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Despite its reputation as expensive, Copenhagen has beds to suit every price class, and cheap hotels in a wide variety of great central locations. Copenhagen’s low-priced lodging suits not only backpackers but also families and couples on a budget.
Top of our list is a purpose-built high-rise in Copenhagen’s new hotel complex between its central Hovedbanegård and Dybbølsbro stations: Wakeup Copenhagen’s room rates rise according to floor, from the low-cost ground level to the costlier penthouse rooms.
Less modern, perhaps, but what Hotel Sct. Thomas lacks in hip design it makes up for in warmth: This small, family-run hotel also has a superb location on the border between lively Vesterbro and the leafier, more residential Frederiksberg neighborhood.
Copenhagen's hostels meanwhile share many facilities normally only associated with top-rated hotels, including private ensuite rooms, breakfast cafe, lively bars and great WiFi access. Danhostel Copenhagen City has been featured in design magazines, while Downtown Hostel and newcomer Generator Hostel can boast both lively bars and a more central location than many of the city’s four star hotels. Despite the name, Hotel Loeven hotel is definitely more hostel than hotel, but does provide a great location, friendly service and very cheap rates.
The long-established CabInn group paved the way for Copenhagen’s budget hotel scene and has four hotels in the city with compact, cabin-inspired sleeping arrangements, from its oldest Cabinn Express, to its newest, the enormous, 709-room Cabinn Metro.