Often labelled as one of Europe’s priciest cities, Copenhagen makes for a city break that can seriously damage your bank account. Save your cash for smørrebrød and cinnamon buns by staying in one of these affordable hotels in the Danish capital.

Hotel SP34

Perfectly placed in the Latin Quarter among vintage shops and cosy cafés, Hotel SP34 slots in naturally with light-filled rooms complete with concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and potted plants. Rent a bike from the hotel and café-hop your way through Nyhavn Harbour before slinking back to your townhouse accommodation for cocktails among stylish Danish decor.


This hotel offers traditional, clean-cut Danish design with a nautical twist. Floating on Copenhagen’s Christianshavn waterfront, this converted freight boat is one for those who like something out of the box. Sip on Danish beer while watching the sunset from the boat’s rooftop terrace, lounge on the sundeck in warm summer months or in winter cuddle up in rooms complete with heated floors and views of the harbour.

Hotel Alexandra

A sanctuary for lovers of all things vintage, Hotel Alexandra showcases a collection of mid-century Danish furniture, carefully curated over the last few decades. Admire Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair and Børge Mogensen’s Spoke-Back sofa set amid retro wallpaper and 60s decor before browsing the hotel’s vinyl selection and perusing design books from the library.

Axel Guldsmeden

Scandi-seekers, search elsewhere. Situated in the trendy neighbourhood of Vesterbro, Axel Guldsmeden differentiates itself from the Copenhagen masses by opting for bolts of colour and eclectic decor. Priding itself on an eco-friendly approach, the hotel is Green Globe certified, using entirely sustainable materials in stylish bedrooms containing four-poster beds, stand-alone bathtubs and organic toiletries.

Avenue Hotel Copenhagen

Set inside a 19th-century building designed by Emil Blichfeldt (the architect behind the iconic entrance to Tivoli Gardens), Avenue Hotel pairs colourful Missoni textiles with Scandi-style whitewashed walls. Start your day with a traditional Scandinavian breakfast of freshly baked rye bread and Danish pastries before heading out to explore the Nørrebro district right on the hotel’s doorstep.

Manon les Suites

Awake in a Balinese-style four-poster bed and head straight up to the equally as comfortable four-poster day beds perched along the edge of Manon les Suites’ rooftop pool. After a lazy morning sunbathing, salads and smørrebrød beckon guests to the sixth-floor restaurant. Work off your lunch with a walk round Copenhagen’s lakes nearby the hotel, or try out the hotel’s sauna and steam room for a cleansing detox.

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