Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Ydes Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This budget hotel was very clean - props to the housekeeping team - but there are no other staff onsite. Other guests seem to take this as a license to be noisy: I experienced both a lively drinks party and some idiot playing a concert violin in his room at 9am on a Sunday morning. You can contact staff via a video screen, the same way you check in, but they didn't seem too concerned when I reported Mr (or Ms) violin, so I just checked out early. If you're a noisy person anyway, this hotel is probably fine for you. Be warned that there are five unavoidable steps at the entrance, plus the elevator stops between floors so you will need to climb steps to reach your room. May not be suitable for people with disabilities or large luggage.

The hotel is about 5min walking distance from the train station and within easy reach of all the city's attractions. For me it felt a bit weird to do the check-in via a screen (like Skype) but it was a good experience and the receptionist very friendly and helpful. The room was pretty small but cosy and clean. The bathroom was ok but there's was no "real" shower, only at the rear of the bathroom and so the whole bathroom was wet after showering. The breakfast which was ok but nothing special had to be booked separately and was served at the sister hotel nearby.

Budget Hotel? Not even Low Budget. Ist is an Underbudget Hotel. Very Expensive room, bathroom stinks, TV doesn't work breakfast, 10 Euro for dry bread. Service is Bad. The street is filthy. Hostile Environment.

Hotel is in a good location near the train station shops and attractions. The private bath is nice. Room was very small. We booked 2 single beds but one of the beds was more like 1/2 a twin bed like a toddler bed very narrow. On the normal bed the bottom sheet was a too small flat sheet and wouldn't stay tucked in so I kept waking up on the mattress. So neither of us slept well.

As far as budget hotels go this one is fine. Easy walk from central station and located within easy walking distance from everything in Odense. Rooms are very small and basic, shower, handbasin and toilet. But also clean. Beds are comfortable but pillows a bit too soft for my liking. Our room had a pretty bad smell from the shower drain & they relocated us without hesitation. Coffee & tea free but additional 75kr for breakfast.

You will arrive in 2100. The reception is a screen. The "cyber" receptionist was very nice and will give you your card. We liked our room, clean and functional. You can eat or drink coffee on the ground floor. The town is wonderful. We will come back.

Entering this hotel was a new experience for me. It's a non-staff hotel. After ringing the front door his door opens instantly and you after entering find yourself in front of a terminal. Pushing a button again starts up a online conversation with a guy somewhere else. The machine delivers the room-key, a ticket with Wifi code and has a payment-terminal. Nice event. Rooms are not spacious but OK. Bed was perfect for me and room was clean. Wifi was highspeed. The best I ever had in a hotel. Parking on the road front of the hotel is free at east from from 19.00-09.00. City center (and HC Andersen house) is a little ten minutes walk.

Hard to know where to start. Ydes is part of the Domir Hotel - just up the road, but it feels and operates like a 'Cinderella' who missed the ball. Your experience begins with a greeting via the television screen near the door. The person speaking to you is always friendly and courteous but you feel detached from reality as you are fed keys to your room, receipt for payment and other information via the machine. If you have paid for breakfast at Ydes (75 Kr.) you must go to the Domir Hotel UNLESS there are lots of people booked into Ydes - then breakfast IS available. Problem is no one knows when that is the case. It gets rather confusing as there is a small kitchen adjacent to the dining area used for preparation of breakfast and other meals. Danish health laws are supposed to prohibit use of the kitchen but when no hotel person is actually at the hotel, people take advantage of the facilities - the oven and refrigerator - regardless of the rules. That works out well if you are the only people in Ydes ... it is disastrous if not. Good things about Ydes? Rooms, beds & towels clean. Staff helpful. Facility conveniently located. Not so good? Very small spaces, narrow beds, dark and morbid paintings on the walls. It gives no feeling that you money paid was well spent ... as someone else said "a pretty expensive hostel."

When you arrive at Ydes Hotel in the charming city of Odense, the location seems like a real bonus. However, when you arrive at the kiosk to register... right, kiosk. A video screen with a front desk person, who sits next door (somewhere) greets you! Not exactly personal or warm. Your room cards come out of the machine too. Our first room (3rd floor) had torn furniture and a bathroom that smelled so strongly of urine, none of us could breathe! Our Danish friends insisted we move. The second room was better (also 3rd floor), but not great. Sunny and clean, there is little that makes it special. The bed was too soft and the room was stifling hot and stuffy, but the windows don't open and there was no AC. We were uncomfortable all night! Breakfast was minimalist at best, and we were grateful we hadn't paid the ridiculous price, when there are great bakeries near by. The lobby had dying plants (we watered them) and no one around. The room was uncomfortable and overpriced... with all the other options, this is not one I'd recommend.

The hotel is supposed to be quiet and non smoking, but the people in two rooms next to ours smoke, and we have to smell it. A man in underwear walks in the hall between rooms. When we complained, nothing was done other than " if you don't like it we will refund you and you can look for a different hotel". The receptionist is a smoker herself. We'll have to tolerate our two nights here, but I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hans Tausens Gade 11 Odense

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Funen Art Museum and Brandts Klaedefabrik
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Funen Art Museum is within a 5-minute walk of Ydes Hotel while other popular sites like Brandts Klaedefabrik are within a 15-minute stroll. This 26-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. Centrally located in Odense, the hotel is also a short walk from Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Hans Christian Andersen's Childhood Home.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Ydes Hotel's 26 rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Ydes Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a terrace. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

8.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 54 reviews