University Guest House – University of Copenhagen

University Guest House

The University Guest House is located on the 4th and 5th floor in the same building as the International House Copenhagen at Gyldenløvesgade 11, 1600 Copenhagen V, which is in the very center of the city, right by the Lakes. The University Guest House consists of standard single rooms, double rooms, and 1 shared room that can be shared between 4 tenants. It is no longer a hotel, and no longer available for staff and researchers. 

Deciding whether University Guest House is right for you

The University Guest House is a social place and provides an opportunity for you to make new international friends and contacts. There is a dinner club, breakfast on weekends and the common areas so there are many opportunities to interact with other internationals like yourself. 

If you book a room at University Guest House you can’t make a shortening offer (because University Guest House doesn’t provide housing for short terms)

Gyldenløvesgade 11, 4th & 5th floor
1600 Copenhagen V

A map of the residence can be found here

Key Pick-up for University Guest House

Keys are to be picked up at the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation within our opening hours, and keys should also be returned in our office.

Type of Accommodation
The University Guest House has 32 rooms, some are single and some are shared (most between 2 people, 1 is shared between 4 people). In total it can house 45 residents.  The University Guest House also includes the International Staff Mobility (ISM) loft, which are located on the 6th floor. The loft can be used during ISM office hours. The conference room is open on weekdays until 22.45 and on weekends during breakfast (see more on their info sheet). 

Kitchen and cooking facilities
The University Guest House is most suitable for students who don't frequently cook. There are small common kitchenettes on each floor, where you will be able to store food and to cook simple meals. However, the kitchenettes are not very big and they are only suitable for limited and basic cooking. Cleaning of the kitchenettes is a common responsiblity, which everyone must participate in. 

The University Guest House provides access to ISM's big kitchen for Dinner Clubs and weekend breakfasts. You are welcome to use the kitchen to make coffee and tea during the daytime when the staff are present from 9am to 4pm, unless there are meetings or ISM events (posted on the door of the 6th floor). 

Dinner clubs and breakfast

As a resident of the University Guest House you have access to Dinner Club and Breakfast. Breakfasts are held in the common kitchen every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am - 12 noon. 

Dinner clubs are 4 nights a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) and has a maximum capacity of 40 persons per dinner club. Frequent members of the Dinner Club, will need to particpate in the cooking, cleaning and volunteering process. Joining the Dinner Club means that you are present within Dinner Club hours, rather than going to the kitchen in your own time. All students are not permitted to consume groceries/leftovers from the Dinner Club.

Please remember to sign up for dinner clubs in advance, and ask the staff for more information. The staff working at the University Guest House will nominate two volunteers every week who will contribute to suggestions to the menu. The staff undertakes the grocery shopping, and decides the menu. 

Dinner clubs and breakfast will not be offered during Christmas, Easter, and the summer period. Dinner clubs may be cancelled in agreement with the UCPH Housing Foundation with a notice of 1 month.

Welcome and farewell party

Furthermore the staff at UGH will be hosting both a welcome party and a farewell party - this is included in your rent. You will get more information from the staff at UGH about these events, if you book a room here.

Furniture and inventory lists

Please find an inventory list for single rooms in the University Guest House here.

Please find an inventory list for shared rooms in the University Guest House here.

Our various housing is not identically furnished; places have different sizes lay-outs and the furniture has been acquired at different points in time.

You are welcome to put in furniture of your own, BUT you are also required to remove it again upon departure - if you do not, the UCPH Housing Foundation will have to remove it on your behalf and forward the bill (easily a few thousand DKK) directly to you.

Bathroom facilities
On each floor there are 3-4 common showers (NOTE: separate shower cubicles) and 2-3 toilets. Cleaning of the bathrooms is a common responsibility which everyone must participate in.

Laundry facilities
There are several laundries in the nearby area, please ask the staff for further information. You should buy your own detergent at a supermarket.

There is a free wireless connection at The University Guest House. If you experience any problems with the internet, please talk to the staff.


The University Guest House has a perfect location for all of the faculties of UCPH. The building is 10 minutes' walk from Nørreport station and the Central Station, and both of these stations have s-trains and most buses connecting to them. Nørreport Station is also connected to the metro. You are a 10 minute bike ride from Frederiksberg and Søndre Campus, and approximately 15-20 minutes from Nørre Campus. The City Campus is within walking distance.


The UCPH Housing Foundation does not provide parking spaces in any of our residences. It is possible to park in the surrounding streets, but please be aware that it is usually extremely difficult to find free parking space in this area of the city, and parking is expensive. You cannot reserve a parking space, as parking is public. A parking permit is required. The UCPH Housing Foundation does not recommend you bring a car.

Smoking policy

Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the University Guest House.


The price range including utilities (on-account) is approximately DKK 5700 - 8500 per month (though not paid monthly).

If you use more than the on-account utilities allocated in your rent, you will receive a bill. If you use less, you will receive a refund. 

The rental price also includes 4 dinner clubs per week and breakfast on weekends plus a welcome and a farewell party.

Standard room

Standard room

Common kitchen

Common bathroom

Front of the building