A designer but affordable, adventure-travel themed hotel in Stockholm’s central business district of Norrmalm
As you might have guessed from the name, Hobo Hotel doesn’t play by the rulebook. On the brutalist square of Brunkebergstorg is a slick and modern hotel with rooms put together by a Berlin designer, centered around the theme of adventure travel. Each room comes with a board of pegs loaded with useful things for travelers: maps and local info, bags and umbrellas. There are also speakers that you can stream your own music through, and the occasional decorative cactus. Pay a bit more for the bigger rooms on the top floors and you get your own panoramic view of central Stockholm.
Norrmalm, where Stockholm’s train lines meet, is also where Sweden’s biggest commercial and cultural institutions have gathered. Sweden’s latest high street fashion outlets can be found along Drottningatan and countless pubs and bars along the parallel avenue of Sveavägen. The two roads meet at Sergel’s Torg, a concrete mess or a wonder of brutalist architecture, depending on your viewpoint.
1. The Royal Opera House: For Sweden’s biggest and grandest opera and a nightclub, Café Opera.
2. Kulturhuset: For arthouse cinema in English.
3. Tak at Six: For drinks with a rooftop view in summer.
Time Out tip
Book a ‘popcorn Sunday’ to get two cinema tickets and a 20% discount at the restaurant with your superior room (double or twin) on a Sunday night for just €55 per person. Popcorn, of course, is included.
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