Holiday Accommodation Options in Denmark

Going on holiday in Denmark? Information on finding the right place to stay on vacation: hotels, B&Bs, hostels, campsites. Find out moreā€¦

Denmark offers a varied choice of holiday accommodation.


In Denmark all hotels with 40 beds or more must be classified by HORESTA, the national trade association for the hotel industry. Hotels classified by HORESTA are given a star rating of one to five, which is usually displayed on a blue and red sign near the hotel entrance. Ratings are given according to the number of facilities and services that the hotel provides, and all HORESTA hotels must meet standards in cleaning and maintenance.

Smaller establishments who are not members of HORESTA may still offer a very good standard of hotel accommodation.

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Demark has approximately 100 classified hostels (called Danhostels), which have a star rating according to the facilities and services they provide. Hostels typically have rooms catering from two to six people. Some offer private bathroom facilities. Bedding and towels are not provided, but can be hired at the hostel.

Danhostels provide hearty breakfasts. Some hostels may also offer dinner, and reservations must be made in advance. Packed lunches can also be ordered.

To stay in a Danhostel, a Hostel Card is required. The Hostel Card can be purchased on the Danhostel website.

Eco-friendly/ "Green" Hotels and Hostels

Environmentally-friendly hotels and hostels are growing in popularity with holiday makers in Denmark. To be classified as a Green Key establishment, hotels and hostels must meet a number of criteria. These range from taking measures to save energy and limiting the production of waste, to providing organic food in restaurants.

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Holiday Homes/Cottages

Going for a break in a holiday home is a cherished Danish tradition. Many Danes have a second home, usually a cottage or an apartment, which they visit for short breaks and vacations. Many rent their properties out to other holiday makers. Most are situated by the coast and are self-catering.

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Bed and Breakfast - B&Bs

There are around 300 B&Bs in Denmark, which are usually located in private homes.

The organisation Dansk Bed & Breakfast publish a brochure listing approved B&Bs in Denmark. Tourist information offices are also able to provide details of local B&Bs.

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Country Inns

Danish country inns can date as far back as the 12th century. They were originally staging posts where coaches stopped to allow travellers some time to rest and have a meal. Inns are an important part of Danish heritage and often serve very authentic, regional dishes.

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Holiday Centres

Holiday centres are custom-built holiday villages or parks, which offer a range of family-friendly activities on-site. Many holiday centres are close to the coast.

Guests need to bring bedding, towels, tea towels, toiletries and a small amount of food. Food and other everyday amenities are available to buy on site.

Like hotels and hostels, holiday centres which are members of HORESTA are given a star rating depending on the facilities, services and activities they provide.

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Speciality Accommodation

It is possible to stay in many Danish castles and manor houses. The association Danish Castles and Manors is responsible for managing these properties throughout the country.

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There are 465 campsites in Denmark, all of which are monitored and approved by the Danish Camping Board.

In order to stay at an approved site, a camping pass called Camping Key Europe is required. Passes can be bought from the Danish Camping Board website.

Campsites in Denmark are given a rating of one to five stars depending on the activities they provide. Campsites with at least a three-star rating run a comprehensive programme of activities.