Food, Friends & Fire Get to know Campfireâ€™s foodie team.
The Itinerary #1
Lucie explores Downtown Camper.
The Bringer of Fun Exclusive chat with the designer.
Think about how much we have and yet how often we long for something different. Consider how much we love feeling safe yet yearn for new challenges. We raise our standard but long for the fundamental, the basic. We want to live in the city but be able to enjoy nature. To be able to pack only the most essential, put on our backpack and just leave. We want to improvise and create, seize the day, adjust to the wind and weather and discover new paths in the forest and new streets in the city. We are not only professional or private but everything at the same time, all the time. We are flexible and diverse, exploring ’bon vivants’. To us luxury is never about the surface. To us it’s about connections and encounters, contrasts and inspiration. It’s having the opportunity to gather around the campfire instead of the TV to hear new stories, get new impressions – or suddenly find ourselves out of reach, not being online all the time. Luxury to us is doing something good for other people, and to feel good about ourselves, from the inside. We are curious and hungry but are expected to be creative in standardised, air-conditioned, rooms while we long for encounters and conversations during a hike that might lead us to a completely different place than we expected. So, put on your backpack and a pair of shoes that will work for both an expedition into the unknown part of the big city and for the party tonight. Let us show you where the adventure begins – right here in the heart of the city.
“Our vision is to create an open, cosy and warm meeting place for both Stockholmers and hotel guests. Our grilled concept is a big flirt with the food truck trend around the world, and we serve food with a high recognition factor. Our aim is having something on the menu that appeals to everyone.” – Claes Benediktsson
Food, Friends & Fire Photographer: Hanna Reuterwall
Campfire is gaining recognition as the heart and social hub of Downtown Camper, serving up an eclectic abundance of comfort food from all corners of the world. We stepped into the restaurant to meet with Food & Beverage Manager Claes Benediktsson and creative Head Chef Caroline Åkerstam. Meticulous planning, a lot of passion, seamless cooperation and a good sense of humour is key in making sure operations run smooth from early hours to late at night. Although diverse, Campfire is a close-knit team. Or in Caroline’s own words; ”This is my family”. Hi there, tell us about Campfire! Claes: At Campfire we want every guest to feel relaxed and welcome. The fire is essential in here. Not only as an element in the cooking process, but also in bringing that warm and cosy atmosphere you get when you are out camping; gathering around the campfire, sharing stories, and making memories with friends. In the kitchen, we use that charcoal-grilled taste from the flames to create unpretentious dishes with a lot of flavours, resulting in meals you can share with your friends and family, talk about, taste from each other’s plates, and simply enjoy together. Where do you get the inspiration for the menu? Caroline: In the kitchen, our inspiration comes from trips around the world, childhood memories - past and new experiences. Using the grill is not only a healthy way to prepare food, it also brings out the best flavours in the ingredients. As an example, we receive loads of compliments for our smoked butter. And we try not to tamper too much with the ingredients, but focus on enhancing their natural taste instead. It’s a busy hotel. How do you guys do it? Caroline: In a big restaurant like this, the kitchen rarely sleeps. Planning, cleaning and routine are crucial here. If we have a poor collaboration between the kitchen, service and runners, everything is very likely to fall apart. We have several meetings between the departments every day, so that we can coordinate our efforts and plan ahead. Where does the food come from? Caroline: We try to work as seasonally as we can, and work WITH the environment. Depending on the season, vegetables come from Sweden, but also as far down as Morocco. The fish is MSC labelled from Norway; the company Leröy has been around since the late 1800’s.
We do our best to stay up-to-date and review our assortment depending on overfishing reports or reduced demand. We have a great relationship with our suppliers. Johan i Hallen, as an example, is an older establishment from the early 1900’s that delivers our meat. They have their production down in Gothenburg with smaller productions throughout the country. We have produced two different types of sausages for the menu in cooperation with them. Both I and Claes worked with this supplier in previous positions and they always provide high quality. Campfire has guests from all over the world. How do you meet everyone’s needs? Claes: As we are a very diverse and international team, we’ve got influences from all over the world, on both the menu and in the bar. And as we go, we learn what works with our guests and what we need to adjust. Caroline: I agree, and given how our menu is designed and presented, I think that there is something for everyone to enjoy. People have become more aware of what they eat, and we have many guests that are flexitarians, semi-vegetarians and vegans, which is great. Our answer is to make a lot of the dishes completely lactose-free, and keep gluten-free options and nutritious vegan meals on the menu to make sure we have something for everyone. What is the ’crowd pleaser’ on the menu? Caroline: Definitely the Black Fire Edt Burger – it’s been very popular and that’s why we’ve kept it on the menu from start. It’s simple, fills you up, people know it and really, isn’t the burger everyone’s ”guilty pleasure”? Our Mexican Fiesta is also popular – as with the burger, you can eat it with your hands. It’s been great chatting with you. Just one more question: what motivates you? Claes: There is nothing better than coming off a really tough and hectic service with your team and to get the confirmation that the guests are happy when they leave. Caroline: My colleagues. I never feel it’s hard to go to work, it’s always fun and I feel happy when I’m here. The team at Campfire is my family. Campfire serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and starting from September, brunch on Sundays. Turn the page to see the dinner menu, and pop by the restaurant for table reservations.
This is the place where locals and visitors from all over the world meet and socialise with each other. Where they take a break from the everyday hustle. This is where we gather around the fire to share experiences, stories and to enjoy good food while meeting new and old friends. The meal is the focal point and in the kitchen we create exciting dishes close to our hearts. We call our cuisine â€œcomfort food from every corner of the worldâ€?. Food inspired by childhood memories, travelling and the shifting seasons that put a smile on your face and spreads joy, love and comfort. At Campfire we use the elemental force of fire and extract the flavours of the flames. Here the fire is crackling together with the sound of good conversations, laughter and music.
Monkey Shoulder whisky, choco milk ”Oboy”, citrus and marshmallows
Mexican Fiesta LF
Grilled veal picanha, black beans, tortilla, salsa fresca
Sveavägen is a 2500 meters (8202 ft) long street in central Stockholm. It starts at Sergels Torg and stretches all the way to the Haga Park in the north. It is known for being one of the busiest roads in Sweden, and also the street where the Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated on 28 February 1986.
Mid-East Chicken LF*GF*
Hummus, mint, tomato, pomegranate, smoked yoghurt
Grilled Seafood ”New Orleans” LF GF*
Mixed seafood, tomato, lemon, saffron
Garlic, parsley, grilled vegetables, feta cheese
Risotto, mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano, herbs
A large refreshing drink with mint and elderflower - sunshine in a glass
Striploin Steak LF GF
Bearnaise, tomato, salad, French fries
“Hash Browns” LF GF VN Berzelii Park was named after the Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius and was completed in 1858. Close to the beautiful street of Strandvägen by the harbour and the legendary club Berns.
Pumpkin, mushrooms, kale
Weekly Veggie Burger LF GF* VN
This week’s burger made ”Campfire style”
Black Fire Edt Burger LF GF*
Sour onion, gruyère, onion rings, tomato, chilli, caramelised onion, French fries
DON’T WORRY. WE’VE GOT MORE. We’ve got a bar and a wine cellar filled with goodies ripe for the taking. Just ask your waiter for the book.
Downtown Feast LF GF*
Cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, sherry vinegar mayonnaise, French fries
Frittes LF GF VN
Apfelstrudel VE LF
Apple, almond, vanilla sauce
Brussels sprouts, sesame, soy, lime
Langos Green Chilli LF GF*
Tuna Taco LF
Pavlova LF GF VE
Peach, raspberry, grilled cream
Whitefish roe (löjrom), sour cream, red onion, chives
Sticky Rice LF GF VN 95 Mango, coconut, mint
Avocado, mango, papaya, coconut
Gambas al Ajillo LF GF*
Crème Brûlée LF GF VE
Vanilla with a taste of fire
Garlic, chilli, herbs, lemon
Marcona Beef Tartar LF GF*
Chocolate, caramel, peanuts, vanilla ice cream
Smoked truffle mayonnaise, tomato, egg yolk, herbs
San Antonio Chicken Nuggets
Fondant “Snickers” VE
Chocolate Truffle LF GF VE
Blue cheese and marinara sauce
Ice Cream Cone VE Flavour of the day
YUP. WE CARE. We compensate by offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions from all the meat we serve.
GOT ALLERGIES? Talk to our staff and we will guide you through every little ingredient.
LF = Lactose free GF = Gluten free VE = Vegetarian VN = Vegan *Optional
@DOWNTOWNCAMPER #CAMPFIREATDOWNTOWNCAMPER ALL PRICES STATED IN SEK
The Bringer of Fun Photographer: Emelie Otterbeck
”Why are there no fun hotels in Stockholm?” Erik Nissen Johansen knows which questions to ask and this quality has taken him far in life. His long and productive career kicked off in 1988, when he founded the art collective that was later to be known as the award-winning hospitality design studio, Stylt Trampoli. But it wasn’t until four years ago, that he really saw his chance to create a hotel that stood out from the rest; a truly fun hotel with a laid-back and spontaneous vibe, where luxury is defined by generosity, sociability, inspiration and new experiences: Downtown Camper was taking shape. Hello Erik! How did it all start? I was contacted by Scandic in November four years ago, with a brief that explained how hotel guests are mixing business and pleasure. I thought about it for a while, and one of my first thoughts were: why are there no fun city hotels? What was your vision and inspiration? Basically the vision was to create a concept and design to attract all people who feel more comfortable in their leisure clothes than their work suits, and everyone that prefers a fun hotel over a boring one. We wanted to create something new for modern, urban explorers. Located right in the beating heart of the city, yet inspired by nature, Downtown Camper satisfies both our longing for the great outdoors and our love for the pulse of city life. The hotel is designed to be the starting point for curious travellers who want to discover the real Stockholm. What does the project mean to you personally? First of all, Downtown Camper goes very well together with my own personality, it’s something I can relate to and stand for 100%. I’m very happy and proud of the global media attention the Downtown Camper project got; we’ve been nominated in no less than three categories in the prestigious AHEAD Awards, and that speaks for itself. And being named the “The World’s Best Hangout” by National Geographic (my favorite magazine) was more than we ever expected. Thank you Erik. So, what’s your favourite space in the hotel? Game Room. Our vision was to bring back the fun to Stockholm, and during my most recent visit to Downtown Camper, I peeked into Game Room. People were enjoying the space just as we had hoped they would. I saw the fun, and it was good.
What’s On at Downtown Camper? Hi, there! As Lifestyle Concierges here at Downtown Camper, our role is to make strangers friends, integrating guests with locals and locals with guests. We are collaborating with some cool Stockholmers and local business partners; e.g. ATR, Melker Kayaks, Stockholm SUP and Urskog so that you can enjoy free bikes, SUPs, kayaks and skate/ longboards for a loan. And with Ssideline City, a community of local runners, you can explore the best routes around our beautiful city. Check out our weekly activities in the list below, and come talk to us in the lobby - we’d love to help you find your next adventure. Stay curious and see you soon! Kristian, Malin, Ted & Natalie at Lifestyle
Keep an eye on our daily adventures on Instagram @downtowncamper
12.00-12.30 Walk With Us (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join the staff from DC for a 30-minute walk through our beautiful city.
07.30-08.30 Hatha Yoga in The Nest* (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Try Hatha yoga with focus on balance and strength.
17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long day. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan.
12.00-12.30 Walk With Us (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join the staff from DC for a 30-minute walk through our beautiful city.
17.00-18.00 Hatha Yoga in The Nest* (Meet in the gym) For hotel guests only. Try Hatha yoga with focus on balance and strength.
17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long day. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 18.00-02.00 Downtown After Work (In Campfire’s bar) Have a drink with the staff and get their insider tips on Stockholm.
TUESDAYS 12.00-12.30 Walk With Us (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join the staff from DC for a 30-minute walk through our beautiful city. 17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long day. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 18.30-21.00 Run with Ssideline City (Meet in Nightwood) Stockholm’s coolest run club. Dinner and drinks in Campfire after the run.
19.00-21.00 Downtown Camper Film Night (Meet in Nightwood) Grab a beer from the bar and let Blockbuster Friday begin. Free popcorn! SATURDAYS 09.00-09.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) Your day is off to a good start. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 11.00-12.30 Stockholm by Camera (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Challenge yourself trying to catch the perfect moment on camera.
WEDNESDAYS 12.00-12.30 Walk With Us (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join the staff from DC for a 30-minute walk through our beautiful city. 17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long day. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 18.00-19.30 Japanese Origami* (Meet outside Cocoon) Learn traditional Japanese paper art with Youco Harada.
17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long day. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 18.00-02.00 Downtown DJ (In Campfire’s bar) Kick back with a cocktail as sweet music fills the bar. 20.00-22.00 Night Swimmers in The Nest Reservation required. Cocktails and swim-dancing to the pool party beat. SUNDAYS
THURSDAYS 07.00-07.45 Run Like Hell (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join our Lifestyle Concierge and his team for a 45-minute fun run. 12.00-12.30 Walk With Us (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join the staff from DC for a 30-minute walk through our beautiful city. 17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long day. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 18.00-onward Pop-up Thursdays (In Nightwood) Explore something new with Downtown Camper and meet new friends. 18.00-00.00 Downtown DJ (In Campfire’s bar) Kick back with a cocktail as sweet music fills the bar.
09.00-09.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) Your day is off to a good start. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 10.00-11.30 Bicycle Slow Ride* (Meet by the Concierge’s desk) Join us for a slow bike ride and discover the city like a Stockholmer. 11.30-12.30 Japanese Origami* (Meet outside Cocoon) Learn traditional Japanese paper art with Youco Harada. 16.00-onward After Adventure (In the bars) Sit back and relax with a beer after a day in the city. 17.00-17.30 The Sound Experience (Meet by the net) A nice relaxation after a long week. Lie down in the net and enjoy a body scan. 17.00-18.00 Yoga Burst (In Game Room) Inventive and fun yoga with skilled instructors sourced by YesYoga.
* EVENTS MARKED WITH A STAR: SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AT THE CONCIERGE’S DESK TO GUARANTEE A SPOT.
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Below five selected hotspots as marked on the map. You can find all the Downtown Hotspots on our website, on your in-room entertainment system, on Google Maps and the guides are also available as podcasts on iTunes.
1. St John’s Church, Haunted Spot Kammakargatan 12, Norrmalm “An odd place, and harbouring one of the largest cemeteries in central Stockholm, St John’s church / Johannes Kyrka has seen it all. From devil worshiping and necromancy during the late 18th century, to the ghastly story of a little girl who unknowingly brought home a piece of an old shroud and got a visit from beyond the grave that frightened her to death. More recent nightly visitors have reported a ghostly light moving inside the bell tower and even in the church itself.” – Petter Inedahl, writer and ghost connoisseur
2. Aspuddens Bookstore, Book Spot Hägerstensvägen, Aspudden
“Less is more seems to be the principle behind Aspuddens Bokhandel. Located in a rather small space, they still manage to fit in a book store with a personal selection, a cafe, and an impressive event calendar. They host authors and talks several times a week, and in just a few years’ time they have become one of the most important literal platforms in Stockholm. It’s located close to the metro station Aspudden along the red line, and well worth a trip out of the city.” – Johanna Lindbäck, writer and book blogger
3. Rålis Skatepark, Skate Spot Rålambshovsparken, Kungsholmen “Just 15 minutes walking from the hotel, you’ll find this one : located under a bridge so you can skate here even when it rains. The skatepark is what got me back to skateboarding. I walked past and people were skating, playing cricket, kayaking – there’s so much energy and so many different sports.” – Jörgen Brennicke, skater and photographer
4. Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie, Fika Spot Löjtnantsgatan 8, Östermalm
“Right behind Musikhögskolan by Stadion you’ll find Fosch Artisan Pâtisserie, which opened their doors in June 2016. The Pâtisserie is owned by Malin Eklund and Damien Foschiatti and their specialties are French inspired pastries with Swedish flavours. I warmly recommend a chocolate mousse that they’ve named 3-C and consists of crème brûlée with vanilla and crispy caramel made out of cocoa shell. The toughest challenge you’ll face while visiting this café is to make the right choice since there is so much to choose from.” – Robert Kwok, fika blogger
5. Fotografiska, Selfie Spot Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm “Well, it might be a bit ironic for me to recommend you to go and take pictures at a place called Fotografiska as the word ”foto” obviously means ”photo” in Swedish. But the art here is amazing and incredibly beautiful and if you love looking at good pictures you should go here. Posters, art work and sculptures - you can find everything here. Fotografiska is also located perfectly by the water which gives you an amazing view, and the large windows in the café offers good natural light for your pictures.”
– Daniel Paris, blogger and ’selfie’ expert
The Stockholm Survival Guide AUTUMN EDITION
Stockholm, like any other city, has its peculiarities. As a visitor it’s sometimes easy to feel a little out of place. How do you walk? How do you talk? How do you find your way? Here are seven tips that will help you get into the game quicker. So relax, soon you’ll blend in like a local. “Hej!” Stockholmers are social creatures that love to hang out with friends, but when meeting new people they can be a bit reserved at first. The opposite to people from Gothenburg who happily greet everyone, but for the people of Stockholm a silent nod is sometimes about all you get. They’ll play it cool. After all, they are from the big city and not the countryside. If you are to greet a local say “Hej” (Hello) or try one of the slang versions “Tjena” or “Tja” (similar to “Hey” or “Yo”). That will surely break the ice and you’ll get a “Hej” and a smile in return. Do as the pigeons of Farsta (a borough south of town) do: take the subway. Over 60 different species of birds can be found in central Stockholm. One of the more commonly occurring species is the wood pigeon that, like the Stockholmer, is a social and faithful bird that often mates for life. And like every big city, you’ll also spot city pigeons here. In Stockholm, some of the more developed specimens have taken their urban bird life to a whole new level. They have started riding the subway! The so called Farsta Pigeons can be seen getting on the train at the station of Hökarängen and getting off at Farsta Centrum, two of the stations on the green subway line that are above ground. The birds have learned that the subway will automatically take them to new places where they can find food. So, if you are in a hurry to get from A to B, do like the Farsta Pigeons and take the subway. Don’t hesitate – just keep walking! Stockholmers consider themselves early adopters. They quickly absorb the latest and greatest trends and pay no attention to the fact that they live in a cold distant corner of northern Europe. Instead
they act like they live in Manhattan but they never seem to be able to master all the codes of metropolitan living. Like how you pass a person on the sidewalk without bumping into them. In the big cities like New York and London you rarely see any collisions between two pedestrians, but in Stockholm they get caught in an awkward rocking back and forth situation surprisingly often, where as one person moves to the right, the other moves to the left and so on until one person is able to break the spell and continue walking. So, if you find yourself on a collision course with someone while strolling in the city, don’t hesitate, just keep on walking. Orientate yourself. 365 steps up. When you arrive in Stockholm it can be hard to find your way. The city is surrounded by water and the neighbourhoods are spread out over different islands. To get a good overview, head to one of the city’s vantage points. On the heights of Södermalm there are several great places to admire the cityscape from, like Mariaberget, Katarinavägen or, right across town, from the 155 meters tall Kaknästornet, the tallest building in Stockholm. The most central vantage point can be found in the tower of Stockholm’s city hall, designed by the tenacious architect Ragnar Östberg and inaugurated in 1923. The tower is 106 meters tall and the stairs to the top consists of 365 steps. From the top you can enjoy a 360 degree view of Stockholm. Admission is 50 SEK. Up and down on a bike. Every day around 100 000 of the city’s inhabitants get on their bikes to get to and from work, and in rush traffic they move fast. Fastest of them all are the bike couriers and “mamils” (middle-aged men in lycra), and in places like Götgatsbacken by Slussen you have to pay extra attention. Exploring the city by bike has its advantages, though. You get to experience the street life, architecture, enjoy amazing views and all the lush and green open areas with all your senses. You can also move around quickly and even reach destinations outside the city in no time. But be prepared for all
the hills. Compared to other bike-friendly cities Stockholm is extremely hilly with steep cliffs and bridges and sometimes you really need to make an effort to reach your destination. But that doesn’t stop locals from riding their bikes. So if you really want to blend in, do as the locals do and take the bike. You can also borrow a bike at the hotel’s front desk. But don’t forget the helmet. Cards Only. In a couple of years when the hipster scene in Stockholm has evolved even further, cash will probably be cool again. The beard-cladded men that today can be seen brewing IPAs will probably start forging their very own silver coins by then. But in autumn 2018 your credit card is still king as more and more places only accept cards. The coolest and simplest method of payment is called Swish, a Swedish payment app. Unfortunately you need a bank account in Sweden to use it. Sorry. The weather, Slussen and Zlatan. What topics of conversation are suitable to have with locals? The weather is always a safe bet. Life in the city follows the shifting seasons and there is always a phrase that will fit the current forecast. “How wonderful to see the sun!” and “We have longed for this rain” or “Been a long time since we saw this much snow”. If you are in the neighbourhood Södermalm ask “How is Bajen doing?”. That’s the nickname for the local football team Hammarby. In the same area you’ll be very likely to find a hipster who loves to talk about locally brewed beer, sneakers and beard grooming. But if you really want to get the conversation going with a local, ask them about Slussen, the hub that connects Södermalm and the Old City. It has been under construction for the last couple of years, and everyone, and we mean absolutely everyone, has an opinion about the project. Ironically, no one seems to know when it will be finished. If all else fails you can always say something about Zlatan.
Text: Pontus Holmgren
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Lucie stayed in a Camper Co-Living suite; perfect for a large group of friends.
Healthy brekkie every day at The Nest. Free for hotel guests. Reservation required.
Night Swimmers - every Saturday at The Nest.
The Itinerary #1 Photographers: Lucie Herrmann, Robin Hayes, Hanna Reuterwall
This is a series of articles or travel diaries created by our guests. In the first episode, Lucie Herrmann, a Berlin-based travel writer and lifestyle blogger, shares her story about her experience at Downtown Camper during the summer of 2018.
I’ve travelled a lot during the past few years. I went to many cities, countries and all kinds of hotels. But out of all the places, I really fell in love with Stockholm. This is my fourth visit to the city within the last nine months. And I must say Downtown Camper is a hotel I return to. This is where I find both the motivation to work and the peace to relax. I decided to bring a group of my closest friends to Stockholm, to show them the city that I love, hang out, and to have a good time together away from Berlin. This is how it all went down. Day 1 We arrived late in the day, and the thermometer showed 32 degrees: the hottest summer ever in the city, as in many parts of Europe. In the lobby, we were welcomed with some ice cream and after check-in, we moved into our Camper Co-Living suite. This is a new way to travel with friends or family, and I have never come across anything even similar. Three double rooms were connected to the main suite, which felt more like a nice apartment than a hotel room, to be honest. There was plenty of space for all of us; we could socialise in the “living room” and then go back to our own bed rooms if we wanted to work or be alone for a while. It was brilliant. As we were all pretty tired after the flight, we had quick drink down in the bar and then went off to bed, falling asleep with the TV still on. Day 2 Imagine sitting in a lounge with a view over Stockholm, having a slow breakfast whilst watching birds feed their chicks on top of the opposite building. The breakfast at The Nest is a beautiful tray of selected, colourful and healthy food in a relaxing environment (and it was included in our room rate). A great start to the day. After working a few hours, we decided to join the Walk with Us, which is an experience offered by the hotel. The staff of Downtown Camper takes you on a sociable and leisurely walk through the city and show you all their favourite spots. A good way to see the city through the eyes of the locals, and to meet some new friends.
Hatha yoga - every Monday and Friday in the gym.
After a long day in the city, exploring some quirky shops in Södermalm and strolling down the narrow streets of the old town, we had a quick siesta and then got ourselves ready for dinner. Campfire, the hotel’s restaurant, serves grilled “comfort food” with an international twist. I tried the Veggie Burger and shared a few smaller plates with the band. All were delicious. As we were paying our bill, the waitress told us about the “next big thing” at Downtown Camper: On Saturdays, the pool area on the rooftop turns into a laid-back pool party – the Night Swimmers. We were sold, and off we went to join the fun. Think umbrella cocktails, cool music and an epic view of the sunset. It was really something. After a few hours floating around in the pool, “swim dancing” and sipping on cold drinks, we headed back to our room and slept like babies. I mean, for sure. Day 3 The next morning (and a bit hung over, I must admit) my “partner in crime” and I snuck out of bed to order up some room service breakfast for all of us. It didn’t take long before the rest of the sleepy crew woke up by the smell of fresh coffee, and we all enjoyed a nice breakfast in bed. I had a quick look on the weather forecast: 30 degrees. Perfect for today’s plan: We went down to the Lifestyle Concierge’s desk and they hooked us up with some SUPs. This “stand up paddling” thing is something new to me, but we had some very nice hours on the water. On our way back to the hotel, we took a small detour to have dinner at Tjoget, a really cool restaurant / bar in the area of Hornstull in the south, stayed there for a cocktail and then took a taxi back “home”. Day 4 As you might have figured already, I am an early riser. I was the only one in our group who woke up early to join the Hatha yoga in The Nest. A small class of just seven people, and if you’re a hotel guest, you can join. Sorry friends – if you snooze, you lose. Following yoga, I had a quick workout in the gym and really enjoyed the calm atmosphere up there. Once my sleepy travel companions finally were awake, we packed our stuff together and went downstairs to enjoy the big breakfast buffet. A short digestive walk to say goodbye to the city – and then off to the airport. Bellies still full, and very happy with our weekend. I will definitely be back soon, and to be honest, I think my crush on Stockholm has rubbed off on my friends. See you soon. Love Lucie
Welcome to the Great Indoors AT DOWNTOWN CAMPER Work, stay and play.
CAMPFIRE Comfort food from all corners of the world.
CAMPER CO-LIVING For 6-12 people.
GAME ROOM Playful area for creative meetings.
ROOFTOP BAR The Nest Cocktail Lounge on the ninth floor.
THE NEST More than just wellness.
Downtown Camper is the ultimate basecamp to absorb Stockholm. A hotel for locals, travellers, and urban explorers. Discover comfort food from all continents, take a hike to the rooftop pool, kick back and reload before heading back out to the concrete jungle. Experience Stockholm like never before – our Lifestyle Concierges will connect you with our community of local personalities and partners. This is where the adventure begins.
fire is crackling together with the sound of good conversation, laughter and music.
86 of our rooms have direct connecting doors and the Co-Living suites are designed so they can be customised based on the number of guests. With Camper Co-Living we connect bedrooms to each side of the social areas in the main room so that 6 to 12 people can live together the way they prefer. Breakfast, great service, magnificent views and a friendly atmosphere are of course always included in the deal.
Campfire - our restaurant Campfire is the place where locals and visitors from all over the world meet and socialise with each other, and where they take a break from the everyday hustle. This is where we gather around the fire to share experiences, stories and enjoy good food while meeting new and old friends. The meal is the focal point and in the kitchen, we create exciting dishes close to our hearts. We call our cuisine “comfort food from every corner of the world”. Food inspired by childhood memories, travelling and the shifting seasons that put a smile on your face and spreads joy, love and comfort. At Campfire we use the elemental force of fire and extract the flavours of the flames. Here the
The Nest – our urban retreat On the rooftop of Downtown Camper, far above the vibrant pulse of the city and with an astonishing view over Stockholm is The Nest. Enjoy the peace in the sauna. Look out over the Old Town and the blue waters of Riddarfjärden from the edge of the all-year-around heated pool. Immerse yourself in a good book, hang out with friends, discover Hatha yoga and try a freshly-squeezed smoothie at the bar. On top of this, The Nest Cocktail Lounge offers a beautiful and healthy breakfast, Afternoon Fika later in the day, and a long list of wine, fruity cocktails and mocktails. Camper Co-Living We travel in new constellations. With extended families, friends and colleagues. We want to have our own space to retreat to but shared areas where we can socialise, work and eat together. Camper Co-Living is the smart solution for the needs of the modern traveller and we have adapted our rooms to fit the way they live.
Creative Spaces New spaces feed new ideas. That was the guiding thought when we developed our Creative Spaces where you can conduct meetings, brainstorm, team build and do workshops in environments that make it easier for the mind to think freely and creatively. Perhaps through a film screening in the movie theatre, Nightwood, that seats 25 people or a board meeting in Cocoon, a cosy space for a group of ten. For larger groups, up to 40 people, the playful and spacious Game Room will encourage you to find innovative solutions to old challenges. Naturally, we will customise the food and beverages to your preferences. Want to know more? Get in touch with our reservations team.
DOWNTOWN CAMPER IN SHORT
In all rooms at Downtown Camper
In some rooms
»» Floors - 11
»» Restaurant Campfire
»» Safety box
»» Hotel rooms – 494
(max. capacity 200 sitting)
»» Room categories - 13
»» Campfire Bar
»» Window nook bed
»» Camper Co-Living suites - 6
(max. capacity 150 mingle)
»» Free Wi-Fi
»» Bathrobe + slippers
»» Accessibility rooms - 49
»» The Nest Cocktail Lounge
»» Lounge area
»» Pet-friendly rooms - 4
(max. capacity 100 mingle)
»» Iron + ironing board
»» Sofa bed and / or bunk bed
»» Creative Spaces – 5
»» The DC lobby shop
»» Water boiler + tea & coffee
(max. capacity 76 sitting)
(light meals, snacks and soft drinks)
»» Bathroom amenities
»» The Nest Wellness (pool, sauna, treatments etc)
EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT CAMPFIRE
6PM STARTING AT
THE NEST WELLNESS. Take the lift to the ninth floor. Let off some steam in the gym. Chill out in the pool. Fall asleep on the massage table. We’ll make your drink Irish in the cocktail lounge.
Downtown Sisterhood She believed she could. So she did. The Downtown Sisterhood is a community of women with great ambition and achievement. The after work event takes place on the last Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit us on Facebook.
D OW N T OW N D J
We have chosen to compensate for our environmental footprint. For all the meat we purchase, we compensate for the carbon dioxide emissions. We also offer the option to make almost anything on our menu vegetarian or vegan!
Grab & Go DC ST YLE
Did you know that we have bicycles, longboards, skateboards, SUPs and kayaks for a loan in the hotel lobby? Dust off your urban explorer self and discover Stockholm in a new way. In collaboration with our partners And The Revolution, Melker Kayaks, Stockholm SUP and Urskog.
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Do you have a soft spot for charcoal-grilled deliciousness? Discover a new world of comfort food in our restaurant Campfire.
Afternoon Fika Got a sweet tooth? Leaving Sweden without trying a traditional ”fika” is a big no-no. Try our take on this national treasure. Served in The Nest, from September and onwards.
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