12 BEST Hostels in Copenhagen (February 2019 • Insider Guide!)

Copenhagen is hip as hell and super fun, but it's not cheap! So we wrote this ultimate guide to the best hostels in Copenhagen to help you save money and find the hostel that best fits your travel-style. Whether you wanna party or chill, our list of the best hostels in Copenhagen has got you covered!

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Beer, bikes and boobs. This should be the slogan for Copenhagen – one of the coolest, and hippest cities in all of Europe (You’ll understand exactly what I mean once you get there!)

But as with all of Northern Europe, Copenhagen comes at a hefty price tag and can be a challenging destination for a budget traveler.

So to help, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to the best hostels in Copenhagen!

The Broke Backpacker’s hostel reviews are the best on the web. Period. To do this, there’s a few things we do.

First, we take all of the highest reviewed hostels on Hostel World and bring them all into one list. No crappy hostels here – only the cream of the crop.

THEN we take these hostels, and highlight their best features and put them into different categories. We understand that everyone has a different travel-style, so we reflect that with our hostel reviews.

That’s why this Copenhagen hostel review (and well…. all of our hostel reviews) are so epic!

So whether you are looking for the best party hostel in Copenhagen, the best hostel for solo travelers, or just the cheapest hostel – we’ve got you covered.

Copenhagen is a super fun city and we want you to enjoy staying here as much as possible.

Let’s dive into the best hostels in Copenhagen for 2018…

(And make sure to check out our epic Scandinavia Travel Guide for itinerary advice, and travel tips on traveling Scandinavia on a budget, top things to do, places to visit, and more!)

 

Quick Answer: The Best Hostels in Copenhagen

Best Hostels in Copenhagen

The best way to save money in Copenhagen is by staying at hostels!

 

Some points on the best hostels in Copenhagen

As explained, we take these reviews very seriously, and our review of the best hostels in Copenhagen is all you need to find a kick-ass hostel that won’t cut too deep into your savings. Here are a few other things to consider when considering which of the best hostels in Copenhagen you are going to book…

  1. What are your travel-needs? The more honest with yourself, the better! Are you looking to socialize? To party? Maybe you need a private bedroom for you and your SO, or maybe you are simply looking for the cheapest hostel in Copenhagen possible. Regardless of what you are looking for, be sure to isolate your travel-needs. 
  2. How much of a budget have you got? As backpacking is increasing in popularity, we are seeing more hostels pop up by the day! Hostels in major cities around the world (like Europe) cater to travelers of every budget. And while The Broke Backpacker writes for budget travelers, if you can splurge, we think it’s a good idea.
  3. What are the hostel amenities/freebies? This is the most important thing to take into consideration! Hostel freebies can quickly add up, cutting down your daily costs. Free maps, towels, beers, and coffee are godsends to the budget traveler. And keep an eye on the most important freebie – BREAKFAST!

While we promote super-budget travel, the truth is that if you can afford it, you should book something more middle-of-the-road in price. This is because the value for money is extraordinary, and the amenities will add up and negate the 5$ extra dollars you spent.

Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in CopenhagenBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in CopenhagenDanhostel Copenhagen City

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The 12 Best Hostels in Copenhagen

Overall Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House

Steel House best hostels in Copenhagen

Steel House offers guests a modern and chic environment, making it one of Copenhagen’s top hostels!

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Steel House is the overall best hostel in Copenhagen in 2018, hands down! Offering guests an incredibly modern and chic environment to hang out in Steel House is the best hostel in Copenhagen in terms of design. They have their own cafe serving up snacks and lite bites throughout the day. There are heaps of places to hang out and meet fellow travellers, including on the old-fashioned leather sofa. Lying just a five-minute walk away from the Tivoli Gardens and the City Square Hall, Steel House puts travellers right at the heart of Copenhagen making exploring this amazing city as easy as can be!

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Copenhagen – Generator Copenhagen

Generator Copenhagen best hostels in Copenhagen

Great energy and decoration, Generator is a chain of hostels, and we think it’s the best hostel for solo travelers in Denmark

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Generator is the best hostel for solo travellers in Copenhagen without a shadow of a doubt. As one of the biggest, most established youth hostels in Copenhagen, Generator is the go-to for solo travellers in the Danish capital city. Buzzing and vibrant in all sense of the word Generator has great dorm rooms that all have ensuites; no queuing for the shower in the morning! Easily the coolest hostel in Copenhagen, Generator makes it so easy for solo travellers to meet and mingle. The Generator bar is the perfect place to share a few beers with your other backpackers and swap tips on travel in Denmark.

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Best Party Hostel in Copenhagen – Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel best hostels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is a live music venue and popular bar, making it an easy selection for the best party hostel in Denmark

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Edgy and lively, the best party hostel in Copenhagen is Copenhagen Downtown Hostel. Manager Kim runs a smooth operation here at CDH and people have such a great time while staying here. As a live music venue and popular bar, CDH is the place to party in the Danish capital. There’s no arguing that Copenhagen Downtown Hostel has one of the cheapest bars in the city and that, in part, is why they’re such a popular Copenhagen backpackers hostel.  Teaming retro style and party vibes CDH is a THE place to stay if you wanna party in Copenhagen!

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Best Cheap Hostel in Copenhagen #1 – Sleep in Heaven

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Sleep in Heaven is hands down the best cheap hostel in Copenhagen.

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Sleep in Heaven is the best cheap hostel Copenhagen and is apparently loved by all who visit. Offering free walking tours of Copenhagen and running a happy hour at the hostel bar every night Sleep in Heaven is the best hostel in Copenhagen in terms of value for money. There is a super chilled vibe to Sleep in Heaven and all who stay here are keen to meet fellow travellers and make new friends. Located in the uber-trendy Nørrebro area of Copenhagen, Sleep in Heaven is perfect for the modern traveller. The rooms are newly renovated, all guests have key card access for extra security and there’s free WiFi too.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Copenhagen #2 – Bedwood Hostel

Bedwood Hostel best hostels in Copenhagen

For budget backpackers, The Bedwood Hostel is one of the best cheap hostels in Copenhagen.

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Bedwood Hostel is the most authentic and traditional youth hostel in Copenhagen. Incredibly homely and super chilled out, Bedwood is ideally located and fairly priced. A wonderful budget hostel in Copenhagen, Bedwood has dorms sleeping up to 12-people per night. Much smaller than the hostels found in Nørrebro, Bedwood can be found in the Nyhavn area of Copenhagen known for its historic wooden boats and art galleries. Culture vultures will love the rustic charm od Bedwood Hostel.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Copenhagen #3 – Globalhagen

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Globalhagen also ranks high on my list of best cheap hostels in Copenhagen.

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Eco-friendly and an NGO, Globalhagen is an incredible Copenhagen backpackers hostel who direct their profits to  Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke and Action Aid in order to play their part in promoting equality and eradicating poverty. Backpackers are free to bring their own bed linen or sleep liner or can rent bedsheets for 50 DKK. Definitely the best hostel in Copenhagen for super eco-conscious travellers, Globalhagen is a pioneering hostel offering affordable dorms and a relaxing environment to stay in.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Copenhagen – A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro

A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro best hostels in Copenhagen

Bright design and cozy rooms – a nice hostel for couples in Denmark

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A&O Nørrebro is the best hostel for couples in Copenhagen and is ideal for a short weekend getaway. Located in the bustling and happening Nørrebro area, A&O ensures couples get to max out on their time in Copenhagen by providing a central affordable base. The private rooms are bright, tidy and clean; all have ensuites and flat screen TVs, plus free WiFi too. The A&O hostel bar is a great place for travelling couples to connect with others visiting Copenhagen. No doubt A&O is the best budget hostel in Copenhagen for couples keen to get out there and explore.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Copenhagen – Danhostel Copenhagen City

Danhostel Copenhagen City best hostels in Copenhagen

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The best hostel for digital nomads in Copenhagen is Danhostel City. Sleek, minimalist but providing everything digital nomads could need and more, Danhostel City is a highly recommended hostel in Copenhagen. First things first, Danhostel City offers free, fast and unlimited WiFi to all guests. Secondly, their hostel cafe and bar doubles as the perfect digital nomad office. Thirdly, they have self-catering facilities and laundry facilities too. What more could a digital nomad ask for in a youth hostel in Copenhagen? As Europe’s biggest hostel Danhostel City is the best hostel in Copenhagen for digital nomads for sure!

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Copenhagen – Urban House Copenhagen by MININGER

Urban House Copenhagen by MININGER best hostels in Copenhagen

Urban House is a great choice if your looking for the best hostel with a private room in Copenhagen.

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Easily the best budget hostel in Copenhagen, Urban House has modern dorms and private rooms available for shoestring budget travellers. Just a 2-minute walk from Copenhagen Central Station, Urban House places you right at the heart of the action and the team are always on hand to point you in the right direction or get you excellent rates on Copenhagen experiences through their tours and travel desk. They have a cracking range of local craft beers at the hostel bar and often have free live music nights for their guests; not to be missed!

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More Best Hostels in Copenhagen

Woodah Hostel

Woodah Hostel best hostels in Copenhagen

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Woodah Hostel is a highly recommended hostel in Copenhagen and the dream hostel for eco-conscious, mindful travellers. A little on the pricey side, Woodah Hostel is one of the only Copenhagen backpackers hostels to offer breakfast which is only included in your room rate but is super healthy, wholesome and tasty AF! Having established the perfect hostel vibe, Woodah is super relaxed, welcoming, open-minded and safe. You can hire bicycles from the team and get out and explore Copenhagen like a local for a backpacker-friendly price. The team will be happy to share their local tips with you!

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Copenhagen Backpackers

Copenhagen Backpackers best hostels in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen Backpackers Hostel is a great youth hostel in Copenhagen for travellers of all kinds. Cosy and intimate in comparison to many other backpackers in Copenhagen, CBH houses up to 38-people per night meaning there is a really friendly and welcoming vibe to the place. Guests have a total blast staying here. Whether you pitch up at the hostel bar and get chatting or hang out in your dorm, Copenhagen Backpackers is a great hostel for chatty and cheerful travellers who wanna meet and mingle.

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Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj

Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj best hostels in Copenhagen

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Danhostel Bellahøj is a top hostel in Copenhagen located in the quite and neighbourly Brønshøj district. Ideal for travellers who want a relaxed place to stay in Copenhagen Danhostel Bellahøj offers guests a chilled out hostel with all the facilities you could ask for. Guest are welcome to park on site for free with their car or bicycle. Located 4km away from the centre of Copenhagen, Danhostel Bellahøj gives travellers the chance to experience an authentic Danish neighbourhood while being close enough to explore all the tourist hotspots.

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Final Thoughts on the Top Hostels in Copenhagen Denmark

Yes, Copenhagen is expensive, but if you take a good look at this list, you’ll see that hostels are relatively affordable, and that the best hostels in Copenhagen really provide a bunch of bang for your buck.

By using our ultimate guide to the best hostels in Copenhagen, you’ll easily be able to find the hostel that best suits your needs, and book stress free, so you can focus on what’s important – exploring this awesome city!

All of the best hostels in Copenhagen are now at your fingertips. The choice is up to you…

So which hostel are you going to book? The best hostel for Digital Nomads? Or how about the best party hostel in Copenhagen?

Still can’t pick? We understand. Just do yourself a favor and go with Steel House – our top pick for the best hostel in Copenhagen for 2018. Happy travels!

Steel House best hostels in Copenhagen

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Give us some comment-love below to let us know if this guide helped you and which hostel you are going to book. Safe travels!

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