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.
Meet Angela Wiedemann – Hostess at Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj
Angela is the hostess at Copenhagen Danhost Bellahøj which lies in a cosy area just 15 minutes from the City, but she grew up in Jutland. Since she is not a Copenhagener, we wanted to see if we could guess where she grew up by listening to her accent.
Name: Angela Wiedemann
Hostess at: Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj
Number of Years at Danhostel: 32 years, the last 13 years as the hostess at Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972. My parents relocated to Grenaa in 1974 and I grew up there.
Where in Denmark did you spend your last holiday?
Last New Year, we went on a trip to Grenaa to visit our family and friends. Grenaa is a beautiful town with a lovely beach and many attractions are close by. There are among others, The Kattegat Centre, Djurssommer Land and Ree Park. It's too bad that Danhostel Grenaa closed some years ago. It was a great hostel with many possibilities.
Where is your favourite place in Denmark to spend your holidays?
There are many beautiful places in Denmark where one can spend holidays. If I should name a few places, Bornholm and Samsø are my favourite places in Denmark to go on holiday. When you visit the Danish islands, there is peace and no stress.
Which location in Denmark would you like to visit that you have never been to before?
There are many places in Denmark that I would like to visit, but if I should choose, one where I have not been, it would have to be North Zealand (Nordsjælland). I have never been there on holiday, but I have heard good things about the area. There are many nice Danhostels in North Zealand (nordsjællandske) that are definitely worth a visit.
What is the best thing about holidaying in Denmark?
The best reason to holiday in Denmark is that you learn more about the fantastic places in the country, and for us, holiday periods are times for family fun. We live at Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj and most of our family live in Grenaa, so we combine our holiday with family ”hygge”.
What would you say to those who do not normally spend their holidays in Denmark?
Try to discover Denmark by bicycle (Danmark på cykel). When our children were young, we went on cycle holidays (cykelferie) on Samsø many times. It was a huge hit.
What is the best thing about being a hostess at a Danhostel?
We meet guests from all over the world who look forward to what Denmark has to offer tourists.
If you could mention ONLY one thing about your hostel, what would it be?
That even though we are close to Copenhagen (København), just 4 km away, we are located in natural surroundings where you can have peace and quiet after a hectic day in Copenhagen City Centre (København).
Which hostel would you recommend to our guests?
We have many fantastic Danhostels in many locations, so I would be difficult to name just one. However, I can say that our Danhostel brand comprises so many different Danhostels, that there is one which will fit your taste, regardless if you want to stay in a city (storbys ferie) on an island, take a nature holiday, or a sports holiday (sportsferie). The majority of our Danhostels have room for families of all sizes.
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.