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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Reviews

Vandkunsten 5, Copenhagen, Denmark

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2226 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Only 2 showers on each floor where there are at least 20 people. long queues in the morning and at night. limited toilets on the ground floor as well.


Great Hostel, would definitely recommend it


Not the cleanest and the most practical hostel ever, but a very social and cool athmosphere, perfect location, and well priced compared to other hostels in CPH. Don't go there for some quiet reflection days, but to have the greatest time with people you'll meet just like that during breakfast, free dinner or some beers in the evening.


We were very happy to eat the free dinner. The staff were very helpful, and the location was easy to get to from the airport and the train station. I recommend!


Kitchen too small for the amount of people. While obviously financially lucrative for the hostel, large school groups take over the place and detract from the atmosphere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi C. Sad to hear this comments but low season usually we don't have a big flow of backpackers therefore all the kids! Sorry for that and hope next time to enjoy the music, football and parties around! Staff CPH Downtown


Everything was great in the hostel! It would be nice to have some shelves in all the rooms.

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel! The location is perfect. Close to all the sightseeing areas and night time areas. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere there is really nice, definitely a party vibe. I would highly recommend to other people and would definitely stay there again. Keep up the good work!!


We were in a room directly above the bar, and the music/noise made it hard to get to sleep. But otherwise this hostel was a great place to stay - cosy atmosphere, and really central to the city.


Beware, fellow introvert traveller: this hostel's common room is a bar, which makes it extremely cramped and noisy all day and night long. People felt entitled to party in their room, offering no respite even in the dorm. So: this is a party hostel, don't go there if you actually want to rest. Apart from that, it was insanely expensive with the same facilities as any other hostel, except maybe for the free rental of ipads (no pc though).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi A. Thanks for your comments. Please, for everyone, let always know about issues in your rooms and if you feel unconformtable. Cheers


It was just perfect!


For some reason, the ten bed dorm rooms don't have ten lockers or ten reading lights. My room (112) had 8 lockers and 6 reading lights. Some guests will get a locker and light, and some guests will not. That doesn't seem fair considering that we all paid the same price for the room. The staff was really, really friendly, but the hostel does suffer from some basic facilities shortages.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks for your comments. We are developing the locker and some extra facilities for the rooms so soon you will see these improved. Great to hear that you have a great experience overall! Thanks CPH Downtown Staff


Bathrooms were really off-putting.

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks for your comments. We work on the batchroom cleaning everyday. Sometimes people forget to clean after themselve. Thanks CPH Downtown Staff


really fun. cool bar downstars, helpful staff, everything you would want in a hostel, beds were comfortable


Great hostel with a laid back atmosphere!


This hostel created a great atmosphere by providing a free dinner. It brings everyone together (if you get there early enough to get a seat) and means you'll have drinking companions. I really like the set up of the common area downstairs. Breakfast is extra. Within walking distance of the centre (5 min). 20 min walk to Christiania and 30 to the Little Mermaid. No lockers in the rooms. Bag storage is open so anyone who know's its there can just walk in.


The Staff was very friendly and we felt warmly welcome. The atmosphere in the Hostel was great! :)


The location of the hostel was amazing! Within walking distance to most major attractions! Staff were simply amazing and very knowledgeable! The room was good but could do with maybe some luggage lockers and more working power plugs. Just a note that if you get a room close to the road or the stairs, you can hear the noises from the streets and stairs clearly but it didn't bother me! The free dinner was amazing but get there an hour early if you want to have some!


The hostel is good, but it should provide sockets for each bed availabla in the room, what help when charging the mobile is necessary. Also there is no proper place to put our personal things in the bed, I mean, if you need to setup an alarm, there is no place to leave it near you. Lockers are not available in the room. location is excelent, enabling walk throughout the city. *room of 6 beds, and shared bathroom.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks for your comments. We are working on the system for stuff near the bed so soon we will have them in place. We have on the meanwhile lockers in the basement for your belongings. Thanks for your comments! Staff CPH Downtown


Good atmosphere, but too small room.


It's one of the best hostels in which I stayed so far.

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