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The Red Boat Mälaren Reviews

Södermälarstrand kj 6, Stockholm, Sweden

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808 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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The Red Boat Malären was very unique and the interior and exterior of the boat was very impressive. You'd assume it would be very loud being on a boat but I found it fine and not disturbing. I believe it to be fairly priced considering it is in Stockholm. The atmosphere was a touch quiet, however I visited in January which appears to be out of season. The staff were pretty helpful and the location of the red boat was excellent, walking distance of most places you'd care to visit. Recommend.

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The cleanig lady knocked one morning and directly opend the door without waiting for an "come in" :( They have no kitchen :( The showers, toilets and beds are for small person like me (162cm) :( Beautiful view to the sea side :) Great feeling to sleep in a boat :) Friendly but unknowing staff ( we asked for the lucia cronation etc) and they didn't know anything


There were four of us and we had a great time. Definitely going back!


+ Stuff was really nice. The place is quite interesting and unusual. Commun space is cool. - Cabins for 4 are extremely small. No place for luggage. No place to sleep. No oxygen.


Unique accommodations with good location. Glad I was able to experience it.


Common area is very nice. however the downstairs has a wierd moist smell to it and so did the room. room was very basic and small and top bunk would be impossible to get to unless you are very tall. We would have liked twin beds for that price


Good experience staying on a boat cabin. Location and rate for Stockholm was good. Cleanness was fair. Wifi was only in reception on another boat was slightly limiting.


Wifi on the second boat would be nice.

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice place. It was a little bit empty when we arrived . but the personal was good and kind!


Good staff & location, no handicapped accessibility, Internet very limited and slow, provided only Red Boat, toilet are way too small, no legs room, no hand wash sink, no ventilation, in toilet & shower room, sleeping quarter are too small for 4- bunk beds, was there for 7 days, no bed sheet change, noisy from pedestrians & car traffic especially weekend. If you sensitive to motion sickness this place not for you. Don't rent bike from the city, too heavy, limited to 3 hrs, no lock.


We had a lovely stay last week and find the staff helpful. It was very central in Stockholm. However, unfortunately we picked up scabies (later diagnosed by our doctor at home), which is highly infectious. A sad ending to a lovely holiday!!

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Neatnicks need not apply. For those who value good bargains, this is the place. Is my hero. He does it own a car and does not drive.

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


quirky hostel located pretty central to Stockholm, great dining / common room nautical ambience. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend as basic accom for friends female showers on the AF Ran could probably do with an upgrade, like cubicle doors instead of shower curtains for better privacy. Lockers in rooms would also be appreciated - could easily convert existing shelf space into lockable cabinets. And only one power point per cabin, not great for four strangers all trying to charge devices etc.

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