It’s no surprise that in 2017 Copenhagen was announced the world’s third most expensive city in hoppa’s annual report. A city flourishing in design from all directions, it has many craft studios, a strong presence on the fashion scene, urban-chic bars and unforgettable culinary experiences.


Having received a great response from our report and hearing many of you would love to visit this beautiful city (if it wasn’t for the hefty price tag), we started to wonder if it really is possible to visit Copenhagen on a budget?! After all, surely there is more to this beautiful city than the glamorous facades and costly cocktails…


Whilst you can cut costs on almost any break with uncomfortably long journeys on public transfers and nights spent in hostels, we wanted to find out if you could have an enjoyable experience for half the price. After some lengthy research and lots of calculations, we decided to go one step further by contacting influential blogger, Kristabel Plummer, with a challenge – to spend 48 hours in Copenhagen on half the recommended amount stated in this years ‘Most Expensive and Cheapest Holidays Destination’ report.


According to our 2017 report, a one-night stay in Copenhagen with food, drink, taxis and entertainment comes in at a hefty £150 per person. We wanted to see if Kristabel could do it for just £75. Having booked the accommodation through Airbnb at just £35 per night, it was up to Kristabel to enjoy the remaining £40 however she wished! Kristabel completed our challenge, and most importantly, she had an amazing time, jam packed with activities that allowed her to experience the joys of Copenhagen. Here’s what she got up to:



  • Lunch at Café Taxa
  • Window shopped Jægersborggade
  • Took a trip to the supermarket for breakfast bits (great way to save money for the day)
  • Took part in a free city walking tour which took her to Nyhavn – opposite the opera house and the royal palaces
  • Shopped on Østergade and had a coffee on Illums rooftop to see the view
  • Ate dinner at Blue Taco
  • Wandered home through Assistens Cemetery
  • Enjoyed a big lunch at Warpigs
  • Soaked up inspiration at The Apartment – interior design studio opens on Thursdays
  • Visited an exhibition at Design Museum – free entry on Wednesday evenings or to students/visitors under 26



Would you like to experience a taste of the Scandinavian life? We’re giving away a Scandinavian 5 course lunch for two at Michelin Star London restaurant, Texture. All you have to do is share your favourite travel hack on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and be sure to include the hashtag #HoppaHacks


The winner will be announced on 11th August 2017 – good luck!



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