Don’t be fooled by the word “hostel.”

Danish design firm GUBI is responsible for this crisp interior of the Danhostel, Europe’s largest design hostel. Mixing red, blue and green with a simple no-fuss design, the interior fits in with traditional Danish style…

Located a stone’s throw away from Copenhagen’s central station and its iconic theme park Tivoli, the is situated beautifully along the central waterfront next to Langebro. The tower building sleeps 1,020 guests in 192 rooms in a variety of sizes and furnishings.

It offers the high standard and simple design of most contemporary hotels but at an affordable low price for those traveling on a budget. “It’s a cool budget option for students and style mavens alike”, wrote the  New York Times. Weather and season permitting, the hostel offers a dip in their open-air harbour pool on the opposite bank of the river. The hostel also offers a fitness and spa centre and has its own restaurant located in Copenhagen’s trendy meat-packing district which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the hostel. Its central location means the visitor to the city can walk to almost all the main attractions and the hostel offer bikes for those who want to cruise the streets with the local biking flocks. Make sure to request a room near the top of the tower, which offers some of the best views in the city.