perfect budget central Copenhagen hotel
Cabinn City (Copenhagen, Denmark)
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Cabinn City (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Advantages: cheap for Denmark, good central location
Disadvantages: none for our needs
We used to live in Denmark, in Aarhus, which is Denmark's second city and is a few hours north of Copenhagen. We stayed in the Cab Inn Copenhagen City for 1 night prior to catching an early flight out of Copenhagen Airport the following morning.
Cab Inn is a Danish hotel chain, they have 8 hotels in Denmark; 4 hotels in and around Copenhagen, and also in Aarhus, Aalborg, Esbjerg and Odense. We have also stayed at the Cab Inn in Aarhus many times whilst finding our own apartment. We actually chose the Cab Inn in Copenhagen based on the reasonable prices for the rooms and the fact that we were impressed with the Cab Inn in Aarhus.
Cab Inn is a budget chain, but this is Danish or Scandinavian budget so it's actually really nice. The rates are really reasonable, and this is probably one of the lowest priced hotels in Copenhagen. Don't let this put you off though as there's nothing at all wrong with the hotel, in fact I've stayed in higher priced hotels that were far worse than this.
The Cab Inn City in Copenhagen is very centrally located, it's located just behind Tivoli Gardens in the centre of Copenhagen. It's a very short and easy walk from the Central Train Station, I would say that it's probably a 5 to 10 minute walk without luggage, however lugging my VERY HEAVY suitcase it was more like 15 to 20 minutes! It also probably took me slightly longer as I didn't want to get lost as I was arriving quite late at night on my own and so I was very constantly checking all of the cross streets twice to check I hadn't gone too far (we arrived separately - long story - not relevant to the review!!). It seemed a safe enough walk late at night and I certainly didn't feel unsafe at any point on my own, in fact after I'd checked in I walked back to the central train station for fast food and snacks. The walk back to the train station the following morning probably did only take around 10 minutes, as we knew where we were going, and it was daylight.
If you were in Copenhagen for a few days as a tourist then the Cab Inn City would be an ideal location for exploring Copenhagen. As you're in the heart of the city there's all the museums, tourist attractions, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars etc close by.
We chose the cheapest room, the standard class room, it was clean, simple and sleek, and modern and would actually sleep 3 people, it had bunk beds and also a pull out bed underneath the bottom bunk. The room was actually fairly spacious for just a standard room, we chose to use the bottom bunk and the pull out bed so obviously we then lost some floor space but there was still enough room to move about and this was fine for just the one night. All of rooms have a private shower and toilet, TV, phone and a electric kettle with complementary tea and coffee. The hotel also has free wi-fi throughout the hotel. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day, and the staff speak perfect English. Booking online is quick and easy, and surprisingly you don't enter your card details to pay for the room, you pay at check in. If you are arriving after 6pm they advise you to ring and confirm this with them as otherwise your room may be given away! I knew that we were going to arrive after 6pm, and so a quick phone call to the hotel earlier that day to tell them this was all that was needed.
The rooms are priced according to how many people stay in the room, and they have various different room sizes. The room prices are set prices, and stay that way until they are sold out. I like this concept as you know in advance how much the room will be regardless of when you choose to book. The room prices include VAT and any taxes, so there's nothing else to pay. The room rate doesn't include breakfast, however you can choose to have the breakfast buffet at the hotel for an extra cost. We did have the breakfast as we figured that this would set us up for long journey ahead. The breakfast buffet was fine, it was just your typical hotel breakfast buffet. There is a parking garage at the hotel, but there is an extra charge to park.
I would definitely recommend the Cab Inn City to anyone visiting Copenhagen, it's very reasonably priced for Denmark, especially if you start to look at other hotels in Copenhagen. Denmark is very expensive, and it's a few years now since we lived there and so it seems even more expensive still with the poor exchange rate.
I would recommend the Cab Inn chain in other Danish cities as well, if they are as good as both the one in Aarhus and the Copenhagen City one then they are definitely worth staying at.
Summary: perfect budget central Copenhagen hotel