Sitting on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager, the Danish capital of Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most enchanting cities. Most visitors descend on its historic centre, where the 18th-century rococo district of Frederiksstaden, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace, is perhaps the stand-out attraction.
As much as it is bewitching, Copenhagen is also known as a rather expensive city. This may mean you want to keep your accommodation costs to a minimum, especially if you’re only planning to use it for a bed for the night. To help you find an affordable option, we’ve picked out 12 of the best cheap hotels in Copenhagen, including guest houses and hostels.
FROM £92/ NIGHT
This Superior 2-star hotel is located just three minutes from the city’s International Airport and ten minutes from Copenhagen Central station, making it hugely convenient for those arriving into the city who want to avoid a time-consuming, costly transfer. Its 127 guest rooms are bright and spacious and the interior design is impressively pristine – making the hotel extra good value for money. Elsewhere in the property, there’s a relaxing lobby and bar area that’s ideal for pre- or post-dinner drinks, and hearty breakfasts are served from 5am daily in a breakfast room that is also due to be fully renovated very soon. Free WiFi is available throughout and there’s also free on-site parking. Central Copenhagen is a ten-minute drive away.
FROM £80/ NIGHT
Situated in the heart of Copenhagen’s colourful Vesterbro district, known for its hip vibe and trendy restaurants, this popular budget hotel oozes character. Guest rooms are decorated with a cool, vivid interior and come with a wash basin, a large flat-screen TV, and down duvets. For extra privacy, you can also ask for a room with a private bathroom. There’s a communal area with games and also a shared kitchen. Other services and amenities include breakfasts served each morning (extra charge), drinks and snacks to buy in the lobby are, car rentals, and free newspapers and magazines. Guests can also purchase tickets for local attractions and excursions at reception. Nearby you’ll find the City Hall Square and Strøget, the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe.
FROM £120/ NIGHT
This centrally located hotel is just 250 yards from the pretty Kongens Nytorv public square. It offers free WiFi and modern, spacious and bright guest rooms with private bathrooms, a flat-screen TV and a desk. Some rooms also offer scenic city views. There’s a 24-hour lobby bar serving a range of drinks and snacks. Guests can enjoy free internet access on computers in the reception area. Kongens Have Park and the UNESCO-listed Rosenborg Castle are less than a 5-minute walk away, and Amalienborg Royal Castle is just a little further.
FROM £40/ NIGHT
For a cheap and cheerful option, Bedwood Hostel fits the bill for many visitors to Copenhagen Accommodations are basic but clean and comfy, and there’s a choice of private or shared dorms, while all bathroom facilities are shared. There’s a 24-hour front desk, an on-site bar, and bike hire is also available from the property. The bustling Strøget high street is just a few minutes away on foot and Charlottenborg Palace is even closer. For exploring the rest of Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv metro station is just 650 yards away too.
FROM £117/ NIGHT
Located just under a mile and a half from the famous Tivoli Gardens tourist attraction, M18 is a simple but cosy accommodation options that won’t break the bank. All guest rooms have a private bathroom, a desk, a cupboard and a TV, while some also include a seating area. A shared lounge area is ideal for relaxing and socialising with other guests. Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is 5.6 miles away from the hotel and Islands Brygge is just over 2 miles away.
FROM £30/ NIGHT
This affordable, family-owned hotel is a 5-minute drive from Copenhagen Central Station, Tivoli Gardens and Den Blå Planet aquarium. It offers 24-hour room service and bright guest rooms with cable TV channels and private bathrooms. There’s an in-house café bar serving a daily breakfast buffet and for lunch and dinner options reception staff will happily recommend local restaurants. Nearby leisure attractions include a children’s playground and bicycle rentals. Copenhagen’s bohemian quarter, Christianshavn, is a 10-minute walk away.
FROM £138/ NIGHT
If you’re keen to visit Copenhagen’s sandy shore during your visit, this affordable hotel located just a 10-minute walk from the beach may well appeal. As for the hotel itself, all guest rooms feature quintessential Danish design furnishings along with a private bathroom and a TV, and some rooms also have a kitchenette with a fridge and an electric stovetop. Hotel services and amenities include a restaurant and separate bar, bike hire and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Copenhagen Airport is less than 10 minute away by metro.
FROM £109/ NIGHT
Situated in the city centre, this hotel offers basic but comfortable rooms that come with cable TV and either private or shared bathrooms, while some also have a hairdryer and ironing equipment. There’s a shared living room where guests can kick back after a hard day’s sightseeing, and there’s even a pool table and table football for recreation. Other amenities include an on-site café and bar, and a buffet breakfast is served each morning. Free WiFi is available throughout the property too. The Botanical Gardens and the 17th-century Rosenborg Castle are both a few minutes’ walk away.
FROM £138/ NIGHT
Located in Vesterbro, one of the city’s most fashionable neighourhoods, Hotel Løven features brightly furnished rooms with a fridge, a table and chairs, and free WiFi. Rooms either have shared or private bathroom facilities. Elsewhere in the hotel, amenities include
a communal kitchenette with a dining table and a microwave, and free tea and coffee is also on offer to guests throughout the day. There’s an adjoining bar where guests can drink, relax and socialise, and bicycles can be rented in a neighbouring building too. Tivoli Amusement Park is just minutes away on foot and Copenhagen Central Station is also an easy walk from the hotel.
FROM £138/ NIGHT
Also situated in the trendy district of Vesterbro, this charming family-run hotel combines an attractive location with plenty of character. Guest rooms have either a private bathroom or shared bathroom facilities with an in-room wash basin, and there’s also a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Tasty breakfasts are served each morning in the hotel’s dining area. Tivoli Gardens, the Strøget shopping street, the Glyptoteket Museum and the vibrant district of Nyhavn are all within walking distance.
FROM £103/ NIGHT
An easy walk from Nørreport Train and Metro Station, this hotel is conveniently located for those arriving by train – especially if they have heavy bags in tow and want to save on a taxi fare. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a washbasin, and there are shared bathroom facilities. The reception area offers a range of hot and cold drinks and there’s also a computer available for the use of guests. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Notable nearby attractions include the Nyhavn wharf district, the Strøget shopping street and the Tivoli Amusement Park, and there’s also a large indoor market across the street.
FROM £86/ NIGHT
Situated next to Copenhagen’s Central Station and a short walk to the beach, this cheap hotel has an ideal location – and it also has an altruistic focus, with proceeds going to the city’s homeless community. Guest rooms offer cable TV and a work desk, and either private bathrooms or shared facilities. There’s a popular breakfast buffet served each morning and during warmer months guests can eat in the inner courtyard. A range of drinks and snacks are sold in the lobby area, where guests will also find an internet computer available for communal use. Bikes are available for rent on site – ideal for reaching the city’s main square, Rådhuspladsen, which is nearby.