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 Ebeltoft. To help you make friends with Ebeltoft before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
With a rich history and quaint atmosphere, this 675-year-old coastal town has become a popular destination for Danish tourists looking for a weekend getaway – and is quickly gaining a reputation abroad, as well.
An old port town, Ebeltoft is filled with summer cottages lining cobblestone streets. The town centre, with centuries-old half-timbered structures, is one of Ebeltoft’s main attractions, but there is more to this community than just old village charm. Visitors here can take in the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, one of the first glass museums in the world, and Fregatten Jylland, the world’s longest wooden warship.
The area surrounding Ebeltoft is filled with beaches and summer rentals – and, as the community’s tourism industry continues to grow, more and more hostels and hotels. There are also plenty of hostels and hotels in the nearby city of Aarhus, which is only 50km away. The holiday resort Øer is also just south of town, and has a variety of accommodation options, as well.
However, those who choose to stay at a hostel or hotel in Ebeltoft have the opportunity to spend more time getting to know this quaint community. Filled with artisans like glass blowers, potters, jewellery designers, and painters, Ebeltoft is a friendly town that welcomes foreign visitors. There are plenty of unique restaurants to try in Ebeltoft, letting guests sample some local cuisine during their stay.
Beaches are within walking distance of your local accommodation, and tourists can venture out to take in some area attractions, including Ree Safari Park, Munkholm Zoo, Skandinavisk Dyrepark, Kattegatcentret, Djurs Sommerland, and Randers Tropical Zoo. There is no shortage of things to see in the Ebeltoft area.
Bus connections will bring tourists from the airport in Copenhagen, or visitors can rent a car and drive down the main highway from Aarhus. In Ebeltoft, most attractions in the older part of town can be easily reached on foot.
Written by local enthusiast for Ebeltoft hostelsJakob Lombardi