10 Budget Hotels In Copenhagen's City Centre - Updated 2023

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Finding cheap accommodations in Copenhagen can be a hassle. That is why we’ve prepared a list of the top 10 budget hotels in Copenhagen’s city centre that promises convenience and comfort without blowing a hole in your budget.

Copenhagen’s illustrious history, its status as a capital city, and its vital coastal and road links between Scandinavia and central Europe mean it has always been a bustling place. That’s part of the city’s charm. But this means that demand for hotel rooms can be high. And, if you’re on something of a budget, trying to find a great place to stay in the heart of the city without blowing your hard earned cash is a tricky balance.

Here are 10 central Copenhagen hotels which won’t leave you penniless before you’ve even set foot outside your room.

1. Wakeup Copenhagen - Carsten Niebuhrs Gade (from USD 125)

This striking hotel boasts a stylish interior and also offers excellent views across the city. It is also conveniently located near two of the city’s rail stations, with Central Station and Dybbølsbro station located nearby. As with many budget hotels, food options are restricted to drinks, snacks, and sandwiches, which are available at a 24-hour lobby bar. However, its proximity to the Strøget shopping street and city nightlife spots means that there are plenty of other options in the surrounding area. Cycles can also be rented at the hotel for an easy and quick way to travel around Copenhagen.

Wakeup Copenhagen - Carsten Niebuhrs Gade

Wifi Available

Address: Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Business centre

2. City Hotel Nebo (from USD 83)

There aren’t many places where you can say you helped a good cause simply by staying there. However at City Hotel Nebo, you can. A not-for-profit operation, it donates proceeds to the city’s homeless community. This no frills hotel is close to Rådhuspladsen, the city’s main square, as well as the delights of Tivoli Gardens. It also has an inner courtyard area where you can sit and eat. You should be aware, however, that not all bedrooms have private bathroom facilities. Parking options are also restricted to paid public facilities nearby, although the hotel does rent out bicycles for getting about.

City Hotel Nebo

Wifi Available

Address: Istedgade 6
Accommodates: 6

24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Internet services Lift

3. Saga Hotel (from USD 83)

The pet-friendly Hotel Saga is well placed in the Vesterbro district for city centre attractions including the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum. Strøget shopping street and Tivoli Gardens are also just a short walk away. As a two-star hotel, not all of the bedrooms at the Hotel Saga have en-suite bathrooms, so if you value your privacy, you may wish to opt for one of those that does. However, free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs come as standard and breakfasts are available. There is also an in-house bar, and staff will point you in the direction of local restaurants.

Go Hotel Saga

Wifi Available

Address: Colbjornsensgade 18-20
Accommodates: 6

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box Heating

4. Cabinn Scandinavia (from USD 108)

The Cabinn Scandinavia is 15 minutes away from Tivoli Gardens on foot, but is conveniently located near a metro station for ease of getting about. Those staying at the hotel may wish to check out the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, just 10 minutes away, which boasts a digital system that can show more than 10,000 stars and also gives people the chance to explore the universe in its IMAX theatre. Bedrooms in the hotel are small but have private bathrooms as well as tea facilities and a TV. There is also free Wi-Fi on site.

Cabinn Scandinavia

Wifi Available

Address: Vodroffsvej 55
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms Ironing service

5. Annex Copenhagen (from USD 112)

The colourful Annex Copenhagen hotel is located right in the heart of the city, within a stones throw of popular restaurants and nightspots, making it ideal for someone who wants to be right in the thick of the action. It is also near the Central Station and Tivoli Gardens. The two-star hotel’s 24-hour front desk will also come in handy for people checking in late or looking for tips on top tourist destinations. Bathroom facilities are all shared, so those looking for a private toilet should look elsewhere.

Annex Copenhagen

Wifi Available

Address: Helgolandsgade 15
Accommodates: 4

Parking Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Family rooms Games room

6. Wakeup Copenhagen - Borgergade (from USD 112)

Those hoping to base themselves close to the colourful and iconic 17th century waterfront of Nyhavn may wish to consider this hotel, which is nearby. Wakeup Copenhagen - Borgergade also is just five minutes from Rosenborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stylishly furnished lobby bar area offers snacks and drinks, although those looking for larger meals will need to use one of the city centre’s many restaurants. And tech enthusiasts will be pleased to know there is free Wi-Fi throughout and free to use computers in the lobby. Bedrooms all have their own bathrooms and shower cubicles.

Annex Copenhagen

Wifi Available

Address: Helgolandsgade 15
Accommodates: 4

Parking Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Family rooms Games room

7. Hotel Sct. Thomas (from USD 185)

The three-star Hotel Sct Thomas offers a range of accommodation options. In addition to modern rooms, it also offers apartment accommodations – perfect if you plan on travelling in a group. It is also located in the popular Vesterbro district and handily placed for shops and cultural attractions. The rooms also have private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Some of the staff also speak several languages, which will come in handy when asking for directions. Parking is available on-site for a fee, but bikes can be rented.

Hotel Sct. Thomas

Wifi Available

Address: Frederiksberg Alle 7
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

8. Cabinn City (from USD 138)

If you like your rooms with a nautical flavour, then Cabinn’s various hotels may appeal to you, as their room designs are inspired by cruise ship cabins. This one, Cabinn City, is located right in the heart of the city, just a short walk away from the city’s Central Station and the famous Tivoli Gardens, a 19th century amusement park and pleasure garden that has been running for nearly 175 years. The hotel offers a continental breakfast and also has vending machines, but no restaurant; however, its central location means there are plenty of options available and staff will also point you in the right direction. Parking is available at the hotel but costs 180 DKK per day (roughly 28 USD). Public parking is available off-site, but charges also apply.

Cabinn City

Wifi Available

Address: Mitchellsgade 14
Accommodates: 10

Parking 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Internet services Lift

9. Hotel Windsor (from USD 114)

The two-star Hotel Windsor is ideally placed for easy access to the metro station at Nørreport, as well as the Torvehallerne indoor food market and local restaurants.

Breakfast is included in the price and cold and hot drinks are available. Each bedroom also has its own washbasin, but toilet and shower facilities within the hotel are all shared.

10. Cabinn Express

Another of Cabinn’s nautical-style hotels, Cabinn Express is located just under a mile (2.6 km) away from Tivoli Gardens in the Frederiksberg area. A metro station just a short walk away means the site is well connected with other parts of the city and, should you choose to walk, it is only 15 minutes to the Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square).

As with other Cabinn Hotels on the list, it includes free Wi-Fi as standard and much of the same guest facilities. One big difference though is the parking. Unlike Cabinn City, which is closer to the heart of things, parking is much cheaper at Cabinn Express. Whereas it will set you back 180 DKK (roughly 28 USD) in Cabinn City, here it will cost you less than half that per day at 80 DKK (or slightly less than 13 USD). Couple that with the marginally cheaper room rate, and you stand to make reasonable savings if you opt for here.

Cabinn Express

Address: Danasvej 32

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines WiFi available in all areas Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Internet services Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Non-smoking rooms All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

Copenhagen on a budget is possible

The hustle and bustle of a trip to Denmark’s capital may have the potential to be expensive, but as these budget hotels show, it doesn’t have to be, freeing you up to splash the cash experiencing this trendy city first-hand.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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