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Lady Hamilton: Great location in the Gamla Stan Lady Hamilton Review
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The Hotel Lady Hamilton is located very central, in the midst of the Gamla Stan (Old Town). A perfect location for doing sight-seeing, as it is almost next to the Royal Palace and just around the corner from the Storkyrkan (Cathedral). You are amidst of the colorful old-town with its cobble-stoned streets and historical houses. And the hotel is located in one of these characteristic historic houses. The building dates back the 1470s, at the time of Sten Sture the Elder. Since 1975 the property was turned into a hotel. The old feel of the house has however been preserved as it has been filled with a collection of antiques in the Swedish peasant style, both in the room and general areas of the hotel. The result is a hotel which oozes charm.

As with all hotels located in the Old Town the rooms are small, quite small indeed. So be prepared for that! We stayed on the third floor of the hotel, having a view far down on one of the charming cobble-stoned street and overlooking the red and yellowish painted historical houses across the road.

The beds were very comfortable, and although the room is small, they managed to squeeze a desk and a chair in a corner. WiFi, although a bit slow, worked perfectly. The bathroom was clean and had everything needed, but I have to admit that it was a little bit too cramped for my liking. The walls in the rooms are most likely very thick as not once I heard the noise of other guest. The only sound I heard was the bell-tower from a nearby church. A charming sound in my ears, with a delicate toll of the bells at regular intervals throughout the night.

Breakfast was so,so. I guess my disappointment had to be honest more to do with the presentation than the actual content of the breakfast. Because thinking logical, all was there you could expect, it only didn't feel like a full breakfast to me at the time.

The price for staying at this hotel is not cheap. But everything is relative, as all hotels in this part of Stockholm are very expensive. To be honest, the Lady Hamilton is in fact one of the cheaper ones in this part of town. So can I recommend the place? Absolutely! I enjoyed my stay very much! But when staying in this part of town I might prefer the Rica Hotel Gamla Stan. This hotel has the same atmosphere and also located in the Old Town. The differences are tiny, but somehow I did feel the Rica being the better one of the two. In favor for the Lady Hamilton is without a doubt its better location.

In the photo you can see the tower of the Cathedral (Storkyrkan). The building on the very right is the Lady Hamilton Hotel.

Address: Storkyrkobrinken 5, Stockholm, Stockholm, 111 28, Sweden

Comparison: about average

Price: US$180 and up

Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 24, 2013
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Af Chapman - Stockholm

Af Chapman

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This is a boat you will probably see on your trip to Stockholm. It is beautifully located and hard to miss. But it is not 'just' a boat. It is in fact a youth hostel. The af Chapman is moored at Skeppsholmen, where she has been used as a youth hostel since 1949. I tried to get reservations here on my trip to Stockholm, but unfortunately everything was full. So if you want to stay here make sure you make your reservations on time.

You can get more info about the hostel on this website :
hostel af Chapman

If you want to read more about the ship intself, you can take a look at this website : af Chapman

Opening times: Individuals: 7/1-05 - 22/12-05
Prices: Adult member, bed only 155 - 230 SEK; price per room 2 beds 460 SEK. Non members pay a supplement of 45 SEK per adult.

Address: Flaggmansvägen 8, Stockholm

Directions: The af Chapman is moored at Skeppsholmen

Other Contact: info@chapman.stfturist.se

Phone: 08-463 22 66

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Hostel

Website: http://www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2005
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Hostel Långholmen, Stockholm [webpicture] - Stockholm

Hostel Långholmen, Stockholm [webpicture]

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As hotels are so expensive in Stockholm, I want to give you another hostel tip as a cheap solution for staying in Stockholm. And that doesn't mean the location has to be boring! Stockholm has some fun located hostels, not only on a boat (see previous tip) but also in a former prison. The hostel of Långholmen is situated in a former prison from 1840 on a green island in the heart of Stockholm. The room are in the former cells. I am not sure if the bars are still in front of the windows though, lol ;-) On the island there is also a museum, a nice beach and a naturist beach.

Opening times: 02 Jan 2004 - 31 Dec 2004

Prices: Adult member, bed only 195 SEK; Price per room, 2 beds, 490 SEK. Non-members of STF pay a supplement of 45 SEK per adult.

Breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant (not included).The hostel has washing and drying facilities, credit cards are accepted.

Address: Långholmsmuren 20, Box 9116, Stockholm, Stockholms

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: Go east on the street "Söder Mälarstrand", turn right to Långholmen. Buss 4,40,66. During summer ferry from Stadshusbron.

Other Contact: vandrarhem@langholmen.com

Phone: +46 87 20 85 00

Theme: Hostel

Website: http://www.langholmen.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 1, 2004
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