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The Red Boat

2-star2 stars
Soeder Maelarstrands Kajplatser 10, Stockholm, 11820, Sweden

Waterfront hostel with restaurant, near Stockholm Palace
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 19 2020 to April 1 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • A nice boat with basic accomodations, Not for people with mobility issues, steep ladders…Mar 10, 2020
  • A Quirky boat hostel. I enjoyed my stay there. It was a close 10 minute walk to the city…Dec 29, 2019

The Red Boat

from P2,512
  • Economy Triple Room, Shared Bathroom (Cabin on Boat)
  • Basic Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom (Cabin on boat )
  • Economy Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Cabin on Boat)
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom, Sea View (Cabin on boat )
  • Basic Single Room, Shared Bathroom (Cabin on boat)
  • Superior Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Sea View (Admiral's Cabin)
  • Family Room
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom (Cabin on boat )

What’s around The Red Boat


  • In Sodermalm
  • Stockholm Palace - 17 min walk
  • ABBA The Museum - 39 min walk
  • Vasa Museum - 41 min walk
  • Royal Swedish Opera - 23 min walk
  • Stockholm City Hall - 26 min walk
  • Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre - 28 min walk
  • Stockholm Concert Hall - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Arlanda Airport (ARN) - 41 min drive
  • Stockholm (BMA-Bromma) - 18 min drive
  • Stockholm Södra Station - 16 min walk
  • Stockholm City Station - 25 min walk
  • Stockholm Central Station - 26 min walk
  • Gamla stan T-Bana - 11 min walk
  • Zinkensdamm T-Bana - 11 min walk
  • Mariatorget T-Bana - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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 13Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Scandinavian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Red Boat’s small print

Also known as

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


Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: SEK 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of SEK 80 for adults and SEK 60 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Red Boat

  • Does The Red Boat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Red Boat does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Red Boat currently open?
    This property is closed from March 19 2020 to April 1 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Are pets allowed at The Red Boat?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Red Boat?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Red Boat?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers Scandinavian cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Kaffebar (7-min walk), Nostrano (7-min walk), and Eken (7-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Red Boat?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Cosmopol Stockholm (4-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 366 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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!
us6 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Pretty good view, and walkable distance from Gamla Stan. I like it, but wish they didn't raise the price from last year at around 200 sek.
Hin Yui, us4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Hotel is cool and clean and this is a good base for sightseeing but wouldnt want to spend time just hanging out here. Quite noisy as you are close to all other rooms. The toilet and shower are in one room which isnt a great set up for shared facilities. There is no housekeeping on a daily basis. Breakfast is good and an option at 80SEK if booked the day before or 90SEK on the day. Overall a decent place to stay.
gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A hippie.experience in a nice cozy boat facing the City Hall next to.Gamla Stan and Sodermanland
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect choice for backpackers.
A hidden economical paradise in stockholm. Enough comfort, acceptable-wide rooms, clean (than I expect) shared toilets.
ÇAĞDAŞ, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous stay on the Red Boat!
Fun place to stay! Atmospheric with beautiful decor in the common areas. Walking distance to the Gamla Stan (old city). We had a room with ensuite, and it was very comfortable with views overlooking the city. It is an old boat, but it doesn't rock much, almost unnoticeable for those concerned. Great place! We would definitely come back!
Pamela, au1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Very small rooms. Cramped with very little space. Walls are VERY thin so you can hear everything in the halls and in the room next to you. The boat is located on a busy street and not near a subway station. You definitely have to take a taxi to get there if you don't want to walk a long distance with your luggage. Reception was very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a place to rest your head for a night, then maybe this place might do the trick.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hostel for a few nights
It's a very nice houseboat hostel, full of character! Knowing this it is a small and damp space and not great if you have lots of luggage, but still manageable. Place was clean and functional. One of the showers had a broken hose that sprayed everywhere but there were several bathrooms so worked out fine. Beds were comfortable
gb3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect location
Beautiful view from the deck. Cabin was fine.
Stephen, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, great breakfast for good price, good English communicators, friendly and clean place
ca2 night trip

The Red Boat