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Review: Hvidovre Hospitals Kollegium (first review)

Although it's not in the heart of the city, you'll still have a great time here, writes our student reviewer

‘But Hvidovre is so far away from the city center!’ you say. But it is actually not that bad.

Hvidovre Hospitals Kollegium, a forty-year-old dorm, lies in scenic surroundings right next to Hvidovre Hospital. The bus stops right by the dormitory and the trip to Copenhagen’s central station takes about 15-20 minutes.

Furthermore, there are plenty of bicycle sheds available at the parking lot, so if you prefer to use your trusty bike to go places, it shouldn’t be a problem.

SEE THE FULL ‘DORMS DISCLOSED’ UNIVERSITY POST SERIES: Reviews by student residents of dorms and residence halls in Copenhagen

From the kitchen you can access a large inner garden (six in total), each with trees, benches, and a grill. Here the residents sunbathe in the summer and enjoy the outdoors.

Dorms disclosed

There are loads of dormitories, kollegiums, and student residences in Copenhagen, yet most of the information available is in Danish.

Some are small, old houses with pretty gardens, others are giant concrete buildings with tiny windows. In the Dorms Disclosed series, it is the residents themselves that review the dorms that they live in.

Here is an overview with links to all of the dormitory and student accommodation reviews we have published so far, written by the people who know them the best.

If you want to write an English-language review of your dorm write to uni-avis@adm.ku.dk with ‘Dorms Disclosed’ in the subject header.

Next to the parking lot there is a basketball court and a frequently used soccer field where the residents play against each other and test their soccer skills. Other than that there are common laundry rooms and a fitness room in the basement.

Spaces for socializing

There are several possibilities to be social and meet people from other hallways in the common facilities such as the Café. Here the students can buy beer, sodas, and coffee, among other things, play pool or beer pong, or relax with some board games.

On weekends when the Café closes at 12 PM, the Bar opens. In the bar you can get every kind of assorted drinks you can think of and then go to show your moves on the dance floor. Both the Café and the Bar are driven by the residents and depends on everybody’s effort to be part of the community.

There are also several grand parties every year hosted by the committees of the Resident Council (Beboerrådet) and the Party Committee (Festudvalget). Among these are the Octoberfest, Halloween, and the great summer party where all of the residents meet in one of the gardens, have a barbecue, and celebrate that the summer has arrived. Other than that there is the occasional Tour de Chambre and Tour de Cousine party.

If you choose to get a place here, you are in for a great time!

There is a newer review of Hvidovre Hospitals Kollegium here.

If you want to write an English-language review of your dorm write to uni-avis@adm.ku.dk and mark it ‘Dorms Disclosed’

READ ABOUT OTHER RESIDENCE HALLS AND DORMS HERE: Student housing reviews: Dorms and residences in Copenhagen

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