Danhostel Copenhagen City

The Danhostel Copenhagen City is a hostel situated next to Langebro Brige in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is one of the largest European hostels,[3] the biggest in a metropolitan area.[1]

Danhostel Copenhagen City
Danhostel from the harbour
General information
LocationH.C. Andersens Boulevard 50, Copenhagen, Denmark[1]
Coordinates55°40′15.88″N 12°34′31.78″E
Opening1955 (1955)
Renovated1995, 2004
Technical details
Floor count18[2]
Other information
Number of rooms192
Official hotel website


The building was originally called Hotel Europa. It was the first high-rise tower in Copenhagen and was originally intended to be coupled with a never-built tower on the other side of the bridge. It was the tallest building of Denmark from 1955 to 1958, when it was surpassed by the Falkoner Center.[2] The building was later renovated and in 2004 was re-opened as a hostel.[4]

Its interior furniture was designed by the Danish firm Gubi recalling with its colors Denmark's traditional housing style.[3]


The hostel has 1020 beds in dormitories or smaller rooms.[1] Its basement hosts kitchen facilities while in the ground floor is located an Internet café.[5]

Cultural references

Two gangsters are having a conversation on the roof of what was then called Hotel Europa at 0:59:52 in the 1969 Olsen-banden film The Olsen Gang in a Fix.[6]

See also


  1. Danhostel Copenhagen City , web-page on www.visitdenmark.co.uk
  2. DANHOSTEL Copenhagen City, page on www.emporis.com (accessed on 21-12-2015)
  3. Danhostel Copenhagen City , Catherine Lazure-Guinard, article of June 29, 2012 on nordicdesign.ca.
  4. Time Out Copenhagen 6th edition, Time Out Guides Ltd Random House, 2014, see Google books
  5. Danhostel Copenhagen City , web-page on www.viamichelin.it
  6. "Film 2 Olsenbanden på spanden Die Olsenbande in der Klemme". olsenbande-homepage.de (in German). Retrieved 2014-05-29.
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