Move over, Disney World. Denmark is the happiest place on Earth. Copenhagen is home to world-renowned restaurants, fairytale-like architecture, and, of course, traditional smørrebrød. This Nordic capital buzzes year-round—yes, even on those winter days when the sun shines for about four hours total. (Because #hygge, right?) Here are the most gorgeous, convenient, and design-centric Copenhagen Airbnbs, with an extra dose of hygge.
Luxurious, elegant, and comfortable living in the heart of Copenhagen
Though Copenhagen is relatively walkable (or bikeable), out-of-towners often prefer to stay in the Indre By (city center). Located about four minutes from Tivol — the world’s third-oldest amusement park — and mere steps from City Hall, this two-bedroom condo is dually ornate and luxurious. It boasts a full kitchen for travelers who want to cook for themselves. Hygge manifests in many forms in this apartment, but especially in the selection of modern artwork and the light seeping in from the grand glass windows. After a busy day exploring Copenhagen, guests of this Airbnb say they often unwind by sipping coffee on the property’s courtyard-facing balcony.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $276 per night
Five-star, centrally located apartment fit for royalty
It makes sense that this 1744-square-foot Indre By property sits gracefully around the corner from Copenhagen’s King’s New Square (Kongens Nytorv) — because, heck, it’s a royal palace itself. This spacious and clean apartment sleeps eight visitors comfortably, with three bedrooms and two sizable luxury marble bathrooms. It is ideal for families or small groups looking for exemplary service on par with hotels — it’s professionally managed, has five-star linens and towels, and expansive views of downtown are found on the building’s rooftop terrace. Plus, guests vouch that even though it’s in the heart of the action, the apartment’s location four stories up is an optimal insulator from the city’s sleepless nightlife.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $456 per night
Grand, city center loft perfect for reunions or bachelor/ette parties
This centrally located loft apartment comfortably sleeps ten guests in five separate bedrooms. The living area has a copious amount of space for communal meals and recharging post-city escapades. Its location near the King’s Garden and Rosenborg Castle is a plus for culture connoisseurs. And just steps from Copenhagen’s vibrant restaurants, bars, and nightlife, the apartment could be ideal for a bachelorette party or reunion. The commodious bathrooms even include a make-up space with a large mirror and great natural light — optimal for prepping before a big night on the town. And aligning with Denmark’s sustainability mindset, the apartment runs on renewable energy and minimizes single-use plastics.
Ten guests, five bedrooms
Price: $450 per night
Light and spacious loft in Copenhagen’s trendiest neighborhood
Fifteen years ago, Vesterbro, now often compared to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, was a seedy neighborhood you’d avoid after dusk. Today, partly due to gentrification, it’s one of the most desirable areas to live in, and off all Copenhagen Airbnbs, this one oozes atmosphere with just the right amount of history. And this light and spacious loft, refurbished in 2014, is a prime refuge in the center of Vesterbro’s unique energy. It has three fully stocked bedrooms (we’re talking towels, shampoo, hairdryer), making it convenient to rent with friends. Guests applaud the spacious and modern design, the proximity to cafes, and even the 94 steps up to the apartment — because, hey, it’s part of that healthy Danish experience.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $363 per night
Urban oasis tucked into hip Vesterbro neighborhood
This tiny house is its own urban oasis tucked behind the buildings along one of Vesterbro’s young and trendy boulevards. With a fenced courtyard, it exudes a serene, secret-garden feel even though guests are just minutes from some of Copenhagen’s hottest new restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions. Guests enjoy the dual open-plan kitchen, the workspace area, and the exceptionally hyggeligt (cozy) bedroom. This quaint retreat would be optimal for an older couple or physically impaired traveler who wants to avoid unnecessary stairs.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $174 per night
State-of-the-art Danish houseboat in a prime location
Denmark is a seafarer nation, and few experiences validate that history better than staying on a state-of-the-heart Danish houseboat on one of inner Copenhagen’s picturesque canals. A classic English broad beam built in Liverpool a few years ago, this revamped boat is furnished with the best Danish design and craftsmanship. Imagine waking up to the lull of the canal, in a bed made by a local cabinetmaker, or taking daily refreshing swims off the dock followed by a warm shower in a glamorous bathroom (with a Gebrit douche toilet). Happy guests report back that barges are much more unique and authentic than “boring hotels,” and this location is in the heart of the action, especially throughout summer. It’s the most unique of Copenhagen Airbnbs.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $198 per night
Newly renovated Frederiksberg apartment optimal for families
Frederiksberg is the ultimate family neighborhood that doesn’t compromise convenience, as it is just minutes from top tourist attractions. Nicknamed “The Green Village of Copenhagen,” the district is home to the Royal Gardens, the Copenhagen Zoo, and copious leafy parks. And this newly renovated apartment, with two living rooms and two bedrooms, in the heart of the G-rated action, is ideal for families traveling with smaller children. Guests love that it’s near multiple grocery stores (home cooking, anyone?) and the metro. Many reviews also note that it’s spacious, light, spotlessly clean, and a definite bang for your buck.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $129 per night
Tasteful nordic loft in fashionable Christianshavn
While the fashionable Christianshavn neighborhood sits just over the bridge from the Indre By, it’s saturated with its own unique history, which began in the early 17th century when founded as extensions of Copenhagen’s fortifications. Though many restaurants, bars, and boutique shops line the canal today, that old-world nautical charm persists in the cobblestone streets and colorful buildings. This renovated and uniquely designed Nordic loft is centrally located in Christianshavn and is described by guests as an efficient and thoughtfully modern treatment of a charming old building. It has two bedrooms (one of which is accessible by ladder), an open kitchen and dining area, a second-floor fireplace, and a large living room with views of the communal garden. Guests rave about the loft’s east-west-facing setup, which maximizes natural light.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $286 per night
Sleek standalone two-story house by “The Lakes”
Mention “The Lakes,” the string of Copenhagen’s inner-city reservoirs, to a Dane, and you’ll immediately sound more local. Stay near one of the “The Lakes,” and you’ll be centrally located, just minutes from the inner city’s premier shopping, cafes, and dining. And this lakeside property is exceptionally unique—a standalone two-story house a few minutes walk from Copenhagen’s pulsating heart, Nørreport. Once horse stables, the property has been completely renovated and now includes lavish amenities such as heated bathroom floors and a sleek, freestanding soaking tub. The house epitomizes Scandinavian functionalism, with thoughtful design elements and high-quality furniture throughout. Between its fully stocked kitchen—we’re talking chef’s knives, wine glasses, and Royal Copenhagen plates—and speakers in every room, it is possible (and encouraged!) to stay here with a few friends, cook, and dance the night away. Talk about bringing the party home!
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $442 per night
Charming three-bedroom flat in Copenhagen’s Medieval downtown
We all know Denmark’s history traces back quite some time (Vikings marathon, anyone?!), and one way to authentically experience these past eras is by staying in properties of unequivocal age. This charming flat located in Copenhagen’s Medieval downtown exudes a dual historical and timeless feel, standing stoic on the city’s oldest street and in stark dichotomy from the modern stores nearby. In fact, it dates back to 1730 and is bursting with character and relics of the past. The ideal stay for curious families, it has a living room, three bedrooms, and a kitchen for light cooking. The value for your money here cannot be beaten.
Five guests, three bedrooms
Price: $205 per night
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