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Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem

Kindlersvej 9, Skanderborg 8660 Denmark
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Skanderborg
Danhostel Skanderborg welcome all to our hostel located in the middle of a fabulous beech forest. We have a large garden and a beach with a jetty at Skanderborg Lake. Spend time on the shores of Skanderborg Lake in the Lakelands, one of the most beautiful places to rejuvenate the mind and body. Experience the peaceful surroundings of the Lakelands, yet stay close to the town and its many attractions. We provide 16 rooms with private bathrooms and 10 self-contained red log cabins. We have three rooms reserved for meetings and conferences. You or your company can rent the entire hostel if you need a place to speak freely and privately. Come alone or with your family and friends and go fishing, sailing, kayaking, or biking on the many mountain bike trails or go hiking in our famous beech forest. In the middle of the property is our main building - a black log cabin, which was the officers' mess in World War II. We serve a lovely English breakfast each morning. The best thing about Danhostel Skanderborg is the welcome extended to all our guests. Each guest gets great service including a friendly “good morning." This is one of host, Egon Petersen’s, most important rule of thumb after 27 years of service as owner of Danhostel Skanderborg. Skanderborg forms a gateway to the Mid-Jutland Lakelands, one of the most beautiful areas in Denmark. The city is the oldest town in the Lakelands and has a long and interesting history, including that of being a town of the Danish kings. If you walk through the woods, from the hostel, you are just a few km away from the Castle Chapel and the town of Skanderborg. Over the years, Skanderborg has developed into a modern commercial centre with many retail shops, cosy restaurants and cafes, small museums, and a variety of sporting and cultural activities for all ages. Go shopping on the street called Adelgade, or experience Kulturhuset, Skanderborg’s Culture Centre, which overlooks Skanderborg Lake. Two of Denmark’s highest points, Ejer Bavnehøj and Himmelbjerget are about 10 and 20 km respectively from the hostel. With its proximity to the Jutland motorway and railway junction, Skanderborg is also an ideal starting point for excursions to famous attractions throughout Mid Jutland. Our Danhostel is not far from Moesgaard Museum, Givskud Zoo, Aqua in Silkeborg, Randers Tropical Zoo or Golf Club If you are an angler, tourist, student or a family, there is room for you in the deep, quiet forest. This lake is one of the world's best fishing waters with a child-friendly beach in the shallow area nearest to the hostel. Enjoy views of sea eagles, kayaks, red log cabins and the peaceful surroundings. Rent a canoe and sail around the Lakelands. The whole area is dotted with lakes and rivers, where you can fish, swim and sail. Visit Danhostel Skanderborg, experience great service from host, Egon Petersen, and enjoy the town known to host “Denmark's Most Beautiful Festival," a music festival known as Skanderborg Festival or Smukfest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Golf course
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private beach
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Danish, German
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Emily F wrote a review Apr 2017
Copenhagen Region, Denmark58 contributions11 helpful votes
First of all, the location of this hostel cannot be beat! Skanderborg is absolutely beautiful and staying so close to the water is lovely. The cabins are very comfortable and the hostel has canoes you can borrow to go out on the lake. There are also fire pits for an evening campfire. An absolutely wonderful hostel!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled on business
Nickolai wrote a review Aug 2016
Skanderborg, Denmark13 contributions1 helpful vote
This hostel is the most beautiful in Denmark. The old wooden houses are built in a lush green forest, and right down to a huge clear lake. Not only that, but its sorroundings feature some of the most stunning scenery in Denmark. And all this, right next to the big sity of Aarhus.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Vianna Z wrote a review Sep 2014
Connecticut35 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband snores so loudly that there is no way we could ever stay in a bunk-room kind of hostel lodging, but Skanderborg's hostel that we stayed at were small private cottages with two bedrooms. The place is wonderfully clean, and making/stripping beds and lightly cleaning up the kitchen and bathroom are no hardship. If you are looking for a great place to stay that is on the lake, with access to kayaks and trails, this is the place. Very nice. Since not many others were there when we were, staff were willing to have breakfast ready for us when we wanted it. Internet access is good.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We were lucky we were in Skanderborg to visit friends so they could guide us to the hostel the...
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fifthace wrote a review Jun 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark12 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a fantastic little youth hostel next to a series of interconnected lakes. We got a small hut to ourselves overlooking the water and loved every minute of it. It's a hostel, so you have to do some of the donkey work (cleaning and cooking), but the facilities are in good condition. Make sure you go in good weather and try to bring bikes as there are many good routes around the area. You can rent kayaks from the hostel and spend several days on the water, so long as the weather is good.
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Date of stay: July 2011
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Trip type: Traveled with family
$85 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem
Which popular attractions are close to Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Nearby attractions include Escape Games (4.4 miles), Ejer Bavnehoj (4.5 miles), and Kulturhuset Skanderborg (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kafe K, Restaurant Vestermolle, and Rasses Skovpølser.
Are any cleaning services offered at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Danish.
Are there any historical sites close to Danhostel Skanderborg Vandrerhjem?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Borgergade (0.9 miles).