April 17, 2024

The 10 Best Hostels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the most popular city in Denmark for travellers and it’s easy to see why. Explore the city’s historic centre, especially the 18th-century rococo district of Frederiksstaden, and the Amalienborg Palace, which is home to the royal family. Or for a total contrast wander around Christiana, the world-famous free city that runs independently to the rest of the country. Not to mention Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by dream gardens and home to the crown jewels. Oh and did you know that Copenhagen, after Amsterdam, has one of the world’s most dedicated bike cultures, it’s the best way to explore the city. The streets are full of shops and bars that give the city a very cosy atmosphere, or hygge as the locals call it. With so much to see you’ll need a good hostel as a base, so we’re here to share our favourites. So be ready, if you want to explore every corner of Copenhagen, without blowing your travel budget, scroll down and have a look at the very best hostels in Copenhagen to book during your visit. You’re welcome.


    1. Best hostels in Copenhagen for solo travellers
    2. Best hostels in Copenhagen for couples
    3. Best party hostels in Copenhagen
    4. Best hostels in Copenhagen with private rooms
    5. Best hostels in Copenhagen city centre
    6. More best hostels in Copenhagen

Best Hostels in Copenhagen for solo travellers

Planning to book your solo trip? If you want to meet other travellers and have fun on the way while exploring the city, have a look at these amazing hostels.

Sleep in Heaven

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Sleep in Heaven

  • Free city maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free linen
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Bicycle Hire

Sleep In Heaven won awards for “Best hostel in Denmark” at the 2010 and 2012 Hoscars! It’s located in the multicultural area of Norrebro and about 10 minutes’ walk from the station heading to the city centre and the main attractions. This lively hostel is surrounded by thrift shops and alternative bars. The staff are described as ‘warm, friendly and very helpful’. Oh and did we mention the outdoor terrace, bar and pool tables?
You will also be able to enjoy free WIFI in all rooms, free bed linen and lockers. Don’t forget to rent a bike or to try one of the free walking tours offered by the hostel, perfect to meet new people. Once you’re back at the hostel, after a fun day exploring the city, chill at the bar and enjoy the happy hour. Option 2 would be to hang-out in the common areas with great music, free computers, board games and pool tables. Sounds like a plan!

Address: Struenseegade 7, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Norrebo
Nearest station: Forum Station

Book Sleep In Heaven Hostel here

Generator Copenhagen

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Generator Copenhagen


  • Free city maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free linen
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Bar & Cafe

Generator Hostel Copenhagen is in a great central location, perfect for travellers who would prefer to explore the city by walking, rather than by bike. The staff are super friendly, helpful and will be more than happy to give you tips on where to go, what to eat, cool clubs to go to etc. This hostel is also the perfect place to meet people if you’re riding solo, so make sure to enjoy a delicious drink at the bar and chill in the lounge areas.

Address: Adelgade 7, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Indre By
Nearest station: Kongens Nytorv station

Book Generator Hostel in Copenhagen here

Best Hostel in Copenhagen for couples

Ever tried a hostel with your other half? It’s never too late. You’ll get the perfect mix between the hostel atmosphere, the comfort and the romantic side of it.

Steel House Copenhagen

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Steel House Copenhagen


  • Fitness centre
  • Free WIFI
  • Meeting rooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Bicycle hire

Steel House Copenhagen is the city’s brand-new luxury hostel located right in the centre of Copenhagen. This amazing hostel is inspired by the New-York industrial design, so you’ll find beautiful rooms decorated with soft textures and modern furniture. It’s ideal to relax and keep your privacy after a long day visiting the city. All rooms also include private bathrooms, fresh linen and towels (the dream). Not to mention that the building is only at 5 minutes’ walk from Tivoli Garden, City Square Hall and Strøget street. Bicycle rentals are also available at the hostel, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the city like a real local.

Address: Herholdtsgade 6, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Frederiksberg C
Nearest station: Vesterport Station

Book Steel House Hostel here

Best Party Hostels in Copenhagen

If you’re looking for a safe place to leave your backpack while partying the whole night, we have what you need. These hostels are great to meet new people and simply have the time of your life.

Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Urban House Copenhagen

  • Free linen included
  • Free WIFI
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • 24 hour security

Located in the heart of the city, Urban House is a trendy hostel, only 2 minutes away from Copenhagen Central Station and 5 minutes from Tivoli Garden, the City Hall square and Strøget main shopping street. The hostel includes a bicycle shop (yes!) and a bar where you’ll be able to meet new people with a couple of beers, while enjoying the live music. You’ll be also glad to know that all rooms include fresh linen and towels, perfect after a crazy night out. Psst… Try to wake up early or just head straight from the club to the kitchen to enjoy a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit and drinks (served between 7 and 11 am).

Address: Colbjørnsensgade 5-11, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Kobenhavn V
Nearest station: Kobenhavn H

Book Urban House Hostel here


Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Copenhagen, Downtown Hostel

  • Free linen included
  • Free WIFI
  • Bicycle hire
  • Washing machine
  • 24 hour reception

Rated “Most Popular Hostel in Copenhagen” at the 2015 Hoscars, this Hostel is perfectly located, just between Christiansborg Palace, the Tivoli Garden, the Little Mermaid and Freetown Christiana (ok I’m sold). Copenhagen Downtown Hostel has a 24-hour reception, a very spacious lounge bar where you can chill with a drink and enjoy really cool live music.
The hostel also has a laundry service, free WIFI, iPads and laptops that are free to use. When you’re ready to head out, you’ll find a bustling nightlife around Strøget, just a few steps away, with nice restaurants, cool bars and local hotspots.

Address: CVandkunsten 5, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Kobenhavn V
Nearest station: Kobenhavn H

Book Copenhagen Downtown Hostel here

Best Hostel in Copenhagen with private rooms

Are you ready to travel the city while keeping some privacy? Don’t worry, these hostels have super cosy private rooms, just perfect for you.

a&o Copenhagen Nørrebro

Best hostels in Copenhagen - a&o Copenhagen Norrebro

  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 hour reception

This modern hostel has super-cosy private rooms including a flat-screen TV, comfy beds and free WiFi. Did we also mention that Pets are allowed? Yes we repeat, PETS are allowed! You can finally travel and enjoy your stay with your fluffy friend without any problem.
The building includes a stylish bar with daily specials, a spacious lobby and a buffet breakfast each morning. After that, you can relax and go for a walk in the beautiful parks such as Mimersparken or go shopping around Nørrebro Bycenter.

Address: Tagensvej 135-137, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Bispebjerg
Nearest station: Bispebjerg Railway Station

Book a&o Copenhagen Norrebo Hostel here


Best Hostels in Copenhagen’s city centre

You couldn’t be more central with these hostels, even if you tried…

Danhostel Copenhagen City

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Danhostel Copenhagen

  • Free WiFi
  • Free city maps
  • Eco friendly
  • Movie nights

This is one of Europe’s biggest hostels. Located just 10 minutes away from the Central Train station and bus terminal, you will have a stunning view over the city’s skyline, the Opera House and Islands Brygge, from pretty much every window. It’s also very central, within walking distance from all the main attractions, bars and shops. The hostel has a restaurant with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet (yasss) for an unbeatable price, free WiFi in all rooms, a TV on the ground floor (movie night anyone?). Don’t worry, if you’re more of a bookworm, you can also enjoy their book exchange and grab a free book or leave one on the shelf for your fellow travellers.

Address: H.C.Andersens Boulevard 50, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Kobenhavn V
Nearest station: Kobenhavn H

Book Danhostel here

Bedwood Hostel

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Bedwood hostel


  • Free City Maps
  • Free Wifi
  • Linen included
  • Pool table, table football & PlayStation

This wonderful place should be called “Cosy Bedwood Hostel”, and let us tell you that as soon as you step into the building, you will simply feel at home. The staff are super-friendly and always ready to help you to get the best experience ever. There is also a nice common area where it’s easy to meet other travellers, read a book, (try to) play the guitar and share a coffee or a beer with new people at the bar.
The building is located in a quiet backyard in one of the most vibrant districts, Nyhavn – right in Copenhagen’s city centre. This historic place is known for its wooden boats, cute coffee shops, small art galleries and many markets. We can already picture ourselves wandering through the beautiful streets.

Address: Nyhavn 63C, Copenhagen, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Indre By
Nearest station: Kongens Nytorv

Book Bedwood Hostel here


More best Hostels in Copenhagen

If you are still struggling to choose the right hostel for your trip, there are a few more we’d like to recommend…

Woodah Hostel Copenhagen

Best hostels in Copenhagen - Woodah Hostel


  • FREE organic & healthy breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Linen included
  • Outdoor terrace

If this hostel had a motto it would definitely be “What you see is what you get” (reminds us of an old Britney song). This cute hostel will probably feel like heaven for any food & yoga lover. Not to mention that it is all about sustainable living, fair-trade and earth friendly products. You can also enjoy a delicious FREE healthy breakfast on the outdoor terrace, or in the common area if it’s too cold outside. Shall we keep you a seat?

Address: Abel Catherine’s Gade 1-3
Neighbourhood: Kodbyen
Nearest station: Kobenhavn Station

Book Woodah Hostel here


Globalhagen Hostel

best hostels copenhagen - Globalhagen Hostel Copenhagen


  • Free city maps
  • Free Wifi
  • Meeting rooms
  • Bicycle hire

Globalhagen Hostel is the very first hostel in the heart of Copenhagen that was built and designed by volunteers. The profits made by the hostel go to NGO Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (Action Aid) to support their efforts to promote equality and fight poverty in the world. It’s also an eco-friendly place, the breakfast is organic and locally produced.
Not to mention that Globalhagen Hostel is located in the heart of the vibrant neighbourhood of Nørrebro, just a few minutes away from clubs, bars, theatres and restaurant. Did you already book a room?

Address: Ravnsborggade 11
Neighbourhood: Norrebo
Nearest station: Norrebogade Station

Book Globalhagen Hostel here

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