Socially active hostel

The new Next House Copenhagen is part of an emerging trend of hostels offering far more than cheap accommodation. Here, the social dimension has become a key element.

Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect MAA

Once again, the Arp-Hansen Hotel Group has fitted out a hotel – this time a ‘de luxe hostel’ in the centrally located former Falck building on Bernstoffsgade. The building has been converted to accommodate 433 rooms, or 1,667 beds. Externally, the property has undergone a major facelift, which now features elegant brass cladding combined with high plant walls topped off with a lush roof terrace. The conversion embraces sustainability both indoors and outdoors, and the building is therefore DGNB-certified.

Indoor stadium

There is much more to the social dimension at Next House Copenhagen than just a café. Guests can choose to work out together in the hostel’s own fitness centre, play ball games or practise yoga. Many of the shared facilities are located in the basement, where the longitudinal skylight brings positive vibes into the rooms. Black Troldtekt acoustic ceiling panels are used here as part of the overall interior design, which also incorporates decorative walls and lights in the floor. Troldtekt is sound-absorbing, and also enhances the indoor climate. You can watch a ball game from the lounge area, or how about seeing what’s on at the cinema, or enjoying a nice meal in the restaurant? The social life takes many forms at Next House Copenhagen.