No lockers. No locks on the dorms. No locks on the building doors. Not too secure, especially as the (volunteer) staff aren't even there during the afternoon. A few times I had people walking into my dorm without even knocking, apparently just to look around. They say you can leave your stuff in the luggage room, but you won't be able to access it when the staff aren't there.
The 'kitchen' has an oven and microwave but no stovetop or even hotplate, which really limits its functionality. The fridge was full of old, smelly leftovers including rotting meat. There is an internet monitor that barely works, and only sometimes. The staff dumped my stuff all over the floor while I was gone one day to free up the bed for someone else- they were quite confused about who had what bed. It didn't help that some guests switched dorms whenever they wanted to.
I got a weird vibe from this old building. The common area has such an echo that as soon as you walk in everybody stops talking and looks at you. The showers are down some stairs and communal, so if you're shy that will be a problem! I had more roommates from hell in my few days there than in the past few months on the road. I know the hostel does not have much control over that, but I can only wonder if numbskulls and halfwits are drawn to this place.
The only reason I gave Interpoint this many stars is the price- reasonable for overpriced Copenhagen. If you must go to that city, don't cook, and don't have any valuables with you, you might like this hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The YMCA Interpoint Hostel is a small, friendly hostel situated quite central in Copenhagen. The hostel's rooms, bathrooms and showers are newly renovated(2011). We offer everything you need to make your stay in Copenhagen cheap and pleasant inclucing kitcenette, commen area and not least our staff of friendly and helpful volounteers.Please note that the YMCA Interpoint Hostel is run by volunteers. This makes it possible to offer cheap accommodation and is the reason for the uniquely nice and welcoming atmosphere; the staff is not there for their own economic gain but because they want to help create a fun and friendly place to receive travelers from all over the World and make YOU feel at home. All profit made goes to the work of the local YMCA. ... more less