Stockholm is both trendy and classic, one of the cities that never really goes out of style and remains cool, no matter what. You can take advantage of this by booking a Stockholm Airbnb right in the middle of whatever action it is you’re looking for — be that the Swedish capital’s cultural offerings, its great food scene, lake activities, or nature views. These are the best Airbnbs in Stockholm from which to experience the city and live out your Scandinavian design dreams.
1. Home away from home in Vasastan
If Stockholm has a trendy neighborhood to rival Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, it’s Vasastsan, and this loft is right in the heart of it. You’ll be across the street from the Michelin-starred Sushi Sho restaurant and within blocks of many of the city’s other dining hotspots and hopping pubs. This is the loft to book if experiencing the social side of Swedish culture is your priority in Stockholm as it’s literally at your fingertips — and the rest of the city is a quick train or bus ride away.
$208 per night
2. Cozy place in Kungsholmen
Nothing provides the iconic Stockholm lodging experience like an apartment in an old row building right in town. Here, you’re walking distance to many of the city’s major tourist attractions, as well as cafes and pubs, and high-end dining for that big night out on your last evening in Stockholm. The amazing Vasa Museum and the train station are right up the road for your convenience. From inside the unit, you’ll have the coolest views of the city.
Price: $92 per night
3. Stockholm house close to fair/town
When “Villa Berkle” was built in the 1950s and ’60s, engineer Lars Berkle made sure every detail was attended to. The six-bedroom house is a perfect example of Scandi retro, from the furniture to the wallpaper. While you may think this makes the house antiquated, it’s far from it — just take a look at the light fixtures and enjoy the timeless beauty of Scandinavian good taste. If you feel like getting away, the metro station and bus stops are a short walk away.
Price: $275 per night
4. Topmodern apartment in trendy Söder
This three-bedroom Södermalm apartment is a mix of clean decor and inspiring, colorful art and fixtures, from prints to plants. A three-minute walk from the metro, the apartment is also a short walk from the boats that’ll whisk visitors off to the archipelago. If you decide to stay at home for the day but crave some sunlight, there’s a balcony to lounge on.
Price: $343 per night
5. Sea cottage on the water with waterside sauna
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Saxarfjärden only sleeps four, but it’s unlikely you’ll want anyone other than your significant other with you at this seaside getaway. The cottage is on an island without car access or local transportation, so it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy your alone time. While the clean, minimalistic interior has its merits, let’s not forget why we like this place so much — location, location, location.
Price: $229 per night
6. Unikt skärgårdsställe, Saxarfjärden
Another seaside listing, only accessible by boat, this house has windows with impressive views of the natural surroundings. This large rental has a patio on one side and a good-sized terrace on the other, allowing guests to bask in the sun at all times of day. And with a fireplace in the mix, you’re unlikely to get too cold — but, if you should, there’s a sauna you can access to get your sweating in.
Price: $672 per night
7. Stockholm archipelago paradise
Windows cover the living-room walls of this six-bedroom home in the Stockholm archipelago. It isn’t a terrible place to bring the kids with you as there’s a slide, swing, and trampoline available. When you come back in from the great outdoors, there’s a sauna to warm up in. Reminiscent of many homes in America’s Pacific Northwest, this home has a loft, portholes, and a small boat ready for your use.
Price: $264 per night
8. Small studio house with panoramic seaview, large terrace
This small home is ideal for the artist or remote worker looking to get away for a while, without having to leave the metro area. The WiFi is strong, and you’ll be right on the water, with rowboats and bikes available for a small upcharge. Inside, enjoy the privacy of your own tiny home with a dedicated workspace and all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen. Plus, the home is accessible via bus from downtown Stockholm.
Price: $108 per night
9. Three-room apartment in the heart of Stockholm
This modern apartment is iconically Scandinavian, with a bright, simple interior that simultaneously speaks to efficiency and charm. It’s a social spot, with a large kitchen welcoming guests for a chat over a glass of wine before heading out to experience central Stockholm on foot. The living space and bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, offering an inspiring vibe that makes it tempting to spend an evening in — if there weren’t so much to see and do in the neighborhood.
Price: $229 per night
10. Exclusive villa with pool near Stockholm city and lake
This luxurious spot south of the city has its own private pool and deck, and it puts you near to a golf course and a free tennis court. It’s also an ideal spot for families as there are a trampoline and a playhouse for the kids to enjoy. Getting into Stockholm for dinner is easy, though there’s a beach and shopping center close to the house so you can also stick close to the pad if that’s what you prefer.
Price: $497 per night
11. Trendy, elegant, and spacious 1920s apartment in Södermalm
Calling all writers, indie musicians, and artists — this spot is perfect for an inspiring stay in the city. The walls are lined with books, there’s a guitar in the corner, and plenty of space to spread out and create when you aren’t out walking the town and checking out the trendy cafes nearby. The balcony looks out over the street below. It’s impossible not to feel a “part of it all” when staying in this cozy spot.
Price: $264 per night
12. Large villa 10 mins from city
Just across the channel in Boo, this house is the ultimate crash pad for you and up to 14 total guests. Split the cost and enjoy the privacy without giving up easy access to the city center. The ocean is a short walk away for a swim, and during summer, your chilling sessions on the decks can extend nearly all waking hours as the sun almost never sets. This spot is a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature, while still being an easy commute to downtown Stockholm.
Price: $1,372 per night
A version of this article was previously published on October 11, 2014, and was updated on April 2, 2021, with more information.