Malmö has a great range of accommodation to suit a variety of budgets. Most of Malmö’s accommodation comes in the form of hotels and guesthouses. Popular areas of the city to stay include the Little Square, Stora Nygatan and the city centre. In addition to independent hotels, a number of international chains have a presence in Malmö. Such chains include Hilton, Best Western and Radisson.
As there is lots of competition in the hotel industry, there are some surprisingly affordable hotels in Malmö. In addition as many people travelling to Malmö are here on business, room rates are often reduced at weekends. This makes Malmö a great destination for those looking for a weekend city break.
If you are on a budget, some of Malmö’s cheapest hotels can be found around the Möllevangstorget. Möllevangstorget is a great location as it is near to a number of the city’s major parks and is close to the Mobilia Shopping Centre. In addition, there are several youth hostels in Malmö which are worth considering.
Those staying in Malmö for more than a week should look into renting an apartment or lodging in a private room. There are a number of online services which specialise in booking apartment and private rooms, one of the most popular is ‘City Room’.
What To Do In Malmo
Malmo Festival, Malmöfestivalen in Swedish, is Malmo’s major festival and is amongst the largest festivals in Scandinavia. Malmo Festival is held every year in August over the period of 10 days. The welcoming festival has plenty of live music, art and design exhibitions, theatrical performances and tasty food. Other highlights of the festival include an awesome fireworks display on the opening night and a dragon boat race.
Folkets Park or the People’s Park is more than 120 years old making it the oldest park in Sweden. The park is a great attraction for those of all ages. Aside from relaxing the park has a number of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Highlights of the park include scouting for bargains at the flea market, taking a ride on the carousel or a real pony, playing crazy golf and meeting fluffy goats and rabbits at the miniature farm.
Unlike most parks, when the dusk descends Folkets Park doesn’t close up for the night. Instead, the bars, clubs and restaurants come alive. From music quizzes to salsa music and night clubs, there are plenty of fun things to do.
Make sure you pack your beach stuff if you are visiting Malmo in the summer! The 2.5km Ribersborg beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing and is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. The beach is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs should you want a break from soaking up the sun.
Situated in the heart of the city, Slottsträdgården, the castle garden, is an unexpected pocket of tranquillity. The gardens span across 12,000 square meters and are divided up into smaller gardens, each with unique plants and arrangements. The park also hosts a number of events throughout the year, so be sure to check out the events calendar. Some of the garden’s most popular events include lökfestival (onion festival), harvest festival and a garden show.