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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Hostel | Vandkunsten 5, Copenhagen, Denmark 1467

85.1% Overall Rating

680 out of 790 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/11/2015)

Robert Duffy thinks…

"The bar is really good and it was easy to meet people considering I was travelling alone. The free evening meal every night was tasty and ensured I didn't spend too much money as it can be price…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 9.25
  • Towel USD 1.42

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note : Check-in: from 2pm. If you will be arriving later than 9pm you must prepay in order to guarantee your booking. Age restriction: you MUST be over 18 to stay in a Dorm. This restriction only applies in our shared rooms, not for private rooms. 24hr parking available for DKK150, only 10 minutes' walk from the hostel. Private lockers are available for only DKK30. Our hostel has a no-smoking policy.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 2:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Copenhagen?

Contact us directly

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An award-winning retro design hostel located in the heart of Copenhagen's city center; come and enjoy our fun, cosy and hip Scandinavian atmosphere!

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is located right in the heart of the city's historic center, in one of Copenhagen's coolest areas. We are within an easy ten-minute walk from the Central Station and all the major sights - shopping, bars, and restaurants around the corner.
We offer great value accommodation for everyone, with further discounts for groups traveling together.
We have a selection or private rooms, family rooms and shared dorm rooms for 4, 6, 8, 10 people.
We are here to welcome you to the city we love! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Triple (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Triple (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Our award-winning hostel has 24-hour reception, a spacious and lively lounge and bar, edgy venue for live music, free dinner every night, free yoga classes, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, free iPad rental and a welcoming bean bags area outside, overlooking the street.

We are centrally located in the old part of Copenhagen, next to the City Hall Square and the parliament. Our location is outstanding for local hotspots, whether it’s bustling nightlife, the longest pedestrianized shopping street in the world (Strøget), fusion restaurants, the famous Tivoli gardens and the harbour beach. If you'de like some more culture, we are just next to Denmark’s best museums, galleries and theaters.

Our location means we have all public transport links on our doorstep; you are within easy reach of everything that the city and the rest of Denmark has to offer.

The hostel is cosy yet cool, proudly showing a Scandinavian retro design and a friendly, relaxed vibe. Our trendy lounge provides the ideal surroundings to chill or socialize and meet other guests. Our café offers an all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet for an unbeatable price and tempting foods during the rest of the day. You can also feel free to cook your own special dish in our well-equipped guest kitchen.

You are welcome to join our delicious ‘Free Dinner’ events held in the hostel and meet fellow travelers for a free meal, every night at 18:30 at the Downunder bar.

If you are looking for more liquid entertainment, we have one of the cheapest bars in town, located right here in our lounge area and offering a great value Happy Hour every night. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy playing pool, foosball or other games with your (new) friends.

We also have Free Walking tours, twice a day, every day! So easy when the tour picks up right here in the lounge! You can take the morning tour at 10.45 or the afternoon tour at 15.45.

We have 88 rooms, to suit every budget. There are private rooms for two-to-five people or shared dormitories for four-to-10 people. Many of our rooms feature private bathrooms and individual power sockets, personal reading lights and mirrors. Our 10 people dorms and 6 people dorm has lockers for your valuables, you will just need a pad lock. Large lockers are available in our luggage room for only DKK30 per day. All private rooms overlook the Vandkunsten square with a water fountain from 1910 – an urban gem.

Did you know that guests from more than 40 countries stay with us every month?

So come along to our warm home and welcoming staff!
Vi ses!

Accommodation Information

Checkout is at 10am and check-in is from 2pm. Reception is open 24/7 for your convenience

At arrival you can pay in Danish currency or with most credit and debit cards. (Be aware international credit cards might include a minor fee)

Age restriction: Guests must be over 18 to stay in the shared dormitories.

24 hour parking is available for DKK150 per day, only 10 minutes walk from the hostel.
Large private lockers are available for only DKK30 per day.

The hostel has a non-smoking policy.

Cancellation Policy
This property has a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within 24 hours prior to check in time (at 2 pm) will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated.
Cancellation is through our info email address.

Location Information

We are located in the old part of Copenhagen, just next to the City Hall Square.
Our location is outstanding for Copenhagen hotspots whether it's the nightlife, the longest walking street in the world (Strøget), restaurants, theaters or attractions like Tivoli, the harbor beach, museums and galleries. Bohemian Christiania and the world famous Little Mermaid are within a short walk as well.

With handy transport links on your doorstep, you are within easy reach of everything that the city and the rest of Denmark has to offer.