The Best Areas to Stay in Malmö, Sweden
The Best Areas to Stay in Malmö, Sweden

Best Areas to Stay in Malmö, Sweden

Where to stay in Malmö – A guide to the city of the parks

Malmö is a city located in the region of Skåne, in southern Sweden. It is the third most populated and industrialized city in the Scandinavian country.

This port city has a temperate oceanic climate. However, it is recommended to visit it from the end of June until the end of August, when you can enjoy a pleasant climate with little rainfall.

Malmö stands out for its multitudinous events, such as the Malmö Festival and the Melody Festival (or Mello) that bring together more than 3 million people.

The best thing about visiting Malmö is its variety of impressive buildings such as the Castle of Malmö or the Turning Torso skyscraper.

Similarly, Södergatan avenue has many stores and restaurants for lovers of shopping and great flavours.

The city has a good public transport system that includes light rail, bus and bicycle lanes.

To get to the city of Malmö, there’s the Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, located on the border between Denmark and Sweden, as well as Malmö airport, 29 km away from the city, which has a handful of flights to other places in Sweden and to Eastern Europe.

As for the best areas to stay in Malmö, the City Centre stands out for hosting most of the attractions of the city. See accommodation in Malmö City Centre.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Malmö, Sweden.

The best areas to stay in Malmö, Sweden

1. Our favourite area: City Centre

Malmö City Centre is the heart of the city, with its red brick facades and its great variety of historical buildings.

Among the things to see in this area is the Castle of Malmö (which houses the Museum of Art), the city museum and the Museum of Nature.

The Stortorget is the main square of the city and the epicentre of this area. It is where the town hall is located, as well as where cultural and artistic events such as the Malmö Festival are constantly being held.

The Lilla Torg square is another attraction in the centre of Malmö for its many terraces, restaurants and pubs that make it one of the best areas to stay in Malmö for nightlife.

Also, for lovers of shopping, Södergatan Avenue has many stores.

As far as public transport is concerned, the centre has the Central Light Rail Station, so moving to other areas is not a complicated task. However, its attractions are very close to each other, so it is also possible to move on foot or by bicycle.

The City Centre is one of the best areas to stay in Malmö because, despite its usually expensive accommodation, it offers entertainment for all types of travellers.

Mejores zonas donde alojarse en Malmö, Suecia - Centro Histórico
Mejores zonas donde alojarse en Malmö, Suecia – Centro Histórico
Accommodation in Malmö City Centre - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Malmö City Centre – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Malmö:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Great public transport connections
  • Best area for nightlife

2. Norr

Norr is an institutional and commercial area that houses offices, shops, restaurants and shopping centres, which makes it the best area to stay in Malmö for business travellers.

This area is located north of the City Centre.

Among the main attractions of this important district is the Malmö Live Cultural Centre, with many shops and restaurants. In addition, it hosts concerts and conferences.

Similarly, the imposing St. Peter’s Church with its Gothic style and Spartan decoration is an attraction of this area that is well worth a visit.

As for public transport, Norr connects with the rest of the city through the Central Station of Malmö, which makes moving to other corners of the city easily.

The Norr is among the best areas to stay in Malmöpor due to its proximity to the centre of the city, cultural and leisure offer, as well as its variety of hotels.

Where to stay in Malmö - Norr
Where to stay in Malmö – Norr
Accommodation in Norr - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Norr – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Malmö:

  • Malmö Live Cultural Centre
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Best area for business travellers

3. Innerstaden

Innerstaden is a residential area of the middle-class, occupied mostly by immigrants.

Among the attractions that deserve a visit to this area is the Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, where you can enjoy opera, ballet and symphonic music.

Folkets Park is another must-see place in Innerstaden, with children’s recreational areas, spaces to rest, concert venues, restaurants and cafeterias.

On the other hand, the nightlife of the area can be found near the Möllan square, where, during the day, you can taste many exotic foods. However, at night, the pubs around the square are very busy, full of life, and university students.

In terms of transport options, Innerstaden is served by several train and bus stops.

Innerstaden is among the best areas to stay in Malmö because it has a variety of hotels for all types of travellers.

Best districts to stay in Malmö - Innerstaden
Best districts to stay in Malmö – Innerstaden
Accommodation in Innerstaden - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Innerstaden – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Malmö:

  • Nightlife
  • University area

4. Vaster

Vaster is one of the best areas to stay in Malmö for housing the Malmö High School, shopping centres, a boardwalk and the Turning Torso skyscraper, a building of 9 superimposed cubes, with a rotation of 90 degrees.

One of the biggest attractions of Vaster is the Oresund Bridge, the longest in Europe, from which you can get excellent views of the sea and the coast.

For the adventurous, the Stapelbäddsparken is an attraction worth visiting, as it is the largest skatepark in Europe and has a section for climbers.

It is also recommended to visit the Ribersborgs, a beach with shallow waters to enjoy a dip with family and friends. An interesting fact is that there is a section for nudists.

Also, the beach has an outdoor bathhouse that includes saunas, a restaurant, a cafeteria, a solarium and massage rooms.

Moving around Vaster or to other areas is no problem since it uses light rail, buses and bicycle lanes.

Vaster is one of the best areas to stay in Malmö for being a beautiful residential area with luxury hotels for the most demanding travellers.

Where to stay in Malmö, Sweden - Vaster
Where to stay in Malmö, Sweden – Vaster
Accommodation in Vaster - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Vaster – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Malmö:

  • Turning Torso
  • Luxurious area

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