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Stay in Copenhagen without blowing the budget

Still a bed for the night in 2023 is relatively cheap in this otherwise expensive city

A bed for the night at the right price

Copenhagen can be quite expensive. And that includes accommodation too. However, it is possible to find some great places, centrally located, that offer you a top stay for small money. In fact, I’ve tried them all (except CPH Down Town) and these are my top picks. Read on.
(The photo with the intensively red hotel sign was taken at Ibsen’s hotel on Vendersgade.)

Next House

A very modern hostel with a great rooftop kitchen and bar. Really, the best value for your money is a bed in a dorm. So what else does Next House offer? well, Two bars and a restaurant, a gym, a cinema and a complete football arena. And the location is great too. Wellknown places like Hovedbangården, Glyptoteket and Tivoli is just a few minutes walk away.
Bernstorffsgade 27

Golden Next House in the evening sun

Steel House

Same concept as Next House. But It is located on Vesterbro which is the hot area in copenhagen right now. So to stay in a dorm will be the cheapest way to get a bed. In fact, Steel House is a very modern hostel and hotel. Here you also find a kitchen, gym and pool. Moreover, a few times a week you can even enjoy live music. Prices from 145 Dkr for a really good bed. Usually more expensive on weekends. This place allows you to stay for longer periods.
Herholdtsgade 6

Excellent premises to socialise

Danhostel Copenhagen City

This is the former Hotel Europa built back in 1955. It was once called Denmark’s first skyscraper, and built with the help of money from the Marshall Aid.
Undoubtedly, the location along HC Andersens boulevard is superb and just close to the beautiful canal, and Tivoli is only a few minutes walk away. Indeed try to get a room higher up in the building, you will be greeted by a fantastic view of Copenhagen. Furthermore you can always get a bed in a simple dorm for a good price.
H. C. Andersens Blvd. 50

At danhostel, smart elevators make sure you get to the right floor

A&O Hostels Sydhavn

South of Copenhagen city you will find this larger hostel. Especially Its location quite near Bella Center makes it a great place to stay if you are going to visit any fair. Unfortunately it’s not that close to the city center so bus or local train is what applies if you don’t like to walk for about 45 minutes.
More info about Sydhavn here.
Sydhavns Plads 4

A&O is a modern hostel with most amenities


Just close to the canal in Nyhavn you find this picturesque place. So for sure this has to be the absolute best location in all of copenhagen, no competition. Having said that I did not really appreciate my stay here last time. But things change and now it looks like they offer a more attractive stay.
Nyhavn 63C

Amazing location in an old warehouse from 1756

Copenhagen Down Town Hostel

I’ve never stayed here myself but friends who have say the bar area takes up most of the space. So if you work a lot with our laptop another place might be a better deal.
I will of course stay here some night in the near future and leave my personal experience of the place.
Vandkunsten 5

CPH Down Town offers a central location close to almost everything

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