Best Places for Backpackers in Denmark.

Enjoy backpacking around Denmark without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Denmark.

Top 23 hostels in Denmark.

These are the 23 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Denmark.

1
Kirsten Room in Apartment

97 /100

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Kirsten Room in Apartment

Very nice large room in a privat apartment with a beautiful view over Vesterbro's square, only about 7 minutes walk from Central Station and just 3 minutes' walk from Copenhagen Inner Lakes where there is a good opportunity for a good walk across the city. Located on the Vesterbro. Cable TV, Ha...
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Woodah Hostel

92 /100

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Woodah Hostel

Prices and services: Woodah will have special appeal to travelers who are open minded interested in the universe of yoga and general sustainable living. All our services will reflect this fundamental message where we support local, organic, fair-trade and other kinds of earth friendly products....
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3
Annex Copenhagen

91 /100

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Annex Copenhagen

Annex Copenhagen is an excellent bargain if you wish to keep your stay in downtown Copenhagen cheap. Located in the bustling and trendy Vesterbro neighbourhood - you are next to Tivoli, the central railway station, shopping and local restaurants - not to mention the exciting Copenhagen Night Life...
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Danhostel Faxe

91 /100

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Danhostel Faxe

Danhostel Faxe is a lovely property, which lies in a beautiful area near the limestone quarry in Faxe. The amenities include a TV room, laundry facilities, a fully equipped guest kitchen, barbecue area, free WIFI and parking. The hostel is also course certified and has modern meeting rooms for up to...
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Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER

89 /100

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Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER

Stay in the heart of Copenhagen Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER is a trendy, self-service hostel/hotel hybrid in vibrant Vesterbro, 2 minutes’ walk from Copenhagen Central Station. Attune to the pulse of the city by making use of the house's features, including online check-in for express se...
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Danhostel Aarhus City

89 /100

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Danhostel Aarhus City

Hallo & welcome to our urban rooftop hostel in the heart of Aarhus. Danhostel Aarhus City is a new and very nicely designed hostel with a cozy roof-top café attached. With its location in the very centre of Aarhus, our guests have the best opportunity to enjoy the fantastic vibe surrounding the hos...
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7
Generator Copenhagen

89 /100

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Generator Copenhagen

Voted Best Hostel in Denmark -2016 at the prestigious HOSCARS. You’ll find Generator Copenhagen just off Kongens Nytorv, the largest square in the city. Centrally located and an ideal location for anyone wanting to be a hop, skip and a jump from everything that is a must see in this great ci...
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Steel House Copenhagen

89 /100

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Steel House Copenhagen

Steel House Copenhagen is the city’s brand new luxury hostel located right in the center of Copenhagen. The hostel is New Yorker-inspired and the setting is 'industrial chic', with rooms rooted in raw elements, soft textures and rustic interiors. Sit back and relax in the incomparable, snug setting...
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9
Globalhagen Hostel

88 /100

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Globalhagen Hostel

Pleast note, that bed linen is not included in the price. We do not accept sleeping bags in our beds at Globalhagen Hostel, however you are more than welcome to bring your own bed linen, or you can rent from us upon arrival for only 50 DKK. Globalhagen Hostel is the first hostel in Copenhagen...
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88 /100

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Sleep in Heaven

- Bedlinen included - Free Wi-Fi in all rooms - Happy hour everyday - Free walking tours - Bike rental from hostel - Age restriction in dorms: 16 - 35 - private rooms: 16 - 45. Prefer Brooklyn to Manhattan, Kreuzberg to Mitte or Brixton to Soho? Then Sleep in Heaven in the lively Nørrebro ar...
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11
Danhostel Copenhagen City

87 /100

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Danhostel Copenhagen City

The five-star Danhostel Copenhagen City is located on H.C. Andersens Boulevard, a 10-minute walk from the Central Train Station and bus terminal. With 1,020 beds, we’re Europe’s biggest hostel. Apart from the building’s exceptionally fine view over the city’s skyline, the Opera House and Islan...
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12
B&B Linda

86 /100

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B&B Linda

Double rooms in private villa, own entrance shared bath and toilet. View of garden with flowers and trees. Host speaks English, Danish and French. Guests are provided with linen and towels. Free internet access and TV in every room. Guest can use the garden to relax or eat their meal in. Breakfast...
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13
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

86 /100

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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen Downtown hostel few years in a row (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and in 2017.) won the 'Most Popular Hostel in Copenhagen' award at the Hoscars, chosen and given out by HostelWorld, and all thanks to our lovely guests who rated our hostel. Come and see it yourself! Our award-winning hostel...
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14
a&o Copenhagen Nørrebro

84 /100

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a&o Copenhagen Nørrebro

Located next to Copenhagen Bispebjerg Railway Station, A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro offers modern rooms with flat-screen TV, comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. The hotel includes a stylish bar, guest kitchen and a spacious lobby decorated with high-quality furniture and light décor as well as projectors sh...
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Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj

83 /100

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Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj

This hostel is located in green surroundings, 4 km from Copenhagen's main pedestrian street, Strøget. It offers FREE private parking and a communal kitchen. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Other facilities at Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj include vending machines, a children's playgrou...
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16
Bedwood Hostel

80 /100

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Bedwood Hostel

Bedwood Hostel is not just a place to stay – it's a place to live. Our goal is that you feel at home as soon as you come through our door and that Bedwood Hostel is your home as long as you stay with us in Copenhagen. Feel at home in our cozy common area. Meet other travelers, swap a book, play our...
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Copenhagen Backpackers

77 /100

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Copenhagen Backpackers

Live quiet and central – One minute’s walk from Copenhagen Central Station and the vibrant Vesterbro district, Copenhagen Backpackers offers cosy accommodation in dorm beds. - Free clean linen - Most central hostel in Copenhagen - Free superfast internet - Bed curtains for increased privacy -...
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18
Moen Hostel & Vandrehjem

76 /100

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Moen Hostel & Vandrehjem

This countryside hostel Moen Hostel & Vandrehjem offers a communal kitchen, free parking and a garden with BBQ area. The hostel’s dining room is a nice place to enjoy a meal. Guests can also relax in the TV lounge. We speak your language! The restaurants and beach at Klintholm Harbour are 3 km a...
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19
Hotel Maritime

67 /100

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Hotel Maritime

Hotel Maritime is perfectly set in the city centre next to the Copenhagen harbour and only a few minutes on foot from Nyhavn's Restaurants, Amalienborg (The Royal Castle), Christiansborg The Danish Parliament), The Royal Theatre, Kongens Nytorv and excellent shopping at Strget, the pedestrian stree...
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Hotel Copenhagen

66 /100

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Hotel Copenhagen

Small family hotel located in Central Copenhagen, 15 minutes walk from Tivoli, the Square and the Central station. Close to the promenade at Islands Brygge with Copenhagen's new outdoor bath. We are located just 15 minutes drive from the airport. Breakfast is served every day 7.15-10.30 am....
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21
City Sleep-In

65 /100

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City Sleep-In

We are a cheap and cosy hostel in the absolute centre of Aarhus. We are five minutes from anything you could possibly desire and just two kilometers from the beach and woods. The bus and train station is less than ten minutes away. We offer dorms and double rooms with shared or attached bathroom...
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Pasescia Bed and Breakfast

0 /100

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Pasescia Bed and Breakfast

We have; 5 room with 2 single beds in each room. 1 big room with 4 single beds. We can accommodate 12 persons at a time, from single persons to groups. The B&B is at the main street in Kolind. We have 2 min. to Train and bus. The Train to Aarhus, the 2nd largest City in Denmark goes every hour. T...
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Acacia House

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Acacia House

Acacia House Bed and Breakfast offers 3 cosy and well-arranged double rooms, with access to a small kitchen & a good size garden and in a quiet residential area. All rooms are provided with soft cotton bed linen and towels, full size mirrors, hair dryer, DAB radio and WiFi. Free tea and coffee are a...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Denmark.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Denmark.

If you're already planning to visit Denmark - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Denmark on a paddleboard: Copenhagen

I have been paddleboarding (SUP) all over Denmark. With our little rivers and over 7.000 km of coastline (twice as much as France!), there are tonnes of good opportunities to go cruising on a stand up paddleboard or catch a wave in the fjords and sea around Danmark. Copenhagen seems like the place to start since it is here you will most likely arrive from abroad.

annefrit

DRINK

Carlsberg You can’t go to Denmark without drinking Carlsberg. It’d be like visiting Australia and not drinking Fosters. Oh wait.

Greta N

Church of our Saviour

Keep walking straight down the street, cross two bridges, then turn left, and you will see the Church of our Saviour. This beautiful building features an outdoor spiral staircase leading up to a statue of Christ Triumphant.  I am kind of cheating with this one because the real head-turner here is not the statue. Besides the architecture of this building, featuring the golden spiral staircase, there is also an amazing panoramic view of the city from the top. Also very noteworthy are the bells within the church, which go off on the hour and produce a gorgeous symphony. Because this is a post about statues though, I will share with you a little tidbit that the aforementioned “hostel guy” told me. Back in the days when Denmark and England didn’t get along, English sailors would use this church as cannon target practice, with the Christ Triumphant statue being “bulls-eye”. He was full of fun facts.

Horizon Hunter

What first

When you arrive to Københavns Lufthavne (Danish for Copenhagen Airport), you will start feeling the city with the very unique smell of sausages that will welcome you to the “world’s happiest nation” (actually not anymore!), as the Carlsberg guys like to let everybody know with this big sign in the baggage claiming area: “Welcome to the world’s happiest nation” sign in Copenhagen Airport

Belén Agulló

Kronborg Castle

Back in the day Kronborg was known for the big parties and banquets that the king would do, and today this castle is a museum for everyone to come and learn the history of the place; while in Kronborg you can visit the market, the big halls, the creepy catacombs and crypts, the royal propaganda and even the danish mythical hero “Holger the dane” who is said to be asleep, and will wake up if ever Denmark would be in trouble as to defend her; as if these reasons where not enough, Kronborg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Hamlet!

pao-davila

Several facts about Denmark and Aarhus

Marselisborg beach. Several facts about Denmark and Aarhus Denmark is the happiest country in the entire world. Approximately 5.5 million people live in Denmark. During my entire time in Denmark, I hadn’t met a person who wouldn’t speak English (old and young people included)(!). Denmark is a kingdom and also an archipelago (has only one border with Germany). It is considered to be the least corrupted country in the world. Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city after the capital Copenhagen. Aarhus is not a humongous city, its population is around 265,000 people. Things to do in Aarhus My girlfriend has visited me in Aarhus during the summer and honestly, it is the best period to see it. Well, unless you are a hopeless romantic and prefer walking or dancing in the rain. But don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of that anyway! It is a fact that random rains can be a lot of fun, too, but summertime weather enables more opportunities to swim in the Nothern Sea, spend days at the beach, enjoy the city parks and gardens, and that makes the trip a truly exclusive experience. Here are several attractions that we’ve enjoyed the most.

Eimantas Zemaitis

Some of the best food & drink spots in Copenhagen

Wherever you turn there is an abundance of eateries. Whether you stop at a cafe, restaurant, food hall, or street stalls, the food is incredibly tasty. Be warned Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark are notoriously pricey. Make sure you have a reasonable budget for food during your stay. If you eat out for most meals budget at least $40 a day. It would be a real shame to miss out, as Copenhagen is the perfect place to leave with a full and content stomach.

Ellie on the go

A Weekend in Copenhagen

When attending a birthday in Denmark, I found that these three things are important.

Alex Sheedy

Visit Viborg: Snapshot into the Provincial Soul of Denmark

Amidst a wonderfully hilly landscape, shaped by the remnants of the last ice age, nestled in some of the oldest oak forest in Denmark, Viborg sits in the place of the heart on the map of the Peninsula. Viborg is one of the oldest cities of Denmark, and it has much to offer in terms of history, culture, sights and the outdoors. Only approximately an hour drive from both coastlines and 60km from Aarhus – the second biggest city of Denmark – Viborg is worth a moment of your lifetime.

Louise Barner

Student life in Copenhagen

Student life is always a great period of your life, but it can be very different from university to university. I live ordinary student life in Brno, Czech Republic, and moved to Copenhagen for half a year to compare. I know all that 80 percent of people in Denmark attending university could tell the story much better than me. But I don’t really think they realize, what makes the living and studying in Copenhagen extraordinary until they try to do it somewhere else. That’s why I’ll present what I’ve found interesting in comparison with the Czech Republic student life.

Jirka Mauritz

Hyggelig Denmark: Visit the Coziest Country in the Planet

Let me start by being straight-up honest with you. When I learned I would have to live in Denmark for six months my first reaction was, “Where’s Denmark, again?” Shameful, I know. Especially for someone who takes pride in her wanderlust and love of Geography. Back in 2016, my first and only experience in the Old World had been in Germany and well, let’s just say the first impression wasn’t great– but that’s a tale for another time. The Danes introduced me to a concept that I’m sure everyone has experienced at some point in their life but have never been quite able to describe it: Hygge (pronounced hue- guh). It’s a non-translatable term that means that cozy feeling when you spend quality time with your loved ones. It means the snuggly warmth of the first sip of a hot chocolate cup after a long walk in the rain. I personally describe it as what hugs feel like. I didn’t really see the logic behind it until October arrived. I’m talking entire weeks with no glimpse of the sun. None at all. I’m talking nine a.m. sunrises and three p.m. sunsets. Folks, I can’t begin to explain to you how dreadful it was to a Californian such as myself. Hygge suddenly made all the sense in the world, and in a quest to find it in all its presentations (and not die from sheer environmental depression), I decided to go on a road trip with some friends.

Evora Willes

Copenhagen: Beauty of the north

The capital of Denmark will take your breath away. I promise.

Adriana Danielovicova

A Weekend in Copenhagen

When attending a birthday in Denmark, I found that these three things are important.

Alex Sheedy

Copenhagen, Denmark; Walks To Remember

As I’ve lived in Asia for the past 25 years of my life, it’s not always easy or possible to find the time and money to make a trip to Europe. Luckily for me, this summer presented the opportunity to spend a month traveling around Europe while supporting the facilitation of various meditation and personal development weekend workshops with a close friend. Our first stop was Copenhagen, Denmark. I’ve never been to this city before (or not that I can remember, anyway), and it was an incredible re-introduction to Europe and the beauty of some of the old cities around the region.

Jess Harris

Copenhagen, the pearl by the sea

Sometimes when I travel I use to wonder how would it be like to live in that particular city. Well, I think Copenhagen (and the whole Denmark) is one of the few places in the world where life is really awesome, because has the rare and precious quality of being “people oriented” and “eco-friendly”. I’m not just talking about either the super-efficient services (of all the kinds) or the wonderful green spots that fill the whole city, but what really surprised and fascinated me was the calm, the peace, the respect and the joy palpable in the air, through the streets and in the faces of the blond inhabitants. But Cph is not just wonderful lifestyle, is also an avant-garde city with its modernity, design, fashion and a deep culinary tradition. So come with me and I’ll show you this wonderful city where I’ve been this summer for 4 relaxed and nice days!

ludovica picardi

Student life in Copenhagen

Student life is always a great period of your life, but it can be very different from university to university. I live ordinary student life in Brno, Czech Republic, and moved to Copenhagen for half a year to compare. I know all that 80 percent of people in Denmark attending university could tell the story much better than me. But I don’t really think they realize, what makes the living and studying in Copenhagen extraordinary until they try to do it somewhere else. That’s why I’ll present what I’ve found interesting in comparison with the Czech Republic student life.

Jirka Mauritz

Copenhagen: Beauty of the north

The capital of Denmark will take your breath away. I promise.

Adriana Danielovicova

Kronborg Castle

Back in the day Kronborg was known for the big parties and banquets that the king would do, and today this castle is a museum for everyone to come and learn the history of the place; while in Kronborg you can visit the market, the big halls, the creepy catacombs and crypts, the royal propaganda and even the danish mythical hero “Holger the dane” who is said to be asleep, and will wake up if ever Denmark would be in trouble as to defend her; as if these reasons where not enough, Kronborg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Hamlet!

pao-davila

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