NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection,  Stockholm

4.0/5  - based on 290 guest reviews.
Tjarhovsgatan 11, 116 21, Stockholm, Sweden - See map
+46 8 503 112 00 +46 8 503 112 01

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    24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Welcome to the NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection®! Find yourself in a beautiful and historic building from 1780 on Södermalm in the central parts of Stockholm. The hotel is within walking distance of Old Town, Slussen and the City. Stay in a vibrant neighborhood where people of Stockholm living. Sodermalm is one of the oldest districts in Stockholm and was a long time working quarters with much feeling. For many years known as the area where we are located "Sofo", Stockholm's answer to London and New York's trendy SoHo. Amidst this vibrant neighborhood, you will find our oasis. Enter through a portal, out on a cobbled yard and you'll find us. We are housed in a listed building from the 1700s that originally built as a brewery. As the house was built at one time, with a roof and walls according to original drawings, has been completely control the hotel room disposition and layout. This allows the hotel to get a personal and original touch that along with the eclectic decor boutique reinforces the feeling. Upon arrival at the typical courtyard, which can be likened to an oasis in the middle of Sodermalm, enriched it with an inner calm. You feel far from the trendy areas, both north and south of Folkungagatan, where hipsters, taverns and street life plays out like a true "reality soap". We look forward to seeing you! Enjoy your stay.

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NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection,Stockholm
  • 3
    « Nice but..... »

    No doubt that the hotel looks cool and it's in a nice location. The breakfast is also good and the wine bar it's nice.......BUT and these are not small "but" if you ask me: I was given a room so small i had to put my luggage (a normal suitcase) on my bed and sleep with her, they no longer (apparently new policy) offer toiletries in all the rooms so make sure you check or bring your own. Sorry but i won't be coming back p.s.: no elevator.....

    4
    « Amazing Breakfast! »

    Breakfast buffet was UNREAL!!! Yum. We got a lovely twin room with private bathroom (thought we'd have to share but didn't have to) Great location! Really close to tram and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

    4
    « Good for Business »

    I stayed at this hotel for business trip. Position: very good! Close the city center and not so far from a Metro Station Rooms: not so big, I always booked a double room single use but they gave me a single room. It's not a problem because they are really well cleaned. Breakfast: good, with a lot of food. Reception: very available and helpful. WiFi Connection: free but the quality could be better

    3
    « Good location in Södermalm, but slightly overpriced (hostel section, 3rd floor) »

    Positive: - Location (Södermalm). - Quiet (only form outside noise, as most rooms face an inner yard). One facade of NOFO is directly opposite a glass recycle station which seems to be used 24/7... - Wine bar that serves as well quite a wide range of locally brewed beers. Negative: - Value for the money: For the same price you can get your own toilet/shower with more space in a similar centrally located hotel in Stockholm. - Noise insulation from the inside (hostel, 3rd floor). Through the very thin wooden room doors one can basically hear EVERYTHING that is going on in the hallway (in particular the doors of the other rooms falling in the lock...). I would label this particular inconvenience unacceptable for the price range. - Be aware that If you book the "cheaper" hostel option on the 3rd floor, you end up with shared bathroom/toilet facilities. - Breakfast is not included in the price for the night (165 SEK / approx. 18 Euros / approx. 20 US-$ per person extra). - No washing basin in your room (hostel, 3rd floor). Even if you want to brush your teeth or quickly wash your face, you have to use the shared facilities. - No elevator. Even if building an elevator is not possible, there are other alternatives to help guests getting their (heavy) luggage to one of the 3 floors (be creative!).

    5
    « Breakfast is amazingly good »

    My friend and I stayed here the end of July beginning of August. The hotel is in a very old building that was originally some sort of stables. It has a very large/expansive courtyard complete with several very large heavily fruiting cherry trees with several tables and chairs for the guests. The staff are very friendly which is always helpful. The rooms are quaint and sort of old worldly with a retro feel, not super large but certainly large enough and the beds are very comfortable. The rooms have fridges, and tea making facilities. Wifi is included and the reception is good. The bathroom is very clean and roomy. The highlight is the breakfast, a most delightful smorgasbord including all sorts of meats, cheeses, eggs filled with seafood and topped with dill and all sorts of breads and cereals including yogurts and fruit. Don't miss the mixed berry comport that they make from cherries, blueberries and vine berries as it is absolutely delicious and not to sweet....you'll be back for seconds! The breakfast seating area is pleasant again with a quirky lavish retro feel. The area is interesting and the station is very close. I certainly give this hotel my tick of approval.

    5
    « Just perfect! »

    Great, quirky hotel in a very convenient location. Ideal for walking to local restaurants and bars. Great courtyard for enjoying a glass of wine. Nice staff. Parking over the road in an underground car park. Free wifi which was very good. Breakfast selection is excellent. Would stay here again.

    4
    « NoFo / SoFo ? perfect place to stay! »

    Chose this hotel for its location and the information found in Tripadvisor ? and was very pleased as it was exactly what I was looking for: Special atmosphere of an old building in nice surroundings, spacious room with wonderful view to a park. Second floor without a lift means some steps to climb but that was no problem for us (me and my 16 years old daughter). Lovely old wooden floors, simple Scandinavian style (reminded me of some visits to Stockholm as a kid), nice bathroom, flat TV screen... The inner courtyard was lovely as it was hot in August in the evening ? really enjoyed it after a heavy buffet dinner and plenty of walk in the city? Maybe this is not a hotel for uptight businessmen (easygoing ones, have a go!) or disabled people, but great for you who are bored with standardized chain hotels. And, what always makes a place: The staff is really friendly and helpful, so, absolutely recommended! One suggestion to the hotel management, though: In the bathroom there was next to no place where to put your cosmetics / toiletry bag (only a small rack by the toilet seat); wouldn´t (for instance a glass) shelf fit under the mirror?? Anyway, will return!

    4
    « Södermalm silence »

    Cool quaint hotel, tho staff not so experianced. Smell in the bathroom. We considered age of the hotels building. Near to Hermans :), near to Fotografiska, near to Medborgarplatsen, near to Bikram Yoga studio and subway. Great pizza just few streets down.

    4
    « Nice and quaint »

    I stayed in the loft which is the cheaper part of the hotel as in it has shared toilets and showers. So the room was nice, TV is tiny and limited channels. No lift so going up and down 3 flights stairs becomes tedious. Showers and toilets are spotless. Reception are great and helpful ( Nicolas) and a lovely courtyard where you can drink from wine bar. Location is brilliant as central to Soderhalm and near tube. Great experience, I did not have breakfast so no review on that, sorry. View from loft was nice as well.

    4
    « A nice experience »

    NoFo was a pleasant surprise. A good location, a lovely garden, nice room and a delicious breakfast. The atmosphere was good and the building itself was fascinating. The stairs might be a challenge and some people might miss the air conditioning. We didn't miss anything, just enjoyed our short stay. Would come back anytime.

  • 4
    « Best hostel I've experienced so far »

    Great location, nice rooms, delicious breakfast, friendly staff. Will be coming back to this hostel if I'm ever in Stockholm again. Small annoyance: Your toiletpaper is like a rasp, not nice if you just came back from a week long camping trip in the Swedish wild.

    5
    « A very nice place! »

    Loved staying here! After reading some of the reviews I was worried that my room would be a disappointment but it actually was really nice. I booked a single room and the price was quite low compared to others places in Stockholm. The single room was very cozy and there was just enough space for one person aka me :D Why would I need more space if all I want to do after a long day of exploring and walking is to take a shower and go to bed? The bed is really nice and comfortable, by the way. The only problem I faced was the total absence of shelves in the bathroom. But oh well. This didn't spoil the experience. There was a lovely area by the window in my room where I could sit with a cup of tea or munch on some snacks while reading. Oh, most importantly, there was a small kettle in my room, which was great. And also tea bags. Breakfasts were great too! I especially loved their sunflower seed loaf. Also, there was some plant based milk available. Isn't it awesome? I appreciated it very much as a vegan. So... The room was clean and lovely. Nice breakfast. Good location, close to the metro station and Fjällgatan. Very quiet. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Local, personal, supernice hotel in the best area of Stockholm »

    You can tell right away that it is not run by a big hotel chain. It feels very local and personal. Great localtion on Södermalm with a nice winebar and a very nice inner yard where you can eat and drink. Stayed in a bigger room which was amazing. Great breakfast and nice staff. This is the hotel where I will recommend all my friends to say when in Stockholm, and I am from Stockholm myself :-)

    4
    « Nice Little Corner of Stockholm »

    The NoFo hotel is a great place to stay in Stockholm. The courtyard is beautiful, and serves as an outdoor wine bar, with the hotel staff pouring and making wine recommendations. You can't beat it on a pleasant Swedish day. There's also a nice little club room for cold and wintery days. The staff was very helpful in every way, providing Stockholm maps and answering questions. The room was fine, if a bit cramped. Not quite small enough to touch opposite walls with both hands, but close. Everything was comfortable and the service was good. Maid service didn't bother us when the "Do Not Disturb" sign was out, but made up the room quickly when we put out the "Please Make Up The Room Now" sign. If there was one thing I'd change about this hotel, it would be to build an elevator. You get to drag your luggage up one or two narrow flights of stairs. I don't think there were any ground floor rooms. But overall, it was a great experience and I'd stay here again.

    1
    « Terrible Hostel »

    This is not a good hostel. It's very expensive and ridiculously overpriced. The beds are uncomfortable and the curtains don't block the light, so it is impossible to sleep. I was tired everyday as I was travelling for work. The room was so hot that I had to request a fan. I would never recommend this hostel. Very disappointed. The reviews are very misleading.

    4
    « A weekend in Stockholm »

    Great hotel, for all prices and types of rooms, good atmosphere cool and calm. average priced wine and beer for Stockholm. Exceptional choice for breakfast even good scrambled eggs, which is hard to find in a hotel.Very clean throughout, staff very helpful especially Niclas and the young woman who looked after food and drinks in the evenings we stayed 16/17/18 June sorry I forgot her name. Niclas tended to all our requests very well suggested a couple of restaurants that were really what we wanted, and provided a good service. thanks

    4
    « Enter the hipster life »

    Booked a room with descent price when everything else in the city was overpriced - this wasn't cheap but the less expensive. The building is cozy and totally laid back with a calm atmosphere. The weather was good and many guests were hanging out in the courtyard having a beer or a glas wine. The room was located on the second floor - there are no elevator by the way. The room was really large and in 4 sections; entry, sofa, bed and bathroom which surprisingly had a small sauna, which I used a lot. The breakfast was nice and with tasty dishes. The hotel had a garage nearby but you had to bring a key back and forth every time you parked there, but it was pretty close and not a problem. It was a really great stay.

    2
    « Third floor = third class in hipster-land »

    The location of this hotel is not bad - in a cosy area of Stockholm's hipster centre: Södermalm. You will have nice, alternative, restaurants nearby. And the metro is just a short walk away, taking you to downtown Stockholm in ten minutes. The hipster feeling is strong also in the reception/lounge area which is cool and nicely decorated. The rooms on the third floor are reasonably priced and I was fully aware of that this meant that bathrooms and toilets were to be shared. But they are shared by too many rooms - worse than in most hostels. The bathrooms/toilets are acceptable, but not more. The rooms are so-so, giving a worn and not 100% clean feeling. I was worried that they would be hot during summer (no AC), but since the building isn't facing the street, you can have the window open without noise coming into the room. The beds are small but provide a decent sleep quality. The TV set is old, providing bad image quality, but Wi-Fi works well. Even if the price is reasonable, there are other hotels in Stockholm (First Fridhemsplan) who manages to provide a small (cabin type) room with your own bathroom for the same money. And they are more up-to-date. The breakfast isn't included, but is actually of high standard and nice (although missing porridge) - but it's also grossly overcharged (165 SEK) which is a price level of luxurious hotels. The rooms at the two lower floors are likely much nicer (the only fact which can explain some of the high Tripadvisor rankings) than on the third floor - but likely also charged more.

    4
    « Comfortable & Peaceful »

    It is a good hotel, located in a good neighborhood. You can walk 5 to 10 minutes to get to the metro station and bus stop. Staff are nice and helpful. Our room was clean & spacious. We had a good stay there and I can surely recommend this hotel to others.

    3
    « Great location and friendly staff. Rooms are basic »

    My room was on the third floor under the roof, right in front of the stairs. There is no elevator so be aware of the need to walk up. A small entrance hall with separate shoer and toilet on the left and the actual (small) bedroom straight ahead. Under the roof, with a Velux type window. No view. The room was cosy and clean, coffee/tea making facilties in the room. The curtain of the roof window is hard to close properly so the room becomes very light very early .... (this time of year). The shower was ok, not a lot of water, and no room to put anything down, no washing basin, no shelf. The toilet has a small hand wash basin and that is it. Also no shelf or any place to leave toiletries. The staff were very friendly. The breakfast is very good with lots of variety and nice bread. The location is excellent and there are many bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, This is not a 'tourist trap' area but simply downtown Stockholm. I will definitely consider a stay in this area again, and possibly in the same hotel.

  • 4
    « Loft living »

    Take a Loftroom if you do not mind to share bath and if you like to stay somewhere away from the other "all look the same" Hotels. Great, helpful and friendly Staff 24 hours! Breakfast is more you would expect in a 3*. 5 min to T-bana i hype Södermalm.

    4
    « Great place »

    Economy room with shared bathroom. No freezer or cooking equipment. Friendly staff and cozy lobby / wine bar. A bit noisy area since the traffic is quite busy on the near streets. Location is very good in the middle of Södermalm. There is tunnelbana station and bus connections on walking distance. Many bars and pubs as well. Recommend for low budget travellers who do not prefer dorm accommodation.

    5
    « Thumbs up for NOFO »

    Really liked the hotel. Rooms were nicely laid out and had good facilities - comfy bed, tea and coffee making facilities, desk, etc. Minutes away from Fotografiska Museum and there is a metro station at the end of the road. A walk along the sea front is also moments away. Staff very friendly and breakfast had a good range of choices.

    4
    « Delicious breakfast »

    I'm of mixed views about this hotel. Great location - not in the tourist area and near a wonderful area with great restaurants, cafes and bars. Breakfast - outstanding and brilliant selection. Service - good but nothing to write about. Local knowledge not flash although they did look up the information we were seeking on the internet ... it turned out to be incorrect. Rooms - clean and well appointed but didn't live up to expectation. Noise travelled through walls hence I'd seek a room away from others. Also be aware there's no lift, although they did assist us with our bags. Would I stay here again - not so sure - if I did it would be because of the location and the breakfast.

    5
    « Surprised in a very good way! »

    We had a spacious room with a view of the church and was very pleased with the hotel. They are 2 minutes away from the metro station (Medborgarplatsen). The hotel is in the Sodermalm neighborhood and is a short walk to Old Town/Gamla Stan. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast was delicious (food was fresh and had a good selection), and the hotel is well maintained. We also tried their afternoon wine before heading out to dinner and really enjoyed our happy hour. The bottle prices were very reasonable and the staff made an excellent recommendation. The hotel is a short walk to many restaurants and markets as well. We have stayed at other Best Western locations before and did not have high expectations-besides a place to rest our heads at night. We were pleasantly surprised and only have very good things to say about them. We will definitely stay with them again on our next visit Go book with them, you will not regret it!

    5
    « Lovely hotel- well worth a visit »

    Hotel staff were helpful, rooms comfortable, decor lovely.... Quaint hotel well worth a visit. Would definitely go back. One thing I missed was that the hotel has no lift but it was not a problem for us

    5
    « little slice of swedish heaven »

    I loved, loved,loved this hotel. Trendy yet nice low light candle, atmosphere, stylish yet comfortable. Plenty of seating downstairs to relax. Comfortable beds with cool blankets, clean rooms with wooden floors, our room had both toiletries and a hair dryer. Really quiet at night. Located in trendy Sodermalm area, close to metro, ferry and bus stops. Near restaurants and coffee shops but set back from main road with a park to the front and church yard to the rear. Breakfast was amazing, beautifully presented, hot coffee, choice of juices, cereal, cold meats and cheeses, yo ghurts, fruit, eggs, bacon, variety of different breads, excellent value in a city like Stockholm, really made our trip.

    4
    « Very good »

    Great hotel in sodermalm. Very close to Gamla Stan (10 min walk). Lots of great restaurants and bars in soft. Very close to metro. Great huge breakfast; also glutenfree. Bathroom is a bit small because it's build in into a beautiful old building. And it's relatively cheep. Great value for money!

    3
    « Good ambition but lack of finesse »

    Friendly staff, nice location, interior design were fine. We lacked hot water in our room so we got to shower in another room, which solves the problem, but it is not what you is planning for to gather everything and move out of the room without even getting a shower at first. Breakfast had good ambition but it needed to be filled up, seems that they were low on staff.

    5
    « Just wonderful »

    NOFO is situated in the rightfully popular area - Södermalm. Right behind the hotel lies the beautiful Katarina Church where Anna Lind, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Lars Wivallius and other rest in peace. Great food and shopping in the neighborhood. The rooms are wonderful and the breakfast and breakfast great. Good service. All in a wonderful 18th centrum building. Just love this place!

  • 5
    « Great weekend »

    We stayed in Stockholm for 2 nights and the NoFo Hotel was perfect. The old building was charming and the personel was kind and friendly. Plus the breakfast was great! The area was great too. We will definitely come visit an other time.

    4
    « Charming and "value for money" »

    Small and personal hotel in a rather unknown and calm part of Stockholm. Value for money and high standard room in an old building. Breakfast was excellent and well composed. Nice and serviceminded staff.

    5
    « Great value hotel right next to SoFo »

    My fiancee and I stayed at this hotel (previously known as Hotel Columbus) renamed the NoFo Hotel to gain followers who want to frequent the trendy SoFo area in Stockholm. Stockholm can be very expensive so finding this little gem right where we wanted to be for a great price was awesome! Very helpful staff, really great rooms, good historical setting - i'd recommend this hotel to anyone.

    4
    « Hidden gem »

    I love this place, it's a real slice of trendy Stockholm. I had no idea it was a Great Western managed place until I came to write this review, feels unique and a bit special. Beds are amazingly comfortable, nice dark blinds, hot powerful shower. Great decor, feels like a boutique hotel. The lobby is lovely place to relax and breakfast is very comprehensive. Maybe there's not a lot of hot options as English people might be used to but the food is a high standard and maybe try to be a bit healthier and we'll all look as good as the locals! The only negative I have for this place is people walking outside your room is very loud, it's disturbing in the mornings if you're trying to lay in. Would def come back again and again.

    3
    « Not impressed but good neighborhood »

    This hotel is ok but leaves me unimpressed. There are no toiletries at all, no hair dryer and no black out curtains. The court yard is quiet though, unless the alarm goes off in the fire station next door. There are only 4 -5 tv channels, most of them Swedish. The breakfast is good but already closes at 10 am. Coffee is not tasty at all, but there is a café called Coffice very close to Nofo where you can get a good coffee. Staff at reception are friendly but impersonal and without charm. Neighbourhood is cool!

    5
    « Great hotel! »

    This was a lovely boutique hotel in Stockholm. The most comfortable bed! And the morning breakfast was amazing. Really loved staying here and would definitely stay here again. The front desk staff was very helpful with everything we needed.

    5
    « Oldm quiet and wonderful »

    Charming hotel in a really old hous with really nice rooms and a quiet atmosphere! No restaurant, but all other thongs are perfect except a little slow (minor) internet connection (free). Breakfast is fine and in the evenings there is a nice winebar in the lobby.

    5
    « What a little gem »

    Stayed one night only on business. Smallish room but perfect for me since I was travelling alone. Wifi worked perfectly and there was everything needed for a stay. Really nice bed with several pillows to choose from. Lovely breakfast topped it off. Will definitely come back.

    5
    « Super nice boutique hotel »

    It might not look like it from the outside but Nofo Hotel is a small cosy hotel with a boutique feeling. We got a very nice room with beautiful views to the rear green park. The breakfast was included and it was great, everything fresh and delicious. The only con would be that the bathroom was for me a bit small, but in general i had a very pleasant stay. I was for business but it's ideal for couples too. Totally recommended if you want to stay in SoFo.

    1
    « Dirty »

    The shower curtain was filthy and the soap container is rusty and hanging off the wall. There is no WIFI in the room for more than a minute. The staff is extremely unfriendly. Breakfast was the worst I have had in our travels, unless you like meat and cheese. Being a vegan, I have found many fruits and vegetables at previous hotels. There was little fruit available at the breakfast at NOFO. All I can say is No Mo of NOFO for me! I can't wait to return to Helsinki to our decent hotel.

 

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·From: The north. Drive south on E4 and follow signs to Stockholm. Take Exit 163 towards Stockholm/Sodermalm. Take Pampaslanken and turn right on Klarastrandsleden then take Soderledstunneln and take exit to Medborgarplatsen. Take Folkungagatan and turn left onto Ostgotagatan, turn right onto Tjarhovsgatan and you will find the NOFO Hotel, BW Premier Collection® on your left. ·From: The south. Drive north on E4 and follow signs to Stockholm, Take Exit 155 towards Nynashamn/73/Arsta/222/226. Take Route 75 and take the third exit towards Gullmarsplan. Take Johanneshovsvagen/Route 226 and take the fourth exit in the roundabout. Take Skanstullsbron and continue onto Gotgatan. Turn left onto Tjar...

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