‘The Kulbane dormitory’—literally ‘The Coal Train dormitory’

Price range:
You can find the price range for student rooms at Kulbane kollegiet here.

This dormitory is only suitable for students.

8000 DKK (to be paid with first rental instalment)

Type and size of accommodation:
Mid-sized student dormitory with studio rooms and a communal kitchen.

Available room types:

Room types
Shared rooms (A and B)
Single rooms
Studio rooms, c. 20 square meters, with private kitchenette (two hotplates, small fridge) and bathroom; also shared larger kitchen available.
Family apartments

Danish house mates:

Distance to university locations:

Campus / Faculty
Method of transport & transport time
Søndre Campus
– c. 25-30 mins by bike
– c. 45 mins by public transport
City Campus
– c. 30 mins by bike
– c. 40 mins by public transport
– c. 20 mins by bike
– c. 30 mins by public transport
Nørre Campus
– c. 35 mins by bike
– c. 45 mins by public transport


Local busses
10, 23, 1A
Metro stations
S-train stations
Vigerslev Allé (F-line), c. 15 mins walk away
Walk to city centre
Cycle to city centre
c. 30 mins

Map and address:

Kulbane kollegiet
Kulbanevej 21 
2500 Valby

About the dorm

Kulbane kollegiet is a comfortable dormitory in the Valby area. Recently renovated, the dorm offers a number of studio apartments as well as a shared kitchen, making it ideal for students who wish to have their own space but still want to mingle with friends and neighbours. Access to the city centre is convenient by bike, bus or train, offering easy commutes to university. Thanks to its suburban location, green spaces are close by: A series of interconnected parks lead to the sea to the south and the small lake Damhussøen to the north, making it easy to go for runs and walks. As a result, Kulbane kollegiet is a good accommodation option for independent-minded students who want to enjoy city life, but value their private space.

About the area

The dormitory is located in a pleasant suburban area between Valby, Hvidovre, and Sydhavnen. This means that Copenhagen’s city centre can be reached by bike, bus and train – making it easy to commute to university and find your way home after a night out. It also has options for regional transport nearby, should you wish to explore other parts of Zealand or Denmark.

The local area has many green spaces, making it convenient for runs and walks. A series of interconnected parks leads to the sea to the south and the small lake Damhussøen to the north. Among the closest ones is Valby park, a large green space that is used for festivals and events in the summer and offers views of the sea. Nearby Valby town center features many shops, cafés, and a cinema, while the Sydhavnen area offers outdoor swimming facilities (please see more below).  

Things to do

Kulbane kollegiets location puts it between several interesting areas. Valby town center features a mall called Spinderiet, boasting many shopping possibilities, a fitness studio and cultural facilities, including a cinema. Valby Hallen, the local sports arena, offers regular concerts and sporting events. In Valby you will also find a variety of restaurants and cafes. Another nearby town center, Sydhavnen, offers outdoor swimming facilities in the harbour sea bath, ideal for a quick dip with friends.

A short ride on a bike or bus will get you to Frederiksberg, one of the most desirable and central neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, filled with shops, cafés, pubs, and parks. There are several libraries, music venues and museums and the large park, Frederiksberg Have, also contains Copenhagen Zoo. Often the elephants can even be seen from the public section of the park.

Important info


It is mandatory to participate in the weekly common cleaning of kitchens at Kulbane. 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 are included in the rent.


There is wifi in the dorm. Please find more information in the Residence Handbook below.


Laundry facilities is available in the dorm. The cost for laundry is  not included in the rent and must be payed by Mobilepay or with the app Airwallet. 

House Rules & Residence Handbook

Please read the House Rules and Residence Handbook before arriving.

Key pickup

Building & furniture problems

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.

For building related problems contact John Valsted 


Lock out / Lost keys

For a life-threatening emergency you should always call 112

If you lose your keys permanently you must contact the Housing Foundation.