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good neighbourhood in Copenhagen

I'm staying in Copenhagen for 4 days in July and would like to settle into an Airbnb with a washer, rather than a hotel. I've never been there and am wondering what some good neighbourhoods would be. Ideally, not too far from the centre so we're not spending a lot of time commuting. Easy biking distance is also a bonus. By way of comparison, when I was in London last summer, we stayed in Hackney - 2 tubes and an overground away from the centre. Being on an overground line made it too far for us. I know Copenhagen is a smaller city so already that's a plus.

Thanks for any suggestions.

P.S. I'm also looking for a similar situation for a 3 day stay in Stockholm.

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I stayed here in December 2017.
It's really clean, very spacious, and has a washer.
It was very cosy in winter; and I imagine it would be cool in summer, as it has windows on opposite sides for a good air flow.
No elevator, but just one flight of stairs up.
It took 8-10 minutes by bus to get to the centre of town or to the railway station, so biking would be easy too.
There are two supermarkets very close by, and a park across the street.

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Summer temperatures are rising so you may want to find an apt with a/c which my be difficult.

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We oreferred Stockholm to Copenhagen but enjoyed both cities. We stayed on Djurgarden(island) in Stockholm, the King’s former hunting grounds, walkable or ferry to Old Town, Gamla Stan. Also look at Sodermalm.

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Indre By is the centre and oldest part of the city. It's home to most of the traditional tourist attractions in Copenhagen. It's also expensive and the most touristy part of the city.

Indre By is a good place to stay, but there are also many good reasons to stay elsewhere in the city. There are hipster-Vesterbro, multi-ethnic-Nørrebro or maybe the calmer residential upper/upper-middle-class neighbourhoods of Østerbro and Frederiksberg.

Public transportation is efficient. You're never more than 15 minutes from the city centre if you stay near a metro station. S-trains and buses can also be a good option for getting around town.

Copenhagen is flat as a pancake and has excellent bicycle infrastructure. So if you feel comfortable riding a bicycle, I would recommend you to go for it. Be sure to read up on the hand signals and the Danish rules for making a left turn on a bicycle though.

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I stayed at a hotel for four nights in Copenhagen in September. Copenhagen seems to be a very safe city. I realize there must be some less desirable neighborhoods but I did not come across any.

I stayed at the First Hotel 27 which was somewhat in Central Copenhagen and a great neighborhood to be in. You might look for an Airbnb in Central Copenhagen, close to Tivoli gardens or Central Station.

As someone mentioned, it will be hot but it will also be crowded with lots of tourists, everywhere all hours of the day and night, so you will be relatively safe walking and biking around. Prices will be high so book now with free cancellation just in case you find something better.

I was on a cruise and spent a wonderful day in Stockholm. My research said that Stockholm has very little crime and great public transportation.

Both Copenhagen and Stockholm are wonderful, beautiful and interesting cities.

I go through which also offers apartment rentals and vacation rentals. Airbnb must have reviews from previous guests. Check youtube and see if previous guests have posted videos of where they have stayed. TripAdvisor is another good place for reviews for apts and vacation rentals.

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Christianshavn is a good area with lots of cafes and on the same metro line as the airport and 2 stops into the centre and easy walking distance from any Nyhavn, museums, Amalienborg. It has a bit of a hipster vibe. But don’t be confused with Christiania which is close by but is an ageing commune and has a “rough” reputation.