Fodor's Expert Review CABINN Scandinavia Hotel
Vodroffsvej 55, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Capital Region, 1900, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark See on Map
This impeccably maintained, bright budget hotel is just west of the lakes and Vesterport Station. The hotel is popular with business travelers in winter and budget-minded backpackers and families in summer. There's no restaurant or bar, but you can buy refreshments at the front desk, and a basic continental breakfast is often included in the room rate. It's no beauty from the outside - or inside, if we're honest - but it does the trick for a central-ish stay at a good price.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Mix-ups with bookings have been known, so make sure to double-check your reservation.
Rooms, which were inspired by ship's cabins (hence the name), are very small, but are designed with efficiency to include ample showers and foldaway and bunk beds.
Bathrooms are basic, clean and functional.
The lobby is surprisingly buzzy considering its plainness, perhaps because of the hotel's popularity with younger travellers and groups. Staff are very friendly.
The hotel is more of a base than a destination in itself - but the surrounding neighborhoods are cool and full of dining and drinking options, so branch out.
No restaurant, but a decent breakfast.
Forum metro is right across the street, and attractions around Tivoli, including the gardens themselves, are around a 20-minute walk away.
Mix with cool locals at Salon39 (3-minute walk), started up by a local Michelin-starred chef and his top-level bartending pal. The aim is to lure you in with great drinks and keep you there with simple but tasty food - and they've succeeded. Brunch at Kitchenette (7-minute walk) is a nice bet for a lazy start to your Sunday.
CABINN is not far from the hip Vesterbro neighborhood, and Duck and Cover (15-minute walk) is just one of many funky cocktail spots in the area (its name is taken from military slang for taking shelter - which is exactly what you'll feel like you are doing when you're ensconced with one of its award-winning cocktails). Or for big gigs, the Forum concert venue (3-minute walk) is around the corner.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Cheap and cheerful, the neighborhood feels a bit more local than the city center, and there are excellent transport links. CABINN's stripped-back maritime aesthetic (read: small but ship-shape rooms) might not be for everyone, but for us, the low prices make it a reliable spot to drop anchor.