You'll get a rack and hangers instead of a wardrobe. The bathroom is a unit slotted into a corner of the room (glass is frosted but not opaque, so platonic couples beware). The combo shampoo/body wash comes in a packet. The shower is in a clear plastic cylinder that'll have you wondering when Scotty is gonna beam you up. But I promise you the room, though 12–15 square meters (129–161 square feet) is crisp and well-designed (platform bed, space-saving wall-bolted tables) and you'll find that, in a town as expensive as Copenhagen, it's everything you need to be happy. Rooms have AC, flat screen TVs, a small desk made of a half-moon of glass, and there's free Wi-Fi. "Standard" rooms are the cheapest and are on lower floors and face the back. The best double rooms, "Heaven," are on the top floors and aren't much bigger than three double mattresses (they also come in "Large," with pull-out beds that fit three).

Wakeup is a welcome, newly-built formula affordable brand (by Arp-Hansen Hotel Group, which also owns some higher-end properties in town and therefore understands the needs of a hotel) and its sharp and simple design, though not brimming with extras, has the dignity and style to save your budget without feeling as if you sacrificed too much. There's another location east and south of the central train station that's DKK 200 cheaper across the board, but this one is a two-minute walk west of Kongens Have park and Kongens Nytrorv, making it better located for the major sights.