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“place to mingle” 4 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Vandkunsten 5, Copenhagen 1467, Denmark (Formerly Danhostel CopenHagen Downtown) (Indre By)   |  
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“place to mingle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have arrived to Copenhagen after an interesting but exhausting journey, and unfortunately, that was a day of completely bad luck. I do not remember the names of employees, but still grateful to the girls who have worked in that night, they have concerned with great understanding to problems I had that moment. Thank you for your kindness!
In relation to other aspects of the hostel, accessibility, diversity and the atmosphere is really commendable, different zones in the main hall created through materials, lighting and invites to mingling and so on. At the same time, the cleanliness was not so good (bathrooms in the dorms). However, this largely depends on the guests, I suppose

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Convenient location, right in the middle of the city, next to major shops and a 5-minute walk to museums and Tivoli Gardens. Staff were pleasant. Rooms were clean but tiny. Warm showers and good pressure, always a bonus in the freezing temperatures! Free wifi, but only in the reception/bar area which is a bit poo! Other downsides, not enough toilets/showers for the number of people on our floor, had to wait a while which was a bit annoying. Was a bit noisy, could hear other people screaming in the stairs.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I love Copenhagen and this place made it even better! The atmosphere is incredible- free dinner to encourage mingling as well as having to come down stairs for wifi! Genius idea!!! I'm all for encouraging the interaction. The staff were lovely and went above and beyond! The hostel is in an amazing location for everything meaning I couldn't speak highly enough of the place!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a massive hostel, that lacks any personal touch and is all in all a litte dated. There are too many beds per room, which gives the place a crowded feeling. The bed-allocation system they use is not flawless; as I entered my room one night I suddenly found my bed being occupied by someone else. The staff was not very pro-active in solving this situation, which was at least a little disappointing. There is also a lack of bathrooms/toilets compared to guests. The plus side is the great lounge/bar aera downstairs, though the staff is a little reserved. For the same price there are more convenient hostels in Copenhagen.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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MaxiLennard, Manager at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Hi,
Sorry to hear this comments about the hostel.
Especially we are talking about a hostel mainly made for people to interact with each other, be happy and enjoy all our services:
Free wifi, Free dinner or unique Xmas lunch for very cheap 49.50 DKK!!, cheap beers and happy hour, movies, tours, games, music, etc etc etc.
Hope next time you will feel all this benefits.

Thanks for all
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stayed here the last week of November with my mother for a short break before my birthday.

The staff I cannot fault them, they are friendly, helpful and they gave great service.

There was a free meal in the evening for the first 25 people, which was a great help considering some of the high prices that are around the Danish capital, breakfast was all-you-can-eat for 65kr (around £7) which was consisted of your typical continental type of food (meats, cheeses, cereals etc), I would make a couple of sandwiches to take out with me for lunch, so that's a bit of tip there.

The hostel is within walking distance of the main shopping street and most of the attractions and also a short walk away from the metro station to the airport.

Myself and my mother stayed in a twin room (room 104) that faced the street, it was a small room with a bunk bed, a fold down table and a couple of chairs and an en-suite bathroom.

The room itself was clean and the beds and bedding were extremely comfy which kept us warm during the cold Danish weather.

My main faults with the hostel was with the bathroom, it's a small wet room with the shower head very close to toilet, so the toilet would always be wet after a shower, I think some of the space in the room could have been sacrificed to make a slightly bigger bathroom. Although it didn't affect my sleep during the night, but often in the evening the hostel would be really noisy, either in the hallways or in the bar/ reception area. Particularly in the morning, I would be woken quite early (6-7:30am) by the sound of deliver and rubbish trucks directly outside on the street.

I would certainly stay in the hostel again, however I would ask for a room that wasn't facing the street.

Stayed November 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is in a really good place near the train station. It is small but comfortable with a very good stuff. If you are travelling with friends and don't want to spend a lot of money this hostel is the best place to stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed here in Autumn.

Pros: Great bar, cheap drinks and the staff are generally very nice. The location is also really good.

Cons: The two person rooms are quite small for hostel standards, you have to pay for internet (in your room) which is practically unheard of for hostels these days (the website says it is included in the price, although it is only included in the reception/bar). When you pay for internet, it only works for one device (so that you can't share it with anyone else), which is quite frustrating. Also, their website advertised that all economy two person rooms as having a private toilet (which is untrue).

The breakfast is good, although I am not sure it is worth 65 kroners (however this is Denmark)!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MaxiLennard, Manager at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Hi there,
Thank you for your comments.
We have Free WIFI in the room as per Like on Facebook. That can help quiet a lot.
65 DKK is one of the cheapest breakfast you'll ever find in CPH related to location and quality.
I'm glad you enjoyed the great vibes, Free Dinner and Happy Hour.

Cheers and see you soon!
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Address: Vandkunsten 5, Copenhagen 1467, Denmark (Formerly Danhostel CopenHagen Downtown)
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Location: Denmark > Zealand > Copenhagen > Indre By
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Copenhagen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Copenhagen Downtown Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the international city atmosphere at Copenhagen Downtown. Copenhagen Downtown is only a 2 minute walk from Central Station, the Tivoli Gardens and the city centre. A cozy atmosphere, living art and a vibrant cultural life make Copenhagen Downtown unique. It is a hotspot for different nationalities, expressions and life stories where performing artists as well as Copenhageners and visitors from all over the world come together. ... more   less 
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