January 02, 2019

Where to stay in Copenhagen

You will have 6 areas to choose from while visiting and below you find a short description of each one.

Areas of Copenhagen

Below you can read about the different areas / districts of Copenhagen.

City center

The old city center offers great adventures for anyone interested in history. Dating back over 850 years, the area is packed with hidden stories, ready to be discovered. Other perks of this area is short distances to an abundance of attractions as well as the world’s longest pedestrian shopping street. The city center is good for travelers who want to stay close to the major attractions.


Vibrant, multicultural and hip might best way to describe Nørrebro. The area has blossomed over the last two decades due to its unique mix of different ethnicities, amazing urban spaces and creative local entrepreneurs opening up boutiques, cafés and restaurant. The area only has a few hotels, but large selection of rentals. We would definitely recommend homestays such as Airbnb for the most authentic experience.


Located just behind Tivoli Gardens, the area is hip and cozy at the same time. Vesterbro is to many considered as the coolest part of  Copenhagen. Go to the Meatpacking District for trendy restaurants and bars or explore the areas closer to the old Carlsberg brewery for great cafés, bakery and parks. Near the Central Station you find the old Red Light District. The area is safe, but walking around you can still see signs of the areas former roughness.


Beloved by families with children due to quiet, airy streets, cozy cafés and closeness to great outdoors spaces such as Copenhagen’s largest park Fælledparken and the beach at Svanemøllen. The area has very few hotels, but is perfect for homestays. Top it up with rentals bikes and you have a perfect mix of nature and city close by.


Named after the local castle, Frederiksberg is a beautiful, historical area with many freestanding houses and broad boulevards. The area has a little bit of everything; beautiful parks, shopping streets and closeness to the city. Great place for homestays, especially for the ones wanting to cook a few nights because the area has several supermarkets and specialty shops focusing on high quality.

Christianshavn & Refshaleøen

Copenhagen’s old merchant harbor. Scenic, beautiful and unique. It’s like a village in the city with its own identity. The citizens of the area are as diverse as the area ranging from artist and students to business men and architects. The area has many cozy cafés, restaurants and bars, but truly shines in the summer when you can sit along the channels. Surrounding the area are the old bastions of Copenhagen, perfect green spaces for walking or a picnic.


Our top picks

Hotels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen offers a wide variety of hotels around the city. If you’re in a rush, then you can safely choose any of the ones below.


There are several of these around the city

Green hotel group with a strong focus on sustainability: over 98 % of their produce are organic, they battle food waste and produce their organic wellness products.

Go to Guldsmeden's website

Hotel Sanders

Close to Kongens Nytorv.

Luxury hotel with beautiful Danish design and a feeling of “hygge”. Great food and beautiful roof top terrace offering a new perspective on Copenhagen.

Go to Hotel Sanders website

Nobis Hotel

It’s located between Tivoli and the Harbor

Interested in contemporary Danish design? Nobis is located next to Danish Architecture Centre and has beautiful modern interior, you aren’t going to be disappointed!

Go to Nobis Hotel's website


This hotel is located in the latin quarter.

Want to be right in the city center? Then SP34 is for you! Beautiful boutique hotel with a great vegetable focused restaurant inspired by a greenhouse – you will get your greens without even noticing!

Go to SP34's website

Skt. Petri

Located in city center.

Very central location close to foodmarkets, attractions and shopping you don’t have to walk far to have fun! Just downstairs you’ll even find a French inspired boulebar! What more to ask for?

Go to Skt. Petri's website

Nyhavn 71

Located in Nyhavn.

The hotel is situated an old warehouse at the far end of Nyhavn overlooking the harbors of Copenhagen. Their restaurant is run by one of Denmark’s best and most innovative Thai chefs. Try their frozen red curry, it’s to die for!

Go to Nyhavn 71's website

Nimb Hotel

Located next to Tivoli.

Unique location next to Tivoli with great facilities; with an amusement park in the backyard, a pool on the roof and several great restaurants and bars, Nimb offers something for every taste.

Go to Nimb Hotel's website

Central Hotel

Located on Vesterbro.

Every city has a Central Hotel, this is the Copenhagen take on it: The world’s smallest boutique hotel with only one room.  The hotel has the cutest little café, which is worth a visit no matter what.

Go to Central Hotel's website

Dragsholm Slot

Located a bit outside Copenhagen.

An hour outside Copenhagen you’ll find a magical place: an old castle overlooking the water with a an amazing Michelin-restaurant focusing on local, seasonal and wild ingredients. Perfect for a quick city getaway and a chance to experience the Danish countryside.

Go to Dragsholm Slot's website
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