A large and spacious two-room apartment located only 10 min south of central Stockholm by local commute train, comfortably near the train station and Stockholm International Fair. The apartment has 4 adult size beds, 1 smaller bed and a baby cot.
There is a large and spacious, fully equipped kitchen with all appliances including a microwave oven and full size dishwasher.
A large and spacious two-room apartment plus kitchen, located 10 min south of central Stockholm by local commute train and within walking distance of the Stockholm International Fair.
The apartment is fully equipped for a comfortable vacation stay, including sheets and towels, a hairdryer and ironing equipment.
The kitchen seats up to 8 persons and contains a kitchen cooker, microwave and all appliances and utensils. The kitchen cabinets are stocked with all basic cooking necessities like coffee, tea, cooking oil, salt and spices.
There is a 160x200 cm double bed in the bedroom and a 90x200 cm single bed plus a sofa bed measuring 85x190 cm in the living room. An additional guest bed measuring 80x180 cm can be set up in the living room or kitchen, if separate sleeping areas are preferred. For rainy days you have cable TV and a DVD-player with a modest movie collection, plus a baby grand piano for music soirées.
The bathroom holds a full size bathtub with shower. All rooms and the patio are supported by high-speed internet which is provided via cable and WiFi and there is a wealth of maps, tourist information and ideas for any of Stockholm’s visitors. There is also a double ipod/iphone speaker docking station if you forget the much needed charger.
For families with small children, a baby cot and a child seat are available. There is also a lovely fun playground just up the path, which leads into a beautiful protected forest area, perfect for a morning jog.
A 5 minute walk takes you to the local commute train station of Älvsjö, where you can comfortably reach the South Station in Södermalm in 6 minutes or Stockholm Central Station in 10 minutes. The trains to the city run every 5-10 minutes daytime and 10-20 minutes in the late evenings and on Sundays. There is also a bus terminal next to Älvsjö Station, which amongst other destinations south of the city centre carries you to the world’s largest IKEA in only 20 minutes.
You can now also take a commute train directly from Älvsjö Station all the way to and from Arlanda Airport, and further on to the picturesque university town of Uppsala. Those trains run with a 30-minute schedule from early morning to late evening. The airport service costs 75 crowns extra if you have an SL Access Card or 125 crowns without the card. With the SL Access Card there is also the option of travelling free from Arlanda Airport to Älvsjö by local bus and commute train from Märsta close to Arlanda. The SL Access Card can be bought at the Arlanda Visitors Centre in Internationals Terminal 5, at a cost of 280 crowns for 72 hours or 320 crowns for 7 days.
There are two good supermarket stores, a pharmacy, and some smaller local restaurants in the nearby vicinity.
In spring and summer you can enjoy breakfast in the sun on your private south facing patio with seating for four persons in lovely green surroundings. There is also a generous BBQ area in the front courtyard just outside the front door with a communal grill to complement the one located on the patio.
We have set a check out time of 12.00 and check in time of 14:00. Should you arrive earlier than that or need to depart later it can easily be arranged, as long as no overlap between bookings occurs. Just ask when sending the booking request and we will do our very best to accommodate you!
1. You are NOT allowed to smoke in the apartment. There are sheltered spots both at the front and on the patio where you can smoke (if needed).
2. You MUST check that the patio door is both closed and locked. We have had cases where the door has been left open. This is a must as we value both the flat and the contents, and do not expect people to leave their front/back doors open in their own residence.
This apartment was ideally located for us as I had a conference at the Stockholmsmässan, just the other side of the train station. It also would have normally been ideal for my wife and toddler to pop into town each day on the excellent train service, however the train lines were being maintained while we were there.
Hanna helpfully contacted me days before we arrived alerting us to this and giving alternative ways to get to the apartment and from there to the city via bus/metro. She even came out to the flygbussarna station in Liljeholmen to help us make our way by metro and bus from there and was extremely friendly and helpful.
I would think that when the trains are running as normal this would also be an ideal base for those exploring the city as it is only a very short train ride to the city centre, although Älvsjö itself is rather uninspiring.
The apartment was well equipped, spacious and there were several places to buy groceries and takeaways nearby, which was perfect for us with a small person.
Hanna was also happy to meet us much earlier than the listed check-in time, as we travelled all the way from Wellington and this was greatly appreciated.
Also appreciated and unexpected was that Hanna provided some basic groceries for us on arrival, making this more like a self-service B&B experience.
The only small complaint was that we found the apartment needed a vacuum and my wife did this on arrival. However, in fairness, I think this was largely because we arrived early and despite going for a walk after dropping our bags off, may have rushed Hanna in her clean-up. Also, the previous tenant stayed 2 months, and I would have thought someone staying this long would have done some basic cleaning themselves. So we were not unhappy with this overall, and pleased we could check in on arrival in Sweden.
I would recommend future guests consider taking a bus from Arlanda airport to nearby Märsta station and the commuter train from here directly to Älvsjö if they want avoid the expensive Arlanda Express train service. We did this in reverse on the way to the airport when the trains were running again and it was less than half the price.
Many thanks, a very pleasant Swedish experience.
The flat was perfect for what I needed. With a welcome at the train station, I don't think they could be more thoughtful about what their guests need or could possibly want. The place is nicely laid out with plenty of space in each room and it just instantly felt like a home.
Feedback was fast, helpful and they consistently went the extra mile to help. I would simply thoroughly recommend this place - particularly if you are going to the Stockholmmassan conference centre which is a five minute walk.
This was so much nicer than any hotel and the welcome set me up for a nice week. Thanks to both of you.
super nice host. everything was settled when we arrived even with fruits and drinks. so happy about this stay.
The apartment is comfortable and spacious located in a quiet residential area. Hanna met us at the local station to show us the nearest shop and how to get to the apartment. Transport links are good with a 10 minute journey on the local train to Stockholm Central, there is also a direct train twice an hour to Arlanda Airport. The apartment has a stock of drinks and basic food stuffs. The bedroom and sitting room are both large and comfortable. I would highly recommend this apartment.
I have only praise for Hanna and K's place and the service they offer. Hanna was always available on email so making arrangements was easy and she provided lots of relevant information and will meet you wherever works best for you.
The apartment is very convenient - very near to the station which has frequent trains - and also pleasant to be in - light and sunny.
Hanna generously has the fridge and cupboards stocked with basics so there is something to nibble and you don't immediately have to go to the shops (although they are so close that shopping for food is no problem).
Staying in their apartment made a weeklong Stockholm visit affordable and relaxing. It was lovely after a day exploring to return to the tranquility of the apartment and trains came every 15 mins from Central Stockholm (and the train comes through
Sodemalm too) . And it is really easy to reach directly from the airport too. There is a huge forest park nearby if walking in nature is your thing.
Having a bed in the lounge means it is easy to share the apartment with friends and I was also there for 2 days alone and felt very safe.
For me it was the ideal place with the ideal hosts. Hanna was so concerned to make my stay be as good as it could be e.g. checking whether I wanted yoghurt or bread and cheese (but in fact providing both options) and offering to come later on the day I was leaving, so she did not interrupt me.
We were very lucky to find and choose Hanna's appartment for our staying in Sweden!
Hanna was very helpful from the very beginning; She answered to all our e-mails, met us in Stockholm at the nearby train station and showed us the way to her appartment.
I cannot think of anything that this appartment lacked of! It was cozy, comfortable, with clean towels and sheets, a refrigerator, microwave, and a dishwasher too. We were able to make our own breakfast - Hanna showed us the way to the nearest market, too. In a few words, we literally felt like home!
We had a wonderful stay, Stockholm is a beautiful city and Hanna's place made our trip even more comfortable and easier! We recommend her and her place for anyone who'd like to spend some days in Stockholm!
We found the apartment very comfortable, Stockholm is easily accessible. The pantry was full, and this has saved us a lot of money. Hanna and K. have explained in detail everything we needed. There are all detergents and lots of soap. Although it lacks a drying rack, clothes dry-cleaned Manoi easily hung on a hanger in the bathroom. The temperature inside is very comfortable. Just one note: there are not a basin and soap to handwash clothes . Sure the value of our holiday was increased by our stay in this apartment.
I'm a bit of a newbie here on Airbnb, although I have hosted many wonderful travellers and had the privilege to surf myself a couple of times through the organisation CouchSurfing. I have previously on occasion let out my flat or one of the rooms through other local forums while travelling myself or studying/working out of town.
I work as a medical disability supporter in the weekends and on weekdays I'm studying to be a chartered psychologist, due to graduate later this year.
On my free time I like to play volleyball, make up songs on the piano and singing, or craft jewellery that I sell through a craft museum in my northern Swedish hometown. I have enjoyed our lovely, calm and green Älvsjö home in southern Stockholm since 2006, initially by myself and the past few years together with my partner K (short for Keith). As of his summer we have temporarily moved to the town of Linköping, two hours south-west of Stockholm, for K to study for a second masters degree.