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The Red Boat Mälaren Reviews

Södermälarstrand kj 6, Stockholm, Sweden

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731 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Verry small rooms with no fresh air. So in the night with 4 people in a really small room was not that nice. But for the rest it was a good place to stay. But it would be nice wenn the breakfast is included.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Unique hotel in the heart of Stockholm. The rooms are pretty small but standard for a cabin on a boat. The bathrooms and toilets are clean and the staff are very friendly. The boat is within walking distance to all the major sites and attractions.


It was fine staying on a boat for a night. It was pretty hot in our room but there was a fan. Also I think it must be spider season which really freaked me out. There were none in the room (that I saw) but three huge ones in the bathroom that definitely creeped me out. Other than that it is a nice location but not really a hostel (no events or other students/young people hanging around).


I only stayed here one night due to availability, and I spent very little time at the hostel, so please keep that in mind with my review. The cool factor here is that you do get to stay on a boat, which is fun, but it negatively impacts some other aspects, such as somewhat strange bathroom facilities (leaving one bathroom to go to the shower room in order to wash your hands). The location is pretty good, since it's a short walk to the old city or to the Metro. The staff was friendly.


Not too far from the centre, but in a really desolate spot. Far too expensive for the services provided: no breakfast included, no towels, few toilets/showers, weak heating and Wi-Fi, and we had to make our own bed. The ambience is pretty cool, though. Reception guy was friendly and helpful.


All was well. But we were given the boat next to Red boat which we were never knew until they told which is ok :-). There is some smell when we going down to our rooms because there is a nearby toilet. To get wifi we have to go to reception area all the time (very bad.) We ordered a 3 people private room but given a 4 people room but there was no one in the 4th bed they guaranteed that so it's ok but we do not know how 3 people bed room looks like :-) But I rate this 70%.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sri Lanka
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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