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The 14 best Airbnbs in Copenhagen close to the centre

From luxury two-floor penthouses to Scandi-designed fortresses of solitude, here are the best Airbnbs in the Danish capital

Ed Cunningham

Copenhagen has risen in popularity recently as one of the best destinations for a weekend city break. Whether you're a tourist travelling from afar or a fellow Dane looking for a change of scenery, renting an Airbnb for a few days is a great way to see the city and experience it like a true local. 

The capital of Denmark, one of the world's happiest cities, is a gorgeous place with brightly coloured buildings, amazing food, lots of culture, rich history and architectural design, making it a place worth exploring with lots to do and see. And there are few cities that offer such a resplendent selection of Airbnbs as the Danish capital. No matter your trip, whether you’re hunting for a table at Copenhagen’s fabulous restaurants, spending your days in its captivating museums or boogieing it out thanks to its exhilarating nightlife, there’s usually a phenomenal Airbnb rental to fit the bill. Here are our favourite Airbnbs right here in Copenhagen. 

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Copenhagen Airbnbs

1. The urban-chic two-floor penthouse in Indre By

You’ll struggle to find a more gob-smacking apartment in all of Copenhagen than this one: a two-storey penthouse with room for six, two bathrooms, two balconies, a spiral staircase and many, many more fancy touches. Immaculately well-decorated (including some fantastic hanging chairs), it’s the epitome of swish, stylish, practical Scandi design. And all this is just a few minutes’ walk from the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn and Amalienborg, ideally located to explore the Danish capital by foot, bike or boat. Honestly, if you can afford it, there are few places better.

Best for: bigger groups looking for the absolute best Copenhagen has to offer.

What’s the budget range? Spenny but affordable for a larger group.

What’s it like to stay here? Calming, industrial and artsy with a tonne of space to relax – what hygge is all about. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 2 baths. Sleeps 8. 

2. The beautiful villa with the balcony in Hellerup

If this southside balcony doesn't cut it, we're convinced nothing will. Just 1km away from the ocean and Hellerup's sandy shores, this stunning white-washed, two-bedroom villa has everything you need for a restful city break. In addition to the charming balcony, there's a cute garden with lush foliage, and a dining room with a fireplace to keep you toasty during colder months. Outdoors, meanwhile, you'll get to enjoy all the delights of being near the waterfront where you'll find a host of cafes, shops and restaurants all for the taking. 

What’s the budget range? In the mid-ranges for a homey luxury stay. 

What’s it like to stay here? You've hit the jackpot with this rental. Set in a peaceful suburban neighbourhood, remarkably close to the centre.

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 4.



3. The historic townhouse by the canals, Christinashavn

Sure, this slim three-storey house already looks pretty fascinating – and, dating all the way back to 1719, it certainly is – but it’s also a very romantic place to stay. Full of character, the home comes with a private courtyard, a cute patio and pretty much total privacy. And just in case you didn’t think it could get any more romantic, it’s also in Christianshavn, an immensely pretty Copenhagen neighbourhood known for its cobblestone streets and buzzing cafés.

Best for: romantic weekends with a heck of a lot of privacy.

What’s the budget range? An incredibly affordable option in a cracking location – you'll be right by the centre. 

What’s it like to stay here? A pure dose of the idyllic,  this house has a charming and country-esque feel, while being a walkable distance from the centre.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1.5 bath. Sleeps 4. 

4. The minimalist abode with the terrace near Field's

This gorgeous scandi-style house is spacious, cosy, and modern, just what a family needs on their trip to the city or a large group of friends. Only five kilometres to the city centre and the beach, this is the perfect place for exploring the Danish capital. The Airbnb has six bedrooms, sleeping up to nine guests, and you'll have access to the entire property. You'll also have use of the outdoor patio with plenty of seating to enjoy in the warmer weather. 

Best for: families or groups of friends.

What’s the budget range? A little pricey, but worth it for such a pristine family rental. 

What’s it like to stay here? Think neighbourly vibes, cosy, modern interiors and a relaxing terrace - great during warmer months.  

Rooms: 6 beds, 2 baths. Sleeps 9. 


5. The pet friendly retreat near Bella Centre

So green, so lush, so airy – this stylish rental is in Sundby, just far enough out from Copenhagen’s city centre to be significantly calmer and quieter but still within easy walking or biking distance to the metro. It’s also a cosy, stylish and well-equipped place that, as with the best bits of Danish interior design, puts comfort and cleanliness first. Needless to say, it’s a terrifically easy place to relax and take a breather in.

Best for: travellers looking for a calm, quiet base for their city trip.

What’s the budget range? Decent for five nights in Copenhagen. 

What’s it like to stay here? Situated in a quiet neighbourhood, the space is bright, homely, and spotless – a great base for some family time. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1.5 baths. Sleeps 4. 

6. The Gyldenlovesgade apartment with unbeatable city views

Yep, not only does this place have that view, boasting extraordinary vistas of the Copenhagen skyline, but it’s got an incredible roof terrace. While that bit might be shared, the apartment does have its own private balcony. Aside from that, it’s a simple, affordable, comfortable rental with space for four guests and easy access to Copenhagen K – the oldest and most central part of the city.   

Best for: terrific views and easy access to all the tourist hotspots.

What’s the budget range? Pretty affordable, even with a six-night minimum stay. 

What’s it like to stay here? Clean, cosy and incredibly central for all the best eateries and shops on your doorstep. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 4. 


7. The New Yorker's wonderland near Strøget

Kids love stuff. Colourful stuff. Vibrant stuff. Literally, anything that looks fun or weird. This is why this apartment is so fantastic for families. Decorated top to bottom with everything from fascinating posters and insect taxidermy to quirky stools and light fittings, it even comes with its own playroom-themed kids’ bedrooms. Near Strøget shopping district and within walking distance of central Copenhagen, it’s the ideal family-friendly pad. 

Best for: fun families.

What’s the budget range? Pricey, but perfect if you're on the lookout for somewhere fun and unique to Copenhagen. 

What’s it like to stay here? Like a pyjama party invite to a private art collection. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 5. 

8. The cheap 'n' cosy apartment in the trendy Nørrebro

Copenhagen is often ranked one of the world’s most expensive cities, so there’s a chance you might be looking to save a little accom cash to spend on other things on your trip to the Danish capital. If that’s the case, you might be looking for somewhere a little more affordable to stay – like this one. A neat and functional rental for two, it’s a cosy corner apartment with good bus and metro connections. And on top of all that, it’s also in Nørrebro, who was voted Time Out’s coolest neighbourhood in the world in 2021. Who says a lower budget mean you have to scrimp on quality, eh?

Best for: budget-conscious travellers. 

What’s the budget range? So damn cheap, it would be criminal to pass this up, for real. 

What’s it like to stay here? It's a cosy local vibe here. Lots of little shops, cafes and oh, erm, Michelin-starred restaurants. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 


9. The penthouse with the rooftop bathtub in Vesterbro

Crack open the fizz, relax, and enjoy a foamy bubble bath on the rooftop of this fabulous penthouse in Vestrebro. Gorgeous vistas aside, this space has a lot to offer in the way of relaxation: the apartment is airy, open and modernly furnished throughout with a mix of matte and marble interiors, providing a sleek and cosy central hub for those who want to tap into Copenhagen's vibrant, yet laid-back nightlife on the streets below. 

What’s the budget range: An affordable choice for four friends or a moderately priced family vacation rental.

What’s it like to stay here? A stylish and urban base in the heart of Vesterbro - ideal for exploring the city on foot or indeed by pedal.

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 4.

10. The apart-hotel for the local vibes in Nørrebro

Nabo (psst, that's Danish for neighbour) invites you to sojourn in style at this cool apart-hotel – consider this 85sqm crashpad your gateway to becoming a fellow Copenhagener. Based in the hip Nørrebro neighbourhood, you'll be in good steed for mingling with the local crowd. And when you're not brunching or scavenging for antique keepsakes, the apartment is the perfect place to pause: think bright and airy rooms carefully curated with pastel shades and a hodgepodge of ceramics. Very cool. 

What’s the budget range? A luxury spot; great for a group of friends or a family trip.

What’s it like to stay here? The epitome of Scandi-style. 

Rooms: 2 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 6. 


11. The hipster apartment on the water near Enghave Brygge

Kick back in comfort and style at this trendy three-bed apartment on the edge of Christianshavns Kanal. Here, you'll discover true design bliss. From the built-in bookshelf adorned with a colourful assortment of books and nicknacks, to the balconies offering waterfront views, to the antiques, cushions and wall prints, every inch of this apartment inspires comfort and curiosity. As for getting around the city, it's a quick boat bus trip into the centre.

What’s the budget range? A mid-to-high-end canalside retreat with enviable roominess and snazzy decor.

What’s it like to stay here? A peaceful and tranquil spot to suit every traveller. The best part is the twinkling waterfront views in the evening. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 2 baths. Sleeps 6.

12. The couple's getaway in the centre

Full of contemporary style, this gorgeous apartment is the perfect nest for two jet-setters looking to be in the heart of it all. Decor-wise, it's Scandi-style to a tee. With exposed brick, earthy tones and classic touches, this apartment is the perfect place to chill out while being a short stroll from all the main attractions, including Tivoli Theme Park, the harbour, shops and various museums

What’s the budget range? A moderately-priced for a typical three-night stay. 

What’s it like to stay here? Situated on a quiet road for a peaceful corner of the city to call home. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 


13. The family-sized apartment near Sortedam Lake

With its tall windows, balcony views, full bookshelves and highly useful open-plan living area, you’d be forgiven for settling in like a Copenhagen local at this flat. It even comes with a shared courtyard, complete with apple trees and kids’ play area. Pretty dreamy, right? For bonus points, rent the apartment’s own motor-driven bicycle to get around town like a true Københavner.

What’s the budget range? Quite a decent nightly rate for the space and convenient location. 

What's it like to stay here? Totlalling 110 square metres in size this bright and airy apartment is a great place to wind down. Its stunning central location also means you'll have a wealth of coffee shops, bakeries and boutiques at your disposal. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 6.

14. The one-bed apartment on South Harbour

I spent the weekend at this gorgeous contemporary one-bed apartment in a modern residential block, just along the South Harbour (about a 15-20-minute bus ride from the centre). I didn't spend much time in the neighbourhood, but from what I could tell, it was very peaceful, home to a mix of young professionals, students and families. This chic apartment is pretty snug, so expect style and functionality. And by that, I mean a lounge-by-day and bedroom-by-night kind of vibe, courtesy of the pullout sofa bed. From the wall-mounted bookshelf to the candles to the stacked mags and toiletries, it felt like home. Food-wise, you'll find a local bar and grill just below the apartments, while the huge shopping centre Fisketorvet is just a short walk away should you need a cheap fast-food pit stop or indeed, some retail therapy...

What’s the budget range? Super affordable for Copenhagen. 

What's it like to stay here? The apartment is incredibly cosy and secure so it's great for solo travellers like me. Getting to and from the city is also pretty easy from here. 

Rooms: 1 (open plan), 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

Time out: Want to save money on dining out? Get a little cosy by lighting the candles, making some dinner, and enjoying your favourite series. 

Jennifer Banful
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