The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

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 Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Pros


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 Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Rooms

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 Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Lobby

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.

The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen


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.

The Location

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.

The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Cons

Self Service

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 Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

Small Space

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.

The Cheapest Place to Stay in Copenhagen

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.


Wakeup Copenhagen


  1. Considering how little the room cost (in Copenhagen anyway!), I think you did bloody good! The room ticks a lot of the requirements I personally would want for a city break and lets face it – you’re not even going to be in the room itself that much!

    Musings & More

    1. Yes, I totally agree! The room was super clean and modern, and that is really all I ask for. The location was fab too. It was definitely a great experience for an amazing price tag!

  2. Wow, if Copenhagen is the 9th most expensive city in Europe, a $60 hotel accommodation is definitely worth it. And based on your photo, it looks good too. I actually don’t mind cheaper accommodations with smaller spaces since, just like you, when I travel, I’m almost always out the whole day. I actually only go back to my room to sleep and take a shower.

    Here in the Philippines, hotels/hostels are coming up with various gimmicks so that they can offer cheaper but quality accommodations. I hope you can visit South East Asia too. Would love to show you around the Philippines! πŸ˜€


    1. Ah man, I would LOVE to have you show me around!! It’s probably more farther on my list though, because I still have a bunch of European countries I want to explore first. But then I’ll make my way over to Asia. Slowly by surely! Haha. I am all about the low cost accommodation and self service hotels. I also love that luxury or ’boutique’ hostels are everywhere now, which offer modern and clean designs, at an amazing price point.

    1. Thank you Tina! The price is for the off season. Currently it’s a little more expensive to stay there, but I recommend traveling in the off season anyway. πŸ˜‰

  3. That really is a great price for a hotel room in Copenhagen! Although compact, that really is all you need – and the space looks super clean and modern too! Great review πŸ™‚

  4. This place is lovely! Reminds me a little of a CitizenM type of hotel. I tend to go to Copenhagen once a year, so I’ll be sure to check it out on my nest visit. Thanks for posting πŸ™‚

  5. Why are you always giving me so much travel envy?! πŸ˜€ I have been to quite a few places in Europe yet Copenhagen still hasn’t made my list. I will bookmark this just in case, because I definitely want to visit someday!

    Xx, Lora | Cherry Cola Style

  6. $75 a night with free breakfast is a great deal, and the hotel looks very clean + beautiful too! Thank you for sharing this gem. I actually prefer service-less hotels if it means cheaper rooms, I usually leave the do not disturb sign up the whole time anyways.

    1. Same here! I think the only place I really want to splurge is if I’m in Paris or something. Other than that, I prefer service less too.

    1. I think it was 8th, but it slipped to 9th. Either way, I agree. I thought it would have been like 5th haha. And so did my bank account when I got home from the trip! Eeeek.

    1. It’s really amazing Kris! Hope you make it there someday. Flights are crazy cheap which is nice. πŸ™‚

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