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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

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12651 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Danhostel Copenhagen Downtown was rated the best in Denmark at the 2011 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 Description

Thanks to Hostelworld reviewers Copenhagen Downtown Hostel has been awarded as the most popular Hostel in Copenhagen and as one of the top 10 Worldwide Extra Large Hostel in the 2020 Hoscars! We also pride ourselves with winning the Hoscar awards in 2012, 2014, and 2015 for being the best hostel in Denmark and 2016, 2017 and 2020 for being the most popular Hostel in Copenhagen. We thank every single guest and we promise to keep it up.

Our award-winning hostel has a 24-hour reception, a spacious party lounge and bar open until 5 am every single night. We also have an edgy venue for live music and parties along with daily events such as beer pong, cocktail night, solo travelers night and much more. Our lovely Downunder bar is also newly refurbished with the cosy cinema and chill out area, perfect for relaxing and meeting your fellow travellers. We also have welcoming outdoor area overlooking the street.

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.
We also have laundry facilities (for a small fee), free Wi-Fi & a small kitchenette where you can store your and heat your food.

We are centrally located in Copenhagen's historic old town, with the district dating back centuries but only one minute to the main shopping district. Our location is outstanding for local hotspots, with it's bustling nightlife, the longest pedestrianized shopping street in the world, fusion restaurants, the famous Tivoli Gardens, and the harbor beach. If you'd like some more culture, we are just next to Denmark's best museums, galleries, and theatres.
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 have to offer.

We offer a cozy yet cool atmosphere, proudly showing a Scandinavian retro design and a friendly, relaxed vibe. Our trendy lounge provides the ideal surroundings to party, enjoy a cold beer or socialize and meet other guests. Our bar offers breakfast for an unbeatable price and tempting foods during the rest of the day.

We also have Free Walking tours 3 days a week.It's so easy when the tour picks up right here in the lounge! You can take the morning tour at 10.40 right are breakfast!

We have 83 rooms, to suit every budget. There are private rooms for single, twin or double occupancy or shared dormitories for 4-to-12 people plus female-only dorms and our new capsules!

All of our private rooms feature ensuite bathrooms and all dorms have shared bathrooms that are newly renovated. All rooms have individual power sockets, personal reading lights, and mirrors, and most dorms have sinks and hairdryers. You are welcome to use the dedicated lockers under your bed, all dorms have them - you can bring a padlock or buy one in reception. Before and after check-in and out you can rent large lockers in our luggage room (small fee)

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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Mar 22, 2023
such an amazing environment with lovely attentive staff! the location was amazing and so central with short walks to so many amazing attractions. 10/10 will come back!
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Female, 18-24
Mar 21, 2023
great place for the price, the bar downstairs is also great!
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Male, 25-30
Mar 16, 2023
Mucha diferencia entre los dos edificios. De un lado la recepción y el bar muy lindos. Por otro lado el edificio donde están las habitaciones, el ascensor muy viejo, el baúl para guardar las cosas está sobre el piso (bastante sucio), los baños bastante lejos.
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All Male Group, 18-24


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • 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
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • 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



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

Creo que lo que nos diferencia del resto es que somos el único y verdadero albergue de mochileros en toda la ciudad. Llevado por viajeros para los viajeros. Queremos que experimentes la verdadera esencia de Dinamarca, su gente, su humor y su personalidad. Creo que éste lugar es la viva expresión de lo que debería ser un albergue en cualquier parte del mundo - lleno de magia, actividades, zonas comunes acogedoras y gente loca que hace posible un ambiente agradable y divertido. Nuestra zona común tiene un diseño retro típico escandinavo con tarima de madera reciclada de apartamentos antiguos de Copenhague utilizada para hacer las mesas y los bancos, además de una decoración llena de colores brillantes, murales y mapas en las paredes, y otras muchas características de diseño que lo hacen cálido y acogedor. En cuanto a las actividades, hay muchas cosas para hacer en esta zona, pero sin duda te recomiendo que visites la Ciudad Libre de Christiania, un lugar único ocupado en 1971 que es ahora una comunidad libre donde la gente vive tranquila y relajada. Además, ese lugar ha crecido bastante en los últimos tiempos llenándose de bares, cafeterías, restaurantes, salas de conciertos, exposiciones de obras de arte, con un ambiente muy peculiar. Por último, si alguno de nuestros huéspedes nos avisa con antelación, podemos ofrecer cualquier tipo de alimento o bebida para necesidades especiales, como pan sin gluten. Tenemos leche sin lactosa (bebida de soja) siempre disponible.