I am sometimes jealous of other reviewers of places like this- if you find somewhere like the Absalon Annex so horrific, you must regularly stay in places much nicer than those I do, as I found this place to be fine. Travelling on a budget, can't complain at all.
Best way to sum this place up is as a hostel with rooms for 1-3 people, rather than dorms. So yes, shared bathrooms, shared showers (clean, though nowhere to put a towel or your clothes to keep them dry when showering!), dated decor and beds, little luxury. Front-facing rooms were fairly noisy. The worst thing was the bes itself, somewhat of a problem in a hotel- uncomfortable matress and a really bad pillow, meaning a sleepless night all round the first night we were there.
But on the plus side: great location- don't let the 'red light' thing scare you, I didn't know it was until I got back (wait til you see the one in Frankfurt...); nice breakfast, very helpful staff, convenient for most of Copenhagen, and certainly for Tivoli gardens and the station. We stayed for 5 nights and had no problems at all.
So (like so many places I stay), not a place to bring your partner for a wonderful and romantic break. It is dated, it is institutional, it is very much a hostel with private rooms instead of dorms. But it serves a purpose- if you want greater luxury and are able to pay, the Absalon next doors seems to fit the bill whilst still enjoying the same locational benefits. But if you just want somewhere cheap (for Copenhagen, anyway), convenient and clean to stay for a few nights- particularly if you're planning to spend the majority of the day away from the hotel- don't worry too much about booking into the Absalon Annex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Vesterbro location by Meatpacking Area (restaurants, night clubs and galleries), Central Train Station and major attractions. Renovated 2014, all new incl. Samsung LED TV, REN soap and shampoo. Common Living Room with kichenette. Bathrooms and showers are in the hallway. Part of Absalon Hotel - Feel free to use facilities: Bar, Breakfast, Laundry, Bike rental etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Absalon Annex Hotel Copenhagen