Cheap Places To Stay In Copenhagen: Beds That Won't Break The Bank! - Updated 2023

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Denmark, for many years has been proclaimed as the happiest nation in the world, which has consistently brought many tourists and expats to its capital - Copenhagen. Although beautiful, Copenhagen is a bit pricey, but if you are a traveler with a tighter budget do not give up on Copenhagen - use this guide instead, to avoid making your stay in the city, a cause of your bankruptcy.

Read on to find out about budget-friendly places to stay in Copenhagen. From cozy hotels to cheap hostels, find out where to stay without emptying your wallet here!

1. Downtown Hostel (from USD 27)

Starting off with a Copenhagen classic - the Downtown Hostel. Mainly known to locals as a bar destination, the Downtown Hostel is host to many travelers, from around the world, who are attracted by the low prices, high standards and great additional services. Apart from the standard free wi-fi, the Downtown also offers rental of iPads and bikes, if you want to take a cycling trip around Copenhagen.

Apart from the Downtown being an affordable option with a great standard of living, its bar is well-known not only among travelers but also locals, so if you are looking for a place to have a pint and chat with others - it is just down the stairs from your room.

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: Vandkunsten 5
Accommodates: 10

Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Games room Internet services Lift

2. Generator Hostel (from USD 19)

The Downtown’s international sibling - the Generator Hostel probably already rings a bell for some of you who have stayed at hostels around Europe. This chain hostel is located on a side road from Copenhagen’s biggest bar district - Gothersgade and is a cozy, affordable and well-established option for travelers from around the world.

This juvenile and high-standard hostel, apart from having well-maintained, affordable rooms, has one of the best bars and restaurants in all of Copenhagen’s similar venues. Generator puts a lot of effort into a high standard common area, where amazing food is served and many diverse activities are organized. The bar offers live music, a TV-room, a library and a terrace open in the summertime for guest enjoyment.

This destination is perfect for those wanting to be close to party destinations, in case they need to stumble back to bed at 5 am.

Generator Copenhagen

Wifi Available

Address: Adelgade 5 -7
Accommodates: 6

Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

3. Cabinn City (from USD 68)

Changing the theme slightly, Cabinn City is a great place for those who travel alone or with a partner and would like to keep their privacy, while not killing their bank account. This centrally located hotel is a provider of a great standard of accommodation, for a reasonable price. Unlike hostels, it operates within the hotel realm, providing single or double rooms for those who don’t like to share their personal space.

This place is perfect for those who need a quiet bed after a long day in Copenhagen, where they can recharge their batteries for another day of adventure while saving some money for other indulgences. Cabinn City will surprise you with its location, standard and the price.

Cabinn City

Address: Mitchellsgade 14

4. Danhostel Copenhagen City (from USD 21)

Danhostel is a high-standard hostel that targets a broader clientele than its counterparts, mentioned above. The crisp design and modern decor creates a high-class feel to the place and makes your stay even more enjoyable. Welcoming to everyone - families or lonely travelers of all ages, Danhostel offers commodities such as an excellent all-you-can-eat breakfast, wi-fi, TV room and book exchange library.

In addition to the great standard inside of the building, the location is quite excellent, as well. With a view over the city’s skyline, just a glance away from the Opera and Islands Brygge, Danhostel might just be the hostel with the greatest view in town. Danhostel is also the holder of one of Copenhagen’s cheapest bars - Bar50 - where you can grab a pint of draft beer, a glass of wine, or whatever other beverage your heart desires.

A destination that welcomes everyone, no matter what their goal, in Copenhagen. With its competitive prices, great standard and just a brisk walk away from most major attractions of the city - what more can you ask for?

Danhostel Copenhagen City & Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50
Accommodates: 8

Parking Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

5. Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER (from USD 52)

To finish this guide, I present to you last, but not least, the Urban House. Located just two minutes away from Copenhagen Central Station, it just might be the best-located accommodation for arriving travelers. This trendy destination, with a facade resembling an old-school event venue, attracts many young travelers from all over the world with its uniqueness, vibrancy and prices.

A delicious breakfast is served every day for a small price with a choice of buffet or a “to-go” bag. Urban House lives up to its promised uniqueness by of featuring a tattoo parlor and a bike shop, within its facilities. To top it off, Urban House offers sporty activities such as yoga or biking trips, to keep you moving, even during your time away from home. The destination is perfect for those who like to get involved with various activities, during their stay in Copenhagen.

Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER

Address: Colbjørnsensgade 5-11

Good accommodation, good price!

To travel, it isn’t always necessary to have a large bank account. Even if you are a poor student, you can still experience the world and not go absolutely bankrupt. Hopefully, this guide will encourage you to visit the beautiful city of Copenhagen and experience it for yourself, with cheap and high-standard accommodations, that will make your stay even better.

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Natalia Joanna Bajor is a current student at one of Copenhagen's universities. She loves big city destinations and her goal is to visit all European capitals, having made a lot of progress towards...Read more

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