Hobo hotel review - Stockholm, Sweden
One part of a larger regeneration project that is breathing new life into Stockholm’s Brunkebergstorg Square, Hobo is a modern hotel with a low-key, cool vibe.
Set within a brutalist frame from the 1970s, the 201-room property has been designed by Berlin-based Studio Aisslinger to feature a mix and match of vintage and modern furnishings that includes its colourful Hobo seating collection for Cappellini and a flexible pendant lamp system for local manufacturer Wastberg.
There is plenty of greenery, plus a forest of hydroponic shelving where a variety of herbs are grown for the hotel’s two-floor restaurant, bar and café which, serves up small sharing dishes such as pork belly served with carrots and marinated in miso broth, pickled onions and cilantro, and hums from the moment the first early-morning plates of scrambled eggs are served until last orders at night.
Upstairs, the guest rooms are smartly assembled to include windows, with city views, that are framed by a light wooden funnel that make the space appear larger; headboards that double as a room separator and functional, flexible storage solutions such as the feature peg walls that provide hanging space.
A hotel that takes its pulse from the city, local collaborations form the spirit of Hobo; in the lobby, innovative tech brand Teenage Engineering has installed a flip-dot wall message board, elevators are decorated with custom artwork by art duo VÅR and the Space Bar is available to hire for creatives looking to show their work during fortnightly rotations.