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Absalonsgade 8, Copenhagen, Denmark

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1904 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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The 66 bed dorm is not bad at all- bring earplugs! Beds were comfortable enough and the lockers right next to the beds were a bonus. The staff is really nice, and here is always somebody around. The added cost for bedding is really expensive however. The kitchen is huge and clean, and there is tons of space inside and outside for hanging out. The wifi is fast, and it's close to the train station.


We arrived at the hostel at 6am. We're not welcome at all. I asked for early check-in but it was not accepted. We had to pay full night stay. And we also had to pay extra 60 DKK for pillow, blanket and bed sheet! I've never seen such thing before. Hostel staff are only taking care of money, it is not friendly at all. Other things are not more than average.


Not enough showers and toilets for the amount of people staying there. Also £15 would have been a good price if you didn't have to pay another £10 each for bedding, meaning the value for money was very poor. The atmosphere was mellow.


66-room is suprisingly fine, especially if - like me - you were barely ever in the hostel.


Good part is kitchen full of equipment. Bad part is not so safety there. I lost my wallet there. They don't provide pillow and blanket also if you dont rent it.


Good location with a reasonable price. Only thing that bothers me slightly is they don't provide pillow and duvet. Atmosphere is perfect and you will always have a chance to meet new friends here.


- no security to get into the premises or rooms - lockers too small to even fit the smallest of bags - dirty everywhere - beds so close to the top bunk you cannot sit up - huge lack of facilities, showers on a different floor to rooms and communal - maximum of two plug sockets in a 12 bed dorm, very few throughout the rest of the hostel - 25 minute walk into the centre, very little in the surrounding area We checked out after one night and found somewhere else. Avoid this place

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel, close to the main train station (10min walk) located in a nice street and has nice staff


didn't realise I had booked into a refugee camp. No locks to get into the rooms. Bunks beds were two single beds nailed together absolutely no room to move. And very over priced for what you get!!! Would not recommend any one to ever stay here !!!!!

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed in the 66 bed dorm which sounds horrendous at first, but after reading the reviews (which were right), it wasn't bad at all. Stayed for four nights, didn't bother purchasing the extra linen which was a ripoff. Not enough showers for the amount of people, and you have to go up the next floor and down the corridor which wasn't very convenient. Showers were also not the cleanest. No plugs in rooms which means everyone is fighting for one in the common areas. Location was good though.


Convenient location and open 24/7 Staff very helpful

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


As another guest said: "It's more like a refugee camp than a hostel." It's expensive, sheets are an extra almost 10 euro (so add that to the price) it's incredibly dirty, the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper (for 12 hours) there is ZERO security unless you have a very specific type of lock for the small lockers. Outlets are hard to come by. Staff clearly weren't taking care of the place. Overall, I would highly recommend paying more for somewhere else. It's not worth it here.


Ladders are needed to climb on a bunk bed!!! People cannot be safe by using a weak cheap Ikea stool to reach their bed! There are not enough hangers for clothes or towels in both bedrooms and bathrooms. How can one hang their towel on the shower curtain? It would surely get wet! The sinks? When did you wash them the last time?


Just don't.


+ great kitchen and common areas - not very clean in bathrooms and toilets ~ 66 dorm not as bad as it sounds - incompetent staff checked us out one day to early! ~ but offered "emergency bed" in basement + obviously cheapest price in copenhagen

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I stayed for one night and it was enough. I had the top bunk of a bed and it would squeak with every tiny movement felt like the bed was going to break. The doors were loud going into and out of the room. Showers and sinks were filthy but a spotless kitchen. Luggage storage was handy and staff were friendly. Would stay again for one night because it's so cheap compared to everything else.


Hood and close to everything we need to be close to, friendly staff.showers could do with being a bit bigger but thats a minor issue


Pros: decent location, close to the central station, cheap (by CPH standards...), kitchen Cons: extra for bed linen, literally 3 shower stalls in the entire building which were DIRTY, no outlets in rooms so you have to do your charging in the lobby, the bunk beds aren't actually bunk beds...somewhere along the line someone thought to stack two singles and stick a bolt through it so hope for a top bunk Overall I probably wouldn't stay here again...It has potential but it needs a major makeover.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel was really dirty and way to expensive for what offers.


Great location, very close to the train and some great restaurants & grocery stores. Front desk people were great and very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was only so-so. Only big issue was that you could only charge your devices downstairs in the common areas as there weren't many plugs in the room.

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