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Absalonsgade 8, Copenhagen, Denmark

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1615 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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A little bit rundown but makes the conversation with other people better because have to get off your phone and interesting characters staying there. Have to pay for any type of bedding so that kinda blows. Decent location, about 15 min from central station

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice, basic hostel. It is very close to everything and within walking distance from the station. You do have to pay for linen, towels and a padlock, but this is made clear before you arrive and the money goes towards the after school club which is sweet. Wifi good, maps provided, staff very friendly and the hostel is clean. My only problem was that there are no locks on the bedroom doors, but lockers are provided. Would stay here again on a budget.


The rooms are ok. I don't expect that much of a hostel but the beds are awefull as soon as somebody moves every bed is shaking too. So you won't sleep much, cause you'll be afraid the beds are going to break down cause of being so unstable. The showers are disgusting too. The walls are mouldi and the shower curtain nearly rotten, as well as the matrazes of the beds we slept in... To put it in a nutshell, we were glad that we only stayed one night, otherwise we'd be changing the hostel.


Not too bad had to pay for sheets and pillow as extra though


66 bed dorms how good can it be? There's no ladders up to the top bunks so you have to hoist yourself up. Plus charging separately for sheets, a pillow and a blanket is absurd. The kitchen is awesome, the staff are friendly, but it's too big to be a chill place to meet people. It's more like a backpacker warehouse.


Staff was really nice. The cheapest option in the area but not cheap. Beds packed into rooms with only a few showers for each gender on each floor. Huge eating area. Typical packed fridge and bad cooking utensils. Just more like a YMCA. And the doors to the rooms didn't lock, not even an option to lock. Kinda far from main area, still walkable though. Cheapest, that's it


Although they have capacity for a lot of people the showers are only few (3 or 4). The kitchen is very big but gets too crowded and dirty at dinner time. You need to fight to get a place and tools to cook.


Good hostel, friendly enough staff. I stayed in the 66 bed dorm and I was actually surprised by how quiet it was! I didn't find that this hostel had the best Atmosphere although this could just be down to grumpy travelers! Good wifi and TV area! Candles lit at night made it :)


Although I had read about the lack of sheeta pillow or any of those things, there was 2 computers in the hostel and the charged you 10 DKK for 30 minutes, besides the internet and the wifi signal was very slow and poor. It's good for the price and just for a few days.


This was a great hostel! The common room makes it easy to meet people. We stayed in the 66 bed room and I thought it was going to be terrible, but the way they dim and turn on the lights, plus the organisation of the beds, made it a really great stay. The kitchen is big and clean, but at dinner time you have to fight for kitchen supplies because there aren't quite enough to go around. It is a good, centrally located area. I would definitely recommend this hostel.


Very helpful staff, who assisted me with printing at no extra charge! I stayed in the massive 66-bed dorm and the only comment is that there weren't enough power points to charge phones and laptops etc at times. But overall it was good value for money, especially in expensive Copenhagen!


This is probably one of the cheapest places in CPH and it shows it - cramped rooms, and barely sufficient facilities (especially at nearly full capacity as in August). Still, it's quite decent for a cheap hostel, and a good place to meet people


Excellently located hostel. Lack of plug sockets in the 66 bed dorm can be a little bit of a hassle if the hostel is busy. Showers are pretty basic and not enough for the amount of people who stay in this hostel. The 66 bed dorm is pretty good with beds segregated into blocks of 4.


The common areas i.e. showers and toilets are clean even it was busy - the hostel was full. I brought my own sheets as they charged extra 50krones for pillow and sheets. There was no lock for the room, which means everyone can walk in and out of the room anytime. I arrived late 11pm at the hostel and had to walk for 15mins from the central station, location wise - it's not bad. Staffs are friendly. Good atmosphere.


Very uncomfortable beds, no pillows, sheets etc (you have to buy them), staff was ok. The toilets were dirty and smelled. The kitchen is large and well equipped. Good location near the central station. All in all, nothing special.


Add 5 Euros to have bed sheets otherwise expect bedbugs. The kitchen is huge, but the common area to work on you computer is too crammed. Location is great and Wifi worked well.


Security is a big question!!! there are no locks on door and any one can just get in to the rooms!!! i stayed in 12 bed dorm, the room was really dirty and it smells bad!


Well I don't know if you can expect much more from the cheapest hostel in the city. But I thought it was ridiculous that you had to RENT a pillow. I somehow understand that the bed sheets need to be rented if you don't have your own, but I would expect that pillow would be in the price of the room. Beds were squeegy, so bring earplugs ! It was very dimm in the room. Location was very good!


It was REALLY AWFUL TERRIBLE! Employee being thin was RUDE AND LIAR! We told him that we choosed the 4 a.m option entrance to hostel and if we pay 2 day money we wouldnt stay at there he said ok only 1 day money.he showed so so bad room in fact it LOOKS LIKE BARN more than room!IT WASNT ROOM WHICH WE BOOKED! he said in the morning he would show better room but then in the morning he said that you had to stay at this room and then had to pay money for 1 more day!we said no and he tried to FIGHT!

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed in the 60 bed dorm, which was pretty much as expected. The kitchen is very well equipped, but is often so dirty that it is frustrating to use. Responsibility for cleaning dishes could be enforced better. The hot water in the showers runs out during peak usage and there is absolutely nowhere to put clothes or towels unless your comfortable dressing in front of everyone. Even a hook or two would be nice. Each bedding item is charged separately, including sheets, pillows, and blankets

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