Hostels in Århus, Denmark

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Get to know Århus (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 Århus. To help you make friends with Århus before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

Arhus is the second largest city in Denmark and is also a very important port city for its country. Home to approx. 240,000 Danes (over a million in the metropolitan area), the city is situated in central Denmark and is a common place for backpackers to go while traveling the Nordic countries.

The hostels in Arhus are of good quality. The prices vary, with dorm beds starting from about 25 euros and double / twin bed rooms from a bit higher. Arhus hostels are by far the most inexpensive option of lodging in the city. Remember to ask Arhus hostel staff for tips & tricks when planning your daily activities around the city.

Arhus is served by most forms of transport (buses, trains and so on), and there is an airport that serves the city, although it is about 40 kilometers away from the main city proper. There is also a ferry service that runs from Copenhagen to Arhus, check their website for schedules and details. The main city area is not that large, so walking around from your Arhus hostel is a great option too. There are free city bikes you can borrow (you just need 20 DKK, which you get back when returning the bike).

When you stay in an Arhus hostel, we recommend that you visit the Arhus Art Museum which is one of the largest museums in Denmark. There are also other museums and a very nice renovated Old Town area, which was actually moved to form a museum-village of sorts. Some nice parks and a church over 800 years old (Arhus Domkirke, or Arhus Cathedral) complete the selection. All in all, Arhus is a city teeming with culture and vibes of an old, historical Scandinavian city.

Written by local enthusiast for Århus hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Århus hostels Miika

FAQ about Århus Hostels

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A hostel in Århus costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Århus with private rooms costs on average $198. shows all 3 Hostels in Århus. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Århus, Denmark. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Århus such as
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Your Packing List for Århus

Your Packing List for Århus

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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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Århus Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Århus, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$198 Average private room price
$31 Cheapest hostel in Århus
Danhostel Aarhus City is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Århus
Danhostel Aarhus City is the best rated
Most Århus hostels are located in
C -- City Centre, Risskov
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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