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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
  • 84%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 award-winning hostel has 24-hour reception, a spacious and lively lounge and bar, an edgy venue for live music, free dinner every night, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, free iPad and laptop rental and a welcoming area outside, overlooking the street.

We are centrally located in the old part of Copenhagen, next to the City Hall Square and the parliament. Our location is outstanding for local hotspots, whether it’s bustling nightlife, the longest pedestrianized shopping street in the world (Strøget), fusion restaurants, the famous Tivoli gardens and the harbour beach. If you'de like some more culture, we are just next to Denmark’s best museums, galleries and theaters.

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

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

You are welcome to join our delicious ‘Free Dinner’ events held at the hostel and meet fellow travelers for a free meal, every night at 18:30. Every day in December you will also have a chance to try traditional Danish Christmas food made specially for the free dinner events.

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

We also have Free Walking tours, twice a day, every day! So easy when the tour picks up right here in the lounge! You can take the morning tour at 10.45 or the afternoon tour at 14.45.

We have 88 rooms, 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, personal reading lights and mirrors. Our 10 person dorms and 6 person dorm has lockers for your valuables, you will just need a padlock. Large lockers are available in our luggage room for only DKK30 per day. All private rooms overlook the Vandkunsten square with a water fountain from 1910 – an urban gem.

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

So come along to our warm home 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

    Excellent hostel, charming staff and precisely what we wanted for a weekend away in Copenhagen. Take advantage of the free dinner every night from 6:30 pm onwards - my advice is save your seats even before 6 if you don't want to miss out. It saved us a lot of money. The hostel also had bike hire (75 DKK for 12hrs) which was easier and cheaper than finding one around the city. The bunk beds were super comfy - the pillows like clouds. Toilets and showers always clean and the hostel felt secure!
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      Anonymous, Scotland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    Beatiful reception girl Nelly. It's very clever that the this hostel knows how to take advantage of this beautiful girl. Like you Nelly:)
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      Anonymous, China, Male, 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
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • 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. Reception is open 24/7 for your content. 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 per day, only 10 minutes walk from the hostel. Lrge private lockers are available for only DKK30 per day. 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 us an email.

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Located at Vandkunsten 5, , Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Copenhagen 1467 Vandkunsten 5
87% 3964
55.6760720 12.5742173
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
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