Hostels in Denmark Hostels in Denmark

You are looking for hostels in Denmark? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Denmark hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Denmark.

All Cities in Denmark

We list every single hostel in Denmark and the world. In total, we have 72 cities in Denmark for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Denmark hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Denmark. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Denmark

Demnark! It's home to some rich royal and viking histories, an open minded people, one of the most successful welfare states in the world, fairytales, and Carlsberg. Prepare to open your hearts, your minds and your wallets! As a country that provides most of its social services for free, the taxation on everything is super high. Whatever you think you need, double it and then you're in the ballpark of what you actually need. Also keep in mind that using a foreign credit card will incur a nearly 3% surcharge everywhere by law, so taking cash out to travel is preferable.

The hostels in Denmark are mostly found in the capital city of Copenhagen. There is a whole stack of really great things to do. If you are planning on getting around most of it fairly quickly, the Copenhagen card gives you access to heaps of attractions and to the public transport system. Some of the cool attractions are out of the city, like Roskilde Cathedral where all of the Danish Royalty are buried, and the card covers these areas too. If you're on a budget, there are three different free walking tours that you can take in around the city. The National Museum is free. Glyptotek is free on Tuesdays, and is well worth a visit for its incredible sculptures. But most museums and attractions in Copenhagen are closed on Mondays, so keep this in mind when planning your trip. Hostels in the city centre are in scattered locations but you will find that most of the city is within walking distance to things or to a train station.

Majority of the other destinations in Denmark will only have one or two options for a hostel in each place. If you are travelling in peak season or school holidays you will need to book in advance, as the Danes love to get out and about and things will book up fast. Heading north about an hour you will reach Helsingør. Stay in the Helsingør hostel while exploring this small little town that is home to the famous castle of Hamlet from Shakespeare's famous play of the same name. There are a few other cool things to see and do like the Søfart maritime museum. You won't need more than a day here.

Heading west you will find yourself island hopping to the town of Odense. There aren't many hostels here and it is a popular destination as it is the birthplace of the famous fairytales author, Hans Christian Anderson. You can visit his childhood home, learn about his life in the museum, and get a feel for the man.

There are a few more hostels onward from here mostly accessible in small towns by train. As you head into Jutland, you can visit the Viking settlement of Aarhus, and the towns of Kolding and Fredericia, which all have minimal hostel space. Keep in mind that trains out this way can be quite expensive, especially considering that the population out this way is quite small. It will however give you some stunning nature and a feel for rural Denmark.

Whatever it is that you are doing, make sure you plan and book your hostels in advance. It will save you money, time and the hassle. And most of all enjoy! Don't forget to thank the locals with a giant smile and a "tak" (thank you!).

expert for Denmark hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Denmark hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Denmark - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Denmark. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Denmark. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Denmark

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Denmark?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Denmark here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Denmark safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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