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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Vandkunsten 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel was rated the best in Denmark at the 2012 and 2014 Hoscars, and it's easy to see why. They're centrally located, just between Christiansborg Palace and the Tivoli gardens, within walking distance of Kastellet, the Little Mermaid and Freetown Christiania. Many Hostelworld guests have said 'it's probably the best value for price you will without leaving the central area'. We like that this clean hostel loans out hair dryers, laptops and iPads. The onsite bar and cafe has games and a daily happy hour.

Property Information:

Our hostel has won the Hostelworlds’ ‘Hoscar’ award for Best Hostel in Denmark three times in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and we are the only hostel in Copenhagen and Denmark to be part of the Europe's Famous Hostels network for outstanding hostels.

Our award-winning hostel has 24-hour reception, a spacious and lively lounge and bar, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, free iPad rental and clean linen is included in the price!

You can also join our delicious ‘Free Dinner’ events held in the hostel and meet fellow travelers for a free meal, every night at 18:30 in the Downtown Café.

We are centrally located in the old part of Downtown Copenhagen, next to the City Hall Square. Our location is outstanding for local hotspots, whether it’s bustling nightlife, the longest pedestrianized shopping street in the world (Strøget), famous restaurants, or attractions like Tivoli and the harbour beach. We are also close to cultural attractions such as Denmark’s best museums, galleries, theatres and parliament.

Our location means we have handy transport links on our doorstep; you are within easy reach of everything that the city and the rest of Denmark has to offer.

Our style is relaxed. The hostel is cosy yet cool, with Scandinavian retro design and a friendly vibe. Our trendy chill out lounge provides the ideal surroundings to relax or socialise and meet other guests. Our café offers an all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet for an unbeatable price. You can also feel free to cook your own special dish in our well-equipped guest kitchen.

If you are looking for more liquid entertainment, we have one of the cheapest bars downtown, located right here in our lounge area. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy playing pool, foosball or other games with your (new) friends. Additionally there is a great value Happy Hour every night in the bar with special beer tastings.

We also have Free Walking tours starting from the hostel at 10.45 every morning.

We have 84 rooms, with options to suit every budget. There are private rooms for two-to-five people or shared dormitories for four-to-10 people. Many of our rooms feature private bathrooms and individual power sockets, seating areas, personal reading lights, hand basins and mirrors. Private lockers are available for only DKK30. All private rooms overlook the square (named Vandkunsten) with a fountain from year 1910 – a city oasis.

Did you know that guests from more than 40 countries stay with us every month?

Come home to a warm and welcoming staff!
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  • Copenhagen Downtown Hostel says

    I think what puts us ahead of the rest is that we're the real backpackers' in town, made by travellers for travellers. We want you to experience the real Denmark, its people, its humor and its personality. I believe that this place is the expression of a hostel how should be all around the world - full of magic, activities, livable common areas and crazy people that give this place an enjoyable and fun atmosphere.
    The common area features a Scandinavian retro design with recycled wooden floors from old Copenhagen apartments used for the tables and benches, plus a lot of bright colors, wall maps, and other design features to make the area warm and welcoming.
    There's lots to do in this area but I definitely recommend visitng Christiania - the Freetown - a unique place occupied/squatted in 1971 and now a community, where people live and chill out. Furthermore, the place has grown with bars, cafés, restaurants, concert places, art and has its own very peculiar atmosphere.
    If noticed in advance, we can provide all kinds of food/drinks for special needs, such as gluten-free bread. Lactose free milk (soya drink) is always in stock.
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      Kim, Manager
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Very helpful front desk, nice atmosphere. Nice beds clean room and bathrooms. Worth the money
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      Anonymous, Philippines, Male, 31-40
  • Latest Review

    Loved the vibe of the hostel and had a great experience meeting new people!
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Denmark
  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen
  • 2015 1st Country Winners Denmark
  • 2015 1st Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen
  • 2014 1st Country Winners Denmark
  • 2012 1st Country Winners Denmark

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please note: Checkout is at 10am and check-in is from 2pm. We have 24 hour reception. For quicker check-in, you can prepay your stay with a payment link that we send to your email address. At arrival you can pay in Danish currency or with most credit and debit cards. (Be aware international credit cards might include a minor fee) Age restriction: Guests must be over 18 to stay in the shared dormitories. This restriction does not apply for private rooms. 24 hour parking is available for DKK150, only 10 minutes' walk from the hostel. Private lockers are available for only DKK30. The hostel has a non-smoking policy. Cancellation Policy This property has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within 24 hours prior to check in time (at 2 pm) will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated. You can cancel through Hostelworld with your login, or by writing an email to info@copenhagendowntown.com

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Located at Vandkunsten 5, , Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Copenhagen 1467 Vandkunsten 5
87% 3520
55.6760720 12.5742173
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
    Rooms available     Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm     4 Bed Female Dorm     10 Bed Mixed Dorm     3 Bed Private Ensuite     Twin Private Ensuite     4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Twin Private Shared Bathroom     3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm     8 Bed Mixed Dorm     6 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard Single Private Ensuite
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