If you’re planning a trip to Denmark but are keeping the purse strings tight, why not consider staying in a hostel?
You can forget about any negative images the word ‘hostel’ evokes; from a city centre hipster hostel with a tattoo parlour and a converted public library to sports and spas in acres of Nordic countryside, Denmark’s hotel scene continues to offer some of the best in Scandinavian design, with fresh ideas that are ideal for all tastes and budgets.
Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
Copenhagen has welcomed its latest ‘hipster hostel’, with the opening of Urban House in March. Pitched as a cross between a hotel and a hostel, it’s located in the trendy Vesterbro area of the city and offers order valtrex online a large lounge area, bar, bike shop, hot dog restaurant and its own tattoo parlour.
A variety of rooms are available – from a single ‘shoebox’ to larger rooms with private facilities for couples, families and groups of people. There are also lockers to store valuables, a laundry room and a self-service kitchen.
Billed as Copenhagen’s ‘cosiest’ hostel, it’s situated in a quiet spot in vibrant Nyhavn and has been renovated by two seasoned hostel travellers, using recycled materials in as many places as possible to create their vision of the perfect hostel for their fellow travellers.
A is for Aarhus
Outside of the capital, Denmark’s second city, Aarhus, which is taking up the mantle of European Capital of Culture in 2017, is seeing a new period of redevelopment with several new hotels and hostels set to open in 2016.
Examples include Wakeup Hotel, which is more akin to a three- or four-star property in terms of facilities, with prices more in keeping with a two-star establishment when it opens in autumn next year.
Ideal for the budget traveller, the hotel’s concept is based on relatively small, yet very well appointed rooms, with furniture from top Danish designers and views over Aarhus from the top levels of the hotel.
Meanwhile, as part of the major regeneration of the harbour side in Aarhus, the city’s main library has moved to its new location at Dokk1 by the harbour allowing the old library building, in Mølleparken, to be transformed into the Library Hostel, and ready to welcome its first guests in 2016.
With 100 rooms and 450 beds, the aim is to create a social space for both locals and travellers with accommodation at affordable prices.
For further information see Visit Denmark