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Review: Rebæk Søpark Kollegiet

Situated near a picturesque lake, Rebæk Søpark kollegium is a colourful and vibrant place to live

You might mistake the dimly lit hallways and dank stairwells of Rebæk Søpark for a scene out of George Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four. In the entrance, instead of posters of Big Brother, there are the contact details of a locksmith for those who forget their keys.

Sure, Rebæk Søpark is the kind of place where you can get locked out. But it is also the kind of place where you can have fun.

Taking its name from the small lake nearby, Rebæk Søpark Kollegium is a good all-round place to be. As a kollegium, it covers all the bases: cheap rent, active student bar, friendly atmosphere and a convenient location.

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Location

Located three minutes from Rødovre station, it takes 15 minutes and a B train to reach central Copenhagen. By bike it takes a little longer, around 30 minutes.

The nearby shopping centre has a lidl, a pizza takeaway and a good second hand shop. It’s not exactly Fisketorvet, but it does the trick. There is the larger Rødovre shopping centre with the more recognisable brands just a short bike ride away.

The lake, Rebæk sø, is great for runners and those looking to get out from behind their laptops and get some fresh air.

Rooms

The rooms are small, but large floor to ceiling windows do much to make them feel bigger than they are. Every room comes with its own bathroom, “hall way” and nifty storage cupboard.

The bathrooms are relatively spacious by Copenhagen standards, big enough not to worry about soaking the toilet roll every time you turn the shower on.

Each floor has 4 communal kitchens. Each kitchen has its own set of rules and guidelines, no one kitchen is the same. Majority of the students in the kollegium have a small fridge in their room. Kitchens are the best place to meet people, find out about events and socialise.

Facilities

There’s only 8 washing machines for the whole kollegium, which you have to pay for. This can sometimes mean waiting in line for your washing. The washing room is located in the basement.

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The student bar is also in the basement and hosts regular events and Friday bar. On weekends it can get quite noisy, with the bar closing at around 4 o’clock. This is only a problem if you are in a room directly above the bar. The bar is staffed by students and is welcoming – new residents get a free beer!

The kollegium is friendly with a good mix of Danish and international students. Each floor has it’s own character and the kollegium is a colourful and vibrant place to live. The facebook group is a great place to buy or swap furniture, tips or shout out about any events.

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