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 Odense. To help you make friends with Odense before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Odense is a city on the island of Funen, which is part of Denmark. It is the 3rd largest city in the country (home to about 165,000 citizens), and a common place for travelers and backpackers traveling Scandinavia to visit. It is an old city (over 1,000 years), with a vibrant nightlife and a rich cultural heritage.
Odense is served by its own airport (Odense Airport) as well as many other forms of transport, including buses and trains. The trip from Copenhagen is about 2 hours with a train. The city central itself is compact, and best traveled by foot. There is a very interesting transport option in the city however, and that is the river boats. It is a highly recommended experience to try at least once. There are also local buses available if you wish to head out further from the city center.
While visiting an Odense hostel, there are many interesting things to see. The cultural history is well experienced by visiting the many museums the city has to offer. The main attraction is probably the Hans Christian Andersen House, which is dedicated to the great writer. The Odense Zoo is also a common place to visit (and can be reached with a river boat).
Hostels in Odense are of good quality. The prices of the hostels vary greatly and it is highly recommended to book ahead. Travelers in groups will get a better price because you can book a bigger room together. Odense hostel staff are a great source of information and it is recommended to ask them for tips & tricks, and about what is going on in the city at the time of your stay.
Written by local enthusiast for Odense hostelsMiika