Downtown Camper by Scandic: a Camping Oasis in the Heart of Stockholm


Everything I expected of Sweden before arriving was perfectly portrayed in the lobby area of Downtown Camper by Scandic. Sat in the heart of Stockholm amongst an array of towering buildings and open squares: the ideal getaway for those hoping to experience the beauty of nature from the comfort of their hotel. 

Lush greenery and wooden accents throughout the lobby area give the feel of staying in a modern cabin. An industrial feel with soft lighting and pops of gray and orange, give the space a cozy feel upon arrival. There’s a specific attention to small details around this hotel that compliments the nature-esque interiors. 

downtown camper by scandic

Maps lining the walls, an array of plants, a hanging net strewn above the lobby, upside down canoes, and skateboards: Downtown Camper captures the love Sweden has for the outdoors and adventure all in one setting. 

Room design fits the theme, with tones of beige, gray, and brown. Checkered accent pillows, a throw-blanket, and low-hanging lights show the camping elements. A window nook in most rooms allows guests to sit, relax, and admire the city life outside. It really is a harmonious blend of two settings: buzzing metropolis meets countryside escape. 

stockholm hotel lobby

Ranging in size, rooms are made to accommodate. From compact singles to spacious co-living (which can sleep up to 12 people through interconnecting rooms), Downtown Camper has ensured there’s something for every type of traveler. Room amenities include coffee/tea, a large TV, desk space, and a convenient booklet of all happenings at the Hotel. 

Explore all the flavors Downtown Camper by Scandic has to offer, with three dining spaces. The Campfire Bar & Grill is a hub for all to gather. You’ll find locals and visitors from across the globe here to unwind after a busy day. 

hotel lobby sweden

Drawing inspiration from childhood memories and travel, the  ‘comfort food from all around the world’ menu offers a diverse mix of snacks and mains. While the craft cocktails and swinging seats are certainly a draw, the star of the show has to be the central firepit inside (often used to roast marshmallows with friends or strangers).

Other dining options include an all-you-can-eat buffet at Campfire Grill, Cocktails and light bites at the Nest Cocktail Lounge, and mid-day finds at Downtown Camper Cafe

campfire grill stockholm

Located on the rooftop with sweeping views of Stockholm’s city center sits the Nest Wellness facilities. Pricing includes access to the heated rooftop pool, showers & changing facilities, the sauna, entrance to the cocktail bar, and complimentary snacks. 

You’ll feel at complete ease as you float in the pool with a drink in hand. The sauna is shaped like a bird’s nest: wooden pieces merged together to make a safe-haven for those looking to escape the chilly weather. Schedule a treatment or service with the team, as you fully immerse yourself in the Swedish way of life. 

Be sure to book your visit well in advance (even as a hotel guest) as the wellness spots fill up!

the nest spa rooftop pool

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Food & Drinks on-site: Campfire Grill, Nest Cocktail Lounge, Downtown Camper Cafe

What To Do In The Area: King’s Garden, Royal Palace,  Gamla Stan area, boat tours to the islands, nearby shopping streets & restaurants

What Makes The Hotel Good For Solo Travel? Upon arrival, guests will receive a Downtown Camper newspaper featuring weekly events at the Hotel. Yoga, forest bathing, and a morning running club: you’ll have no problem meeting fellow travelers here. 


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