Bikuben Kollegiet

‘The Bikuben dormitory’—literally ‘The Beehive dormitory’

Price range:
C. DKK 6000/month (paid quarterly). Precise rates are provided in the online booking system.

Deposit:
8000 DKK (to be paid with first rental instalment)

Type and size of accommodation:
Large student dormitory, 6 floors, c. 100 studio flats. The Housing Foundation has reserved 10 rooms. 

Available room types:

Room types
Shared rooms (A and B)
2-person room
Studio rooms, c. 22 square meters, with private kitchenette (two hotplates, small fridge) and bathroom; also shared larger kitchen on each floor.
Family apartments
Single rooms
Studio rooms,with private kitchenette (a small refrigerator, a sink, hot plates) and bathroom.

Danish house mates:
Yes

Distance to university locations:

Campus / Faculty
Method of transport & transport time
Søndre Campus
Less than 5 mins on foot
City Campus
10 mins by bike
10-15 mins by public transport
Frederiksberg
20 mins by bike
30 mins by public transport
Nørre Campus
20 mins by bike
30 mins by public transport

Transportation:

Local busses
33, 77, 31, 5C
Metro stations
Islands Brygge, Amagerbro (each c. 5-10 mins walk)
S-train stations
Walk to city centre
c. 40 mins
Cycle to city centre
c. 12 mins

Map and address:
Amagerfælledvej 50A · 2300 Copenhagen S

Important info:
Students at this residence cannot make a shortening offer or change rooms. The rental period is always two full semesters. Student tenants are bound by the contractually agreed rental dates and cannot exit the rental contract early. This is because the dorm wishes to host long-term tenants only.

About the dorm

Bikuben Kollegiet is a larger student dormitory, which offers you your own private space, but also asks that you actively contribute to its community. The building consists of 6 floors and contains approximately 100 studio flats.

Each student lives in a studio room with private kitchenette, bathroom and storage area, but every floor also features a larger shared kitchen. This gives you a chance to get to know your fellow students over dinner, with weekly dinner clubs being a common occurrence. It also means that you are  required to participate in the weekly common cleaning of the kitchen—yet another good way to get to know your fellow students.

The core values of Bikuben Kollegiet revolve around a strong sense of community, participation and social interaction between the students. That’s why it is generally expected of students to take an active part in the dorm’s social life. This could include participation in various committees, the organizing of events/parties etc.

As a result, it is a place of both study and play—on weekends parties are welcome and even organized by the dorm, but during the week it is expected of you that you contribute to a calm study environment for everyone. This is reflected in its equipment: The building contains a number of common rooms, such as gym, laundry room, group rooms and lounge, as well as terraces and a party room.

 

About the area

Bikuben kollegiet is found on the large island of Amager, which hosts a good chunk of Copenhagen city as well as large green spaces. The dorm is located immediately beside the University of Copenhagen’s South Campus (KU’s Søndre Campus)—so you may find that the distance from your bed to your lecture theatre is conveniently minimal. This city section of Amager is popular with young families and is considered ‘up-and-coming’, with many cafes and small shops moving in over the past years, especially in the Amagerbro area. Copenhagen’s city centre is only a short cycle across a large bridge away.

Things to do

With KU’s Søndre Campus next door, libraries and student life are just a stone’s throw away. Particularly the ‘Friday bar’ at university is a Danish tradition worth enjoying. If you prefer to get out into town, the exclusive Christianshavn neighbourhood, with its trendy cafes and boats, is reached in just a few minutes on foot—as is the bohemian ‘Freetown of Christiania’, with all its colourful nightlife. Immediately next to Søndre Campus you’ll find Danish Radio’s modern concert hall featuring both pop and classical music, while a little further out the ultramodern Fields and Fisketorvet shopping centers both host multiplex cinemas.

Living on an island has certain advantages—the public (and free) harbour bath at the Islands Brygge harbour front can be reached in just a few minutes cycle or walk, and the beach with its blue waters an easy view to Sweden is c. 15 minutes cycle or a couple of metro stations. If you prefer pounding pavement to treading water, the green spaces of Amagerfælled are in easy walking or jogging distance. If you’re in the mood for a daytrip, the woodlands and picturesque fishing villages of rural Amager are worth a longer cycling trip.

Important info

Obligations

It is mandatory to participate in the weekly common cleaning of kitchens at Bikuben. Active participation in the dorm’s community is expected.

Furniture and inventory

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.

Utilities

You pay for cable TV, internet, the residents association, and laundry as part of your rental payments. For precise rates, please see your rental contract.

Internet

An internet connection and basic cable TV connection are supplied in each room by the dorm (but no television itself). In case of problems, contact: net@bikubenkollegiet.dk. Internet and cable are part of your utility bills (see above)

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

Laundry facilities are available in the building and you pay for laundry as part of your utilities (see above).

Key pickup

Please collect keys from the Housing Foundation offices during office hours.

House Rules & Residence Handbook

Please read the House Rules and Residence Handbook before arriving.

Building & furniture problems

For building-related problems (fixtures in the apartment such as windows, floors), contact the building inspector at his office: Michael Dahlmann Pedersen, phone hours Monday-Friday 8:00 -12:00, +45 2383 0810

You can also e-mail: INS@BIKUBENKOLLEGIET.DK.

For issues taken care of by the Housing Foundation ’s (furniture, inspections), contact our inspector: Attila, phone hours Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-10am, +45 50525096. Or email him at inspector.attila@gmail.com, enclosing a picture indicating the issue.

Lock out / Lost keys

Daytime:
If you have locked yourself out or permanently lost your key, contact the Housing Foundation office during office hours. Be aware that if you lock yourself out more than once in a 14 days period a fee of DKK 300 will be charged.

Night-time / Out of hours:
For emergency lock out please read here.