Affordable and Safe Hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark for Backpackers and Students

Affordable and Safe Hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark for Backpackers and Students
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. It's a large but friendly metropolis that has lots of great shopping, dining, and nightlife venues. Despite being a cosmopolitan destination, Copenhagen also has a small town feel that is welcoming and quaint.

Copenhagen is a notoriously expensive city and accommodation is no exception. If you're on a tight budget then a hostel might be a fun and affordable option. Many hostels are also centrally located so you want be far from all kinds of sights and activities.
How much do hostels in Copenhagen cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Copenhagen here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for backpackers, students, and small groups of friends.

Dorm Bed from $21.06
Private Room from $20.17
Overall Rating: 93%
Colbjørnsensgade 5-11, Copenhagen
Urban House is a popular place to stay in Copenhagen, Denmark. It's a trendy hostel that is conveniently located just a short walk from Copenhagen Central Station. Urban House is a bit of a mix between a hostel and a hotel. There are private rooms available as well as dorms. The private room options vary widely and include single, twin, and double rooms as well as three, four, six, or ten bed family rooms. The dorms sleep four, six, eight, ten, or twelve people. Guests staying in dorms have access to private security lockers and each bed has its own reading light.

The hostel is a lively place with a bar and frequent live music. There's a billiards lounge and a courtyard garden where guests can hang out and there are regular events like bike rides, city tours, or even a yoga class. There's also a quiet room you can hang out in if you want to read a book, a movie room if you want to watch tv, and a game room if you want to hang out with other guests.

The hostel is conveniently located about a five minute walk from Tivoli Gardens. The City Hall Square and the Stroget pedestrian shopping street are both about a ten minute walk away. There are also bicycle rentals available which is a fun way to navigate the city.


A good hostel for backpackers, students, and solo travellers.

Dorm Bed from $18.60
Private Room from $22.82
Overall Rating: 82%
Vandkunsten 5, Copenhagen
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Copenhagen. It's centrally located between Christiansborg Palace and the Tivoli Gardens, and it's walking distance to many other sights such as Kastellet, the Lettle Mermaid, and Freetown Christiania. This hostel is a great value for budget travelers and backpackers who want to be near everything but don't want to spend a fortune.

The hostel has a lot to offer guests. There's a lively lounge and bar where there's often live music. There are also the standard amenities available such as laundry facilities, free wi-fi, and a nice outdoors space.

There is a relaxed yet trendy vibe at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, where there always seems to be something going on. Many guests enjoy the "shared dinner" events where they can meet other travelers and enjoy some good food. There's also a communal kitchen where you can prepare your own food if that's more your style. Every morning you can start your day off right with an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast for a reasonable price.

The on-site bar is fun and cheap and every night there's a happy hour. You can hang out with other guests and play pool, foosball, or a number of other games.

The hostel has 88 rooms in total that include private rooms that sleep between two and five people and dorms that sleep between four and ten people. There's really something for every travel style and budget here.


A good hostel for backpackers, students, and small groups.

Dorm Bed from $25.21
Private Room from $48.02
Overall Rating: 86%
Struenseegade 7, Copenhagen
Sleep in Heaven is another favorite hostel in Copenhagen. It's located in a fun part of the city and it's a modern youth hostel with a good security system and a lot of comforts for guests. The hostel is also a social and fun place to stay. There's an on-site bar that has daily happy hours. There is a common area where you can enjoy music, games, and good company. There's also a small beer garden that is a great place to hang out when the weather is nice.

The staff here are also friendly and helpful and can answer any questions you might have. Whether you're looking for a local restaurant, a fun tour, of the fastest route to a destination, the staff are available to help you.

Sleep in Heaven has double, three bed, and four bed private rooms. The dorms sleep four, six, ten, and twelve people. There are also female only and co-ed rooms to choose from.


Dorm Bed from $22.11
Private Room from $19.06
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 93%
Bernstorffsgade 27, Copenhagen
Next House Copenhagen is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, bicycle hire, a common room, a games room, board games, and foosball. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $28.82
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 93%
Vesterbrogade 97B, Copenhagen
CityHub Copenhagen is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, bicycle hire, and a common room. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $22.89
Private Room from $21.62
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 90%
Herholdtsgade 6, Copenhagen
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, bicycle hire, a common room, a games room, board games, cable tv, and foosball. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, parking, towels included, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $49.71
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 89%
Abel Cathrines Gade 3, Copenhagen
Woodah Boutique Hostel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a cafe. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $60.74
Private Room from $24.17
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 89%
Reventlowsgade 10A, Copenhagen
This terrific hostel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, key card access, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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