The 7 Best Bed and Breakfasts in Copenhagen

Christianshavn is one of Copenhagens most photogenic neighbourhoods
Christianshavn is one of Copenhagen's most photogenic neighbourhoods | ©Joana Kruse / Alamy
Irene Chirita

In Copenhagen, the beauty of the city lies in the hygge spirit that its locals preserve, and to best understand the meaning behind the word, staying in a home instead of a hotel is encouraged. Find your next abode with Culture Trip’s guide to the best bed and breakfast in Copenhagen.

1. EngvangHouse

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Situated nearby the Church of the Saviour, a Baroque-style church with unbeatable views of the city from its top floor, this family-run bed and breakfast will make you feel like you’ve never left home. Soundproofed rooms come with a fireplace and all the home comforts you could want – from hardwood floors to a private patio. On sunny days, swap a dinner out in town for a homemade barbecue or hop into the hot tub on cooler nights after a day of exploring Copenhagen. A free airport shuttle to Copenhagen airport is available for guests.

2. Stjernen Bed and Breakfast

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Stjernen B&B
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Found in the district of Christianshavn, an area known for its hip coffee culture and colourful houses, Stjernen is a bed and breakfast located close to many of Copenhagen’s oldest attractions. Modest yet creatively decorated with quirky art placed around the house, the property has access to a private garden and patio, offering a private setting for guests, and there’s even on-site parking if you happen to have rented a car. Nearby, you have the National Museum of Denmark and the Danish Royal Library as well as a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars.

3. The Old Pharmacy

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Head over to Copenhagen’s Zealand district and you will find this traditional bed and breakfast. Step inside and you’re welcomed into a space with Nordic-inspired design featuring leather sofas, Danish art and wooden furnishings placed in a bright and minimalistic setting. Equipped with a full kitchen, guests are treated to a continental breakfast that can be enjoyed on the patio. When ready, head out to explore the city, starting off with the closest attractions, one being Grundtvig’s Church, an astonishing rare piece of expressionist architecture within easy reach.

4. Live in Historic Centre

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Live in Historic Centre
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Best suited for families travelling with children and/or pets, this bed and breakfast can be found in the heart of Copenhagen by Christianhavn. Though a shared property, a stay in the spacious room gives guests access to the rest of the house, including the garden and a children’s playground outside. Centrally located, guests are within easy reach of attractions like the Church of Our Saviour and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, an art museum that houses the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.

5. The Pea Blossom

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The Pea Blossom
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This elegant 18th-century building hosts five stylishly decorated rooms with light-brown wooden floors, big windows and as many plants as you can imagine. Located in Vesterbro neighbourhood, the area is full of bars, cafés, art galleries and restaurants such as Tommi’s Burger Joint in the Meatpacking District, Copenhagen’s trendiest area. The bed and breakfast is only a 10-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens and the main train station, making it easy to travel around and outside the city. Late-night arrivals are welcomed as the property has a 24-hour reception. Offering breakfast for a small additional cost, the lodging serves continental options as well as vegan and gluten-free dishes.

6. Best Stay Copenhagen Bed and Breakfast

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Best Stay Copenhagen Bed & Breakfast
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Located in the heart of the Frederiksberg district – an area known for its leafy surroundings and close to the Copenhagen Zoo – the Best Stay Copenhagen Bed and Breakfast is ideal for travelling families longing for peaceful accommodation close to the city centre. Providing laundry services and a private terrace, each room is spacious and comes with wool blankets, white wooden floors and soothing lighting. Only a 10-minute ride from central Copenhagen, you can take a walk into Frederiksberg Gardens – one of the city’s most attractive green spaces – before heading into the city for your daily dose of sightseeing.

7. Kirsten Piil Bed and Breakfast

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Hotel Kirsten Piil Bed & Breakfast
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Only a 20-minute train ride from central Copenhagen, the Kirsten Piil Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for those looking to escape the city’s bustle yet still be close enough to visit as they please. At the edge of historic Dyrehaven deer park, well known for its ancient oak trees and red and fallow deer, the location is great for adventure enthusiasts. Wake up in one of the spacious modern rooms, have a complimentary cup of coffee or hot chocolate and head over to the Klambenborg Castle, an 18th-century Baroque hunting lodge. Right around the corner is the Bakken Amusement Park and the beach is only 800 meters (2,625ft) away. Also, there is a craft and gift shop on-site, great for souvenir hunting.

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