It is hard to know if the experience we had is usually or unusual for an airbnb, so i will list positives and negatives. Positives: The location of the flat is good, central yet peaceful. The flat was is a nice, clean and you would be able to cook there if you wanted too. Negative- It wasn't the flat advertised (no reason given). Free parking was advertised , this wasn't true. It was on-street parking costing £18 extra a day (also having to move car for street cleaning). Little information/ instruction were given on arrival. On arrival we were told we need to get in to the flat quickly, be quite and not let anyone know we were with airbnb as apparently airbnb is not permitted in sweden. This made us feel uncomfortable for the duration of our stay.
maria had to work, but her boyfriend met us in front of the apartment. like other guests, we had to go to another apartment than we booked on airbnb. same reason as in other reviews -> the bed is broken. the second apartment was similar in the most points. it was a fresh renovated and nice furnished apartment. some fresh pillow covers and fresh towels would be nice for the guest. the feature ''free parking space'' on the apartment profile, ist nor 100% the truth. theres public parking places and only sat/sun free of charge. otherwise you have to pay. but and the and of day, it was nice stay in stockholm.
Like many others the apartment where we stayed was not the one we booked, because previous guests had broken the bed. We met Maria's friend who was nice and showed us the other apartment which was a couple blocks further away. This other apartment was quite recently renovated, clean and nice, and the area was calm. The check-in was very smooth and we had a nice stay in Stockholm.
Maria made sure to provide us all the information we needed and was flexible on both check in and check out. However as some other reviewers we ended up with another apartment, as the original one had been trashed the night before. Hence the apartment we got was neither as clean and modern, or had a balcony like the one advertised. So all in all ok+ stay, and if it had not been for the accident it would have probably been an overall great one.
Nice and tidy apartment with a superb location, in a quiet Östermalm neighbourhood only 2 metro stations from the city center. Shopping center with a good grocery store, metro station and a very good gastropub within a few minutes walking distance. Ideal apartment for a small family or a couple. Lots of free parking space along the streets. We had our car parked right in front of our apartment, which is unusual in a big city.