This page is devoted to finding accommodations in Denmark for tourists or those seeking a place to stay while searching for a more permanent housing solution. For permanent housing check out housing in Denmark. There are many types of accommodations in Denmark - from the very basic to ultra-high class. You can choose from traditional hotels, Danish hostels or even a personal Home Stay. Where you want to stay and how much you want to spend will determine what type of accommodations, that you will need to seek. Let's start from the bottom and move up.
If you are specifically looking for only hotels, check out hotels in Denmark. Below you will find some unique options for accomodations in Denmark. Hopefully some will be what you need.
Probably the least expensive types of accommodations in Denmark are: home stays and bed and breakfast.
Home stays: Many Danes rent out extra rooms to visitors through the Tourist Board. Just go to the tourist visitor information office in Copenhagen across from Tivoli and SAS Hotel. Ask at the counter about renting a room.
You can also do this in Odense, Arhus and Aalborg.
The rates will vary and you will have to pay a booking fee to the tourist information office. Each home will be different, so you may wish to try a couple of them. Some will provide breakfast and some provide dinner, too. I have stayed in several and only one was unsatisfactory. The others were great.
Somewhat similiar accommodations in denmark, is the typical Bed & Breakfast, which are homes that have been turned into mini hotels. The typical B & B has about 4 - 8 rooms, with each room furnished and decorated differently. Here are some bed and breakfast, which you may wish to try out when visiting Denmark.
Hostels: There are 96 hostels throughout Denmark called DanHostel or Vandrerhjem.
There are 4 in the Copenhagen area, one centrally located near the main train station, Tivoli and the Stroget (walking street). The other 3 are only a short distance from the center of town and easily accessible by bus. The cost of your stay will depend on the time of year, type of room, number in your party, whether it's a private room or dorm, etc. You will need a hostel card, which you can buy when you arrive, or you can pay an additional charge per night if you decide not to get a card. The card presently costs 160 Dkr for a year, or you can pay an additional 35 Dkr per night if you do not have a card. If you're spending 5 nights in a hostel, it's better to get the card. You will also be charged extra for linens unless you have your own, and you will need to clean the room before departing. For more info on hosteling, check out DanHostel.
If you plan on a longer stay, you should check out renting an apartment or private flat for your stay. Check out Roomorama for something more personal.
Holiday Homes / Summer Houses: During the summer months, you may wish to look into renting a summer home. Many Danes have summer homes, which are cottages outside the cities in small communities. They can be anything from a single room to a multiple-room house.
Summer houses are not designed to be lived in year round, so the Danes flock to them during the summer months, leaving their regular homes empty. This leaves two possibilities:
If they are not using their summer homes, they may put them up for rent. If they are leaving their apartments or houses empty for several weeks or months, they may rent them out. These types of rentals are usually found in the local papers. Your best bet is to find a Danish friend who can help you locate one of these rentals, since they often have to be rented months in advance. You will also be required to put down deposits, which are refunded if the place is returned in good condition.
Hope this information helps you plan your accommodations in Denmark or at least give you some options to play with. Remember if you coming to Denmark for one of the large outdoors concerts, the most common thing is bring your own tent and pitch it right next to the concert grounds.
Remember to read our information on finding hotel accommodations in Denmark.