Østerbro Kollegiet

‘The Østerbro dormitory’—literally ’The East Bridge dormitory

Price range:

DKK 3500 – 8700/month (paid quarterly). Precise rates are shown in the online booking system.

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

Type and size of accommodation:
Large dorm, 102 flats (private bathroom & kitchenette) spread over 5 floors, common rooms on every floor, common kitchens, roof terrace

Available room types:

Room types
Shared rooms (A and B)
One half of a studio flat shared with a roommate of the same gender, with bathroom and kitchenette (two cooking plates and a small refrigerator), 17-26 m2
2-person room
Mini apartments for a couple, with bedroom, living room, private kitchenette and bathroom
Single rooms
Studio flats with private bathroom and kitchenette (two cooking plates and a small refrigerator), 17-26 m2
Family apartments

Danish house mates:
No

Distance to university locations:

Campus / Faculty
Method of transport & transport time
City Campus
– c. 15 mins by bike
– c. 20 mins by public transport
Frederiksberg Campus
– c. 15 mins by bike
– c. 25 mins by public transport
Nørre Campus
– c. 10 mins by bike
– c. 20 mins by public transport
– c. 30 mins on foot
Søndre Campus
– c. 25 mins by bike
– c. 25 mins by public transport

Transportation:

Nearest transport
Local busses
1A, 12, 14, 23
Metro stations
Poul Henningsens Plads station (c. 6-8 mins walk) for metro M3
S-train stations
Svanemøllen station (c. 6-8 mins walk) for A, B, Bx, C, E trains
Walk to city centre
c. 50 mins
Cycle to city centre
c. 15 mins

Map and address:
Strynøgade 5
2100 Copenhagen

About the dorm

Student video on Østerbro kollegiet (Video produced by Olivia Parkinson)

Østrebro kollegiet is a large dormitory located in the popular neighbourhood of Østerbro, a central residential area that features many shops, cafés and parks. As a former industrial building, the dorm has a slightly functional inner-city chic feel about it, while its central urban location also means that transport options to all KU campuses are excellent. Since all residents at Østrebro kollegiet live in private studios, this dorm is best suited to those who enjoy having their own space—or, given the many shared rooms available, also for those who want to reduce the rent by living closely with a roommate. Socialising is still made very easy, thanks to the common rooms on each floor—and the lovely large roof terrace, perfect for hanging out with friends (but please note: playing music is not allowed on the terrace).

About the area

Østrebro kollegiet is situated in the synonymous central neighborhood of Østerbro, one of the most popular residential areas of Copenhagen, offering a great variety of cafés, shops, gyms, etc. The dorm is close to Østerbrogade, one of the city’s main streets, which features excellent shopping and opportunities as well as the Park cinema. The large park Fælledparken is in easy walking or jogging distance. Transport options are excellent, and access to the inner city is quick and easy. The vibrant nightlife scene of Nørrebro is only a short cycle away.

Things to do

The large park Fælledparken is just minutes away, making it easy to go for long and short walks and runs—or just for sitting in the sun with friends. The beach at Svanemøllestranden is also easily accessible on bike or even on foot, making a quick swim very easy. The busy street of Østerbrogade is around the corner, and features many restaurants, cafés, shops, and even The Park cinema. A few minutes’ cycle or bus gets you into Nørrebro, the city’s most popular area for restaurants, bars, and live music. But there is also much to see there, for example the famous graveyard Assistenskirkegården, where celebrities and musicians are traditionally buried and the locals go for walks. Or the Red Square (Røde Plads), a hub for multicultural encounters and political rallies, where also many sports and music events take place. 

Important info

Obligations

All residents are responsible for keeping the common kitchens and the roof terrace clean and tidy and being considerate towards others. After a party, all common premises, including the elevators, washrooms, stairways and hallways, must be cleaned. Importantly, it is forbidden to play music on the roof terrace, as this disturbs the neighbours. When there are social gatherings on the roof terrace, please make sure you are considerate towards residents of the area and residents of Østerbro Kollegiet. Note that authorities dictate that there is a maximum limit of 50 people in a common kitchen.

Furniture and inventory

The inventory for asingle room is The inventory for a shared room is 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.

Utilities

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

Internet

Internet is provided and paid for as a utility.

Østerbro Kollegiet has wireless internet for the residents. Network name and password for the WIFI is posted in the halls, or you can ask your neighbors.

In some rooms it is also possible to connect through the wall plug using a patch-cable. If you have the cable option and want to use it: Please make sure you plug into the WAN-gate – not the LAN-gate as you risk blocking the connection for other cabled users.

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. Laundry is not included in the rent.

Key pickup

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

House Rules & Residence Handbook

If you are staying at Østerbro Kollegiet it is mandatory to read and familiarize yourself with the house rules. Due to the fact that some residents have continuously failed to comply with these house rules, a security guard tours the kollegium most nights to secure that the house rules are being followed. 

For all manner of relevant housing information for Østerbro Kollegiet, e.g. on lost keys, laundry, internet, etc., please see the Residence Handbook.

Residence Assistant & Inspector

Residence Assistant: Our RA at Østerbro Kollegiet is Darren in Room 403. He can help you with residence related matters like internet, mail, keys etc. To get help, visit his room at 11:30 am-12:30 on Sundays, email radrhealy@gmail.com, call +45 71540359, or contact him on Facebook: facebook.com/drhealy13

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

Inspector: If you experience any practical problems in your building please contact the inspector, Kenneth during office hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 14.00-16.00. You can call +45 50441017, or send him an email (including a photo of the problem) to kennethbeyer@live.dk.

In case of emergency(water damage etc.) please call Kenneth immediately on +45 50441017.

Lock out / Lost keys

Locked out: If your RA or the Housing Foundation Inspector is available at Østerbro Kollegiet they can open your room door. For opening a door between 16:00 and 8:00, a fee of DKK 300 will be applied to your Housing Foundation account. If help at your residence is not available, 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 every time the RA or Housing Foundation Inspector has to open your door.

For emergency lock out please read here.

If your key is permanently lost: Contact the Housing Foundation office.