A mix of modern design and historic tradition, the Danish capital of Copenhagen is a destination for any lovers of cool or culture alike.
But boy, this place is expensive! Surely there’s no way for anybody on a budget to enjoy the Scandinavian design and culture on offer here, right?
Wrong! Thankfully there are plenty of hostels to choose from here. So we’ve made life easy for you and listed the best hostels in Copenhagen so you can choose one that’s right for you.
With the help of this guide you’ll be able to easily find an awesome hostel in Copenhagen – no matter your budget!
So stop worrying about your funds and let’s dive into the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Editor’s note – check out our 13 best day trips from Copenhagen and explore beyond the Danish capital!
The Best Hostels in Copenhagen: Round-up
Best Overall Hostel in Copenhagen – Woodah Hostel
Best Party Hostel in Copenhagen – Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Copenhagen – Urban House Copenhagen
Best Hostel near Tivoli Gardens – Danhostel Copenhagen City
Best Hostel in Nyhavn – Bedwood Hostel
Best Hostel near Copenhagen Central Train Station – Copenhagen Backpackers
Best Hostel near Copenhagen Airport – Annex Copenhagen
Best High-end Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen
Best Cheap Hostel in Copenhagen – Sleep in Heaven
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Copenhagen – Generator Hostel
10 Best Hostels in Copenhagen
Best Overall Hostel in Copenhagen
• Woodah Hostel •
Why we like Woodah Hostel…
We love the cool pod style dorms at this equally cool hostel in Cophenhagen. Of course, we also like that this place is super stylish, features comfy beds, is affordable and offers up a tasty free breakfast. It’s a great all-rounder that’s our top pick for the best overall hostel in Copenhagen.
Woodah Hostel is perfect for…
Looking for a calm stay in Copenhagen? This is the place for you. It’s set away from the main sights of the city, meaning it’s not in the busy centre, but it is near the bus and train station, making it good for lovers of convenient travel. Couples looking for cool, affordable surroundings should check this place out too.
Best Party Hostel in Copenhagen
Why we like Copenhagen Downtown Hostel…
Though it’s not complimentary, the breakfast at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is immense and something we definitely like about this place. Being the best party hostel in Copenhagen, you’ll be pleased to know that their bar, the staff and the happy hour deals make this a great place for good times with alcohol!
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is perfect for…
Party lovers, of course. Anybody looking to have a good time will love this Copenhagen backpackers hostel. They even loan out laptops, iPads and hair dryers, making it a great hit for anybody who’s forgotten one of these modern day essentials. Foodies should come for the breakfast alone!
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Copenhagen
Why we like Urban House Copenhagen…
Urban House Copenhagen is a great place to meet other people, but that’s not what we like about this branch of Meininger the best. What we like most is how you get hotel quality for hostel prices. The decor’s also all modern and stylish, which makes this one of the coolest hostels in Copenhagen.
Urban House Copenhagen is perfect for…
Looking for the best hostel for solo travellers in Copenhagen? Look no further! This place has friendly, helpful staff, nightly events designed to help people meet and mingle, bustling common rooms, a bar, and the general atmosphere of a lively city hostel. Sociable travellers will love this place.
Best Hostel near Tivoli Gardens
Why we like Danhostel Copenhagen City…
Not only is this place one of the biggest hostels in Europe (there are over 1,000 beds!) – it’s also the best hostel near Tivoli Gardens, one of the biggest amusement parks in Europe! Aside from its size and location, we also like how clean and well designed this big hostel is.
Danhostel Copenhagen City is perfect for…
Couples. The private room options at this youth hostel in Copenhagen are great, and something that we think couples looking for a hotel-like experience would really like. Of course, anyone in Copenhagen to see the sights and maybe visit Tivoli Gardens, too, should think about staying at this well situated hostel.
Best Hostel in Nyhavn
• Bedwood Hostel •
Why we like Bedwood Hostel…
Most of all we love the location of this top hostel in Copenhagen. It’s quite easily the best hostel in Nyhavn, a lively area of Copenhagen filled with historic houses (of which this hostel is one), houseboats, bars, restaurants… Who wouldn’t like to be staying in such a cool area?
Bedwood Hostel is perfect for…
Anyone who enjoys browsing places to eat and drink at night, sampling local flavours, basking in vibrant atmospheres, and checking out what’s on offer in small local bars will love the location of Bedwood. This recommended hostel in Copenhagen also features a cosy common room, great staff and an equally great bar – a good recipe for solo travellers!
Best Hostel near Copenhagen Central Train Station
Why we like Copenhagen Backpackers…
Of course, we love the location of this top hostel in Copenhagen – it’s right near the main train station in town, making it really convenient for arriving/departing. Something that we also like about this place is the bike rental, which is a lovely way to see Copenhagen. Nice staff, too.
Copenhagen Backpackers is perfect for…
For the location alone, this is the best hostel near Copenhagen Central Station, and therefore great for anybody coming into or leaving Copenhagen by rail. The central setting definitely suits backpackers who want to get out into the city and explore rather than lounge around the hostel all day.
Best Hostel near Copenhagen Airport
• Annex Copenhagen •
Why we like Annex Copenhagen…
Another Copenhagen backpackers hostel with a great central location, we love that this hostel features REN products in its bathrooms! That’s a little slice of luxury we weren’t expecting. Since it’s so easy to get to the airport from this place, it’s our choice for the best hostel near Copenhagen Airport – nothing more than a direct train from nearby Central Station.
Annex Copenhagen is perfect for…
Anybody looking to catch an early flight or be at the airport on time with no stress will like how convenient this hostel is. Again, those looking to explore the city and make the most of their trip to this European city will love the central location. It definitely suits active backpackers who don’t want to sleep all day.
Best High-end Hostel in Copenhagen
Why we like Steel House Copenhagen…
Not only do we love the ultra stylish industrial chic look of this cool hostel in Copenhagen, we also love its amazing facilities, which include a swimming pool, gym and even a cinema room! Luxury is definitely the name of the game at this place, easily landing it the prestige of best high-end hostel in Copenhagen.
Steel House Copenhagen is perfect for…
The setting, facilities, decor, all of it adds up to probably the best hostel for flashpackers in Copenhagen, and probably for couples looking to stay in plush surroundings, too. The location is good, since it’s right near a metro, meaning if you want to get out and see the city it’s easy – if you can drag yourself away from all the luxury!
Best Cheap Hostel in Copenhagen
• Sleep in Heaven •
Why we like Sleep in Heaven…
We like a lot of things about this highly recommended hostel in Copenhagen: its location in the cool, multicultural area of Norrebro, the way the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming, the hostel’s spaces like a bar and an outdoor terrace… And all of that at affordable prices makes it the best cheap hostel in Copenhagen!
Sleep in Heaven is perfect for…
Solo travellers! The atmosphere here is lively, which is definitely helped not only by the great spaces of the hostel, but the hostel staff too – they’re informative and friendly, which is just what you need when you’re in a new city for the first time. Anyone looking to make friends and keep to a budget whilst doing it should think about staying here.
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Copenhagen
• Generator Hostel •
Why we like Generator Hostel…
This branch of the Generator chain of hostels is great – simply having that name attached is something we can get on board with, as there’s a certain quality to these places. We love the atmosphere here, too, particularly in the bar area making it great to get to know fellow travellers. The design of this place is also something we love.
Generator Hostel is perfect for…
Being the best hostel with a private room in Copenhagen, we’d say that this place is great for couples. There’s a hotel feel to the rooms in this top hostel in Copenhagen, but it has a cool hostel edge, making it a good option for couples looking to keep costs down on a private room.
Conclusion to the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark
There you have it – the best hostels in Copenhagen, categorised for your convenience!
Well designed, comfortable and often complete with staff who are just waiting to help you get to know their home city, these hostels are a great option for anybody looking to save money on a trip to this pricey capital.
Now all that’s left for you to do is choose the one that’s right for you.
But if you still can’t decide? Don’t worry: the best bet would be to go with Woodah Hostel, our top pick for the best overall hostel in Copenhagen!