Gothenburg’s status as an emerging tourist destination means that you can still get a lot of value for your money from accommodation. Stylish and practical two-star hotels are spread throughout the city, often in areas populated by students. Find bargain two-star accommodation in the city centre or relax in the arty university neighbourhood of Lorensberg and the chilled western district of Majorna.
Two-Star Hotels in Gothenburg’s Arty Neighbourhoods
If you’re interested in arts and creativity, try booking your two-star hotel in Gothenburg’s Lorensberg neighbourhood. You can wander the halls of the Röhsska Museum to trace the changing styles and fashions of design in Sweden or browse contemporary paintings in A-venue, a gallery opened by the University of Gothenburg. The Konsthall is like an unruly neighbour to the stately Gothenburg Museum of Art, showcasing the latest in contemporary and student work.
Perhaps the best way to experience the bohemian vibe of the city is by relaxing in one of its many independent cafés. Gothenburg’s pride in its coffee culture is evidenced by the lack of chain brand names and a proliferation of independent venues. Have a ‘fika’, or coffee break, while sitting in Café Kronhuset, Cigarren or Brogyllen to enjoy their lively, sociable atmospheres and tasty pastries.
Nightlife in Gothenburg
Gothenburg loves to party, and as the sun goes down coffee is traded for beer. Join friends for a pint in Ölhallen 7:an, a traditional beer hall with a wide array of Swedish and international beers. NOBA Nordic Bar is all about drinks brewed in Scandinavia, while Beerista is one of many establishments that will serve up Swedish food with your beer.
Afterwards, join locals in one of Gothenburg’s live music venues. Nefertiti is famed for jazz, while Pustervik hosts a diverse assortment of gigs. Metal is also hugely popular – book a Gothenburg hotel in March and you’ll be in the city for Metaltown, an annual celebration of heavy rock music.
If you want to rub shoulders with the city’s students and creatives, and discover trendy galleries and cosy cafes, a two-star hotel in one of Gothenburg’s arty neighbourhoods will be the perfect base.