THE STEEL HOUSE, THE BEST HOSTEL IN COPENHAGEN
When I just scour the internet for inspiration and ideas somethings I come across things that I know will be of interest further down the line. One of those times I was looking at was the top 100 hostels in the world and although I generally take these articles with a pinch of salt I scanned through it extra quick to find any golden nuggets. The Steel House in Copenhagen immediately caught my attention as it was pinned at the best hostel in Copenhagen so I done the usual screenshot and kept it in the memory bank for another time.
WHERE IS THE STEEL HOUSE?
The hostel is located just around the corner from the Vesterport Street station and 2 minutes from the lakes. From the airport it takes less than 30minutes with just 2 trains and to get to the city centre its only 5 minutes by train or bicycle.
Fast forward a number of years and here I am walking towards the hostel and impressed before I even set foot inside. The architecture is pretty impressive for me but didn’t surprise me – the clues in the name. Although it was obvious the hostel was very large the rustic look of the façade really appealed to me.
Walking inside it’s clear to see the hostel has been well kept and has made great use of technology, where you are able to avoid the queues and check yourself in, assign your own key card and off you go. There is very little waiting around with the 8 – 10 check in computers available, something that can take up to an hour in other places. There is also a reception if you have trouble.
Lift access around the building isn’t a problem either. I’ve stayed in places where there has been only 2 lifts for 3 or 4 hundred people, here there are 6 all with keycard only access for better security.
- Movie area
- Games area
Like most hostels there are a choice of rooms from private to 4,6 or 8 bed mixed/female dorms all with an ensuite. My room was very clean, didn’t smell of moulded cheese and had a great view. The use of space in the rooms is something else, no stone has been left unturned in the quest for complete efficiency.
The beds are pod designed, something I like when I want my own space and sleep yet can be a little unsocial if you are keen to meet people. Each bed has its own reading light, power point and storage pocket for your phone, wallet and any other valuables you wish to keep by your side.
The room also has hangers for coats, something I’ve never looked for until now as I tend to travel to warmer climates. These lockers are the perfect size to fit hand luggage into plus a little more on top.
A sliding door and automatic light leads you into the ensuite which are small but by no means inadequate. The sliding door however means there is little in the way of noise insulation if you know what I mean. Not something that bothers me but the water pressure was great, temperature consistent and to keep your feet warm a heated floor – that’s a first! A towel is also provided
- Wifi – Free throughout, good service
- 24hr reception
- Breakfast – not included
- Laundry available
- Electronic, self check in
The selling point of this hostel is its facilties. Yes you can stay in a hostel closer to the city or for less money but I would be surprised if they had half of the facilities to match as I know some hotels don’t.
In the basement there is a movie room, a small pool and a fully equipped gym with all the mod cons. I have stayed in some hostels which have a gym but nothing like the one in The Steel House, it was setup with everything. The pool however was the real shock, I have seen small plunge pools and jacuzzis where there was space outside but never a pool in a hostel!
A games area is located on the ground floor along with an ipad area, café (with a great selection of sandwiches, fruit and pastries), T.V. area (with projector), kitchen and a bar. All of which are modern and well stocked.
- RATINGROOMS – 8/10.
- BATHROOMS – 8/10.
- SOCIAL – 7/10.
- CLEANLINESS – 9/10.
- FACILITIES – 10/10.
- VALUE FOR MONEY – 9/10.
- RECOMMEND – YES.
- STAY AGAIN – Yes.
Although I spent little time there during my stay it had everything I needed, I really couldn’t fault it. However if I were staying there for anything length of time I would opt for a smaller hostel to meet people, its just a personal preference. Saying that if I were to return for a short weekend, I would be staying here again.
Prices range from around £40 – £80, to book click here.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
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