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The Red Boat Mälaren Reviews

Södermälarstrand kj 6, Stockholm, Sweden

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747 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The rooms were too hot, smelly with poor ventilation. I couldn't sleep well. The bar was nicely fitted out.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Everything was very compartmentalized so there was little interaction with other guests. The rooms were tiny, and the toop bunks were very close to the ceiling.

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A nice place. But be careful there are very large spiders around the window. (May hidden somewhere and come out suddenly, give you a warm welcome)


Great hostel and a good value for your money. However, the hostel rooms are quite small so not a good choice if you value space. Otherwise, a great stay in Stockholm

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • spencerf1294
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I did enjoy my stay and would probably stay again. Alittle bit away from things but only a short walk to old town so not that bad. Wifi only available in the reception/bar area on red boat, none available in rooms. Showers had good hot water and pressure and were clean, toilets were also clean. Staff were friendly and able to help with most of my enquiries. No kitchen and breakfast isnt included in the price. But overall not a bad place.


The view across the water to City Hall is beautiful. I stayed in the white boat, but I spent a good amount if time in the common room/reception area/restaurant where I met some really nice people. The staff was just amazing. And they have good cheap food and drinks. The only downside was the morning breakfast at 70SEK. It is not included in the hostel's price (although it is in the hotel) and it's not that good. Definitely not worth $10. More bread please and cereal. It was just meats.


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.

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