Malmohus Castle

Hotels in Malmo, Sweden

Finding a place where to stay in Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city, should be easy. Malmo is the Swedish version of New York, albeit on a smaller scale. About 40% of Malmo residents comes from 170 countries and speak 150 languages – either as immigrants or born here with parents born abroad.

Located on the southwest tip of Sweden just across Denmark's capital, Malmo is both a young city and a city keeping up with its youth – around half of its residents are under the age of 35, and older industries like shipbuilding and construction are increasingly giving way to biotechnology, environmental technology, IT and digital media, thanks to the infectious cosmopolitan vibe of Copenhagen just across the Oresund Bridge. Like its bigger sister Gothenburg to the north, Malmo has begun its journey on the “green brick road' of using clean, sustainable energy to power the city.

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Experience a Unique Blend of History, Food and Culture

True to its earliest history as a ferry berth for the archdiocese of Lund some 20 kilometres away, Malmo as a tourist destination is very easy to get to. Its highly developed infrastructure and abundance of accommodation in Malmo makes it easy for any traveller whether on business or pleasure to get there via various modes of transport. Day trippers from Copenhagen or Gothenburg may find that hostels in Malmo tend to be affordable while cheap hotels in Malmo, Sweden offer good value.

As one of Sweden's earliest industrialized towns – by 1913, Malmo already had towering spires and trams plying wide boulevards – the country's third largest city may convey an atmosphere of no-nonsense business, but eventually gives away hints of its 700-year-old history. The 13th century Tunneln; the 14th century St. Peter's Church; and the 15th century Malmohus Castle will bring you back to that time when Malmo was a “gravel hill” and a bustling Hanseatic port and trade centre. Today, Malmo is represented by the Turning Torso, a 190-metre structure that seemed to have been knocked off out of balance, but actually houses 147 apartments for rent in Malmo.

Malmo has only recently opened its Modern Museum and holds several pieces from Duchamp, Picasso, Dali and Matisse. There are also plenty of half-timbered houses scattered about that double as art spaces and craft galleries.

Sweden may not look like it, but here in the southern hub of transport and logistics, thrives a patchwork of different cultures made more colourful by Muslims, Arabs, Jews, Africans and other east Europeans. This multiculturalism has created a dining scene that is quite unique in Scandinavia. You can stay in one of the best hotels in Malmo, Sweden to experience its varied food-scape, or you can check out Lilla Torg (Little Square) and dig into a decent choice of dumplings, pho, curry, crepes, empanada, ciabata and kebabs that coming here for food, if not for anything else, is not altogether a bad idea.