Copenhagen is the 9th most expensive European city. It was quite the shock from the 67th and 71st cities, which I visited last April. Needless to say, I was looking for ways to save, big time. I had already scored an excellent flight deal, but accommodation was going to be a whole different story. Enter Wakeup Copenhagen, the cheapest place to stay in Copenhagen.
I was so excited when I found this hotel online. I actually gave up on Airbnb searching when I realized it was actually cheaper to get a hotel in Copenhagen. My first thought was to go the boutique hostel route, and there were several really cute and modern ones in Copenhagen. However, I was still shocked to find that none of them were cheaper than Wakeup Copenhagen.
This is probably the only time in my life I’ll ever say that I saved money booking a hotel, but I did. Not only is Wakeup Copenhagen the cheapest place to stay in Copenhagen, but it’s a great hotel too.
The average price for a night’s stay in the off-season is DKK 500, which is roughly about $75 a night. I mean, do I even need to write anything else here? That is crazy cheap for Copenhagen standards! And the rooms aren’t lacking by any means. The price goes up in the high season (during the summer), which is why I always recommend traveling in the off-season. I stayed in March.
The rooms at Wakeup Copenhagen are really amazing. It makes you wonder how it’s so cheap. They are modern, clean, and cozy. One of my favorite touches is the window by the bed. It even opens so you can get some fresh air while you’re bundled up in bed.
The bed is super comfy and they stock you with lots of extra sheets and pillows. There is a small desk, a TV, and a sitting chair. The bathroom is a little small, but perfect for one or two people. I also loved the huge full length mirror they had by the door, which makes it easier for two people to get ready at the same time.
Another thing I really appreciated about the rooms, was the energy saving lighting system. This is common throughout hotels in Europe now, but the lights are only activated when you plug in your key card. This helps to reduce people carelessly leaving lights on.
For a full room tour, check out my travel vlog!
The lobby at Wakeup Copenhagen is full of nice touches for guests. There are computers and multiple places to sit and relax after a long day. All of the modern Danish chairs made the lobby feel super cozy.
Wakeup Copenhagen was kind enough to offer me complimentary breakfast every morning. And boy was it delicious! They had lots of options including eggs, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread and jam, coffee, orange juice, and much more. It’s definitely a great way to save some money while you’re visiting Copenhagen.
I stayed at the Borgergade location, which I would absolutely recommend. There is another Wakeup Copenhagen, but this one is definitely the best in terms of location. It’s right in the heart of Copenhagen. It’s close to Nyhavn, and also close to all of the other major attractions in Copenhagen. I literally walked everywhere. It’s also only a 10 minute walk to all the shops.
While it was hard to pick a few cons, every hotel has them. I personally do not care that Wakeup Copenhagen is basically ‘service-less’, but I know others might. The idea behind the self service hotel is one that is quickly spreading in America too.
There is no turn down service or room service. However, there are people who still come in and clean your room every day. They make your bed and stock you with towels and soaps, but other than that, it’s all self service. This helps to keep the costs down, and it’s one of the reasons hotels like Wakeup Copenhagen are able to charge their guests so little.
This self service trend is definitely one I am liking. While there are times I want to splurge on a nice hotel and be pampered, there are also times I’d rather just save money. Besides, I am usually not in my room that often when I travel. It’s all about your preference!
The one major thing I noticed that some people may not be a fan of, are the small rooms. Yes, the rooms are really really compact. They do however fit a lot of nice touches in to the room with what little space they have. Something that I was in awe of.
The Danes are definitely known for maximizing space, while keeping things cozy. It should be regarded as the quintessential Danish experience. For this reason, I would highly suggest you book this room if you’re either traveling solo, or traveling with one other person.
It is a small space, and you might even bump elbows with another person. If you are traveling solo, then this is literally the perfect hotel for you. I do think I could have made this work with one other person though. Like I said, I don’t think people really spend too much time in their hotel room while they’re traveling anyway.
That being said, I found the space cozy and comfortable enough to sit in my bed and blog a few nights. I just loved how the window opened as well! The small room was a shocker at first, but by the end of my stay, I loved it.
My time at Wakeup Copenhagen was so relaxing. I still couldn’t believe how much work I got done at night in my hotel room. It was a space I felt comfortable in, and no regretful tears were shed over the price I payed.
If you are planning on visiting Copenhagen, then I 100% suggest checking out this hotel. I wouldn’t even bother with Airbnb, as they were quite pricey last I looked. I had such an amazing time in Denmark, and Wakeup Copenhagen was the perfect solution to this expensively charming city.
Special thank you to Wakeup Copenhagen who provided me with a stay! Regardless of this, all opinions are authentically mine.