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Danhostel Copenhagen City, Copenhagen

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50, Langebro
Denmark 1553
Tel: 45 33 11 85 85's insider take:

What a difference an S makes… This is a five-star property, but not of the Four Seasons variety. It's the first five-star hostel in Denmark's estimable network of bare-bones, bottom-dollar, safe, clean, reliable lodgings. Occupying a former office tower, it's claimed the title as Europe's biggest city hostel since fully opening in summer of 2005. Although it has no decor and precious little in the way of facilities (an Internet café, some vending machines, and a TV lounge sum it up), its location right by Tivoli and next to trendy Vesterbro is stellar, and the views from the high floors are worth so much more than the $80-ish top rate. For that money, you get a double room with its own bathroom (since there are only 192 rooms, each with bathroom, you can calculate that most of the 1,000-plus beds are dormlike). For someone on a budget who'd rather splash the cash at Noma or Dansk Møbelkunst, this could be a godsend.

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