The Housing Foundation has dormitories in different areas of Copenhagen. Living in a dormitory is a great way to meet and socialize with people from different countries. Facilities vary a great deal from dorm to dorm. For more information about a particular dormitory, please click on the specific link on the map.
If you are a contract holder renting a 2-person apartment for yourself and another person, you and the second person must both sign a Household Application form in order to live together and be eligible for applying for CPR numbers.
Things to expect when living in a dormitory
- Dormitories usually have common kitchen facilities on each floor. Some dormitory studio apartments feature their own small kitchen.
- Most dormitory rooms have a private bathroom, but there are some where you share the bathroom with the other residents living in your hallway.
- Almost all our dormitories are self-catering, i.e. you need to buy or cook your own food. There is always a place to cook food in a dormitory.
Shared areas means shared responsibilities
- You share responsibility for shared areas. It is mandatory that everyone living in a dormitory participates in cleaning and maintenance of the common areas. This is still required if you don’t use the common areas. If there is a cleaning schedule, you must respect it and participate. If you fail to do so, a professional cleaning crew may ultimately be sent at your expense.
- The common areas in the dormitories will be inspected every second month. Tenants will be notified before every inspection. If the common area is found not to be clean enough, a professional cleaning crew will be sent to clean the area at your expense. The bill will be split between all tenants using the common area.
- If there is a bill for damages/cleaning upon inspection of the common areas in the shared rooms (A and B) the bill will be split between both tenants in the shared room.
- Be considered towards the other tenants living in your dormitory and respect that everyone must compromise so that everyone can both study and socialize in the residence.
- You must adhere to the house rules for your dormitory.
- You are expected to face and address issues with the other residents and solve problems in a civilized and democratic fashion. The Housing Foundation only gets involved if its tenants have already attempted a solution on their own.