Best hotels and hostels in Northern Jutland

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Skagen

    Badepension Marienlund

    A cosy atmosphere, idyllic garden and pretty lounge and breakfast areas make Marienlund a top option. There are only 14 rooms, all light, white and simply furnished (all with bathrooms). You'll find the hotel in a peaceful residential neighbourhood west of the centre; bike hire available.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Skagen

    Ruths Hotel

    One of Denmark’s grand bathing hotels – beautifully positioned in chichi Gammel Skagen, with acclaimed restaurants, a wellness centre and stylish modern-meets-traditional decor. Rooms and apartments are spread over a campus of buildings.

  • Lodging in Aalborg

    BBBB i Aalborg

    Formerly a Danhostel, this place is handy for boating activities on the fjord but it’s hardly central. The surrounds are green and the accommodation is basic (all rooms have bathrooms). It’s at the marina area about 3km west of the town centre; take bus 2 (which stops short of the hostel). Linen/breakfast costs 52/62kr; dorm beds are available in summer. There’s an adjoining camping ground (adult/child/site 60/30/60kr) with budget cabins.

  • Lodging in Aalborg

    Hotel Aalborg

    This old seamen's hotel was once oddly placed, but encroaching harbourside redevelopment now sees it in the heart of the action, with Nordkraft and Musikkens Hus as neighbours. Comfortable, no-frills rooms are on offer, but there are plans for extension and makeover (including the addition of high-end rooms). Free parking, bike hire and friendly staff, too.

  • Lodging in Aalborg

    Villa Rosa

    Book early to snare one of only six theatrically decorated rooms over three floors (no lift) at this late-19th-century villa. The three small self-contained apartments are the standout bargain – the English Room is especially lovely. Three rooms share a large bathroom and guest kitchen. It's the town's most interesting option, so the reasonable rates and central location are added bonuses.

  • Lodging in Aalborg

    CabInn Aalborg

    The cheap, reliable CabInn chain operates a large, central hotel across the road from the Utzon Center and neighbouring Friis shopping centre. All 239 rooms have TV and bathrooms; the super location may make up for the fact that there’s little room for cat-swinging in the cheaper rooms. Breakfast costs 75kr.

  • Lodging in Skagen

    Brøndums Hotel

    This charming hotel is steeped in history – it had close associations with the Skagen artists in its heyday. There have been renovations to bring the decor up to date, but prices can be very steep given bathrooms are shared. There’s a cheaper nearby annexe, Admiralgaarden, with more rooms (some with bathrooms). The hotel’s breakfast buffet is something special. Open year-round.

  • Lodging in Skagen

    Finns B&B

    Take a 1923-vintage 'log cabin' built for a Norwegian count, fill it with art, antiques and memorabilia, and you have this fabulously quirky slumber spot. Gay-friendly, TV-free and adults-only (no kids under 15), Finns is a stone’s throw from the beach and has six individually decorated rooms (a few with shared bathroom). Three-night minimum in peak summer.

  • Lodging in Skagen

    Danhostel Skagen

    Always a hive of activity, this hostel is modern, functional and spick and span. It’s decent value, particularly for families or groups. Low-season prices drop sharply. It’s 1km towards Frederikshavn from the Skagen train station (if you’re coming by train, get off at Frederikshavnsvej). Breakfast/linen costs 60/60kr.

  • Lodging in Aalborg

    First Hotel Aalborg

    Some of the newly renovated rooms at this smart fjordside hotel near the Utzon Center have water views. Parking is available (95kr per day), and the central location and on-site gym and bar are a bonus. Best rates are found online.

  • Lodging in Skagen

    Grenen Strand Camping

    This busy, well-organised place is in a fine seaside location on the outskirts of town towards Grenen. There’s plenty of tree cover and good facilities, including wee four-bed cabins.

  • Lodging in Skagen

    Hotel Plesner

    Candy-striped designer touches run throughout this boutique hotel, home to 17 fresh, petite guest rooms. Highlights include an alluring garden lounge (where afternoon tea is served in summer) and a smart breakfast spread.