Just like every major European city, there are many
youth hostels and budget hotels
in Copenhagen, each featuring decent lodging options
for premium prices. Because average Copenhagen hostels
tend to be a little higher grade than a lot of those throughout
the rest of Europe, the prices here are a little bit steeper
than, say, Berlin.
But that doesn’t mean you’ll be breaking the
bank – the whole point of hostels is to avoid that
sort of thing.
There are four main Copenhagen hostels in the city, each offering something different for the casual traveler. The most unique hostel in Copenhagen is definitely the Nyhavn Boat Hostel named so because it is, well, a boat. If you ever dreamt of not just sailing the waters surrounding the capital of Denmark, but actually sleeping upon them, well this Copenhagen hostel is for you. The saloon is on the top, the accommodations below deck. That was, at least, you won’t be stumbling upwards after a long night in the boisterous hostel bar.
The poorly named Sleep-in-Heaven is located in the Norrebro
neighborhood, and is a little out of the way from the
main streets of the city. Many seek out the Sleep-In-Heaven,
however, since it is the cheapest hostel in Copenhagen,
and has the same laundry list of features that any self-respecting
hostel would have, such as a continental breakfast, well-stocked
hostel bar, private yards and lounge areas, free internet
and large lockers for travelers’ valuables. The
only caveat is that you must be between the ages of 16
and 35 to get into the cheapest of Copenhagen Hostels.
The relatively new Danhostel Copenhagen City is not only the best hostel in Copenhagen, it ranks with the best hostels in all of Europe. With 1020 beds available, it is certainly one of the largest – not to mention one of the best values, as anywhere from 4 bed rooms to 10 bed rooms can be purchased for under $30. Rising high above the neighboring buildings and right on the water, the Danhostel Copenhagen City should not be missed if budget travel is in your future. Standing near the Tivoli Gardens and well within walking distance of Central Station, this is also the most centrally located hostel in the city, and there are usually plenty of beds available.
Near the main shopping centers
and top nightlife is the Absalon Annex Hostel. This hostel
is in the hip Vesterbro neighborhood and is the main hangout
of travelers who want to push the limits on what is budget
travel. Only slightly less expensive than a cheap Copenhagen
hotel, the Absalon Annex is nevertheless consistently
booked, so make sure to plan ahead when venturing here.
Like most of the city’s lodgings, it is located
near the Tivoli Gardens and Royal
Theatre Square. Unlike the other Copenhagen hostels,
this one features private rooms, and even the most crowded
room only contains three beds inside.