Sally Due Sperling will be the new hostess at Danhostel Esbjerg on January 1, 2020. She will replace Marianne and Børge Bull who will say goodbye after 23 wonderful years as hosts at Danhostel Esbjerg. Sally is not a stranger to Danhostel as she is the current hostess at Danhostel Kolding and will say goodbye at the end of 2019.
Fredericia's Fantastic Rooms With a View
Thirty rooms with a view and access to the forest, lake and Denmark’s biggest playground. That is the offer at Denmark’s, perhaps best situated Hostel in Fredericia.
Thirty rooms with a view and access to the forest, lake and Denmark’s biggest playground. That is the offer at Denmark’s perhaps best situated hostel in Fredericia.
With neighbours such as Denmark’s largest sports centre and playground and Denmark’s smallest city, there are experiences for all who choose to make their way to Danhostel Fredericia, which is centrally located in the exciting open air area called Madsbyparken (Madsby Park).
From a large terrace on the hostel’s east side, is a view of the large green area, Minibyen (Mini Town), which is a unique miniature version of Fredericia and its old ramparts. Built by a number of active retirees, Minibyen is under constant development and is an attraction all guests should experience. In fact, Danhostel Fredericia is surrounded by excellent facilities for all categories of guests.
“We usually say that we have Denmark’s biggest playground,” says Torben Ottesen, who adds that Fredericia is a mecca for families.
All go to Madbyparken (Park)
“All families with children go to Madsbyparken which has Madsby Play Park. This is a good alternative to the other attractions because it costs nothing. You bring your own food and there is a huge playground and small domestic animals for the younger children. It is only a few minutes away from a trail directly from the rooms,” says Torben Ottesen who reveals that it is not just famiies with children who dominate the daily activities at Danhostel Fredericia.
“80% of our guests are courses participants and groups. Our facilities are also handicap friendly, so handicap groups stay with us. Within the group segment are the special sports groups. Football, handball and especially swimming camps – we provide full catering and take care of their training schedules. We have an advantage that Fredericia’s Sports Centre has a 50 metre pool for swimming. It is really attractive, and we have swimming groups with up to 100 swimmers,” says Torben Ottesen, whose words are backed up by the fact that even on a sleepy autumn day the hostel is full of course participants, and weekend after weekend includes visits from groups, family parties and courses.
Good base for Exploration
All visitors to Danhostel Fredericia enjoy the large terrace with tables, benches, barbecue and outdoor fireplace, where they can take in the view of Madsby Enge all year round.
"We offer the entire range. We are very versatile and ensure that people have a good experience during their stay. Among other things, we have an agreement with the sports centre, so all guests have access to the swimming pool, water park, fitness centre and bowling at no charge," says Torben Ottesen, who knows from guests’ feedback that many see Fredericia as a good base for exploration of both the city and the surrounding areas and attractions.
Proud of Buildings
"If you want to go to Odense and are coming from the north or south of Denmark, we are located in the middle. Besides that, we are a good base for exploring the local area. You can visit the old ramparts in Fredericia, which were used during the war in 1848, and virtually all of our guests go to Legoland."
All 30 rooms at Danhostel Fredericia are en-suite with private access to the terraces facing Madsby Enge, and it is evident that Torben Ottesen is proud of the beautiful buildings from 1996, which all have modern facilities for families, courses and conferences.
"Some guests still believe that a hostel is bunk beds, shared kitchen and a bathroom in the hallway. Many are surprised at the standard they get for the price, and we are of course pleased," says Torben Ottesen.
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In the spring of 2019, the Danhostel brand published a manifesto and new strategy to implement the 17 UN Sustainable Goals over the coming years. Several Danhostels have already embraced many of the initiatives. Danhostel Ebeltoft has already implemented 4 of the 17 World Goals.