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Get to know Ålborg (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ålborg. To help you make friends with Ålborg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Ålborg is also named and spelled Aalborg - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Alborg is a city of about 123,000 people (over 190,000 in the metropolitan area), situated in North Jutland, Denmark. Dating back all the way to the early 8th century, the city is teeming with culture and historical value. It is a great place to go to for backpackers traveling Scandinavia.

Alborg has its own airport, which has many routes, both domestic and international. The most common way to get to Alborg if you fly, is on a domestic flight from Copenhagen. However, there is also a comprehensive bus and train network connecting Alborg to other Danish cities. The bus trip from Copenhagen to Alborg is about 5 hours. When you're staying at an Alborg hostel, keep in mind that the city center itself is best seen on foot because it is compact.

The prices of hostels in Alborg vary, but generally the price for a dorm bed is about 25-30 euros, and twins / double rooms will set you back a bit more. Overall Alborg hostel quality is good, like most places in Denmark (and Scandinavia, for that matter). The Alborg hostel staff is a great source of information because they have the latest tips on where to go around the city and what is going on.

One thing to make sure to see in Alborg is the famous Icebreaker, Elbjorn. Today, it is a combined museum, glass workshop, bar, and a restaurant. There are also several other museums and parks which are very nice. If you are looking for something different, check out the ancient viking graveyard. The Alborg Zoo is also a good place to spend some of your time when you stay at an Alborg hostel.

Written by local enthusiast for Ålborg hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ålborg hostels Miika

Your Packing List for Ålborg

Your Packing List for Ålborg

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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