Located on the delta of the longest river in Sweden, Karlstad is known as one of the sunniest towns in Sweden. Lovers of literature and art may know that many well-known artists have ties to Karlstad, including the painter Lars Lerin, 19th-century poet Gustaf Fröding and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, Selma Lagerlöf. The winding river and freshwater lake provide plenty of opportunities to take in the natural beauty of the region. Some cultural points of interest include Sandgrund Lars Lerin, Värmlands Museum, Karlstad Cathedral, Brigadmuseum and Alsters Herrgård. If the weather is pleasant enough, take a stroll through the central city square, Stora Torget, or have a waterside picnic in the Stadsträdgården. After a long day, you might want to kick your feet up and enjoy a good meal at the Inner Harbor where there are plenty of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious treats. Whatever brings you to Karlstad, take a look at these top ten recommended Airbnb vacation rentals and you’ll have a lovely vacation.
This spacious penthouse can sleep up to nine guests at a time and is perfect for families. The space also includes a fully equipped kitchen for your convenience. The apartment itself is on the same compound as an art gallery, and is only a 25-minute walk from the city center. Similarly, there are plenty of chances to get outdoors and enjoy a stroll along the river or go for a bike ride into town.
Sunny family friendly studio apartment.Karlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsa nice big space that can fit two families and with a big kitchenthere was also eggs fruits etc free of charge which allowed for a good breakfastbeds in the bedroom -and duvets- were amazingnice apartment a bit offside but well equipped for sleeping and cookingbeds and bathroom were flawlessclean and well keptvery clean and roomy apartmentthe place was clean and cozybig modern clean and well equippedit's a very clean and good apartment
Host:amazing host with quick responses and also very kindhost even provided us with free breakfastchidinma was really helpfulthe host provided ingredients for breakfast the next morning which was wonderfula nice touch by the host to provide food for breakfastRead more reviewseasy with bus nra bit remote but easy walk to karlstad centre of 25mnthis place is a little interestingfirst of all the location is quite goodsince it is between city center and university it should be a great place for visiting scholar
If you are looking for a budget-friendly, but warm and clean accommodation, check out this listing. Located only 15 minutes from the city center and near public transportation, it is easy to access the surrounding city. Two guests can comfortably stay here, and enjoy use of the kitchen as well. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, bedding essentials and free parking.
Between Center and UniKarlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsthe bathroom is a bit unorthodox but nicenice apartment excellent price-performance-ratio even breakfast includedsecurity in the accommodation is excellent and showering facilities and provided amenities goodwe had lots of space in the apartment and the kitchen was very well equippedeverything we needed was there - nice beds cooking facilities standard breakfast and a fresh bathroomclean rooms and a small kitcheneverything is very cleanwell equiped and clean appartment with industrial stylelarge enough and clean room kitchen and bathroomenough space everything clean and a cool building
Host:the owner was very helpfulwell done to the hostthe host provided some food which i enjoyed and appreciated the nice gesturealso the host always replied super fast the room was as describeda bit chilly but the host did everything to help and moreRead more reviewsgreat and cheap place quite near central karlstadit's not super central but it's easy to get to either by bus or walkingthis is a good airbnb close to the centerbus is easier to get there so not the best location but overall a good staygood place not too far away from karlstad centrum
Take advantage of the beautiful river view that this apartment offers. Four guests can comfortably stay in the two bedrooms. The space also has a cozy living area and small balcony. Amenities include free parking, WiFi, TV and a washing machine. If you fancy exploring the neighborhood, you’ll find you aren’t far from restaurants, theaters and supermarkets.
Cozy Apt. with beautiful view, near downtownKarlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsthere was a nice outside garden with chairs and tablesthe accommodation is not huge but functional for our family of five and the beds are comfortablethe kitchen was very well equipped and met all our needs perfectlyapt is very clean and well appointedthe apartment is very nice clean an spaciousjessica and aristoteles’s apartment is freshly decorated and very cleanfor two people the apartment is spacious and very comfortable
Host:very helpful and relaxed hoststhe host was very responsive and easy to get in touch withRead more reviewsyou can easily walk to the centerlocation and view were great: very close to the klarälven river
Prepare to experience some true, warm hospitality in this well-decorated apartment alongside the river. Your hosts welcome you to use the outdoor barbecue, garden, laundry and kitchen as needed. There is also WiFi and parking available for those who need it. The one-bedroom space can sleep up to three guests, and is in walking distance of the city center, theaters, restaurants and markets.
Smart Apt with balcony at riversideKarlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsvery cozy warm and comfortable apartmentwe arrived by car so the privat parking slot in front of the house was also very comfortablevery fresh and clean apartmentgreat little apartment clean quiet and comfortableit is beautiful and cleaneven though the entire house seems very very old it was almost cleanthe apartment was very clean and everything was brand new or hardly ever used
Host:host is lovely and very helpfulvery friendly hosts who were quick to answer any questions we might havelovely hosts who answered right away and made sure everything went welljessica and aristotle are warm and helpful hostswonderful hosts everything one needs in the kitchen tv with netflix (you need your own account though)Read more reviewswalking distance to the citycenter a very nice walk along the rivergreat place to stay good locationthe location was perfect we walked everywheregreat place to stay at with a 15 minute walk in to town along side the beautiful riverjessica and aristotele's place is perfect
Four guests can comfortably enjoy this spacious private apartment. The space includes two bedrooms, a full kitchen and bathroom. It is situated in a popular area of town, with beautiful gardens and river-walks surrounding it. The city center is about a 20-30 minute walk or an eight-minute bike ride. Previous guests really enjoyed the high-speed internet, location and comfort of the apartment.
Nice and spacious Apt IIKarlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Top guest reviewsand the apartment was absolutely perfectclean place and comfy bedsthe apartment was spotlessly clean and well locatednice apartment clean with everything you needall the appartment was very clean
Host:the hosts were easily contactable and very helpful when neededthe hosts were extremely approachable and responsive to any queriesRead more reviewsif you come with a car it's a perfect locationnice and comfortable flat in a quiet street close to the riverbeautiful sorroundings nice walk to the cityit is located in a nice quiet part of town in an upscale neighborhoodwe had an amazing time in jessica and aristotle's place karlstad and the area is fantastically situated
This chic and elegant private room in a serviced flat can sleep up to two guests and has a private bathroom. Situated in a safe and quiet neighborhood, it is only five minutes by bus to the city center. Nearby you’ll also find supermarkets and scenic walks by the river. Amenities also include Wi-Fi, TV and laundry facilities.
Charming & modern Apt. near Center
Ideal for large groups, three bedrooms and one bath can accommodate seven guests at a time. Located on the top floor, there is elevator access, free parking and a fully stocked kitchen. The flat offers nice views of the surrounding city center. Step outside and you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. You’ll also be close enough to take a walk along the river downtown.
City Centre Flat in Karlstad
This cozy flat overlooks the lake and has two bedrooms which can accommodate up to four guests at a time. A full kitchen will be at your disposal and additional amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, heating, linen essentials and a washer. The flat itself is a quick walk from a variety of dining and shopping options, as well as public transportation, including the train station.
C Karlstad VIKEN med utsikt över sjön
Less than a five-minute walk from the train station, this is a great option for those who want to be in the center of it all. Also within a short distance are shopping, restaurants, a cinema, supermarkets, nightclubs and two beaches. The two bedrooms and one bath can accommodate four guests. Previous guests compliment the coziness of the space and how accommodating the hosts are.
apartmentGruvlyckan, Värmlands län, Sweden
Top guest reviews00 we went there to buy breakfast (coffee and filled sandwiches) and it was deliciousi happened to book it for myself and found it to be quite comfortable and spaciousthe apartment was clean and bed comfortableher apartment is tastefully decorated and spotlessly cleanannas place is clean fully equipped and as describedanna was very welcoming the house was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
Host:the host is just so kind and accomodatinghighly recommended worth to stay and so much kindness from the hostshe is a nice host the appartment is beautiful and quiet with a terraceanna is a great host she replies quickly and we felt very welcome to stay at her placeanna karin’s place is very nice and she is very responsive and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location close to the city the beach area and the train stationanna's apartment is very well situated close enough to central station and to townthe apartment is very close to the city center and very comfortablekarlstad is a lovely town to walk around and anna's place is so very close to everythinglove the thai takeaway just around the corner and the short walk to bus station - shopping area
This cozy spot will make you feel at home, away from home. Close to nightlife, entertainment, dining, bars and shops, you’ll have plenty of options to entertain yourself with. The private bedroom also includes access to a kitchen and bathroom, fully equipped to meet your needs. The host welcomes guests who have any inquiries about how to get around the city or what to do.
Nice place ten minutes walk to city center.Karlstad, Värmlands län, Sweden
Sunshine in Sweden
It’s no wonder that Karlstad is known for its sunny disposition. You’ll be sure to experience it firsthand when you stay with one of these hospitable Airbnb hosts. Ranging from economical to splurge-worthy, there is something for everyone. And the perks of being a smaller town mean that wherever you stay, it won’t be far from the city center or the waterfront where you can find plenty of options for dining, shopping or entertainment. Whether you are passing through, traveling on business, or vacationing with the family, it is worth it to stop in Karlstad and pursue what this town has to offer. From museums to parks, there are copious opportunities to learn more about the local culture and history. Keep these listings bookmarked for your next outing and you won’t be sorry!
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