Where to Stay in Copenhagen

This page is a guide to the best districts and places to stay in Copenhagen, the city where I lived and studied for half a year.

Best Areas to Stay in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Inner City

The best area to stay in Copenhagen for most visitors is the Indre By (Inner City), which stretches from the main train station, Tivoli, and Radhuspladsen on one side to Kongens Nytorv, Nyhavn, and the Royal Palace on the other side. The natural axis of the Inner City is the Stroget, a long shopping street (or rather a system of shopping streets and squares).

Where to Stay in Copenhagen for Nightlife

Most of the nightlife venues in Copenhagen Inner City are concentrated in the streets between Kongens Nytorv and Norreport, which are two adjacent metro stations. Actually, wherever you stay in Copenhagen Inner City, you will be very close to all the important places, because it is not that big.

Hotels near Copenhagen Main Train Station

The central train station, Hovedbanegarden or Kobenhavn H, is located next to Tivoli Amusement Park in the south-western part of Copenhagen city centre. The streets around the station have the highest concentration of hotels in Copenhagen and you will find all categories here. The 4 and 5 star hotels are situated mostly on the main street, Vesterbrogade, dominated by the Radisson Royal Hotel skyscraper. Some more affordable 3 star and 4 star hotels can be found in the smaller streets behind the station (Colbjornsensgade, Helgolandsgade, and Halmtorvet square). There are a few budget hotels too, but keep in mind that “budget” in Copenhagen means higher prices than “budget” in most other cities.

Other Parts of Copenhagen

Outside the immediate city centre the concentration of hotels is much lower, but you can find a few. Some of the popular districts include:


In the south-east, across the water from the centre. Beautiful area with channels, one of the most attractive residential addresses in Copenhagen. 1 metro stop from Kongens Nytorv, but also easy to walk.


A relatively quieter district (technically a different municipality) in the western part of Copenhagen. It feels very local and relaxed. 5-10 minutes by metro from the Inner City. Not many hotels though.


Another district considered “good address”, located north of the centre. Most of the hotels are located in the southern part, which is actually very close to Norreport Station.


Adjacent to Norrebro in the north-east and north of the Inner City. Close to the Little Mermaid. Parken Stadium (FC Copenhagen football games and concerts) is located in Osterbro. Again, not many hotels and most of them are concentrated in the south-east, closest to the centre.

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