Hobo is so much more than Stockholm’s newest design hotel. There are two floors of bar and restaurant, a café, a stage and of course, SPACEby, their pop-up area. Hobo also has a great location, situated in the very center of Stockholm, between Central Station and Stureplan. You can use Hobo as a meeting point, a workplace, a coffice or just a nice place to visit and hang out. Oh, yeah, and obviously you can stay here too. Check out their 201 amazing hotel rooms, all loaded up with handy gadgets you can borrow during your stay.
In the 1800s, Brunkebergstorg was a busy retail center filled with boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues. Today, though still known as a place of culture, Brunkebergstorg has fallen out of vogue – and therefore, Hobo is especially proud to be doing what it can to bring vibrancy and life back to one of Stockholm’s most interesting, central locations.
Hobo’s unique interior is designed by the award-winning design team at Studio Aisslinger, the same people behind the Hotel Michelberger and 25h Bikini Hotel in Berlin. Hobo is the German Studio’s first project in Sweden. Collaborations with prominent local designers have further contributed to Hobo’s distinctive style. For example, during your visit to Hobo, you’ll see custom-made artwork by design duo Vår in the elevators, and Teenage Engineering’s purpose-built Flip Dot takes up an entire wall in the lobby.
Co-creation is at the heart of everything Hobo stands for – and they already have several partnerships that makes them proud. In Hobo’s bar, you’ll see one of their very first co-lab projects. Hobo’s own IPA beer is made in collaboration with Pang Pang Brewery, one of Sweden’s smallest micro-breweries, based in the Stockholm suburb Hökarängen. Thanks to another successful co-lab enterprise, they are happy to make Velosophy bikes available to all their guests. The perfect choice if you want to discover Stockholm on two wheels.
Situated right next to the hotel is their sister hotel At Six, a new hotel of contemporary elegance. At the top floor of both buildings is the TAK restaurant – 1000-square-meters of roof terrace with a Nordic-Japanese menu, fantastic cocktails and some of Stockholm’s most incredible city views.
Hobo is part of Urban Escape Stockholm, a new innovation-driven street block emerging between Hamngatan, Regeringsgatan and Brunkebergstorg. Urban Escape consists of five properties, four streets and two squares made up of offices, hotels, retail areas, restaurants, meeting places and other services.
At Hobo, they believe nature is a key ingredient in the recipe for a modern restaurant – and so, their menu builds on what the season has to offer. As they only use locally-sourced, organic produce, Hobo’s menu is constantly changing – but they always ensure that vegetarian dishes take up more space on our menus than meat, fish and poultry. They believe this is necessary for the sustainability of a healthy planet.
What kind of food do they cook? Well, though they have their roots in the Nordic kitchen, the dishes are influenced by great cuisines from around the world. If you’ve visited Hobo, you’ve probably already seen the Urban Farming herb garden in their lobby. They use it to grow the spices used in drinks and restaurant dishes. The system is called ‘Hydraponic’ and it’s an environmentally-friendly cultivation for indoor use. So, when they talk about ‘sourcing local produce’, they really mean it.
Hobo is run by Nordic Hotels & Resorts who is a major playor among hotel chains when it comes to sustainability work. They also manage At Six, The Thief, Copperhill, Yasuragi and Skt Petri, hotels you will also find here on Mañana shortly.