Cab Inn City Hotel
Mitchellsgade 14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1568
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Nightlife, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Cab Inn City Hotel
I like the budget Cab Inn chain and I have stayed there a few times over the years. I don't love the Cab Inn chain though, and neither will you. It is a very good budget option in a pricey city but its "sleep cheap in luxury" promise is absurd. The accountants clearly got to work on their spreadhseets in the planning of this hotel before anyone thought about guests and their comfort or anything resembling luxury.
I'm not complaining though. Cab Inn's central city flagship is very well located, offers competitive rates on a basic room for the night and has fast, free WiFi throughout. All the essentials are there and no more. It's clean and efficiently run but no-one will deny the rooms and beds are on the small side and there's a cheap feel to everything.
As far as budget options go, Cab Inn should be up there along with Omena, Wake Up Copenhagen and the Danhostel for you consideration.
Very close to the main train station, just beside Tivoli gardens in a relatively quiet backstreet, the location would only be better if it was slightly closer to the main shopping area, but even so it is very well located.
The standard bedrooms are no frills, almost insititutional with their narrow beds (some rooms sleep two but in a bunk bed format), green linen and modest dimensions - a bit like a ship's cabin (cab-inn - geddit?). The bathrooms are small and functional and the industrial vinyl flooring completes the cheap and rather cheerless feel. The rooms are well equipped though with WiFi, TV, kettle and tea and coffee making kit.
The larger Admiral and Captain rooms offer much the same in terms of decoration but do feel less confined and the beds are slightly larger (modest doubles rather than singles).
The lobby and breakfast room are clean, minimalist and unremarkable, although there is plenty of natural light in this modern building.
Apart from the breakfast cafe there's not much else on offer, although there are plenty of eating and drinking options nearby including the Tivoli bakery and cafe opposite the main train station.
There's nothing on offer in-house but the DGI Byens pool and leisure centre is just the other side of the main train station.
Everything runs efficiently at the Cab Inn but you do feel like you are being processed. This, after all, is a budget place and there's not much scope or call for personal service.
The Cab Inn is ideal for travellers on a budget who don't want to stay in dorms and have a bit more to spend than hostellers. The bunk-style configurations are good for families.
The price structure is pretty rigid year round, although the Cab Inn chain does sometimes offer multi-night or family deals.
More information on Cab Inn City Hotel:
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- Mitchellsgade 14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1568
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant
- City Centre