Whether you’re a backpacker passing by Copenhagen for one day or visiting Copenhagen with family or friends, you’ll definitely find a place that suits you in this list. We’ve selected the best hostels located in the city center and the hippy neighborhoods of Nørrebro and Vesterbro, so no matter which one you choose, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Copenhagen’s nightlife.
Generator Copenhagen is located in the city center, just a few minutes walk from Kongens Nytorv, surrounded by lively bars and restaurants. It offers different sized rooms, all of which have an elegant interior design. It even has a female shared six-bed room filled with girlie stuff and long mirrors. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at its stylish bar-and-restaurant that is usually full of young travelers who are passing through Copenhagen and are up for making some new friends. During summertime, the guests’ favorite spot is the large outdoor terrace with the pétanque court.
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel has been selected as the Most Popular Hostel in Copenhagen four times in a row by Hostelworld and highlighted as a hostel of choice for Copenhagen on Europe’s Famous Hostels. Its location, between Copenhagen’s main shopping streetStrøget and the city’s canals near Christiansborg Palace, makes it the ideal starting point for an excursion into the historic city center. Its shared dorm rooms can accommodate up to 10 guests while it also offers family and private rooms. The colorful decorated bar with a pool table and board games is the perfect meeting point for those who feel sociable.
After traveling all over the world and visiting numerous hostels, the owners of Bedwood decided to return back to their hometown and create their own inn. It is located at Nyhavn, the picturesque neighborhood where Hans Christian Andersen used to live a long time ago and write his famous fairytales. Bedwood is actually a historic warehouse from the 18th century and even though it has been renovated, it still keeps the original antique warmth with wooden tables and beds. Guests love to take their breakfast outdoors, to the yellow-colored backyard with the cute vintage chairs and tables.
At number 11 on Ravnsborggade, the famous street with the second-hand shops and cozy bars in Nørrebro, stands one of the best hostels in town, Globalhagen. The place has 20 rooms and a cozy café on the ground floor, which is also a hangout for locals. You’ll be surprised to hear that both the café and the hostel are run by volunteers and all the profits go to projects that support people who live in poverty. All of the 200 people involved in this project have managed to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, loved by travelers and Copenhageners alike.
Sleep in Heaven is backpackers’ favorite hostel in Copenhagen for two reasons. One, it is located in Nørrebro, the city’s hippest district and second, because it has a lively common area full of guests always eager to strike up a conversation especially during the hostel’s happy hour. The hostel is open 24 hours a day, so no matter what time you show up, a smiley face will be there to welcome you. When the sun shines, boisterous laughs fill the air in the beer garden at the back of the hostel. We can guarantee that if you choose Sleep in Heaven for your stay, you’ll leave this place with many new contacts and friends
A&Ο Copenhagen Nørrebro is one of the cheapest hostels in Copenhagen and offers single, double or family rooms and mixed dorms. The price however, is not indicative of the quality of service you are bound to receive. Among other things, A&O offers a breakfast buffet and a bar full of snacks and drinks and a TV lounge. There is also a common kitchen for those who want to prepare their own meals and a kid’s corner for the little ones. It is basically a mix of hotel and hostel. Its huge, bright common area with a soccer table and billiards is the ideal place for some moments of relaxation and or making some new friends.
Annex Copenhagen is a small cozy hostel with rooms that have a maximum four beds. The hostel has been run by the same family for three generations and once you step into the place you instantly understand that they know how to make you feel like home. Its colorful rooms with the green/red/orange-painted walls and elegant decoration add a playful element to the place and we bet you’ll never want to leave. It is located in the city center close to Tivoli Gardens and in approximately 10 minutes by bike you’ll find yourself looking at the city’s beautiful canals.
Woodah Hostel has four-, eight- and 12-bed mixed dorms as well as a private double bedroom. It’s located near the Meatpacking District and Vesterbro area, which means it’s close to some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. At Woodah Hostel they love yoga and have thus made some seriously good deals with yoga studios for those who would love to get stretching while visiting Copenhagen. Last but not least, Woodah is open to offering a bed for some work in exchange. Check out their website for more information.
The cozy hostel is located close to Copenhagen’s central station and approximately five-minutes walk from Istedgade, Vesterbro’s main street. That basically means it’s among bars, cafés, restaurants and galleries. The hostel’s guests have the chance to taste homemade bread at breakfast and a variety of Danish beers at the hostel’s bar. Before booking, you might want to know that the longer you stay at Backpackers, the bigger discount you get on the daily price.
Urban House really fits to the aesthetics of the area it is located in — Vesterbro. It has some nicely decorated rooms, special events during the whole week including live concerts and yoga lessons, a cool bar, a tattoo studio and even a quiet room for those mornings that you’re struggling to remember what happened last night. It is literally like the whole Vesterbro district in a miniature. At its spacious bar you’ll also meet several locals savoring cocktails during happy hour or watch the hostel’s guests performances on stage. Finally, from April to September the outdoor back yard is open for those who want to soak up some sun.