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The Red Boat

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Red Boat

The Red Boat

2 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMaria Square10 min walk
  • Popular LocationStockholm Palace17 min walk
  • Popular LocationDrottninggatan19 min walk
  • AirportStockholm (ARN-Arlanda)40 min drive

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About this area


Located in Stockholm's Sodermalm neighbourhood, The Red Boat is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Tivoli Grona Lund and Swedish Museum of Natural History. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Ericsson Globe or Stockholm Olympic Stadium. Guests love the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Maria Square - 10 min walk
  • Stockholm Stock Exchange Building - 14 min walk
  • Stockholm Palace - 17 min walk
  • Drottninggatan - 19 min walk
  • Stockholm City Hall - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Gamla stan T-Bana - 11 min walk
  • Stockholm Södra Station - 16 min walk
  • Arlanda Airport (ARN) - 40 min drive


  • Kaffebar - 7 min walk
  • Nostrano - 7 min walk
  • Eken - 7 min walk
  • Barobao - 8 min walk
  • 18 Smaker - 8 min walk

About this property

The Red Boat

Waterfront Stockholm hostel in Sodermalm, near Stockholm Palace
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, a TV in a common area and a front desk safe are on-site. All 36 rooms offer free WiFi, safes and free toiletries.
The Red Boat offers 36 forms of accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: SEK 80 for adults and SEK 60 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Swedish


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Rygerfjord Hotel. Söder Mälarstrand, Kajplats 13
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: SEK 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: SEK 80 for adults and SEK 60 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Red Boat House Boat Stockholm
Red Boat Stockholm
Den Roda Baten Red Boat
The Red Boat Hotel And Hostel
The Red Boat Hotel Stockholm
Red Boat Houseboat Stockholm
The Red Boat Stockholm
The Red Boat Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Red Boat Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Stockholm

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 202 out of 984 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 413 out of 984 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 229 out of 984 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 84 out of 984 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 56 out of 984 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A nice boat with basic accomodations, Not for people with mobility issues, steep ladders involved. Clean rooms and accomdating people. Shared shower and bathroom. Am buffet nice. Good place to vist Stockholm from. Tight no refund policy. I would go back to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I absolutely loved this property. The boat was quite solid, little to no rocking even when it was extremely windy out. The room was super cozy, and everything worked great (especially great water pressure, and radiator in the bathroom was fantastic for the cold weather on the lake). The staff was wonderful, and the location is fantastic for getting around Stockholm with ease. I would caution anyone with knee issues to be aware that the steps leading to the upper deck are quite steep, but that's the only negative I can say. Jag alskar Röd Båten!
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019