A gateway into Scandinavia, Copenhagen is a dynamic mix of the old and the new. Old traditions shine through with its narrow streets, canals, and beautiful historic buildings. On the new, the city is dotted with incredibly progressive modern architecture, a great transit system, and may just be one of the cleanest cities in Europe.
It’s no secret that Copenhagen isn’t the cheapest city to stay in. A good four-star hotel easily starts at $120 and up. Although much popular than it was 5 years ago, most people don’t consider Airbnb rentals when looking for cheap Copenhagen hotels.
Airbnb for under $120
With this post I wanted to filter through all the Airbnb rentals in Copenhagen to present to you the top five properties that are just as good, if not better than a four-star hotel without breaking the bank. All of the rentals listed below are under $120.
Method to the judging
I judged each property for the following:
- Space and size
In order to make the ranking manageable, I reviewed the top 18 properties provided by Airbnb based on double occupancy. From there, I individually ranked each property based on the criteria above.
So without further ado here is my top 5 list.
5) Charming Townhouse
(Image via Airbnb Mette)
Although relatively new listing, I loved how this property is cat friendly, a rare find amongst Airbnb properties. Set in a lovely neighbourhood, this historic townhouse in Copenhagen is conveniently placed 5 minutes away from from the Österport station. You won’t be quite in the centre of action but a 20 minute walk to the main shopping street is not too shabby.
The owner, Mette, has the hospitality thing down pat and if you’re a lover of cats, you’ll enjoy the company of Tiger.
4) Luxury Apartment By The Queen
(Image via Airbnb Steve)
Who doesn’t want to live by the Danish Queen? That’s just how central this place is. Although there were only 11 reviews at the time of putting this together, I was thoroughly impressed with the large space this apartment had to offer, and the helpfulness of the host, Steve. This Airbnb rental comes with all the main amenities you’d expect in an apartment but on top, cable TV is included as well as washer and dryer which can be easily overlooked.
Just imagine rolling out of bed and leveraging your 120 hour Copenhagen City Pass right out of the gate.
At a sub $100 price, this place is a steal!
3) Lovely Room in a Charming Neighborhood
(Image via Airbnb Baard)
Host, Baard calls it as he sees it. I would have liked to have ranked this even higher with the only full five star rating based on reviews but one disadvantage I had to nit-pick on was its location being a little further out in Christianshavn. That’s not to say that it’s incredibly far but it’s just not walking distance to the core. Beyond the location, everything else is near perfect. Baard’s apartment is cosy, inviting, and tidy. If you’re looking for free parking, this property has it as well – a rare thing in a city like Copenhagen.
With old quaint houses, cobble stone streets, and the canal just outside the apartment, you’ll feel just at home.
Since you’re out there you might even want to do a tour of the freetown of Christiana to get a glimpse into the hipster part of the city.
2) Cozy Room with Two Bikes
(Image via Airbnb Tamey)
What a great piece of marketing right here. Not only do you get Tamey’s spacious and comfortable apartment room but you also get free access to two bicycles to explore the city with. Consider this – right off the bat you’re saving close to $25 a day which is what you’d have to pay at a bike rental shop in addition to the hassle of pick up and drop off.
As a home away from home, Tamey’s apartment is fabulously decorated with modern accents while providing all the comforts of home with a lounge-like living room, full kitchen, and hot tub.
1) Tower Apartment Close To Everything
(Image via Airbnb Lucy)
At the end of the day it’s all about location right? Well this penthouse suite of an apartment tower fits that bill and more. Situated in the heart of the city, everything is within walking distance. Then you add the fact that the bedroom is huge, includes cable TV, washer, dryer, hot tub, and is beautifully appointed.
One guest reviewed the place with “Only one word… WOW!!!!”. Enough said.
Make sure to pin Copenhagen on your next jaunt to Europe and when you do, make Airbnb your accommodation of choice. For a fraction of the cost, you get access to some amazing properties located in key areas of the city plus all the creature comforts of home. It’s a win-win.
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