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Copenhagen Hotel Guide

Known for its friendly residents, sleepy winters and comfy hygge culture, Copenhagen is a favorite tourist destination at any time of year. Far from a bustling metropolis, this relaxed city is peppered with lavish palaces and enchanting green spaces. It’s a wonderful setting for summer bike rides and enthralling, brightly lit winter evenings—the perfect European destination. Copenhagen hotels are known for being a bit more expensive than other cities, but that isn’t to say affordable options don’t exist. With a bit of careful planning, travelers can easily find excellent midrange hotels within their budget. The city’s Danhostel program provides even more affordable options by highlighting high-quality and affordable hostels.

Copenhagen is also well-cultured; whether you want to explore historic sites, catch an impromptu outdoor performance or spend an afternoon wandering the city’s many museums, there’s always a thing to learn around the corner. The city is even home to an independent anarchist commune, further texturing this already colorful and charming city.

Where to Stay in Copenhagen: The Best Copenhagen Hotels

Copenhagen hotels have the reputation of being pricey—but while they can cost a bit more than some cities, Copenhagen hotels aren’t terribly expensive. Your average midrange double room can cost around €95 on the low end, and up to €200 on the higher end. Finding cheap hotels in Copenhagen isn’t incredibly difficult. If you’re on a shoestring budget, many hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark are available as part of the government Danhostel program.

If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Copenhagen, we know where to look. Given Hotel St. Thomas’ excellent location—the hip and Bohemian area of Vesterbro—you’d be surprised to find it’s one of the city’s most affordable bed and breakfasts. It’s just a stroll away from trendy bars and cafes. Hotel Christian IV is among the best hotels in Copenhagen when it comes to location: it’s practically on royal property, just beside Amaienborg (the Queen’s winter holiday home). Those who want to explore historic sites will feel right at home.

The best hotels in Copenhagen can cost a pretty penny. Nimb Hotel is a beautiful, cozy space found within the city’s beautiful Trivioli Gardens. Rooms are warm and inviting, bedecked in beautiful pine wood. With complimentary butler service, it’s one of the finest Copenhagen hotels for great service. Looking for historic Copenhagen hotels? Stay at Hotel d’Angeterre, built in 1755. Close to attractions near Kongens Nytorv, this luxury hotel features period furnishings and an elegant style.

If even the cheap Copenhagen hotels are too much, consider a Copenhagen hostel. Danhostel Copenhagen City is a large Copenhagen hostel, and one of the biggest in Europe. A Copenhagen hostel is a great way to meet fellow travelers or travel cheaply. Hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark are of high quality if you stick to the Danhostel program; 71 low-cost Copenhagen hostels are available. It’s also worth noting that your Copenhagen hostel likely provides ample privacy options if dorm living isn’t your style.

Natural and Historical Beauties in Copenhagen

When visiting during warmer months, one must stroll through Copenhagen’s natural beauty and landscapes. The city is home to several lovely gardens, providing romantic backdrops to a charming stay in the city. The oldest and most famous is Rosenborg Castle Gardens, spread across 12 hectares. Other gardens include Tivoli, the University of Copenhagen Botanical Gardens and Superkilen.

Nyhavn is a treat at any time of year. This historic canal is lined with colorful homes. You can shop at the many stands along the canal, or stop to watch the boats go by. If you stop by in the winter, the icy, frozen canal is the perfect Christmas backdrop.

Throughout the city are many old palaces and churches. Christianborg Palace is a fine example of Neo-baroque architecture, and is the seat of the Danish Parliament. Amalienborg is a set of four stately palaces and is the residence of the royal family. As far as churches go, one must visit Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen and climb its winding tower for a stunning view of the city.

Entertainment and Nature: Tivoli

Tivoli Gardens is a famous garden opened in 1843. The garden houses beautiful grounds, frequent art exhibits, an aquarium, historic buildings and live entertainment. In addition to these features, one of its most popular attractions is a family theme park with rides that all ages can enjoy.

Notable buildings surrounded by Tivoli include the H.C. Anderson Castle, the Glass Hall and the Moorish Palace. If visiting at night, you must see the brightly lit Chinese Tower. Its glow casts a striking reflection on the nearby Tivoli Lake. Stop by Tivoli in the summer to watch a live performance. Whether you like stage shows, dance or gritty rock-and-roll.

Museums of Copenhagen

A treat for the mind, there are many Copenhagen museums dedicated to many subjects and arts. The National Gallery of Denmark in the city centre is the nation’s preeminent collection of art.

With hundreds of thousands of pieces in its collection—spanning hundreds of years in art history—this museum is a must-visit for lovers of European art. The Geological Museum is about more than rocks: here you’ll see one-of-a-kind fossils, botanical exhibits and knowledge about the solar system itself. A walk through the museum, cataloging the annals of geologic time billions of years, is a truly humbling experience.

The Danish Museum of Music is great for those with a love for song. Featuring classical instruments from Europe, Asia and Africa as far back as the 16th century, this museum provides a detailed look into the history of music-making.

Copenhagen Nightlife

While Copenhagen is typically thought of as a sleepy, cozy city, it’s not without an active nightlife. After all, when sunlight is rare during the winter, the locals have to spice up their lives somehow. While you can find great bars spread throughout the city, Nyhavn and Vesterbro are the best areas to spend a night. VEGA in Vesterbro has a reputation for great parties and music shows. Jolene is another bar with a wild reputation, with an industrial atmosphere and all-night DJ sets. Looking for something more exclusive? NASA is the hippest bar in the city, a “members-only” club that will let you in if you have the right look.

Freetown Christiania

One of the most unique things about the city is Freetown Christiana, an autonomous anarchist district created in 1971. Situated in the old city barracks and ramparts, the community is independent from the rest of the city but open to the public. It stands as example of the liberal Danish life, and is among the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The Bohemian, “hippie”-styled community has beautiful murals, great people and even some great cafes and restaurants. If visiting in winter, Christiania’s Christmas market is the best in the city. If you want to experience a different slice of life than you’re used to, Freetown Christiana is certainly worth a visit!