the net for campsites. Just google them. At least when camping you'll experience nature.
Of course if you want a more civilized setting, yes there are several hostels. But if you're staying for a week, you might want to try renting an apartment. When me and my friends visited Rome, we rented an apartment for a week. Its cheaper than hotels (depending on the size of course) and you can cook your own food, and even invite friends over. And its basically your home there for the week. Of course there may or may not be room service.
We used 110apartments.com Here's the list of Stockholm:
Can you tell us a bit more about what you're after in Stockholm? Culture, history, clubbing?
Regarding trains, if not booking a long time in advance I'd say that the three hour train ride Stockholm-Göteborg is about 1500 SEK, and maybe 2000 för Oslo (Oslo which btw beats Stockholm's prices by far). SJ is where you find tickets, here (note that you need to use Göteborg when searching there)
For metro travels look at this price list
Regarding accommodation, I've always preferred my apartment over the hostels so I haven't tried them myself. I do think that af Chapman and Långholmen are the most popular though. The first one being a ship in central Stockholm and the latter an old prison in south central Stockholm.
af Chapman Långholmen
If all people here say Fridhemsplan, maybe that's a better pick as they have actually seen them.
About prices, yes Stockholm is pretty expensive. Beer prices vary from 25 SEK (on the really low en places) up to 60 SEK (on the rather posh ones). Food at restaurants typically land at 100-150 SEK, while you can get a pizza or falafel for around 30.
thanks all for your useful info.