It is generally really hard to get an apartment in Berlin, but there is one service that makes it convenient called “Housing Anywhere”. You can book affordable rooms online. They’re usually an acceptable quality. It’s convenient to book and there are rooms immediately available. The way they keep cost down is that many people tend to live in one apartment. In my current one, there are three beds in one spacious room, for example. It’s perfectly legal and comfortable.
Is there anything like this in Stockholm? I know the official apartment queue has a long wait time. But what about a widely used, easy, fast way to get something cheap to meet your basic needs?