Copenhagen is not a budget friendly city. To be honest we were shocked at how expensive it was and that is reflected in the price of accommodation in Copenhagen.
We did manage to find a great apartment, however, and while it was more expensive than most “budget” style accommodation we would normally stay in, for Copenhagen, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this apartment, especially when so close to the heart of the city.
Just a 15-minute stroll from the Copenhagen Central Station, the apartment was easy to get to and is connected by a convenient bus route, that runs directly to the station, just a hundred meters or so from the door of the apartment.
We should point out that we did discover many adult clubs on the main street leading to the apartment. However, I say that only to make people aware (as we weren’t), but it didn’t affect our stay in any way, and certainly isn’t a reason to stay elsewhere.
The apartment was found through AirBnB and cost us $USD115/$AUD150, excluding AirBnB fees. It was a last minute booking, however, so was discounted from its regular price of $USD132/$AUD173.
The Living Area
A lovely living area, with a dining table, sofa and tv, gave us all plenty of space to spread out and relax. The apartment does have a television, however, it is not connected to local channels. If you travel with USB sticks or HDMI cables, you could stream directly from a device.
The apartment was a great size – two bedrooms with enough space to comfortably fit up to 6 guests utilising a sofa bed in the loungeroom. The beds were comfortable and we all had a great nights sleep. We were concerned that we might be a little cold, especially in the room with two single beds, however, we found some extra doonas and pillows located in the cupboard in that room.
The kitchen, although a little old, was extremely well set up, with everything we needed to prepare meals. A full-size fridge, lots of pots and pans, plenty of crockery and cutlery – there really wasn’t much you could ask for. Such a well thought out kitchen makes it an excellent option for a longer term stay, allowing you to prepare some meals at home to help keep costs down.
The bathroom seems to have been newly renovated. It was lovely, with everything you might need, including a hairdryer for the ladies, AND a powerpoint to plug it into (so many homes don’t!) The shower was amazing, with plenty of high-pressure hot water.
The internet was provided by a small pocket wifi type hub. Set up was super easy, and the speed was great, however, it should be noted that you did need to be in the same room as the device to get a decent connection.
Ease of Arrival
The Host has done an excellent job setting up instructions on how to get to the apartment. His instructions include photographs, detailed step by step instructions and various options depending on your method of transport.
Picking up the key is easy, and can be done without having to arrange a specific pick-up time. A locked box, for which you are given the code, is found a little way down the street, making this a very easy apartment to get settled into.
Communication with the host was easy – he responded to emails quickly and answered any questions I had.
This apartment was far more expensive than we would normally stay in, however, given that it was a last minute booking, we were able to get a good discount. The home was on the older side and was relatively basic, however, it had everything we needed, and is definitely a place we’d stay again.
The location was as close to the heart of the city as you can get for the price we paid. It is easy to get to on foot, saving you from having to spend any substantial time negotiating the public transport system.
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