I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights at the end of December, 2013.
If location is most important to you on your hostel search, this hostel is centrally located and an easy walk to all the touristy parts of Copenhagen. Copenhagen is rather small, though, so that may not be of utmost importance.
Atmosphere-wise, I was also impressed. Reading that there was a bar on the ground floor, I was a bit scared it would be too much of a party atmosphere (and it was indeed always bustling), but it always felt more cozy than crazy. The mix of people was diverse with a variety of age groups represented, which was also great. My room was on the 2nd floor, so with earplugs I was not bothered by the noise, but I imagine that if you had a room on the 1st floor it might be very noisy.
I did have an issue with the cleanliness of this hostel, though. Having stayed in a lot of Hosteling International hostels before, I usually trust them, but I felt a bit gross here. There was a chewed up piece of gum stuck to my bed frame, and the bathroom was always dirty. It wasn't intolerable but it did bother me.
The dorm bathroom facilities themselves were also disappointing. Each floor had 2 toilets only, one that was combined with a shower and so was pretty gross, and 2 showers (again, one being combined with a toilet). I often had to wait to use the toilet or shower.
My room was small and did not have lockers or chairs, just one small fold-up desk. The website says that free WiFi is available, but that is only in the lounge. They will give you 12 hours of free in-room WiFi if you like them on Facebook, but the rest of the time there is no WiFi in the rooms.
One nice thing is that they rent iPads for use in the lounge.
In terms of meals, it was a mixed bag. They offer a 65 Kroner all you can eat breakfast which was billed as being a good deal (Copenhagen is very expensive). The breakfast consisted of bread, cheese, cereal, fruit, and deli meat, with coffee and juice. Walking around town, I saw comparably priced breakfast packages that included eggs and felt more like meals, so I'm not sure eating breakfast at the hostel is the best value. The advantage is that it's "all you can eat," so if you are a person who eats a lot or wants to fill up on breakfast and skip lunch, it might be worth it.
I ate 2 dinners at the hostel, the first I paid 50 Kroner for and it was definitely not worth it (it was mostly Danish food, pieces of pickled fish and deli meats with bread, nothing warm). The second night they offered a free dinner with purchase of a drink (you have to sit one of 2 tables for that, so get there early to save a seat), which was chili con carne and actually quite good (but there was no vegetarian option).
It is definitely worth it to buy drinks at the bar, they are cheap compared to the rest of the city and happy hour (8-9pm) is buy one get one half off.
To summarize, if your primary hostel objectives are to be in the center of the city and to socialize, this place is great. If cleanliness and facilities, peace and quiet, or included meals are important to you, I would try another place.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Danhostel Copenhagen Downtown Hotel Copenhagen