Vision and Goals
Danhostel offers good quality budget accommodation, which meets the needs of guests. Here they can enjoy cosy social time and activities together, exchange experiences and get a good night's sleep. The modern hostel also offers a venue for meetings and courses at reasonable prices.
The hostels on this website are all members of the Danhostel brand. Behind the brand is an organisation, which works tirelessly on the maintenance and development of the hostels. Currently, Danhostels’ proprietors are either local authorities or independent institutions, and the amount of private hostels is on the increase.
Danhostel's board is responsible for the policies of hostel operations and comprises seven representatives - three hosts, three hostel owners, and one member of the Danish Tourism Industry. Originally, Danhostel Danmarks Vandrerhjem was organised as a standard association, but as hostels become an even greater part of Danish tourism, the demand for a professional and commercial operation increased. Financing of Danhostel comes entirely from membership fees as the organisation receives no public funding.
Turnover at the hostels is high and with the exception of hotel guests, there are no tourists with as high a daily consumption as hostel guests. Special areas of activities are conferences and courses, which typically take place during the winter months. An increasing number of hostels market Danhostels as locations for meetings and courses, and this has proved to be very successful, especially when combined with catering.
The impact that hostel membership can have on the Danhostel brand is dependent on the united approach of each hostel. Accordingly, the main task of the board is product development and marketing to ensure consistently high quality, without impinging on the individual character of the hostels. Danhostels are therefore under constant development in accordance with guests’ expectations. If you are looking for budget accommodation in Denmark, Danhostel is the best choice.