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Hotel Hellsten is a hotel with an exciting story in a house with its own history. Built in 1898 over the years many different types of businesses have resided here; horse transport, book binder, printer, fur maker, brothel, sail maker, a large gym, record companies and advertising companies. In 2004 it was redeveloped into one of Stockholm’s most exciting hotels.


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The founder"s great great grandfather Carl Fredrik Hellsten had, in addition to his job as a mining expert, an inn in Ljusnarsberg in the Swedish county of Bergslagen. He inherited this inn from his father. In 1871, some time after the great famine in Sweden, he decided to get rid of this enterprise. He wanted to move to Stockholm for a safer existence and also so his sons could get an education. His first thought was to start a small hotel business, but the reality of life in Stockholm was harsh. Instead he found himself working hard as a clerk to feed his family. They lived in the parish of Adolf Fredrik in a house on Kammakargatan, two blocks away from where the Hotel Hellsten is now. Carl Fredrik"s son Johan, who became a publisher of architectural books, had his shop on Drottninggatan and his home on Luntmakargatan, the street where the Hotel Hellsten is located today.

In 2004, 130 years later, Hotel Hellsten opens its doors to continue a family tradition in this area of Stockholm.



Luntmakargatan 68, SE-113 51 Stockholm
hotel@hellsten.se, tel: +46 8 661 86 00  fax: +46 8 661 86 01