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The Red Boat

1,959 reviews

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge

Stay on the Water and Save Money at The Red Boat

What Do the Rooms Include?

The Red Boat offers both hotel and hostel accommodations. Hotel rooms feature a private bathroom, a television, Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast. In the hostel, guests can choose from single rooms and two-, three- or four-bed cabins. Shared bathroom facilities, a common room with a TV, and free Wi-Fi in common areas are available for hostel guests.

What Amenities Does The Red Boat Offer?

This hotel is actually located aboard two large houseboats in Stockholm’s picturesque harbor. Guests can grab food and drinks on board at The Red Boat’s restaurant and bar, and complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby, where the desk is open 24 hours. An outdoor terrace offers a distinctive harbor view of Stockholm’s city center.

What Are the Room Rates at The Red Boat?

For the hotel, guests at The Red Boat can expect to pay around $100 per night. The hostel is more affordable, with nightly rates starting at about $50.

What Activities Are Popular Near The Red Boat?

The Red Boat is located in Sodermalm, which is often cited as one of the hippest areas in the city. Home to a number of funky bars and vintage shops, this district is also conveniently situated near many of the city’s biggest cultural attractions. The Stockholm Royal Palace, Royal Swedish Opera, and Stockholm City Museum are all located within a mile of The Red Boat.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Red Boat is one of the cheapest hotels in Stockholm, especially for the hostel cabins. Though the rooms and amenities are simple, this hotel boasts comfortable lodging in unique, conveniently located houseboats.

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Soeder Maelarstrands Kajplatser 10
Stockholm, 11820
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User Highlights
"Right next to Gamla Stan" "Near Gamla Stan"
City centre within easy reach, said 96%.
Near to public transport, according to 98%.
Beach sports facilities are great, according to 100%.
Bar and Beverages
"Cheap beer" "Lovely bar area"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 82%.
"Excellent staff" "Friendly staff at check in"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
91% said the reception staff was great.
"Cozy lounge area" "Cosy atmosphere"
95% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
70% criticized the unstylish hotel.
"Beautiful bread" "Fresh fruits"
73% loved the menu selection.
Side dishes were satisfying, according to only 63%.
"Great buffet breakfast" "Great breakfast"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Toilet room is tiny" "Paper thin walls"
63% complained about the bathroom.
98% thought the view was good.
"Toilet room is tiny" "Paper thin walls"
52% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
91% said rooms were small.
"No internet in the rooms" "No wi-fi in the room"
78% said the wifi quality was bad.
86% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Near city centre
Wifi quality could be improved
Great view
Friendly atmosphere
Expert Reviews
DK Eyewitness
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Rough Guide
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Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 10:00am
# of Rooms
  • Breakfast Fee: SEK 80 per person (approximately)