Home to the world's greatest Hostels

33,000 properties, 170 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

City Public Hostel Reviews

Absalonsgade 8, Copenhagen, Denmark

Reviews & Ratings Explained


1932 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


The hostel is 15 minutes off the city centre, which is quite ok. However, the 66 rooms were too small for the number of people inside, and too dirty. Beds are extremely close to each other. Definitely, 18 euros for a room like this is too much. Plus, they don't even have a plug in the rooms, so if you want to charge your phone you must wait sitting on a sofa in the hall.


Very good located, loved the lobby area and the little yard outside. Staff was friendly and wifi workef really good! Didnt like the fact that you could not pay with card - could have been mentioned before. Over all a very nice hostel for that price!


It's an okay hostel, pretty sweet kitchen. Beds are basic and not the most comfortable. Very few showering/washing facilities for how many people are here. Not many charging facilities. Wifi is good. Security is a small locker, can't fit our rucksack in. You have to buy linens, padlocks etc. Be prepared to meet wierdos and perverts and lots of kids. There's a lot of them, Not a good place for solo travellers I think.


The issues with the facilities were that the beds were very shaking and loud, my bed springs appeared to be partly broken and the mattress just dipped in the middle. The window in our room (the only one that would open) was broken and would only stay open if propped. The room got quite warm and stuffy as a result despite not being hot outside. I also was very annoyed to pay $10 for bedding. The good: the large kitchen, outdoor areas, close to the train station.


This hostel is really not worth the cash. Not that backpackers on a budget have an alternative really, but I don't recommend it.


The place is nice, not very far from the downtown. For the price you pay, it's way worse than many hotel hostels or budget hotels. The most annoying thing was having to pay almost 50% more for pillow and blankets. Not nice.


No lock for the door There still was someone's hair on my bed Only one bowl in the kitchen


The 66-bed dorm is just fine, the kitchens are amazing! It's located close to one of the main streets. It can be very full and overbooked in the weekends though, watch out for that. Staff is nice and tries to make it up for you. Nice back- and frontyards. The male shower in the basement was a little too dirty, female showers were fine. Nice for a few days.


The hostel was really cheap, but the bed linen were quite expensive, 60 Danish krones per bed. The only possibility to charge your phone is in the lobby, but there are many sockets, so it isn't actually a thing to worry about. The staff listened to good music! The use of computer cost like 10 krones per half an hour... But in the end the place was totally worth it, sleeping in the same room with 65 other people was not a problem at all. It was a well-organized place with a lot of travellers!


I was not informated by anyone that I had to pay extra due to my online payment. Futhermore they stole some of my stuff like bedshits, towels etc and the environment looked pretty risky to leave your things in your bed.It looked like it was a matter of time that your private belongings would be easily stolen or lost and you wouldn't be compensated for that.In conclusion I would prefer better facilities, with clean and safer beds(you couldn't sleep on them easily)

  • 31st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Extremely poor security. There is only a keycode for the front entrance but no locks on any of the room doors, which is appalling. Bed linen was also a considerable amount extra. Thankfully lockers are provided, but I can't recommend this as a good place to stay.


66 person dorm was not as bad as expected. Except, try to get a bottom bunk bed so when the Libby's turn on its not shining directly on you. Standard lock does not fit the lockers, don't be surprised if you have to buy one. We couldn't find the showers, but had a big kitchen facility. Location was far from city centre, had to walk a lot.


We realmente liked the hostel, it had good facilities great staff and atmosphere. We stayed in the 66 bed room wich had us afraid of would we sleep with so much people in a room, but its a Huge aired space divided info smaller areas of 4 beds, so that was a good surprise. The only thing i would appoint to improve would be the cleanliness of the dishes and cuttlery, but thats the fault of the guests


Zero security, broken showers, filthy toilet facilities, and sagging broken beds. If it weren't for the guests sharing my room who became great friends it would have been a horrible stay.


I had a nice stay there iits well situated and nice. Well there are a lot people in the room.mine was 22 people. The staff is friendly.


I stayed for only 1 night, . It was a short walk to the Copenhagen central station (in the other direction of the city centre), but I still found it to be conveniently located and easy to walk around. To enter the hostel we receive a security code, and most of the time there is someone at the front desk. Rooms were comfortable and prices average given linen must be purchased. Hostel was clean enough and wi-fi worked. Hostel was full, but not too noisy. It was a good stay.

  • 29th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Enjoyed my stay in Copenhagen! Perfect location and helpful staff, thought the toilets could have been kept a bit nicer but considering the cost per night, it was not such a big deal, recommend this too anyone looking for a convenient hostel! Cheers!


I slept in a 12 people dorm. It's ok considering the price of 22€ and if you don't expect much. However 12 people in a 20-25 m2 room is kind of loud, so ear plugs are a must. There is a locker next to each bed but you have to bring (or buy at the hostel) a lock.. Hostel stuff was friendly and helpful.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff guys! The kitchen is always full and the things are a bit dirty, because the travelers are lazy to clean up after they eat. Otherwise, the showers and the toilets are good. Try to get a bed on top, because you'll hit uour head vefy hard on the lower beds... Sadly, i forgot something there... :(

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I enjoyed my staying in the Hostel thanks to the friendly atmosphere, the location close to the city centre and the cleanliness

(117 results)

View all Copenhagen Hostels

Please give us your feedback