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Hotel Arena

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It’s kind of small room, but it was clean. The walls were paper-thin, you could hear the neighbour through the wall. They offer parking in the backyard for 150 SEK pr night. The location is good, very close to Ullevi, and also Liseberg, mainstreet and shoppingmall. The breakfast is ok, but it looks like a kafeteria. It looks simple, but the food is ok. We asked for glutenfree option, and they did have it. The front of the hotel is anonym, so it wasn’t easy to see that we had come to the right place. Very nice staff in the reception. Good value for money If you don’t expect a fancy hotel.

We have booked two room for a business Month in Gothenburg, we were really surprised...the receptionist was kind but the rest was very poor. If you wanna stay for something like 3days...this hotel could be a good choice.

Well suprisingly the inside is better than the outside. Nice, industrial style rooms. Spacious I can say for the swedish hotels I ve been in. The breakfast poor. Very polite stuff. I will definitely check in there again.

This is a hotel that offers no frills value for money. It is clean and comfortable. There is no bar and breakfast is very basic. There are a number of decent restaurants nearby and it is a 10 minute walk (max) to the central station. Perfectly good hotel for a business stay or accommodation on a budget. The staff were welcoming and friendly - Good value for money proposition.

In Gothenburg for an out of budget business meeting, the choice went to the Hotel Arena. Good location, a 10 minute walking from the Central Station. There are some restaurants around but if you have time and patience take the public transportation and go to the main avenue. Although the room is about 8 sq.m. only and the bed is leaning against the wall, it was clean and the shower is good. Breakfast is fair. A typical B&B.

Me and my friends stayed there for a weekend in Gothenburg. Lobby is very small. But location is really great, one stop to the central station in Gothenburg with the tram or a 10 minute walk is you prefer. Some small restaurants near the hotel with great food. The rooms where clean and service was great. No minibar or glasses in the room. The hotel breakfast was boring if you ask me. But all in all, great hotel for the price if you want to explore the city and just coming back to rest or sleep. On the last note, the walls are not isolated. We experienced very loud music and bass from the room next door. Which is unfortunate.

We travelled to Gothenburg by car for a short, and not too expensive, stay in the city center with our dog. We arrived by 1pm and could park the car safely in the hotel parking. As our room wasn't ready, they offered us to store our luggage in the hotel but we preferred to keep them in the car as the parking was only accessible through the hotel or with a passkey. The room was to be ready by 3pm, which didn't happen, we had to wait in the reception area for about 30 minutes until we could gain access. Not too bad but we were soaked by the rain and a bit grumpy... Our room was a bit small but functional, ours was big enough to comfortably host a medium sized dog and two adults for two nights. There is however no possibility to set the temperature in the room. For us it was OK but it might be an issue when it's really cold or hot outside. The staff is young and very friendly. The breakfast was good, included in the price of the room, we didn't lack anything. The breakfast room was a bit crowded on the second day but everyone found a place to sit. We very much appreciated the access to coffee and tea 24h/7 and the possibility to sit down in the sofas to sip your tea/coffee and read the newspaper. With regards to the dog, we were charged an extra 250kr for the two nights, which I believe is reasonable. We chose the hotel parking as it's 150kr per 24 hours instead of 30kr per hour (9am to 6pm) in the street. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a nice, calm hotel for a short stay in Gothenburg.

Nicely located, nice large room. Enough space for 4 people. Breakfast was very standard... And staff were not very attention to missing items etc. Parking very expensive in the streets surrounding the hotel. Hotel has a small number of parking spots, but not close to enough to cover the number of guests.

Stayed here for the Coldplay concert in June. Close to railway station 10 min walk and even closer to the stadium for the concert - really nice when concert finished to be back in hotel so quickly. Hotel is functional with friendly service. Breakfast was ok and free coffee and snacks downstairs during the day was a nice touch. Room clean but for us it was all about the location for this trip.

As i was informed government has booked most of the hotels for some event, had to stay in this hotel. staff know English but act smart. very confusing billing. convenient to the travel using public transport and near to the central station , restaurents

Baldersgatan 4 Gothenburg

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Gothenburg City Museum and Universeum
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Centrum, Hotel Arena is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Gothenburg City Museum and Universeum. This 57-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Gothenburg, it's also close to Gothenburg Opera and Liseberg Amusement Park.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 57 individually decorated rooms provide phones and desks. LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers.

Property features

Hotel Arena features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for SEK 150 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 189 reviews