The US has Miami. Sweden has Malmö. Sweden’s southern-most city will open up its crime-ridden gates to approximately 100,000 sparkling queens (and their straight friends) in May this year. But for a city with as many quality hotels as Stockholm in the 1600s, this has proven a problem for Eurovision fans.

Here’s how one of our friends put it. “I’m a huge Eurovision fan and stay on-site every year regardless of cost, but this year I just simply wasn’t quick enough to get one of the few hotel rooms available. So now I’m stuck taking a freaking train every night back to Copenhagen. Better city, granted, but it may get in the way of my Euroclub late-night cruising!” We feel our sister’s pain.

But to those of you like our beloved Eurovision sister who are looking to score with one of Malmö’s many gangsters, we think we have a better option for you. Swedes aren’t known to be the greediest of people, but with the news being publicised that 40,000 SEK of rental income is tax-free each year, middle-class Joe Schmoes (or Per Lindqvists) are rushing to sites like airbnb.com to put up their apartments for rent during the May peak season. Maria Nyman Moritz, who lives in a 4-bedroom apartment in central Malmö, is renting out the flat for 1,300 SEK per night over a 13-night period.

“It will be really exciting to get to know our guests,” she explained to Kvällsposten newspaper. “If we can help them with anything, we will gladly do it. I’d really like to show them our parks and the other nice things in our city.” We wish Maria and her four Dutch journalist guests a romping old time in that flat…and we hope condoms are included in the price!

And what will Maria do with the money? “We are thinking of going to New York City…and the Caribbean islands.” Hmm, how noble.

So what do you all think? Are you trying to find a hotel room somewhere in Malmo? Staying with random people? Or staying across the bridge in Copenhagen??

 

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Zack
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Zack

You bet! Wiwi was actually one of the first people I emailed last year about figuring out how to get there, and so I will make sure to thank him in person!

vebooboo
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vebooboo

Thanks, Zack!!!! See you in Malmo?? PILLOW FIGHT! 🙂

Zack
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Zack

Hey Vebooboo I mean. Sorry! 🙂

Zack
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Zack

Hey Wiwi:

I got this from OGAE INTERNATIONAL:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Today it has been confirmed that on Monday (18th March) there will be a release on the hotel rooms that the delegations and press doesn’t need. Which means that all the rooms that have been blocked earlier by SVT for the ESC will be available for private persons to book! Please forward this information to your members who might still be searching for accommodation!

vebooboo
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vebooboo

We know a lot of the Eurovision fans are staying in the Park Inn by Malmo central station. Pillow fights & dance parties are in store!

Sokratis
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Sokratis

I didnt even bother looking for a place in Malmo, I just booked Copenhagen straight away.

Simmon from Switzerland
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Simmon from Switzerland

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