We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Best place to stay in Stockholm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Story Hotel Riddargatan

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Story Hotel Riddargatan
Ranked #22 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
bangkok
Level Contributor
32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Stockholm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

I have stayed in a large number of hotels in Stockholm, and this is hands down, the best place to stay in Stockholm. Uber cool, uber trendy, the bar in the hotel also reflects this in the local clientele who come here for a drink. The rooms are all different, and have a different layout and art on the wall. No keys required for the room, you just need to enter a code that you get when you check-in (by yourself!). Make sure you write the code down and take it with you and not try to remember it because you're bound to forget when you're back home at 1am after several drinks! Lovely showerhead in the bathroom, all toiletries from Kiehl's. Lovely old elevator to add a touch of charm to this place.

If you prefer chic luxury, to sumptious luxury, then this is the place to be!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank kknb4082
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,061 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    494
    401
    111
    43
    12
See reviews for
90
478
49
236
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (174)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights and it was very cool! Our room was a bit small since our stay was not extended, but it suited our needs. The art in the room was modern and interesting. The bathroom has a big shower and heated floor which is always lovely. The complimentary breakfast was really great. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere. Overall the hotel has a really unique and appealing environment. We stayed in October when it was fairly cold, but it seems that the outdoor patio would be really nice to sit on! Reasonable prices, highly recommended. Great location, too.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mat1919
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Story hotel. trendy design boutique hotel..
such cute little hotel in the center of the city!

Every little design detail was so considerate and cute. also in GREAT location.

All over, the hotel and my stay was great. definitely recommendable.

I would stay there again. but maybe at a bigger room ;)
If I may point out couple of pros...
1. I stayed at Friggebod room. The room was really small and tight. I couldn't even wide open my suit case.
2. I couldn't call outside from the telephone in the room. It was really inconvenient since I was there on business.
3. There is a restaurant on the first floor, the kitchen. Ambience is fantastic, fashionable crowd, food was excellent. but the portion was extremely small. I am a small skinny girl doesn't eat much though. it's good to know before you order.
4. also there was not really a reception desk. it's kind of in the hall way. I thought it was little bit weird. the receptionist/checkin crew/concierge was very nice. but he/she wasn't always there. I always had to look into the bar and the kitchen to get some attention.
5. You can hear what's going on the street. You can hear some music and people talking from outside.

However as I said it's a great place. always better to know exactly what you are getting into. so I wasn't being negative but informative.
hope you find this helpful! enjoy stockholm ;)

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Bunnybeetheb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Location:
Quiet street from Birger Jarlsgatan and Stureplan. Few minutes walk and you are in the middle of the busy and lovely shopping area and lot of nice restaurants/cafes. Takes about 25 minutes from train station by taxi to the hotel.

Rooms:
Stayed 5 nights in a Large room (25m2). Airy feeling, interesting decor and nice colors. Room facing street. There will be noisy outside in the street in the weekends. The hotel has a very good bar and makes people go out to smoke and at closing time, talking are more of screaming etc. BUT you are living very central, inner city, so that will be the deal. bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper.
There is no wardrobe of any kind. Some small drawers and a fancy hanging possibilities in the hall, all there are. For two people staying for more than a weekend, have to keep our clothes in the bags and the bags in the bedroom. For some this is fine, but for us, we did not like. Wi fi did not work in the whole room, only in our hall and very close to it. There is a cable as well. Breakfast included in the room price. Looks great and fresh. Might be a little more variety.

Service:
Check-in self service by computer, get your code to the room thats yours. Room service, expensive, but if you go down to the restaurant yourself and place order and pick up, this reduces the price and the food is very good. Overall, service are good.

Conclusion:
No business hotel, it is a trendy boutique hotel for young people. We would chose something else next time visiting Stockholm. But for friends and a quick weekend this is good enough.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tallereid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We had a large balcony room, 514, overlooking the central courtyard. We were concerned it might be noisy, as there is a bar on the ground floor, but our room was very quiet. Of course, I can't say what rooms on the floors immediately above the bar might be like or how it would be in summer when there are people in the courtyard.

As other reviewers have noted, quirky decor. We liked it, but it might not suit some - having a large pair of eyes staring at you the whole time might be disconcerting and the corridors are black.

The announcement in the lift when it gets to the ground floor will be forever stuck in my mind - 'ground floor - the bar is located to the left'. Does hotel management think we're all alcoholics?

Some pros: Central city location; interesting decor; great breakfast (and the restaurant decor is fascinating too - maintaining the theme of the rooms); good price in a pricey city (go to the toilet before you go out, and be prepared to pay up to 10 kroners to use a public toilet); wireless internet; there is a safe in the room; very clean.

Some cons: Two 3/4 doonas on the queen sized bed - this is a German habit (ie separate doonas) that we hate as we always end up in a tangle with bits of leg sticking out; 20cm wide space at the head of the bed down which pillows tend to slip in the night; the bed side lamps, which are overhead, are out of convenient reach; no tea or coffee making facilities; clothes storage could be better - there's just a rack and a couple of little cupboards, which is adequate but not great.

Room Tip: Overlooking the internal courtyard and on a higher floor are probably quieter.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rabbit83
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is a quaint and unusual hotel - with some strange decor - Imagine a wall of your room without any plastering that looks like the workmen walked out just before you checked in.

However, the room was comfortable. Just the right size with a large, cozy bed to sink into, a really massive bathroom and free Wi-Fi.

The breakfast was limited in variety, but what was served was of excellent quality.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank fgyara
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brentwood
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I stay here when I'm on Business in Sweden, it's a really nice hotel serving great food and cocktails. The rooms are lovely, I've stayed in 4 rooms and they are all different but nice.

I'd stay here if I was not on business as well. The only down side for me is the breakfast, there's a great continental selection but I prefer a full English so that's the only downside I can find with the hotel. Otherwise it's great.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are nice but some rooms are twin bedded, I always request a room with a double bed.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Fiftydong
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Stockholm hotels
Norrmalm
Freys Hotel
Freys Hotel
#21 of 158 in Stockholm
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,062 reviews
Norrmalm
Nobis Hotel
Nobis Hotel
#18 of 158 in Stockholm
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,267 reviews
Ostermalm
Clarion Collection Hotel Wellington
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Norrmalm
Miss Clara by Nobis
Miss Clara by Nobis
#4 of 158 in Stockholm
4.5 of 5 bubbles 487 reviews
Norrmalm
The King's Garden
The King's Garden
#9 of 158 in Stockholm
4.5 of 5 bubbles 254 reviews
Mariatorget
Hotel Rival
Hotel Rival
#2 of 158 in Stockholm
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,538 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Story Hotel Riddargatan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Story Hotel Riddargatan

Property: Story Hotel Riddargatan
Address: 6 Riddargatan, Stockholm 114 35, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Ostermalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#18 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#19 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#21 Family Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Story Hotel Riddargatan 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very unique hotel in the very city center of Stockholm. The style is inspired by a combination of urban New York restaurants and bohemian Paris hotels. Located just steps away from Stureplan the Story Hotel provides full service:A lively bar and restaurant, 24-hour room service, free wireless Internet, luxurious Jensen beds, sheets made from organic wool, a safe and a fridge in every room. You should try it! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Ebookers and Hotels.com so you can book your Story Hotel Riddargatan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Story Hotel Stockholm

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing