When I first set off traveling the world I was staying in hostels daily, they were the best way for me to save some money and get a good night’s sleep. I’m sure we’ve all got one or two stories of some pretty dodgy hostels we slept in – I’ve got plenty!
The times are a changin’ for hostels these days and there’s no better example of this than Steel House in Copenhagen. I never thought I’d be checking in to a hostel that had a gym, pool, bar and so much more. My initial thought was that this would be one those Stainless Steel Suppliers, but this luxury hostel in the hip neighbourhood of Vesterbro is a must for anyone who wants to see how hostels have changed over the years.
The location is perfect, it’s only a 10 minute stroll to either the Central Station or Tivoli. If you’re looking for trendy bars, coffee shops and restaurants then you’re a stone’s throw away from the Vesterboro area. Steel House is on a lovely quiet street next to a beautiful lake which winds its way around the west part of Copenhagen.
The style of this place is unique, that’s down to the fact it used to be the Headquarters of the Danish Union of Metalworkers. It has a New York loft feel to it combined with metal elements that pay homage to past inhabitants, the mixture of the two gives a really cool industrial chic design.
Service and facilities are something that is certainly not lacking here. At reception you’ll always find someone willing to help and super accommodating, it’s manned around the clock. There is also a self-service element to the hostel which is cool too; check-in via an app and lockers to leave luggage are just some of the features you’ll find. Then you’ve got the huge list of awesome facilities:
– Games room (pool and table football are my favourites there)
– TV lounge
– Bikes for rent
– A cinema in the basement! Yes you read that right!
– Swimming pool
– Yoga classes
– Free walking tours
– Morning jogs
– A Bar
– Free Wi-Fi
I could go on, but I think you get the idea that this hostel has everything you need to keep you happy.
They have dorm rooms, four or six bed options, which are all pretty swanky. Really well designed, with nice wooden floors, air-con and en suite bathrooms with toilets. One thing to note: if you want to use the lockers you’ll need your own lock. I found the bed really comfortable and I woke feeling good. The cabin beds that are in the dorms all have a private light and power sockets – nothing worse than searching for power to charge your tech only to learn it’s one socket between all of you.
If you feel like a bit more privacy then there double rooms, good option for a couple. They come with a TV, double bed, and some even have a private balcony with chairs.
The Restaurant & Bar
One of the first things you’ll see when you walk in is the bar, it’s right next to the reception. Here you can buy anything you need from beers and wine, to coffee and soft drinks. The food is simple but tasty, ready made bagels and salads etc are all there. Your breakfast will come in a bag, but don’t think that means it isn’t good! The roll, granola bar, fresh juice and coffee were more than enough to get my day started. If you feel like whipping up a feast then there’s a kitchen with all the mod cons you need, fridges and tables.
Is it worth the money?
Without question this place gets a 10/10. For the price you pay it is absolutely amazing what you get. I mean there’s a pool and a cinema there, add in breakfast and a bed, all for around $25 (ish) – it’s a winner!
Remember, never travel without travel insurance! And never overpay for travel insurance!
I use HeyMondo. You get INSTANT quotes. Super cheap, they actually pay out, AND they cover almost everywhere, where most insurance companies don't (even places like Central African Republic etc!). You can sign-up here. PS You even get 5% off if you use MY LINK! You can even sign up if you're already overseas and traveling, pretty cool.
Also, if you want to start a blog...I CAN HELP YOU!
Also, if you want to start a blog, and start to change your life, I'd love to help you! Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, check out my super easy blog post on how to start a travel blog in under 30 minutes, here! And if you just want to get cracking, use BlueHost at a discount, through me.
Also, (if you're like me, and awful with tech-stuff) email me and my team can get a blog up and running for you, designed and everything, for $699 - email email@example.com to get started.
Do you work remotely? Are you a digital nomad/blogger etc? You need to be insured too.
I use SafetyWing for my digital nomad insurance. It covers me while I live overseas. It's just $10 a week, and it's amazing! No upfront fees, you just pay week by week, and you can sign up just for a week if you want, then switch it off and on whenever. You can read my review here, and you can sign-up here!