The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Copenhagen may be one of the world’s most pleasant and gay-friendly cities, but it’s also known as one of its most expensive. Accommodation in Copenhagen is never going to come cheap, but the good news is that it is also almost universally stylish and high-quality. It’s worth splashing out on a unique boutique gay-friendly hotel to get the true Nordic design experience, but for those on a budget, there are also plenty of good-value options.
Copenhagen is an open-minded, liberal city, so gay travelers can safely book anywhere in the city. The gay-friendly hotels below are popular with gay travelers as they are near to many of Copenhagen’s gay bars, clubs, and saunas.
The most booked hotels for gay travelers are located in Vesterbro and the Latin Quater including the neighboring Nyhavn and Radhuspladsen. From here you are close to all the major sightseeing in the city plus gay nightlife, and gay play venues.
71 Nyhavn Hotel is part of one of Copenhagen’s most iconic sights, the idyllic Nyhavn waterfront. Set in two renovated 19th-century warehouses, it blends cool and sophisticated Scandi design with charming original elements like exposed beams and large warehouse windows – many of which directly overlook the waterfront. Every room has a free minibar, Nespresso machine, and includes a fantastic complimentary Danish breakfast. As if that weren’t enough, the hotel restaurant is run by the same team behind Kiin Kiin, a Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine.
This popular, gay-friendly Copenhagen hotel is a great mix of style and practicality. It sits by Saint Jorgen’s Lake, giving most of the rooms stunning views of either the water or the city, and is only a 10-minute walk to the gay bars and clubs of the Latin Quarter. Like most hotels in town, it features minimalist, perfectly-considered Nordic design. The compact Economy rooms are ideal for a short stay, and the four-person room is great for groups. Consider booking a Superior room for better views. The hotel has a pleasant, well-equipped gym and also offers bike rental. The on-site restaurant is great, specializing in grilled meats, and the organic breakfast is also fantastic. The Scandic is one of the most booked gay hotels in Copenhagen.
This gay-friendly Copenhagen hotel does what citizenM does best all around the world: compact, perfectly designed rooms with huge, impossibly comfy king-size beds, powerful showers, and a MoodPad tablet to control every aspect of your room, from the temperature to the lighting. The downstairs lobby is filled to the brim with colorful artwork and cozy corners where you can relax, work, or socialize, and the 24/7 bar and restaurant means you are never too far from a drink or a tasty snack. The hotel is located a short walk from Radhuspladsen, and there are several awesome gay bars within a 5-minute walk, including SLM cruise club, Oscar, and Centralhjørnet, the oldest gay bar in Copenhagen.
Generator specializes in cool, design-forward boutique hostels, and the Copenhagen branch does not disappoint. The dorm rooms have a minimalist style and feature custom-made bunk beds with a personal shelf, underbed locker, and individual light. The privates have a more colorful, quirky decor and come in a range of sizes. Groups can also book full dorm rooms for themselves. The hostel has a range of awesome spaces, from the bright terrace bar (complete with petanque area) to the large downstairs restaurant, designed for communal eating. There’s even shuffleboard. The buffet breakfast is tasty and good value. There’s a bit of a party hostel vibe, with regular DJ nights, but it’s big enough that you can also chill out if that’s what you prefer. Generator Copenhagen is centrally located, about 10 minutes from Nyhavn.
Designed with young creatives and groups in mind, Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER is a great option whether you’re traveling solo or with friends. Both dorms and privates are available, including 6-person bunk bedrooms and cozy single rooms. Every dorm bed comes with an individual reading light, socket, and locker. The rooms feature simple, minimalist decor, with colorful touches like full-sized Copenhagen-inspired wall murals. Facilities include a cool hotel bar with loads of space for working or socializing, a games room, and a large guest kitchen where you can make your own meals. The gay-friendly hotel is located in trendy Vesterbro, a short walk from the central train station.
Comfort Hotel Vesterbro offers good value in the heart of Vesterbro, Copenhagen’s coolest district. St Jorgens Lake, Tivoli, and the central train station are all less than a 5-minute walk away. Every room features a unique, colorful design in a minimalist contemporary style. They are all well-designed and well-appointed, with the Standard rooms being more compact and the Superior rooms more spacious. There are a stylish bar and restaurant, and the breakfast buffet is excellent. Comfort Hotel Vesterbro is one of the most booked budget gay hotels in Copenhagen.
Guldsmeden Hotels are a chain of design-friendly, eco-conscious hotels throughout Scandinavia, with Axel in Copenhagen being their flagship location. The hotel is set in a charming turn-of-the-century building in hipster Vesterbro. The interiors are cool and contemporary, with unique furnishings like the beautiful four-poster beds found in every room. There’s a small but extremely pleasant fitness room – don’t miss out on the soothing, water-fuelled rowing machines. The hotel also has a delicious organic breakfast and a lovely outdoor garden to relax in. Plus, the Balinese-inspired Axel Spa is a heavenly urban retreat.
This cool boutique-style hotel is perfectly located between Radhuspladsen (City Hall Square) and the National Museum of Copenhagen. Several gay bars, including My Fair Ladies, Oscar, Scandinavian Leather Men (SLM), and Centralhjørnet are about a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Minimalist Scandi design can be found throughout the property. The rooms are bright, airy, and relaxing, in tones of soothing blue, grey, and white. The single rooms are ideal for solo travelers and the 6-person bunk bed rooms are a fantastic option for a group of friends. All rooms have an all-inclusive minibar, and there’s a complimentary wine hour every day. Breakfast is delicious and organic, and the rooftop bar has one of the best 360° views of the city.
This luxury designer hotel near Nyhavn has a completely unique look, with a dramatic industrial concept in a monochrome palette of blacks, greys, and white. The rooms blend stark materials like concrete and iron with lush leather and comfy carpets, effectively combining comfort and style. White marble bathrooms and custom-made beds with room controls add to the luxury experience. Every room comes with an all-inclusive minibar with all the wine, beer, and coffee you could want – plus, there’s a daily wine hour and nightcap hour at the stunning cocktail bar. Fitness kits with weights, straps, and a yoga mat are also available at reception. The restaurant is run by a Michelin-starred team and puts on a splendid organic Nordic breakfast every morning.