Sodermalm

Stockholm

This relatively densely-populated island in central Stockholm has long attracted a more alternative crowd and retains a bohemian look and feel.

Södermalm was named one of Europe’s coolest neighborhoods by U.S. Vogue magazine in 2014. While no longer just up-and-coming today, “Söder” is still a trendy place to hang out.

On your visit to Södermalm, do as the locals do. Shop in vintage shops and at flea markets, admire the historic architecture and contemporary street art, browse quirky designer’s stores or modern art galleries, and duck into crowded watering holes to listen to live music.

Stroll through Tantolunden Park or follow Södermannagatan to mingle with groups of friends and couples, who hang out on picnic blankets and café terraces until late at night in summer.

Those looking to get inspired may want to visit Fotografiska, a center for contemporary photography, with a prestigious restaurant that acts as a meeting place for photographers and foodies alike. Take your camera to the top floor café for a great opportunity to capture’s Stockholm’s skyline at sunset.

Even from street level, along Fjällgatan, the view is worth capturing for eternity. You’ll be looking directly at the colorful houses and spires of Gamla Stan and can also spot Djurgården island and the museum island of Skeppsholmen. The street itself is lined with charming 18th-century stone buildings and even older wooden houses.

Admire the hilly island’s elegant architecture as you walk around. You can find many of the vintage fashion stores along Hornsgatan in the Mariatorget district. The charity shops of Stockholms Stadsmission and the Röda Korset (Red Cross) are popular with the local hipsters. The island’s pop-up “loppis” (flea markets) in summer are great for bargains too.

Music fans will love the Pet Sounds Bar along Skånegatan, which was already a bohemian hub in the 1990s when Södermalm was still a working-class neighborhood. Each floor covers a different decade in retro music. Across the street, shop for old LPs at Pet Sounds Records.

Because Södermalm tends to be less expensive than the inner city, budget travelers often base themselves here. Just across the water, connected by a scenic bridge, is Kungsholmen with its crowned City Hall tower and nightlife streets.


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Stockholm Classic Hotell
Stockholm Classic Hotell
3 out of 5
Lundagatan 31, Södermalm, Stockholm
The price is $49 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Located in Sodermalm, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Maria Square, Nobel Museum, and Stockholm Palace. Stockholm City Hall and Vasa Museum are also within ...
3.9/5 Good! (485 reviews)
"Yes, this is a fairly simple hotel, but the rooms are great and you’re just a 10 minute scooter ride from the heart of the city. So for the price, I definitely recommend."

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Stockholm Classic Hotell
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
4 out of 5
Ringvaegen 98, Stockholm
The price is $86 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
Located in Sodermalm, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vitabergsparken Park, Nobel Museum, and Stockholm Palace. Stockholm City Hall and Vasa Museum are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,008 reviews)
"Nice lobby. Good location. Excellent breakfast."

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Hilton Stockholm Slussen
Hilton Stockholm Slussen
4 out of 5
Guldgränd 8, Stockholm
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $94 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Located in Sodermalm, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maria Square and Stockholm Palace. Nobel Museum and Stockholm City Hall are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (905 reviews)
Hilton
"I was a bit dissapointed….Before Hilton hotel was luxurious , you felt so spoiled when you stayed at the Hilton. For about 10 years ago we were there for the last time….valet parking etcetc Now it is like any other hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Hilton Stockholm Slussen
NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection
NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Tjärhovsgatan 11, Stockholm
The price is $108 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Located in Sodermalm, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sodra Teatern and The Swedish Museum of Photography. Tantolunden Park and Stockholm Palace are ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (936 reviews)
"Så charmigt hotell med bästa läge! Frukosten va jätte bra och trevlig service"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Långholmen Hotell
Långholmen Hotell
3.5 out of 5
Långholmsmuren 20, Stockholm
The price is $78 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
With direct access to the beach, this Sodermalm hotel is connected to the convention center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Langholmen, Stockholm City Hall, and Nobel ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (864 reviews)
Best place for 1 night and awesome breakfast
"Very nice place and worth of money except the room size."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Långholmen Hotell
Hotel Zinkensdamm
Hotel Zinkensdamm
3.5 out of 5
Zinkens väg 20, Stockholm
The price is $107 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Located in Sodermalm, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Stockholm South General Hospital, Nobel Museum, and Stockholm Palace. Stockholm City Hall ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (560 reviews)
Loved it!
"Gret hotel! Great location. Friendly staff and a very nice restaurant/bar in the lobby area. Swedish charm!"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Hotel Zinkensdamm
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