BaseCamp (Sølvgade Kaserne)
Sølvgade Kaserne literally means ‘Silver Street Barracks’
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:
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
Room for sharing with a partner (incl. kitchenette and bathroom) ; size: 17-34 m2 depending on room type
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
Danish house mates:
Distance to university locations:
Campus / Faculty
Method of transport & transport time
– c. 4 mins by bike – c. 15 mins on foot – c. 15 mins by public transport
– c. 15 mins by bike – c. 20 mins on foot – c. 40 mins by public transport
– c. 5 mins by bike – c. 20 mins on foot – c. 10 mins by public transport
– c. 15 mins by bike – c. 20 mins by public transport
6A, 94N, 184, 185, 23, 150S, 14
Nørreport station (each c. 10 mins walk) for M1 and M2 metro
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
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.
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.
Laundry facilities (“The Wash”) are available in the basement of both blocks. Laundry is not included in the rent but must be paid separately.
Keys must be picked up directly at the BaseCamp reception only during their opening hours:
Mon-Thursday 09:00 -12 :00, 14:00-17:00.
Friday 09:00 – 12:00, 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.
Our RA at Sølvgade Kaserne is Andrea Ruiz Tarin. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.