We stayed at the Anedin hostel on-board the M/S Birger Jarl, one of many boat hotels around Stockholm. It was moored near Slussen, Södermalm (where other cruise ships were moored as well) only 15 minutes walk from tourist island Gamla Stan, and also a short walk to the trendy district 'SoFo' in Södermalm. The cabin itself was small, though it does have its own en-suite bathroom and toilet.
One takeaway from the trip is this - Stockholm is ridiculously expensive. We spent about £120 over 24 hours, which included two trips to coffee shops and lunch at the Meatballs For the People restaurant in Södermalm (which is incredible - so do book off some time to visit), and a couple of souvenirs, metro tickets and tickets to a museum - which is only £30 less than our entire three night in Budapest we recently did this week. Unlike our Central European trip, drinking out is expensive as the Swedish government taxes alcohol heavily.
- Have lunch at the Meatballs For the People
- Visit Monteliusvägen on the northbank of Södermalm for incredible panoramic view of Gamla Stan and Stockholm
- Visit several Tunnelbana (T-bana) subway stations such as as Rådhuset, Solna Centrum, T-Centralen, Stadion, Kungsträdgården, Hötorget, Fridhemsplan
- Underestimate the high cost of living