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Likely planning an overnight in Copenhagen before heading out on a cruise in August. We'd love to have some time in the city (first visit!) but don't have much extra $$ to spend on a hotel for just one night.
Can you please suggest some affordable classic Scandi boutique hotels in good neighborhoods walkable to the main attractions?
We are also open to renting a flat. Which are the best neighborhoods to consider? We prefer walking than anything else.
Hi Jaclyn, for an overnight stay the old town/city center Indre By neighborhood is 100% walkable and includes Strøget the world's longest pedestrian only shopping street. Museums, palaces, parks, canals, shops, cafes, market halls are all within walking distance. The more tourist side is Nyhavn nice for a quick stay, a relaxed area with hotels like Nyhavn 71 and Admiral Hotel. West of the train station are affordable, basic design hotels like Carlton Guldsmeden though it's a gentrifying area and some vestiges of the old red light district remain. It's close to Tivoli amusement park.
If you rent a flat look for the "K" suffix, as this indicates the old town/city center and the canal lined Christianshavn neighborhoods. The ideal spot for a flat is between Copenhagen University, the Strøget or Kongens Nytorv
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I have stayed at both Andersen Boutique Hoteland Absalon Hotelin Vesterbro and would recommend them - they are owned by the same family company and manager and are just across the street from one another. They are both very colourful and full of personality in Designers Guild fabrics and have a friendly atmosphere. They are 5 minutes from the Central Station and Tivoli - Vesterbro is a lively area for restaurants and bars and is also the red light district but I didn't find this any issue. If these are out of your price range try Annex which adjoins Absalon which is a hostel/hotel hybrid, has a kitchen but you can have breakfast in Absalon. You'll find my review of Andersen on my blog at Heatheronhertravels with a video. You can walk to Stroget from here in around 10-15 mins. From the airport you get a direct train and in 30 mins are at the central station then 5 mins walk to the hotels.
The hipster part of Copenhagen right niow is first of all Vesterbro, especially the area around Istedgade. This is also the red light district, but it's where you find the highest concentration of hipster bars and cafes. Nørrebro Christianshavn and Islands Brygge are also quite hip parts of the city. If you are ready to spend a bit some extra money on your hotel, then you might consider
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