SWEDEN HAS ABBA, its blondes, IKEA, and a reputation for being ridiculously expensive. Living in Stockholm my whole life, most of it either broke or saving for travel, I’ve learned how to get the best out of the city without eating dog food. Here’s my advice:
Live on a boat
Accommodation can really jack up the cost of a visit — your best bet is to hit up an old (or very new) friend who can put you up. Most people in Stockholm actually live alone and would be happy to host you. Or, learn how to couchsurf.
If that doesn’t work out, head to the boat. This well-known ship/guesthouse, af Chapman, has a sweet location and charges 230 SEK (~$30US) per bed, per night. Yeah, that’s unfortunately on the cheap side for Stockholm.