Best Areas to Stay in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Where to stay in Copenhagen – A guide to the capital of Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and one of the most visited cities in the world, with stunning sea views, iconic monuments and a luxurious lifestyle.

Among the world-renowned attractions in Copenhagen is The Little Mermaid as the icon of the city, located at the port and Kastellet, the fortress of Copenhagen.

The weather in Copenhagen is not as cold as other cities in northern Europe. However, during the year, there are several months of humidity, cold wind and fog.

The best time to visit Copenhagen is during the summer, which runs from June to August.

Copenhagen is a high-cost city in Europe, so accommodation is exclusive and, therefore, usually quite expensive.

Copenhagen Airport is located 8km from the City Centre and, despite being small, it has three terminals available for domestic and international flights.

The most used means of transport in Copenhagen is the bike. Thanks to the bike paths available throughout the city, touring neighbourhoods and attractions on two wheels is part of the daily routine of tourists and locals.

Other efficient means of transport in the city are buses, two metro lines and water buses, all of them with the same cost.

The best areas to stay in Copenhagen are the City Centre and Nørrebro.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The best areas to stay in Copenhagen, Denmark

1. Our favourite area: City Centre

Copenhagen City Centre (also called “Indre Bry”) is home to most of the city’s tourist attractions, including the Tivoli, Rådhuspladsen Square, Christiansborg Palace and different government institutions.

Strøget Street is also part of the City Centre and is one of the largest pedestrian streets in Europe, full of boutiques where to shop, restaurants and bars.

This is the best area to stay in Copenhagen to be close to the main attractions of the city.

The City Centre can be easily explored on foot, but it also has many places to rent bikes and enjoy the neighbourhood in a fun and unique way.

Luxury accommodation in the City Centre can be found near the Tivoli Gardens, the surroundings of the Nyhavn Canal or near Strøget.

The City Centre is one of the best areas to stay in Copenhagen due to its exclusivity and great offer in accommodation.

Best areas to stay in Copenhaguen - Copenhagen City Centre

Best areas to stay in Copenhaguen – Copenhagen City Centre

Alojamiento en el Centro Histórico de Copenhague - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Copenhagen City Centre – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Copenhagen:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Great public transport connections
  • Heart of the city
  • Strøget Street
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Tivoli Gardens

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Grand Hotel

This central hotel is 200 metres from the Tivoli Gardens and a 5-minute walk from the Town Hall Square. It offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

from €99
Budget

Danhostel Copenhagen City

This simple and elegant hostel is located in the centre of Copenhagen, less than a 10-minute walk from several attractions, such as Tivoli Gardens and Strøget shopping street. There is free WiFi throughout the premises.

from €64
Luxury

Hotel Herman K

This luxury boutique hotel offers wine time at the bar and features a gourmet restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is decorated in an industrial style, has a terrace and is located in the Centre district of Copenhagen, an ideal location.

from €279

 

 

 

2. Nørrebro

Nørrebro is a picturesque neighbourhood of Copenhagen that has a multicultural environment full of life and fun.

Nørrebro is known for being an area full of students and young entrepreneurs.

It is also known for having a high range of restaurants where you can taste great national and international flavours.

In addition, here you will also find unique stores and curious items that are well worth a visit from shopping enthusiasts.

For travellers looking to enjoy the nightlife, Nørrebrogade Street has bars and clubs where you can enjoy live music.

Among the attractions of Nørrebro are the Natural History Museum of Copenhagen, located on the outskirts of the neighbourhood, near Østerbro.

Nørrebro is one of the best areas to stay in Copenhagen because of its multiculturalism and alternative atmosphere, full of great food and shops.

Where to stay in Copenhagen - Nørrebro

Where to stay in Copenhagen – Nørrebro

Accommodation in Nørrebro - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Nørrebro – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Copenhagen:

  • Relatively central
  • Great nightlife
  • Alternative area

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Nora Copenhagen

This hotel is a 12-minute walk from Nørreport train and metro station and offers brightly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. The Købmagergade shopping street is a 12-minute walk away.

from €119
Budget

A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro

This hotel is located in Copenhagen’s lively Norrebro district, just 220 metres from Bispebjerg Train Station and 2.2 km from Parken Stadium. A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro offers free WiFi and a bar.

from €69
Luxury

Scandic Kødbyen

Scandic Kødbyen is located in the Vesterbro district in Copenhagen, 850 metres from Copenhagen Central Station. It houses a restaurant with an open charcoal grill and a wine bar. Wi-Fi connection is free.

from €137

 

 

 

3. Christianshavn

Christianshavn is located on artificial islands, with canals full of piers and houses from the 18th century that give this area a romantic and peaceful atmosphere.

A point of interest within Christianshavn is the “free city of Christiania,” a bohemian community that calls itself independent of the Danish state.

Christianshavn is an area of fashion, shops and luxury. where the city’s most exclusive restaurants are located, in addition to the Copenhagen Opera House.

The streets of this district may look similar to Amsterdam to some visitors.

Although the area has buses, the best way to move through Christianshavn is by bicycle or on foot and marvel at the surroundings.

Christianshavn is another of the best areas to stay in Copenhagen for being a luxury neighbourhood, full of a free spirit and hotels with breathtaking views.

Best areas to stay in Copenhagen - Christianshavn

Best areas to stay in Copenhagen – Christianshavn

Accommodation in Christianshavn - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Christianshavn – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Copenhagen:

  • Christiania
  • Bohemian vibe
  • Great views

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Central Canal Apartments

    Central Canal Apartments offers accommodation in Copenhagen, less than 700 metres from Christiania. The nearest metro station is a few minutes walk from the apartment. There is free WiFi in all areas.

    from €318
 

 

 

4. Vesterbro

Vesterbro is a modern and restored neighbourhood of Copenhagen that is one hour away from the airport.

Many of its streets retain part of its past, reflected in its buildings, vintage shops and old houses.

Currently, Vesterbro is a lively area, with curious shops and bars that give life to its streets.

The cultural points of interest in this neighbourhood are Carlsberg and the Meatpacking District.

Today, Vesterbro is a good place to stay in Copenhagen with family or for a romantic getaway.

Most hotels in this area are located on the main street of the neighbourhood, Vesterbrogade street.

Vesterbro is one of the best areas to stay in Copenhagen because it is a beautiful, old and historic neighbourhood.

Where to stay in Copenhagen, Denmark - Vesterbro

Where to stay in Copenhagen, Denmark – Vesterbro

Accommodation in Vesterbro - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Vesterbro – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Copenhagen:

  • Carlsberg
  • Historical area
  • Good bars

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Savoy Hotel

    This hotel is in an 1905 Art Deco building, just an 8-minute walk from Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Central Station. All rooms overlook a quiet inner courtyard and include a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

    from €119
 

 

 

5. Østerbro

Østerbro is a high-class neighbourhood in Copenhagen, so the cost of accommodation in this area is usually high.

Currently, the neighbourhood is home to the upper class of Copenhagen, so you can enjoy a quiet and residential environment.

One of the most popular points of interest in Copenhagen is in Østerbro and is The Little Mermaid, a must-see monument when staying in this area.

This statue is the icon of the city and is located next to the port, near the fortification of the Kastellet citadel.

Østerbro enjoys lakes where you can go boating.

Small shops and cafes abound in this district, especially in Østerbrogade, a street full of design, art galleries and antique shops.

The district of Østerbro has metro lines and buses to travel to other areas of Copenhagen.

Østerbro is one of the best areas to stay in Copenhagen because of its proximity to important areas such as the City Centre.

Best districts to stay in Copenhague - Østerbro

Best districts to stay in Copenhague – Østerbro

Accommodation in Østerbro - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Østerbro – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

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Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Engelsted Guesthouse

    Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a garden with a terrace, Engelsted Guesthouse is located in Copenhagen, 1.6 km from Parken Stadium and 2.9 km from Grundtvig Church.

    from €69
 

 

 

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