I’m Pretty Sure This Hostel Was an IKEA Showroom

There’s no way around it – Scandinavia is hella expensive. But when you’re traveling on a budget, one way to curb costs is to stay at a hostel.

A lot of Americans have never stayed at a hostel. And that’s okay. I’ll show you what it’s like.

Come hither, my child. Don’t be afraid.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

In Copenhagen, we stayed at Danhostel Amager, and it was pretty sweet.

The shared spaces had tons of natural light, and the people at the reception desk were always super friendly and helpful.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

The whole thing was very Scandinavian. It was kind of like hanging out in an IKEA showroom. (And I mean that in the best possible way.)

There were plenty of chairs and couches to watch TV, write blog posts, and sip on coffee or beer.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

There were also books and board games available.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

And a little corner for the kiddos to play.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

We booked a private room. These exist in most hostels. They cost a bit more, but allow you to have your own space, and are usually good value when traveling with at least one other person. (Plus, we all know dorm roommates can be a bit of a gamble…)

It was nothing fancy, but it worked for us.

My philosophy is to spend less on accommodations and more on attractions. Hopefully while I’m traveling, I won’t be in my room much! (I’d rather be out seeing the city.)

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

You can rent sheets, a pillow case, and duvet cover from the reception desk. Or bring your own.

Here’s our fresh package of rented sheets. (Complete with cartoon soap and water bubbles.)

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

You can opt for ensuite bathrooms or shared dorm style bathrooms.

We went for the dorm style. The bathrooms had an open area with several sinks, but private toilets and showers, each stall with a locking door.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

The showers had a separate changing area inside the stall, so you could dress/undress privately.

(I can also attest to the great acoustics, perfect for singing in the shower.)

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

There was a large shared kitchen, with kettles, stoves, and cookware. You can use a private storage cubby for your food, or you can borrow from the shared food pantry.

And after you cook yourself a lil somethin’ to eat, there are plenty of seats indoors.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

Or outside on the back patio!

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

This is also a great place to drink a couple of beers, which can be purchased at the reception desk.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

Or watch a beautiful sunset.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

Danhostel was an easy 10 minute stroll to the metro station.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

(Yes, down paths like THAT.)

With a fun park and art installation along the way!

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

And before you know it, you’re zipping off downtown with all the locals.

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

See? That wasn’t so bad, was it?

Most Americans think of hostels as dirty, cheap, and full of drunk teenagers. (To be fair, those do exist.)

But #NotAllHostels, you guys!

Danhostel | Copenhagen | The Travel Medley

DEETS:

  • Danhostel Amager is located at: Vejlands Allé 200, 2300 København S, Denmark.
  • A metro station and a bus stop are both within walking distance.
  • Rooms vary – you can stay in a mixed dorm, private room, or family style room. Bathrooms are ensuite or dorm style.
  • Prices range from $25-128/night depending on your choices above.
  • Breakfast and laundry are both available at an additional charge. Parking is free.

 

Comments

  1. Reply

    I love the info and seeing some of the places things you all went/stayed/did… sounds and looks wonderful. Wish I was 30 at least again!!! Would leave tomorrow!

    1. Reply

      Thank you! I love getting to show people where we went, and things we did, and places we stayed. I hope it encourages readers to pack a suitcase and get out there to see the world! I’m not sure you need any more encouraging though 🙂 😉 🙂 Love you!

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