BaseCamp (Sølvgade Kaserne)

Sølvgade Kaserne literally means ‘Silver Street Barracks’

Price range:

C. DKK 4700-10100/month (paid quarterly). Precise rates are shown in the online booking system.

8000 DKK (to be paid with first rental instalment)

Type and size of accommodation:
Large inner-city dorm: 463 studio flats (with private bathroom & kitchenette) spread over five floors; three rooms without kitchenette but access to common kitchens; common study and social areas with kitchens 

Available room types:

Room types
Shared rooms (A and B)
One half of a studio apartment (incl. kitchenette and bathroom) shared with a roommate of the same gender; size: 17-34 m2 depending on room type
2-person room
Room for sharing with a partner (incl. kitchenette and bathroom) ; size: 17-34 m2 depending on room type
Single rooms
Studio apartments (with private kitchenette and bathroom); rooms 023, 123, and 423 without kitchenette but access to common kitchens instead; room size 17-34 m2 depending on room type
Family apartments

Danish house mates:

Distance to university locations:

Campus / Faculty
Method of transport & transport time
City Campus
– c. 4 mins by bike
– c. 15 mins on foot
– c. 15 mins by public transport
Frederiksberg Campus
– c. 15 mins by bike
– c. 20 mins on foot
– c. 40 mins by public transport
Nørre Campus
– c. 5 mins by bike
– c. 20 mins on foot
– c. 10 mins by public transport
Søndre Campus
– c. 15 mins by bike
– c. 20 mins by public transport


Nearest Transport
Local busses
6A, 94N, 184, 185, 23, 150S, 14
Metro stations
Nørreport station (each c. 10 mins walk) for M1 and M2 metro
S-train stations
Nørreport station (each c. 10 mins walk) for 029, A, B, Bx, C, E, H, IC, RE, and Öresundståg
Walk to city centre
c. 15 mins on foot
Cycle to city centre
c. 5 mins by bike

Map and address:

Georg Brandes Plads 4-6
1307 København K

All rooms in block 4 = Voldgade wing
All rooms in block 6 = Sølvgade wing

You can find the floorplan in the “important info” boxes below.

About the dorm

BaseCamp is a modern dormitory in a preserved historic building in central Copenhagen. It is our most central accommodation, located in Copenhagen’s inner city next to museums, parks, and the city’s busiest train and bus hub at Nørreport station. All of KU’s faculties can be easily reached by bike or public transport, and many are even in easy walking distance. Tenants at BaseCamp are only minutes from the inner city’s shops and nightlife, with the heart of the city at their fingertips —it hardly gets more central than that.


Originally part of the Sølvgade military barracks, the historic building served as headquarters to the Danish rail service before it was converted into a dorm in 2016. Since most rooms are ensuite studio apartments, BaseCamp is a good option for students who enjoy their private space but also want to engage with their fellow students in the many common room. Specifically the two common areas called “The Roof” are designed for study and relaxation, including a kitchen with an oven for communal cooking and meals.

About the area

BaseCamp is located in Copenhagen’s inner city, between several iconic parks, providing a good mix of natural spaces and the hustle and bustle of one of Scandinavia’s biggest cities. Transport options on foot, by bike and by public transport are excellent, with the all-important Nørreport station less than a 10-minute walk away.

Things to do

Since BaseCamp is right in the middle of Copenhagen, there are abundant opportunities for shopping, culture, and nightlife. The lovely Kings Garden (Kongens Have) and the Botanical Gardens are immediately next door, as are the National Art Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and Rosenborg Castle. A short walk gets you to the national cinema Cinemateket, the museum David’s Sammling, or the pedestrian shopping streets Strøget and Strædet, as well as the historic department store Magasin.

Important info


You are required to participate in whatever common cleaning and maintenance tasks organized by the dorm.

Furniture and inventory

Please find an inventory list for Sølvgade Kollegiet here.

Please note: We never provide bedlinen, duvets, or pillows. Please bring or buy what you require. We also do not provide kitchen items (e.g. pots, pans, plates, etc.), however you will often find that previous tenants have left kitchen items for you to use. Therefore it is often worth moving in first and checking this before buying kitchen items.

Floor plan

You can find a floor plan of:


Many utilities are included in the rent. However, you pay for internet. Please see your rental contract for details


A wireless internet connection is available throughout the building. A LAN connection is available in each apartment. You pay for internet as a utility.

Media license

By Danish law, everyone who has an internet connection must pay media license. This expense is not included in your rent. For further information please refer to DR


Laundry facilities (“The Wash”) are available in the basement of both blocks. Laundry is not included in the rent but must be paid separately.

Key pickup

Keys must be picked up directly at the BaseCamp reception only during their opening hours:
Mon-Thursday 9 am-12 noon, 14:00-17:00. 
Friday 8 am-12 noon, 14:00-16:00. Please bring an ID (passport or identification card with picture).

For questions about basecamp contact


If you can’t collect your keys in person: You are welcome to let a friend or mentor pick up the keys on your behalf. To do so, email the Housing Foundation stating the person’s name and giving them explicit permission to collect the keys on your behalf. Your contact person will have to bring ID (passport or identification card with picture) in order to collect the keys. Keys can still only be collected on the first working day of your rental period during office hours.

Key return: Please return all your keys and laundry card directly to the Basecamp office during their open hours. Or put the keys and laundry card in a closed envelope with your name and room number written on the front, and return them to the Basecamp mailbox.  

House Rules & Residence Handbook

You are required to read and familiarize yourself with the house rules for BaseCamp as well as  the Sølvgade Residence Handbook and the Welcome Booklet before you arrive.  

Residence Assistant

Our RA at Sølvgade Kaserne is Andrea Ruiz Tarin and she lives in room S412, she can answer questions on local issues. You can visit her during her shift in the basecamp reception on Tuesdays from 5 pm-7pm  Or you can email

The Ra can not pick up or return keys on your behalf. 


For furniture or inspection problems, please contact inspector Attila, on Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-10am, telephone: +45 50525096. Or email him (attaching a photo of the problem) at

Lock out / Lost keys

The emergency phone number for Sølvgade is +45-72109001. Please call this number if you for instance lose your keys, lock yourself out of your room or anything similar (fees may apply–please check the Residence Handbook above). For a life-threatening emergency you should always call 112.