There are plenty of luxurious spa’s in Stockholm, but the following three are the coolest by far! They are all low budge options, with prices between 40 SEK (Storkyrkobadet) and 130 SEK (Centralbadet).

Centralbadet, Drottninggatan 88

A breath taking early 20th century spa just around the corner from the hostel. Good value for money, this is a budget luxury! Entrance fee includes pool, gym, Jacuzzi and several types of saunas. Massage and beauty treatments available. There’s a bar right by the pool area, a good café and beautiful garden. And the roof terrace in the summertime is a hidden pearl. You might want to avoid Friday afternoons, the entrance fee is higher and drunken Swedes get pretty noisy…

Storkyrkobadet, Svartmangatan 20, Gamla stan

This may well be the cutest spa in the whole world. It used to be a monastery in the middle ages, and was later used as a wine cellar. In the 1930’s it was turned into a bath for poor children, and it still has tubs lined up for individual scrubbing! Massage is available. There’s only one changing room, so men and women have different opening hours. The spa is only open during school semester and has a discount for students. You will not meet many tourists here since their web page is in Swedish only!

GH Herrsalong Barbershop, Lästmakargatan 6

Don’t despair if you forgot your shaving kit at home because at this traditional barbershop you get a good shave with knives and all the proper gear for the cost of 225sek

Hallwylska muséet, Hamngatan 4, Norrmalmstorg

A hidden pearl. This is just a perfectly preserved 19th century upper class home! Stepping over the threshold takes you back in time, and you will understand how much better your life would have been if you had been born 150 years ago. Of course you would have been strict but fair to your servants! Time well spent on a rainy afternoon, but the memory of the cool bath tub might haunt you for the rest of your life.

Södra bar & kök

Stylish bar and scene in a 150-year old theatre house, beautiful terrace with a superb view over Stockholm! Neighbour with Södra teatern Stockholms foremost International venue for music, theatre & debate!

The Opera bar

The Opera Bar, next to Café Opera, opened in 1905. Its interior is a mixture of Art Nouveau and an aristocratic gentlemen's club. A classic hangout for more than 100 years. Artists and intellectuals mix with business people who come to the Opera Bar for lunch, dinner, or perhaps just a beer and a chance to relish the cultural ambiance and enjoy the view over the Royal park Kungsträdgården.