With 850 years of history since its founding, Copenhagen is the most populous city in Denmark, so the least of your concerns will be whether you will be able to find a hotel.
The question of where to stay in Copenhagen will be more one of what you are looking for in a hotel.
So you’re in luck! I’m here to give you a breakdown of the top hotels from the priciest to the best deals so that you’ll know where to stay in Copenhagen long before you go. Unless you are checking this website at the last minute. In which case I’m happy to be your emergency save!
Where to Stay in Copenhagen
Here’s a list of some of the best places to stay in Copenhagen for ANY budget. I have hotels and Airbnbs to choose from and have done all the hard work for you. Every hotel and Airbnb here has great ratings, are centrally or almost centrally located, and offer good value for your money! if you’re interested in what to do while wandering around Copenhagen, I have you covered there too!
Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Nyhavn
During its origin days, Nyhavn was really just a busy commercial port. Sailors from all over the world would flock here in pursuit for a drink and/or a lady of the night. Fast forward a couple of centuries and you have beautifully renovated old houses and restaurants along the port. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and take a break for some great food. Follow the footsteps of the great Hans Christian Andersen, who used to live in this area.
1. Hotel Bethel
Good rooms, great service and a nice breakfast. Hotel Bethel is an excellent place to stay in Copenhagen for those coming here for the first time. We all know Copenhagen is a really expensive city, but the prices here are more reasonable than in some other hotels.
2. Heart of Copenhagen City Apartment
Another AirBNB gem, this city apartment really is smack dab in the middle of the city. You will have a private apartment with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, plus access to all the thriving life you’d expect from a major metropolitan area. As a bonus, you will be just down the street from Kongens Nytorv, where you will find some of the best restaurants in the city.
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3. MS Mary
Do you want to brag how you stayed in a boat in the center of Copenhagen? Then the MS Mary is exactly where to stay in Copenhagen. Yes, it’s a fully functioning boat! It comes with a kitchen, shower and wifi, and it’s surprisingly comfortable. A drink on the deck during sunset is really something else, in fact the experience all together is!
4. 71 Nyhavn Hotel
You will find simply amazing views from 71 Nyhavn Hotel and it’s because of its location, just at the end of the canal. The hotel also provides peace and quiet as opposed to further up the canal. You can walk around to almost anywhere or take a boat trip just outside this Copenhagen hotel.
5. Bedwood Hostel
A great place to stay if you want to be in the center without overstepping your budget. Bedwood Hostel is well equipped, beds come with privacy curtains, a plug and a light. You can socialize playing table soccer, or in the cafeteria.This is one of the best places to stay in Copenhagen on a budget.
Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Frederiksberg
Every town has a district filled with old money, and this is the one in Copenhagen. There is definitely an upscale feel here, and it’s because of the unique atmosphere. There are some lovely city oases here, such as Frederiksberg Gardens and the Garden of the Faculty of Life Sciences.
6. Villa Plana Apartment
Similar to the place above, Villa Plana Apartments are another home away from home. If you’re needing a bit more modernity while still maintaining that homey vibe, this is where to stay in Copenhagen.
7. Bramslykkevej Apartment
Located in a serene area of Copenhagen’s bustle is an apartment styled accommodation. Feel at home with a kitchen and living room at your disposal and simple modern furnishings. If you’re wondering where to stay in Copenhagen that can make you feel at home, this just might be it!
8. Sylvia Guesthouse
In terms of where to stay in Copenhagen that provides excellent value, this place would be on the top of the list. With a balcony and garden views, the original hardwood floors adding to its charm, and Sylvia Guesthouse‘s close proximity to some of the best attractions in Copenhagen, this spot is a winner.
9. Studio in Central Frederiksberg
This small but well-appointed studio apartment is modern and cozy, and has a large balcony perfect for evening drinks or morning coffee. The apartment has a good-sized kitchen and is a quiet part of Frederiksberg not far from the bars and restaurants.
Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Christianshavn
Go back 300 years ago and you will find working-class families. However, today you will find a thriving area which puts its many canals to good use. Take a boat tour and learn about the wicked history of this area. Inside Christianshavn you will also find the famous Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen’s alternative neighbourhood filled with art and nature.
10. Copenhagen Houseboat
This is not a drill! We have yet another boathouse, although, when you’re on it, you wouldn’t know it. It’s sleek modern design totally fools you until you walk outdoors or peer out of the port windows and notice you’re on the water. Copenhagen Houseboat is surely one of the most unique places to stay in Copenhagen.
11. Hotel CPH Living
If you were wondering where to stay in Copenhagen and didn’t think you could stay on a boat, I’m hoping this post has changed your mind. This boathouse accommodation comes with a traditional Danish breakfast, the sound of water lapping against the boat, and a prime location for anything you want to do in the city.
12. Sankt Annæ 10
If you’re in need of 24 hours reception this may not be the place for you as it’s mostly self run with limited reception hours but in terms of where to stay in Copenhagen that’s highly rated, Sankt Annæ 10 is the spot with all very favorable reviews. Easy, simple and cozy is the best way to describe this spot.
13. Cute Oasis in Central Christianshavn
This cute one-bedroom apartment is located in a historic neighborhood close to the beach and is a quiet oasis, not far from central Christianshavn.
Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Nørrebro
If you are looking for a mixture of different cultures head over to Norrebro. This is one of the most densely populated areas in all of Scandinavia, and a really vibrant part of Copenhagen. Hang out with students, immigrants and original working-class. Eat great Shawarma or haggle for jewelry and clothing in many Arabian stores. Some of the cheapest accommodation can be found in the northwestern part of the district.
14. Copenhagen Nørrebro
Dorms and private bedrooms, 24 hour reception, free toiletries and flat screen TVs, not a bad deal for this spot. If you’re wondering where you can get the best bang for your buck for where to stay in Copenhagen, check this hotel out!
15. Central CPH Apartment
This is one of the best places to stay in Copenhagen if you love luxury and Airbnb! The apartment is nice and spacious and is located in the middle of it the city. You can walk to shopping, to restaurants, to sightseeing, all while enjoying the comfort of your own temporary home. With your own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, amid the hustle and bustle of such a vivacious city, you may decide that where to stay in Copenhagen is here, for much longer than you originally planned.
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Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Vesterbro
Vesterbro is right next to the city center, and it’s once seedy past has now been masked by ultra hip Danish vibes with a dash of sophistication. Although, you can still find some areas where vices have remained (on Istedgade and near Halmtorvet). There are lots of things to do here and visiting the first Carlsberg brewery is a must.
16. Urban House
Did you know that Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world? It is. In fact, it markets itself as having more bikes than people. Seriously. And bicycle rentals is just one of the services offered by this international hostel.
Urban House is centrally located, just minutes from Tivoli Gardens, and acts as a luxury home for those on a budget. You’ll find a mall, a restaurant, and a bar, not to mention a big screen TV and WiFi for checking in with the people you left behind.
17. Axel Hotel Guldsmeden
This is a nice boutique hotel with tasteful design and an excellent location. However, be aware that it’s not that great to stay during summer, because it does not have AC. All in all, it’s still good value for money in terms of a reasonably priced place to stay in Copenhagen.
18. Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
Very modern and sleek interior provides a comfortable environment to get your energy levels up. Comfort Hotel Vesterbro has spacious rooms with nice bathrooms, and the staff is really friendly and accommodating.
19. Tivoli Hotel
Tivoli offers all the modern luxuries you would expect from a nice luxury hotel. Each room is unique, with its own sense of style, so you can adopt it and make it your own while there. Its name is a clear reference to the hotel’s proximity to Tivoli Gardens, just a short walk away. You will also enjoy an onsite restaurant, which can be a nice feature after a long day spent sightseeing.
20. Studio apartment in Vesterbro
This cozy studio has all that you need, on top of that it comes with a balcony and is right next to the meatpacking district, Copenhagen. Outside your door is all the adventures you need.
Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Copenhagen City Center
Being the city center, this is where most of Copenhagen’s attractions are located, along with nightlife hot spots and hotels. Filled with history, church spires, museums, and narrow streets. Don’t be afraid to lurk around, you will find some interesting shops and old traditional bars, along with great restaurants.
21. Hotel Jorgensen
Another budget friendly hotel, Hotel Jorgensen will welcome you with a relaxing lounge to kick your feet up after long travels or a day wandering the city. The hostel offers a cafe on site as well, so you can grab a coffee, or (haha) a danish before you head out.
22. Alexandra Hotel
Alexandra is set in the heart of the city, so you’re definitely looking to move and shake if you stay here. You’ll get all the comforts of modernity with a cafe, a restaurant and all the tech access you need. If you are a city person whose goal is to feel the heartbeat of the city, while also enjoying the peace and quiet of your own room and bathroom, Alexandra is where to stay in Copenhagen.
23. Hotel Skt Petri
So this is where things start to get really fancy. Hotel Skt Petri is one of the best places to stay in Copenhagen if you are looking for top of the line luxury in a very modern sense. It is all streamlined corners and edges and sleek blacks and grays. It is centrally located so you can hop on transit just steps from the hotel and get anywhere in Copenhagen. And as an added feature, if you happen to bring your kids along, they offer childcare services!
24. Charming Apartment in City Center
This apartment might be pricey but it is worth every penny. It is in the heart of the inner city and is close to everything imaginable including shops and restaurants. The apartment itself has plenty of space for guests and is modernized.
Where to Stay in Copenhagen: Near the Airport
25. Hotel Cabinn Metro
Hotel Cabinn Metro is one of the best places to stay in Copenhagen if you are looking for the ideal modern luxury hotel. It is equipped with comfortable beds, a restaurant on site, WiFi, access to the metro, hence the name, and every room has its own bathroom. You are also within close proximity to Bella Center, Mountain Dwellings, and Ramboll.
26. AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky
Where to stay in Copenhagen when you’ve got money to spend, and you want pure luxury? You stay here! Bella Sky, as its name implies, offers you a glimpse at what it is like to live in the clouds. It is the tallest building in Scandinavia, and it has a sky bridge that connects its two structures. You’ll definitely be checking off an adventure on your bucket list if you stay here. You can do that checking off from your Turkish steam bath at the hotel.
27. Ocean Hotel
Ocean Hotel is the best place to stay in Copenhagen for those looking to stay near the airport, have the ability to easily commute to the center via metro, and a homely atmosphere.
28. Kastrup Apartment by the Airport
Cozy apartment within miles of the airport and only 15 minutes to the city by metro. It comes with a double bed and the place is newly upgraded with a balcony.
So which of these is the best place to stay in Copenhagen for you?
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