3 COOLEST Party Hostels in Copenhagen – High Scandinavian Spirits and Underground Clubs

Party Hostels in Copenhagen

Welcome to the Danish wonderland where partying meets hygge – In this article, we’re going to explore Copenhagen‘s wild nightlife and the best party hostels in Copenhagen that embrace it.

If you thought the Danes were all about cozy blankets and sensible discussions over pastries, think again: this city is a thriving hub of after-dark adventures.

Get ready to discover the hostels that ensure your nights are sleep-deprived for all the right reasons, and remember, in a city where bikes outnumber people; you’re bound to pedal your way to some epic parties.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Copenhagen.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. NEXT Hostel
  2. Steel House
  3. Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Copenhagen

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Copenhagen is around 45€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Party Areas:

  • Vesterbro: This district is known for its vibrant nightlife scene with numerous bars, clubs, and live music venues. The Meatpacking District is a particularly popular spot for late-night entertainment.
  • Nørrebro: Another lively area with a mix of trendy bars, cultural events, and live music venues. It’s popular among the younger crowd and offers a diverse range of options.
  • City Center: Places like Strøget and Kongens Nytorv have a concentration of bars and clubs, making them ideal for bar hopping and late-night fun.

Best Bar Areas:

  • Studiestræde: This street in the heart of Copenhagen is lined with cozy bars and offers a great atmosphere for socializing.
  • Kødbyen (Meatpacking District): Known for its industrial-chic setting, Kødbyen has some of the trendiest bars, nightclubs, and restaurants in the city.
  • Sankt Hans Torv: This square in Nørrebro has a variety of bars, often with outdoor seating, creating a lively and social ambiance.

Here’s a fun fact: Copenhagen has more bicycles than residents, with an estimated 650,000 bicycles in the city.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Copenhagen are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Copenhagen for partying:

  1. NEXT Hostel
  2. Steel House
  3. Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

These are our favorite hostels in Copenhagen to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Copenhagen (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: NEXT Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:Steel House
👫 For Socializing:Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
🦸 Solo Traveler: NEXT Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Steel House

1. NEXT Hostel

NEXT Hostel is a luxurious mega hostel that puts a huge emphasis on socialization and parties.

It’s in the heart of the city and offers modern and cozy rooms with a raw and warm atmosphere.

It has amazing communal facilities like a rooftop bar, gym, games room, and restaurant, which makes it super easy to meet people and mingle

The awesome and entertaining environment is perfect for adventurous solo travelers and groups alike.

If you’re shy or you’re worried about meeting people, this party hostel in Copenhagen also organizes activities, hostel dinners, and meetups to create a great social atmosphere.

One thing to keep in mind: although we love this hostel, its rooms are quite small and tend to get cramped.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Garden, free WiFi, shared lounge, and terrace
  • Shared kitchen, restaurant, and bar on-site
  • Rooftop bar, gym, games room, cinema, organized activities

Location: Convenient central location in Copenhagen. Close to Tivoli Gardens, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and Copenhagen Central Station

Our favorite hostel in Copenhagen for

  • Solo travelers
  • Female solo travelers
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NEXT Hostel Copenhagen
NEXT Hostel Copenhagen
NEXT Hostel Copenhagen Beer Poong
NEXT Hostel Copenhagen Beer Pong
Next House is one of the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark
Next House is one of the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark
Next House is one of the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark
Next House is one of the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark
Next House is one of the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark
Next House is one of the best hostels in Copenhagen, Denmark

2. Steel House

Steel House is a New Yorker-inspired hostel that gives off an industrial-chic vibe (with no rats in the subway though, sad) with rooms that blend raw elements and cozy interiors.

Here, you can forget the hassle of checking in at the front desk; 21st technology brings you express check-in: download the “Steel House Cph” app and get your key right on your mobile.

This party hostel in Copenhagen provides plenty of social spaces to hang out in a cinema, games room, gym, and even an indoor swimming pool!

You’ll enjoy a grab’n’go hangover-curing breakfast in the morning (or whip up a meal in the common kitchen). With free live music, karaoke nights, and free entrance to a local nightclub, Steel House Copenhagen is the place to be for an unforgettable time in the city.

If you end up booking a night or two, we urge you not to miss out on their daily activities and walking tours (they’re not party-oriented, but you’ll have a good time nonetheless).

While this isn’t the type of party hostel you might have in mind, it is incredibly social.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Cafe, bar, and indoor pool on-site
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen and bicycle rental available
  • Guided walking tour, yoga classes, morning runs, games room, cinema
  • State-of-the-art gym, indoor swimming pool (for a fee)
  • Bar, Laundry room, and luggage lockers available

Location: 5 minutes’ walk from Tivoli Gardens, City Square Hall, and Strøget shopping street. Accessible to various public transport options within 500 meters. Close to bars, clubs, and local attractions.

This hostel is great for:

  • Backpackers 
  • Couples
Book Steel House here

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Steel House Dorm
Steel House Dorm
Steel House Swimming Pool
Steel House Swimming Pool
Steel House Common Space
Steel House Common Space
Steel House
Steel House
Steel House Copenhagen Coworking Space
Steel House Copenhagen Coworking Space

3. Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is not just a hostel; it’s a party paradise (as close to one as you can get in Copenhagen anyway).

With a 24-hour reception, a lively party lounge, and a bar open until the early hours, you’ll never want to leave – but we’re sure your wallet will eventually remind you that you have to.

This hostel even has its own awesome venue for live music and parties, along with daily events like beer pong and cocktail night. And let’s not forget their newly refurbished Downunder bar, complete with a cozy cinema and chill-out area.

Plus, their bar offers actually affordable prices, which is a rarity in Denmark :’)

Facilities and amenities:

  • 24-hour reception
  • Spacious party lounge and bar open until 5 am
  • Live music venue and party space
  • Daily events: beer pong, cocktail night, solo travelers night, free walking tours, ..
  • Bar with cinema and chill-out area
  • Laundry facilities (small fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Small kitchenette
  • Free Walking tours available 3 days a week

Location: Centrally located in Copenhagen’s historic old town, Ooe minute from the main shopping district. This hostel is close to local hotspots, nightlife, Tivoli Gardens, museums, galleries, theatres, and harbor beach. It also has convenient access to public transport.

A top choice for:

  • Social butterflies
Book Copenhagen Downtown Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Dorms
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Dorms
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Bar
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Bar
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Bar
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel Bar

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Copenhagen

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Copenhagen?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Copenhagen.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Copenhagen
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Copenhagen best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Copenhagen put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, we list all party hostels and best hostels in Copenhagen, as well as sights and some tips

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip, too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Copenhagen.”

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for partying in Copenhagen. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities:

  • Tivoli Gardens: Besides being an amusement park, Tivoli also hosts concerts and special events, making it a unique nightlife destination.
  • Concerts and Shows: Check out venues like Vega and Pumpehuset for live music concerts and performances by both local and international artists.
  • Boat Parties: Keep an eye out for boat parties that cruise around the canals of Copenhagen while offering music and drinks.

Cool Bars:

  • Ruby: A classic cocktail bar that offers a great happy hour deal, making it perfect for starting off the evening.
  • Lidkoeb: This unique bar often has early evening happy hour specials, and it’s known for its three-story layout with different themes on each floor.
  • Kayak Bar: Located on the waterfront, this bar has a daily happy hour where you can enjoy drinks by the canal.

Cool drinks to try:

  • Akvavit Martini: a traditional Scandinavian spirit. Look for variations that blend Akvavit with vermouth and bitters.
  • Nordic Mule: A local twist on the Moscow Mule, the Nordic Mule incorporates local ingredients like lingonberries or sea buckthorn.
  • Gammel Dansk Sour: a bitter herbal spirit from Denmark.
  • Copenhagen Collins: a Copenhagen take on the classic Tom Collins.
  • Nordic Negroni: a Scandinavian twist on the Negroni by using aquavit as the base spirit.
  • Rhubarb Fizz: features rhubarb syrup, gin, and a splash of soda water for a light and tangy sipper.
  • Viking Old Fashioned: this twist on the Old Fashioned might incorporate smoky flavors.
  • Copenhagen Crush: a vibrant and fruity cocktail could feature fresh berries and a splash of Danish akvavit or gin 


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