Story Hotel Riddargatan
What We Love
- Popular DJs spin in the Story Bar on weekends, and musicians perform live on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Killer cinnamon rolls in the (free) buffet breakfast at Story Kitchen
- Limited edition prints throughout the hotel are carefully curated by Wonderwall art dealer
What To Know
- There are 12 different room types ranging from the tiny Super Squeeze to the expansive Attic
- First-floor rooms (called “Music”) get their fair share of noise from the Bar
- You check in and out online; there’s no real front desk, but Macs in the lobby facilitate the process
- Free WiFi
The décor of the 83 rooms in this 1938 building is inspired by “urban New York restaurants and bohemian Paris hotels” according to the hotel, but the vibe is totally Stockholm, from the bands and DJs who keep the Story Bar full of hip locals to the regionally sourced Swedish cuisine in the Story Kitchen down to the toiletries in the bathrooms from cult favorite FACE Stockholm. Staying here feels like crashing in your cool Swedish friend’s apartment—if he or she happened to live in one of Stockholm’s ritziest neighborhoods, and had a full-service restaurant, bar and backyard patio in at pad.
In the Area
Locals flock to Stureplan for two of Stockholm’s greatest pleasures: the shopping (Swedish staples Acne, J Lindeberg and Filippa K are all a stone’s throw away) and the food (people rave about Strandvagen 1 and lisapatorget, as well as the traditional Saluhall food hall). But tourists appreciate that it’s also conveniently located to stroll to the Old Town, or take a fifteen-minute walk along the river to Djurgarden and its museums. And if you’re more interested in music than meals, you don’t even have to leave the hotel, just wander down to the bar where DJs spin until the wee hours on weekends.
How to Get There
The only downside was our bathroom didn't have a hair dryer which made it hard for me to want to wash my hair since we were there during the cold weather months. But that doesn't take away from it being a cozy and comfy hotel. They have a wonderful free breakfast at the restaurant downstairs for the hotel guests, so it's perfect if you don't have breakfast plans and need something to eat. The staff is very friendly and courteous as well. I suggest booking them online because you get a special drink voucher deal for doing it through their own website.
Comfortable room, delicious high-quality breakfast, helpful staff, nicely decorated room, cool bar within the hotel, amazing location - definitely recommended and will come back if I have the possibility!
Well designed hotel in the city centre.hotels feels unique with a nice vibe and design throughout. I booked the smallest room as I was there for just one night and to my surprise it was of a good size. Bed was comfy, internet was fast and the bathroom was lovey. Perfect rainfall shower.Room was very clean throughout and front desk service was friendly and quick! Breakfast was included and had all the usual breads and cold meats you would expect. Coffee was decent and lots of teas available too!
The Story hotel is perfect located in the heart of Stockholm. Breakfast is really good. The rooms are fine, but small. Bathroom is nice. Shelfs are missing!!The staff is excellent. Very friendly and helpfull.
Very good location and easy to get to. Staff extremely nice. Hotel restaurant had amazing food- breakfast and dinner. Overall very nice hotel. The room was a bit cold at times since we travelled in November. One of the best hotels we’ve stayed in!