Checking In At Hobo Stockholm
You may have spied my most recent hotel stay in my Stockholm post, but I wanted to put together a review of Hobo as I had a fantastic stay and loved everything about this hotel!
We booked our flights on a whim which meant a fair amount of the hotels we were looking at were already full. In the end, I narrowed it down to two hotels – Hobo and At Six. I actually didn’t realise these were sister hotels and are actually right next to each other. At Six appeared to me as a little classier and mature, on the other hand Hobo is fun, friendly and the younger sister of the two. Due to the fact we wanted to keep costs down, we opted for Hobo as it was substantially cheaper. We paid £270 for two nights which I thought was quite good considering one of these nights was a Friday.
As we flew into Skavsta airport and not the main Arlanda airport (proper blunder there) so we had to get a coach into the city centre. Luckily Hobo is just a 10 minute or so walk from the main bus station so we didn’t bother with a taxi and instead just tapped it into Google maps. When we arrived I was expecting to have to wait for our room as we were a little early for the 3pm check-in time, thankfully our room was ready which meant we could dump our bags and freshen up.
Our room was simple, clean and contemporary which is just what I look for in a hotel. There were quirky little features including items to ‘borrow’ such as a backpack, umbrella and map. There was a decent sized desk area if you were in need of doing a little work on your stay (or for me a place to dump all my makeup and products) as well as another built in side table which came in handy for storing my suitcase.
The bed was super comfortable and spacious, the only issue we had was not being able to work the TV when we got in at night as the control seemed to be missing. We could have gone to reception for help but we weren’t all that bothered. All in all we were both happy with the room and it provided the ideal base for a short city break.
In terms of location we found Hobo absolutely spot on. Just a 5-10 minute walk into Gamla Stan, or head the other way and hit the more modern area of the city which is bursting with your favourite shops from COS to & Other Stories, Acne Studios and plenty go H&M’s to go around.
As well as the great location and comfortable bedrooms, the hotel lobby area is also something to shout about. It reminds me of Mama Shelter, the hotel we stayed in whilst in LA, and also a little like Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Here you’ll find an array of interesting merchandise and objects for sale as well as a flower house with arrangement making classes and areas to chill out with your laptop. The bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail in the evening, and whilst we didn’t eat in the restaurant it appeared to be a very popular choice for both hotel guests and Stockholm residents.
Stockholm is definitely a city I’d return to in the future, especially with such cheap flights available. Hobo had it all for us and I wouldn’t hesitate to book in again.