So we spent the long weekend in Copenhagen, and I have billion blog posts drafted up! First up the best bit, our dreamy apartment. We finally used Airbnb for the first time, and I’m so glad we did. We stayed in the most beautiful apartment…
The Airbnb process was really easy, after I spent ages fretting that something would go wrong. Our lovely host, Daniel, met us at the flat, which was a short walk from the central station in the ‘trendy’ Vesterbro area. He told us some cool places to go in the area before leaving us to it with some cold beers waiting in the fridge. The apartment itself was just like the photos on the listing – a minimal Danish dream with loads of light, a cute kitchen and best of all, a sunlit rooftop terrace and hammock on the top floor.
We tend to walk around a lot on holidays so it’s great to have a base that you feel comfortable dropping into and relaxing in at any time of day – something you don’t really get with a hotel’s formality. We could also save time and money by buying in some bread and jam for breakfast and popping open a beer in the early evening before heading out for dinner. Josh also discovered the ukelele and DVD collection… cue winding down with Arrested Development reruns of an evening.
Yes, you lose some hotel comforts like fluffy towels, fresh sheets and buffet breakfast, but I’m so pleased we had the Airbnb experience. It made our short trip much more relaxing and made us feel like we really were living in Copenhagen for a short time. I was pretty sad to tear myself away at the end. If you’re planning a city break I highly recommend you book into Daniel’s apartment or many of the other lovely places listed on Airbnb.