Urban House

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Colbjørnsensgade 5, Copenhagen, Denmark

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WalterC WalterC
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A great hostel to stay at Apr 22, 2015
Located on the other side of Central Station, the Urban House is good and a bit different hostel to stay at. It is about a 5 to 10-minute walk from the station.

If you book and pay in advance, you will be able to bypass the usual check-in process. That is because you will be given a code (in an e-mail) to get into the dorm rooms, which you punch in, on a numbers keypad. No waiting in line, and the other usual hassles of checking in. Or checking out, for that matter, as the code does have an expiration time, which is also the check-out time. You will need it, not only to get into the dormitory area, but also the individual rooms themselves. And if you forget it, you will have to go to reception and ask for it. Still, an interesting and perhaps, efficient way of doing things, and very secure.

Speaking of reception, it is part of the bar, where they serve drinks, and a place to hang out. But not a place to eat outside food (more on that later).

The rooms are really nice and clean. The beds are comfortable. And each bed has their own light, and I believe their own outlet, so you can charge your devices in private. There are lockers as well, which are included. But you will have to bring your own lock, if you want to secure your things.

Each room has its own bathroom, with a shower. A good and bad thing, because it is only 1 person, in a room that has between 4 to 8 people. Still, no need to go down the hall. The bathroom is a good enough size, though the way the glass shower doors are, can be an issue, as they can swing both ways.

There is breakfast, served in the bar, but it costs extra. And from the looks of it, it does not seem anything special to pay for it. There is a 7-Eleven nearby, for a cheaper (and better) option for a quick breakfast.

The kitchen is located on the same floor as the bar, which you have to go to the other side of the place. It is also where the 2 dining tables are, where you eat the food that you brought from outside. Plus a room for laundry. And a common room, with a TV, books, and a Foosball table. The staff are nice and helpful.

WiFi is included, and works really well. Plus an I-Pad-like screen on the wall, to use as an internet. But there are no regular computers.

Overall, I would say, a great hostel to stay at, once you get used to the code system. If I had to nitpick some things wrong with the place, it is the location, being farther away from the museums. But that really makes the difference between a 5-minute walk and a 10-minute walk. That, and dealing with any possible billing problems, which can only be done by e-mail and not in person.

Maybe one of the best hostels that I stayed at, and at reasonable prices.
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