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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

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13420 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is the perfect backpacker place to stay and winner of several Hoscar awards; whether you want to experience a party atmosphere or simply a peaceful night's sleep. The central location in the historic city centre, close to Tivoli Gardens and all the sights and sounds of the city, is a great base to meet an international crowd and to enjoy the colourful and social design hostel. They can also help you explore the city with walking tours, bike rentals and staff tips and recommendations for the best places to see and go. Guests say it's a great value and enjoy the extra facilities such as games room, chill out area, hairdryers and the awesome onsite bar with the best happy hour in town!

Property Description

Welcome to Copenhagen Downtown Hostel – your gateway to unforgettable experiences in the heart of Copenhagen!

We're proud to share that our hostel has been recognized as the most popular hostel in Copenhagen and one of the top 10 Extra Large Hostels worldwide in the 2020 Hoscars. But our journey doesn't stop there – we've also clinched the Hoscar awards multiple times in the past, including being named the best hostel in Denmark and the most popular hostel in Copenhagen.

At Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, the fun never stops. Our 24-hour reception ensures you're always taken care of, while our spacious party lounge and bar keep the good times rolling until 5 am every night. Whether it's beer pong, cocktail nights, theme parties or live music, there's always something exciting happening under our roof.

Speaking of our roof, we've recently revamped our Downunder bar, complete with a cozy cinema and chill-out area. It's the perfect spot to relax and mingle with fellow travelers. Plus, our outdoor area offers a charming view of the bustling street below.

Hungry or thirsty? Our lounge bar boasts one of the cheapest bars in town, with a fantastic Happy Hour every night. Also solo traveler meeting every afternoon if you are trying to find new wanderer friends to hang out with.

Centrally located in Copenhagen's historic old town, we're just minutes away from the city's top attractions, including the vibrant nightlife, fusion restaurants, and the iconic Tivoli Gardens. With public transport links right outside our doorstep, exploring Copenhagen and beyond is a breeze.

Our accommodation caters to every budget and preference. Choose from private rooms with ensuite bathrooms or shared dormitories with newly renovated facilities. Plus, our dorms come equipped with individual power sockets, personal reading lights, and lockers for your peace of mind.
And if you need to freshen up your clothes, our laundry facilities are available for a small fee.

Join us for our Free Walking tours, starting right from our lounge, or simply soak in the cozy yet cool atmosphere of our Scandinavian retro design. With guests from over 40 countries visiting us every month, you're guaranteed to find a warm welcome and friendly faces wherever you go.

So why wait? Come be a part of our hostel family and create memories that will last a lifetime at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel!

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13420 Total Reviews
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May 24, 2024
easy to find, cheap bar
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Male, 25-30
May 22, 2024
There were no privacy curtains on our bunk beds, it is disturbing when people come in and go out of the room switching on the lights, also the toilet flush was not functional.
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Male, 25-30
May 19, 2024
I personally didn't have any big issues while staying here. Although the door for our room after entering the code, would not always open, you had to give it one or two quick big shoves to get it open. No fan in our room but the window open kept it fairly moderate, the bathrooms weren't super dirty but definitely were not clean either. One shower only had cold water coming out of it. Floor 6 is not the floor with bed bugs thankfully. Was in the mixed dorm and everyone was nice and respectful.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi



1st, Country Winners Denmark


6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel


1st, Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen


1st, Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen


1st, Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen


1st, Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen


1st, Country Winners Denmark


1st, Most Popular Hostels Copenhagen


1st, Country Winners Denmark


1st, Country Winners Denmark

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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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