Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can choose from 17 Copenhagen hostels. In total, there are 34 cheap places to stay in Copenhagen such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $23 for a dorm.
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 Copenhagen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Copenhagen hostels are located in
Nørrebro, Frederiksberg C, Indre By
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Copenhagen? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Copenhagen alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Copenhagen. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Copenhagen. To help you make friends with Copenhagen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Copenhagen is also named and spelled København - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Copenhagen is the cultural and financial capital of Denmark and is also home to the Danish Royal Family. It is divided into the city center and several surrounding suburbs.
If you are looking for a Copenhagen hostel, you might want to try finding one in the city center because that is where most of the attractions are situated.
If you do not want to stay in the center of the city, Osterbro and Norrebro are very nice, more residential neighborhoods. Living up to the reputation of Scandinavian countries, Copenhagen hostels are relatively expensive, but you can also expect them to be clean and welcoming with very helpful staff. If you are traveling here in summer, make sure to book well in advance since rooms tend to fill up quickly.
If you end up staying at a city center area Copenhagen hostel, getting around by foot is the way to go. You will find everything within easy walking distance and get to enjoy beautiful buildings and lots of shopping while you're getting to your destinations. Do not forget to stroll along the harbor to meet the famous little mermaid.
If you aren't big on walking, there's a comprehensive public transport system which can take you from your hostel to anywhere in the city that you want. If you have an extra day, take a bus or train across the Oresund bridge to get to neighboring Malmo where you can eat some famous Swedish Kottbulla.
Written by local enthusiast for Copenhagen hostels Mona
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Copenhagen. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Copenhagen. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Copenhagen costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Copenhagen with private rooms costs on average $90.
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Globalhagen Hostel is the best hostel in Copenhagen for families.
Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER is the best hostel in Copenhagen for groups.
Woodah Hostel is the best rated hostel in Copenhagen for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 17 hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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 Copenhagen. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Copenhagen. 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!
This is one of the coolest cities in Europe. People can sometimes seem to be a little bit cold, but Danes are great if just take some time, drink some beers. Christiania is nice, even if you don't smoke weed! Copenhagen is best during summer though!
Christiania is absolutely sh*t. If you are not drug addicted avoid going there. Go to Nationalmuseet instead. It's free and definitely one of the best museums ever seen around the world. Supermarkets are not more expensive than in Italy. Two complete days are more than enough for Copenhagen.
Davide & Michela, Chiavari (GE), Italy
Overall I found this city to be pretty unfriendly. You kind of get the impression that they wish you would just go home. My friend and I got yelled at and called names for buying all of the pizza in the deli. Go figure.
Visit Christiania, it's changed a lot but still has a great vibe.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Copenhagen and Denmark.
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.