It's Not All That Hostel in Copenhagen

It's Not All That Hostel in Copenhagen

Quirkiness and our own failure to properly plan aside, The Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is fine. The purpose -- a cheap, safe, and clean place to sleep -- is served. The rest we can handle. It's quiet enough, the other patrons seem friendly if not a couple of decades our junior, and the staff attentive.

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Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel

The rooms were small, but quite clean. The cleaning staff -- no, they don't clean the rooms every day -- were present most of the time, and did an excellent job keeping the common areas (shared bathrooms, for instance) quite clean, even with frequent use by people with, er... questionable hygienics. 

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Rundetaarn - Round Tower

Rundetaarn - Round Tower

The Rundentaarn, or Round Tower, is... well... a round tower. Visitor can walk up the corkscrewing paved path -- not steps -- for eight "turns" to get to the top. Once there, you're rewarded with some stunning views of Copenhagen from one of the highest vantage points. Of course, the day we were there, it was windy and cloudy. Welcome to Denmark.

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Lord Nelson - Craft Beer Pub

Not too far from Nørreport Station, Lord Nelson is another craft beer pub in Copenhagen worthy of a visit. Many rotating taps of craft and casked beer are the norm at this tiny, low-ceilinged pub. And beyond beer, they had a few different local cider selections, should you find yourself traveling with those who aren't quite as into beer as you are. Which sucks for them.

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Funder - Coffee Bar

Funder was a great little spot for a pastry and cup of coffee. The pastry was fresh and the coffee was steaming and strong. This small coffee shop has a warm and inviting environment. We were offered seating with another group and even after we left without paying (they wait until after you've eaten to have you pay and Evo thought I paid and I thought he paid and in reality neither of us paid), we came right back and settled up with a few laughs along the way. 

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Botanical Gardens at the University of Copenhagen - Garden

Botanical Gardens at the University of Copenhagen - Garden

With everything freezing outside, we stepped into the fabulous Botanical Gardens. It was humid and warm inside -- just what we needed. The Gardens have two different levels so you can see down through the canopy level. This is a true research garden available for teaching and general information. It was absolutely beautiful inside. 

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