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Last Updated on 2nd October 2021

Best Hostels in Copenhagen

Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hostels in Copenhagen are of a very high standard but they can also be very expensive.

General Info on Hostels in Copenhagen

Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Copenhagen.

  1. Price - Hostels in Copenhagen are some of the most expensive in Europe. In bed in a dorm room starts at €14 per night (normally large dorm rooms), but expect to pay €25 to €40 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds).
  2. Location - Copenhagen is a large city so it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Copenhagen offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - Most hostels in Copenhagen have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.

Here’s our comprehensive list of the best hostels in Copenhagen which includes a detailed description and the amenities of each hostel.

1. Urban House Copenhagen

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Urban House Copenhagen

Urban House is located in the city centre, close to vintage shops and retro bars. You will sleep in comfortable private or shared rooms and have access to the kitchen, common areas and free WiFi.

Dorms from €19.30


2. Sleep in Heaven

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Sleep in Heaven

The hostel is located in the multicultural area of Norrebro, near Assistens cemetery and about a 10-minute walk from the metro going to the city centre. It's a lively hostel and is surrounded by second-hand stores and alternative bars. This hostel also happens to be the cheapest hostel in Copenhagen.

Dorms from €13.90


3. Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is centrally located, just between Christiansborg Palace and the Tivoli gardens, within walking distance of Kastellet, the Little Mermaid and Freetown Christiania.

Dorms from €14.10


4. Woodah Hostel

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Woodah Hostel

Woodah will have special appeal to travellers who are open minded interested in the universe of yoga and general sustainable living. They support local, organic, fair-trade and other kinds of earth-friendly products.

Dorms from €28.40


5. Generator Hostel Copenhagen

Best Hostels in Copenhagen - Generator Hostel Copenhagen

Generator Hostel Copenhagen is in a great central location for exploring the city on foot. This hostel features large, solid under-bed lockers and privacy screens on the bunks and all of their rooms are ensuite.

Dorms from €20.70


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6. Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj

This hostel is located in green surroundings, 4 km from Copenhagen's main pedestrian street, Strøget. It offers FREE private parking and a communal kitchen. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

Dorms from €19.30


7. Globalhagen Hostel

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Globalhagen Hostel

Globalhagen Hostel is non-profit and the proceeds go to the NGO Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke / Action Aid. The hostel is located right in the heart of the vibrant and multicultural neighbourhood of Nørrebro.

Dorms from €20.10


8. Danhostel Copenhagen City

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Danhostel Copenhagen City

Apart from the building’s exceptionally fine view over the city’s skyline, the Opera House and Islands Brygge, they’re centrally located within walking distance of all major attractions, City Hall Square, Tivoli and the always-bustling city centre.

Droms from €19.30


9. A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro

Best Hostels in Copenhagen A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro

A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro is located next to Copenhagen Bispebjerg Railway Station and offers modern rooms with flat-screen TV, comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. The hostel includes a stylish bar, a guest kitchen and a spacious lobby.

Dorms from €17.20


10. Bedwood Hostel

Best Hostels in Copenhagen Bedwood Hostel

Bedwood Hostel is located in the vibrant Nyhavn district, right in Copenhagen city centre, This area is known for its historic wooden boats, a lot of cafes and small art shops and a lot of markets.

Dorms from €16.00



I hope this list of the best hostels in Copenhagen helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Copenhagen. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Copenhagen is excellent but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Copenhagen.

Book Your Trip to Copenhagen

Best Website to Book a Hostel

Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels. They have a monopoly on the hostel market. They happen to have the best availability and prices. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs. For instance, you can filter hostels by price or by rating for a particular city.

Hostelworld Filters
This screenshot shows how you can filter different room types on Hostelworld's website.

Book a Tour in Copenhagen

I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.

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Hi, I'm Michael McGuinness and the guy behind the scenes of Best Hostels Europe. I'm a professional web developer, blogger, digital nomad and parent. I've been travelling the world with my wife and young son since 2012.