Denmark’s most populated city and its capital, Copenhagen has a large number of tourist attractions, from the Tivoli Gardens to the Little Mermaid Statue. In recent years, Copenhagen’s gained a reputation as a gastronomic powerhouse, bringing tourists from all over the world that may never have imagined they’d end up in Denmark. Along with unique foods, Copenhagen offers unique accommodations in the form of Airbnbs all over the city.

Take a look at 12 of our favorites in Copenhagen, from houseboats to penthouses.

One

If you’re traveling with a large group, this two-story Frederiksberg penthouse may be your apartment of choice as it accommodates nine guests. You won’t get tired of your travel companions with five bedrooms, a living room, an open kitchen, and a terrace to escape to. The private terrace provides a 270-degree view overlooking picturesque gardens and Copenhagen rooftops. A visit to nearby Tivoli, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia, is in the realm of possibility too.
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Two

Bright and cozy, this Copenhagen apartment’s ideal for a group of friends. For the gastronomes out there, the apartment’s walking distance to a number of Michelin-star restaurants (does the name Noma ring a bell?). Housing two living rooms and a hot tub, this rental will make you feel at home — or you’ll hope this is your new home, anyway. With a view of the Copenhagen Opera House, the location of the apartment’s hard to beat. It’s just around the corner from the Nyhavn (literally, “new harbor”) neighborhood.
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Three

Located in central Vesterbro, this spacious apartment’s ideal for sightseeing. With plenty of cafes, bakeries, and grocery stores close by, you won’t go hungry. One has to mention the tasteful Scandinavian decor — you won’t forget where you are once you return after a packed day. You’ll get your daily workout climbing the stairs leading up to the fifth-floor apartment as the building is elevator-less. The stunning view of the park makes the walk upstairs worthwhile.
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Four

This sunny, stylish gem of an apartment, located in trendy Nørrebro, won’t disappoint. The apartment, walking distance to everything from dive bars to designer shops, isn’t in too bad a spot for exploring the city. Be sure to take advantage of the bikes (included in the rental price) and grill in the shared backyard if you’re visiting during the summer months.
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Five

Another Nyhavn apartment, this one’s tucked away in a private courtyard behind the waterfront. You could say it’s a haven within the neighborhood’s hustle and bustle (sorry). The building, built in the year 1700, was recently refurbished, as evidenced by the modern yet classic look and feel of the apartment. Be sure to grab coffee and a pastry from one of the fantastic bakeries nearby to enjoy on the light-filled balcony during your stay here.
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Six

This restored Dutch houseboat named Gea, 15 minutes from downtown Copenhagen, appears to be straight out of a fairytale (no word on which one). If you go for a swim, there’s somewhere to hang dry your clothing too. But regardless of your activity of choice, this spot comes with a sea view that’s likely difficult to rival. Visiting Copenhagen during the winter? Don’t worry — the cozy interior and fireplace on board is sure to keep you warm.
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Seven

Despite the tiny bathroom (typical for Copenhagen), this apartment’s quite charming. Ideal for a couple, the apartment’s a “mix between old and new Danish design.” The flat’s only a couple hundred meters away from Islands Brygge, the lively waterfront area housing one of the four Copenhagen harbor baths. Need a plan after you leave the apartment? Rent a pair of bikes and explore the nearby neighborhoods.
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Eight

The second houseboat on this list, this one gives off a funky and eclectic vibe. Rebuilt using recycled materials, the interior’s likely to inspire you. The light-flooded living room overlooks the water and other houseboats, a unique experience you’ll treasure. Located in the old industrial area, once Denmark’s most populated workplace, the apartment will transport you to a different time and place. The boat’s artsy feel isn’t confined to the interior as the neighborhood’s filled with art studios, workshops, a large flea market, and music festivals.
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Nine

Just two kilometers from the city center, this apartment made the list due to its amazing views. The 160-square-meter first-floor apartment’s located on the edge of the inner lakes of Copenhagen. Even better than the upscale, bright interior is the lakeside view. If you’re looking to stay in Copenhagen for an extended period of time, you’re in luck — the host prefers long-time renters from January to April. You may never want to go home.
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Ten

Houseboat number three is bright and roomy, perfect for those looking for a unique experience right in the middle of Copenhagen. If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll love the neighborhood’s outdoor area, which has a campfire area, large trampoline, and slide for those moments you need downtime but the kids don’t. Just a 15-minute walk from City Hall Square, this boat’s centrally located but provides the rare experience of houseboat living.
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Eleven


The sun-filled two-level apartment has an open floor plan, impressive floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, and a seven-meter-long balcony with amazing views. You’ll have an espresso machine, iMac, Apple TV, and plasma TV with Blu-ray (to name a few of the apartment’s amenities) within your reach at all times. That is, when you’re not busy roaming Copenhagen’s streets.
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Twelve

Rounding out this list is another unique houseboat. This three-level houseboat may even convince those prone to seasickness to spend a night or two on board. Take it easy on the impressive deck after a hectic day of sightseeing. Tired of seeing the sights by foot? Luckily, the hosts include a kayak and bikes for those non-walking occasions.
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