It would take almost your entire stay in Stockholm to experience everything Södermalm has to offer. This hip neighbourhood has hotels in all price categories and styles - but one thing they all have in common is that they're within walking distance of Söder's lively street life, restaurants and shops. The hotels reflect the different feel of each different area of the neighbourhood. From arty Mariatorget to leafy Långholmen - here are Södermalm's best hotels.
The best hotels in Södermalm
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Hotels in Södermalm
- Clarion Hotel Stockholm – Something for everyone
- Hotel Frantz – Stylish and comfortable
- Rival – Surrounded by arts and flowers
- Scandic Malmen – Meeting place in the heart of Söder
- NOFO – For design enthusiasts
- Hellstens Glashus Hotell – Old meets new
- Hotel Hornsgatan – A warm welcome
- Scandic Sjöfartshotellet – More maritime atmosphere
- Hilton Stockholm Slussen Hotel – Spectacular views
- Långholmen Hotell – A captivating experience
- Hotel Point – Sofo hotel
- Reimersholme Hotel – Cosy and leafy
- Hotell & Vandrarhem Zinkensdamm – Nice and peaceful
- Hotell Söder – Warm and welcoming
- Den Röda Båten – Floating youth hostel
Hotels in Södermalm
The best hotels in Södermalm
Something for everyone
This modern Clarion hotel in Skanstull has everything the tourist, business traveller or staycationer could want. Comfortable bedrooms, light, airy communal areas, a spa area, a restaurant Eatery Social by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and proximity to Södermalm's best spots. Lots of locals come by for something to eat or a dip in the pool.
Stylish and comfortable
In autumn 2019 a new boutique hotel opened in Södermalm, housed in a 17th century building next door to Slussen. Check in for a stylish and comfortable stay in individually decorated rooms with velvet furniture and vintage-style bathrooms. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant and it's a great jumping-off point for exploring Södermalm and the city beyond.
Surrounded by arts and flowers
Named after the cinema in the same building, Hotel Rival opened in 2003 and was dubbed Sweden's first boutique hotel. Its location directly on leafy Mariatorget and the arty end of Hornsgatan adds to its atmosphere, but the hotel's art deco decor and bistro, bars and lounges are also part of its charm.
Meeting place in the heart of Söder
Scandic Malmen is a well-known name in musical circles thanks to its excellent live performances. But "Malmen" is interesting in other ways too. The building right next to Medborgarplatsen was built in 1951 and is typical of the modernistic architecture of the time. The restaurant, bars, location and the barbershop in the lobby make it a favourite Södermalm meeting place.
For design enthusiasts
NOFO is a trendy boutique- and design hotel with influences from both Scandinavia and international metropolises such as London, Paris and New York. The hotel boasts its own restaurant and a popular breakfast buffet that includes homemade bread and other delicacies. Don't miss the charming inner courtyard in the summer. NOFO was renovated and extended in 2019.
Old meets new
Like its other sister hotels in Stockholm, Hellstens Glashus hotel is housed in an historic building. There's no longer a glassworks behind the high glass facade on Mariatorget, but instead an intimate hotel with a mix of industrial elements and modern design. There are 48 rooms of varying sizes and the restaurant Hellstens Glashus Bar och Restaurang.
A warm welcome
If you're after a slightly more simple, bed and breakfast-style type of hotel, Hotel Hornsgatan on Mariatorget could be just the spot. Expect a personal welcome, individually decorated rooms and shared bathrooms in the corridor. A good alternative if you want to lower your accommodation costs a little.
More maritime atmosphere
With views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour, it's not surprising that Scandic's sister restaurant on Katarinavägen is called Sjöfartshotellet, 'The Seafaring Hotel'. Built in 1964, the hotel has 212 bedrooms and boasts a popular roof terrace with a bar. Breakfast is served in the Lighthouse restaurant which is also open for lunch and dinner.
Silhouettes of Riddarholms church and the City Hall - the four-star Hilton hotel on Slussen has spectacular views over both of these iconic Stockholm buildings. The building was finished in 1989 but it wasn't until 2002 that it became part of the Hilton chain. Breakfast is served in the Panorama restaurant, but there's also another restaurant Eken Bar & Matsal in the hotel, as well as a terrace open during the summer months.
A captivating experience
From having once been an island that put the fear of God into the hearts of Stockholmers, Långholmen has been transformed into one of the city's most beloved spots. You can now spend the night and have a fantastic meal in this former prison. Since 1975 the building has been a great destination with a hotel, youth hostel and restaurant. Check in here if you're interested in a captivating night's sleep.
In the trendy Sofo (south of Folkungagatan) area of Södermalm you'll find this budget-friendly little hotel perfectly placed for restaurants, shopping and culture. Check in for a weekend or stay for a few days for a real Stockholm experience. The hotel also has its own restaurant, Pazzi, which serves a breakfast buffet, pasta and pizza.
Cosy and leafy
You'll find this hotel on the island of Reimersholme on Lake Mälaren, just a short walk from buzzy Hornstull. It's particularly lively during the summer months, with live music, food trucks and a natural-wine bar. The hotel has 52 simple yet clean rooms with charming decor.
Nice and peaceful
A peaceful oasis in the heart of Södermalm, surrounded by the gardens of Tantolunden. You can stay, eat, drink and organise events and conferences here. The hotel rooms are clean and simple, with an emphasis on comfort. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with Swedish flavours. Families, single travellers and groups of friends looking for a peaceful place to stay are all welcome.
Warm and welcoming
Hotell Söder is close to most of Södermalm's attractions, such as shops, cafés, museums, bars and restaurants. Stay here for a relaxing weekend, a business meeting or a lively family party. This dog-friendly hotel is welcoming and intimate, and they aim to make all their guests feel like VIPs.
Floating youth hostel
Alongside Söder Mälarstrand you'll find this charming red boat where you can spend the night and wake up to the sound of the gentle waves on Lake Mälaren. Stay close to nature, but just a short walk from the trendiest parts of Södermalm with bars, restaurants and boutiques.