What do you think if someone says: “Come to Copenhagen!”?

Well, first of all, some of you might not be familiar with this city. It is the capital of one of the Scandinavian countries called Denmark.

Now, what can you imagine?

Beautiful? It depends.

Cold? Pretty much.

Expensive? YES, IT IS.

Similar to its neighboring Scandinavian countries, Denmark is also pricey. As I come from the so-called “third world country”, managing money in Copenhagen is not easy peasy lemon squishy 🙂

So how can I say: CHEAP and FREE?

Below you will find my recommendation about places, food, and accommodation that may help you to save the paper we call money 😛


Here are some places that you can go to without paying an entrance fee:

♥Little Mermaid

♥Kastellet (a complex of old buildings)

♥Frederiks Kirke (Marmokirken)

Amalienborg (Castle)

♥Nyhavn (Canal)

Christianborg Palace (Only free in certain areas)

♥Botanical Garden

♥Rosenborg Palace


After visiting the Little Mermaid



My favorite, Botanical Garden


My bonbon and I have successfully visited 6 out of 8 free places. Some of them are close to each other so you can walk and enjoy the view.

T I P S: Bring a bottle of water (you can always refill from the tap water), wear comfy shoes as you will need to walk a lot (unless you want to be fancy, take the taxi and say “bye bye money”).


What I can conclude is that 7 Eleven is one of the cheapest places to buy food. I bought three sandwiches with sausages: 25 DKK. If you already in the area of Rosenborg Castle, you can find a very cheap Chinese restaurant where you can choose 5 different food with only 48 DKK.


His mother gave us a voucher for lunch. We’re very thankful 🙂


T I P S: You can just buy bread or instant food on 7 Eleven. I also recommend that you bring many instant meals from your home countries, such as instant noodle or cereal.


Buy things YOU NEED. Do not be crazy about a discount. Remember you can buy all those clothes in TANAH ABANG 😀

T I P S: Avoid using a credit card too often. DO NOT EXCHANGE YOUR CURRENCY WHILE YOU ARE STILL IN INDONESIA. Just bring a debit card that has Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, or Cirrus logo on it. CARD WITH A CHIP CAN’T BE USED. BRING THE ONE WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE ON IT. Take at least 300 DKK directly from an ATM machine in Denmark and you are safe.


I really recommend that you stay in a hostel rather than a hotel. You can also choose an Air BnB room or if you are adventurous enough, you can try Couchsurfing (and you may end up having a place to stay and a new friend :))

You can book a place in the center of the city, it is more expensive but closer to some places you want to visit or you can find a place in the outskirt of the city. It is cheaper but you need to take metro or train to get around. I personally like the one a bit far from the city center. Less tourist and more reasons to walk 🙂


Our Air BnB 🙂


Useful applications:

  • Air BnB
  • Couchsurfing
  • Hostelworld

T I P S: ALWAYS CHECK THE REVIEWS! Give some time to check the price. Book earlier once you find a place with affordable price.


As I mentioned before, the best way to get around is with a metro. You can buy your first ticket in a Metro station next to the Copenhagen airport.

T I P S: You can buy the 48 hours ticket. I used it for three days. It is a bit expensive but it is better than buying a new ticket everytime you are tired of walking. The price of this metro city pass is 150 DKK per person for 48 hours.


Thank you for reading up to this part 🙂

Should you have any question or recommendation, you can simply submit your comment below.

Have a wunderbar day!


Abigail Tessa