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Perl
post Nov 22 2005, 11:51 AM
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Change of plans.

Spain just died, long live Denmark!!

Anybody know any cheap but decent hostel in Copenhagen??

All I've found so far are about 80euro per night for a double room even with shared facilities, don't you find that kinda steep for a hostel??

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Linda Adams
post Nov 22 2005, 06:31 PM
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Hi! I traveled in Denmark last year and found it really, really expensive compared to other European Union countries. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the place I stayed but just for a comparison to the rate you quoted, I just checked out the rates quoted for Hotel Nebo Copenhagen. They are siginificantly less expensive. Have you tried the Hostelz.com web site or hiusa.org? Good luck. Hopefully someone will be able to reply with a specific recommendation.
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Perl
post Nov 23 2005, 06:48 AM
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Thanks for the info, but it seems I keep stambling on the same hostels over and over again. You are right about one thing though, it really is far more expensive that any other country I've ever been to.

Awaiting for more suggestions. Spain is slowly but steadily coming back to life....

Thanks again

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jenipa
post Nov 23 2005, 07:38 AM
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How about looking on websites such as globalfreeloaders.com or couchsurfing.com ? It doesnt cost anything and you get to meet locals. It's not everyones cup of tea, but I hosted a few people to stay when I lived in London and I met some really nice people.

Good Luck!
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post Nov 23 2005, 07:53 AM
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QUOTE(jenipa @ Nov 23 2005, 09:38 PM) *

How about looking on websites such as www.globalfreeloaders.com or www.couchsurfing.com ? It doesnt cost anything and you get to meet locals. It's not everyones cup of tea, but I hosted a few people to stay when I lived in London and I met some really nice people.

Good Luck!
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post Nov 24 2005, 01:13 AM
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Check these guys out. I stayed with them a good few times and they are some of the best places I have ever stayed in. Great locations, affordable, clean and safe. And they are always very friendly.

This place is

http://www.cab-inn.dk/

If only all hostels were like this place........


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post Apr 8 2008, 11:45 AM
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Jep, Denmark is really expensive...a 25% VAT will do that to most countries, along with a minimum tax of 40% on what you earn...
But...cheap hostels are to be four Interntional Hosteling has two hostels in Copenhagen, one in the centre and one a bit outside, and last time I checked they were about 150kr (ca. 20 Euro) per person per night in a dorm.

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post May 5 2008, 07:01 PM
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QUOTE(tb66 @ Apr 29 2008, 11:38 AM) *

there are quite a few hostels in copenhagen just google hostels copenhagen and you will find them all. i can't think of the exact name but the official yha in copenhagen (the new one) is really nice. i haven't stayed there but it looks well smart and is in a good location. but in terms of price they are not that cheap i am afraid.


i just got back from living in copenhagen for 4 months. all i can tell you is nothing is cheap and there really is no way to get a great deal. hostels are few and far between. book IN ADVANCE as they often fill up even while charging over $30 a night. another option is to stay at a bed and breakfast. search bed and breakfast, denmark in google. there's a site with tons of listings. when my parents came to visit they stayed in what was basically a private room in someone's house (there's no breakfast in the bed and breakfasts in denmark). they paid about $80 a night for the two of them but got a lot more for their money. a nice, cozy private room in a quiet historical neighborhood and a really nice danish host.
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post Dec 17 2008, 02:46 AM
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Hey. I remember that finding open hostels in Denmark for a reasonable price in May on a weekend (even before peak season) was a challenge. What we ended up doing...the cheapest option we found in the city center was the City Public Hostel <http://www.citypublichostel.dk/>. We elected to stay in the 68-bed dormitory for about 22$ a night (although the dollar has gone down, so it's probably more expensive now). It's definitely the largest dorm-style hostel room I've stayed in, and was somewhat of an adventure in itself (i.e. don't expect a good night's sleep). However, the location was great, about a 10 minute walk to the trian station/town hall/Tivoli.

Copenhagen is definitely the most expensive European city I've been to...but it is one of my favorites too!
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I lived in Denmark for 4 months and my parents came to visit. Lemme tell you, cheap anything is just not an option. Especially with current exchange rates and the crazy tax rates.

Also, Scandinavian hostels are not your average hostel. They cost more, they are nicer, and 9/10 times they are pretty boring or filled with school groups. Plan on it being JUST a bed for a night...a $30 bed for the night.

Most hostels are part of the Danhostel chain. Copenhagen City hostel is your best bet. It's a high rise right smack dab in the center of town with decent transport connections and within walking distance of Tivoli, the main square, and the shopping street.

If you want a more personalized stay, then do a bed and breakfast. http://www.copenhagenbedandbreakfast.dk/CopenhagenKortGB.htm My parents did this. It was their first time out of the country. Hostels scare the crap outta them and hotels were way out of their price range. "Bed and breakfasts" are often a bed with no breakfast in an extra room that a person rents out for extra income for around 60-80 euro a night (compare to hotels at 200). My parents loved their room and really enjoyed talking to the owner. It can be a bit hard to meet Danish people as they often keep to themselves and this is a great way to meet some of the locals. Just don't expect maid service and breakfast.
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Hopefully someone will be able to reply with a specific recommendation.
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