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Hawila starboard cabin with 2 beds

Kastrup, Denmark
Private room in boat hosted by Hawila
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bathroom
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Outstanding hospitality
14 recent guests complimented Hawila for outstanding hospitality.
Ahoy fellow pirates! Are you looking for a different kind of stay other than the classic accommodation proposed usually? Welcome aboard the historic sailing vessel Hawila, an 80 year old wooden ship and join the kollektive living on board!
Warning:
This overnight experience is for those slightly more adventurous backpackers who would enjoy something new, in the way of truly unique lodging. To assure we will have a nice time together, please take a minute to read our HOUSE RULES before booking.

The space
You are hosted on Hawila, a 80 years old 25,5m long wooden sailing vessel, only one metro stop away from the airport, and 5 stops from the centre. There are 3 cabins on the vessel, one bathroom, one living room (mess room) and a kitchen. The all ship is heated by a fire in the evening so cabins and common spaces are relatively warm although it is still not the wormth you can experience in an apartment so please bring some worm clothes especially in the winter.

Ane also feel free to ask for additional blankets if needed :)

There is a bathroom with warm shower and 2 toilets on the deck (outside).
Hawila has two cabins below deck available for guests (Forward cabin & Starboard cabin) located in the separated cabin area at the front of the ship. They are accessible by walking through the common area (Messroom). Both cabins have opening ports on the roof (windows) and electric lightning. They are clean, comfortable and supplied with fresh linens. Even though you booked a cabin, you are free to hang out in the Messroom with the other guests and welcome to use all the common facilitites. You can choose to rent part of the beds or even one bed only and be alone in the cabins. Being considered private, you would never have to share them with unknown guests.

The starboard cabin:
The starboard cabin is made of 2 built-in single wooden bunks. It has a personal sink with a big mirror, a bench made of two large trunks for storage and an old fashioned skylight on the roof. It is a good accommodation for a lonely traveler to rest or for a couple to have some privacy.

The Messroom:
Discover our Messroom, the heart of the ship, made of 20 wooden bunk beds. Transformed into a cozy space, it is the collective sleeping and living room where our guests can rest at night, meet their bunk neighboors in the morning and share together their travel tips and stories in the day. Booking a night in the Messroom is the best way to meet people from all around the world and to live a particular experience among a crew of enthusiastic sea lovers. You will feel like being part of the ship for the time of your stay, a warm journey you won’t forget!

Guest access
You will be able to access most of the spaces on the vessel except from private cabins, the engine room will be locked as well as the aft cabin. You can leave your personal stuff onboard but we do not provide lockers. You can cook in the ship's kitchen that has everything you need: 4 gas stoves, a large fridge, storage, pots and plates etc. Unfortunately due to the safety precautions we cannot rent out our gas oven to the guests. In case you need guidance on how to use the stove and where the things are in the kitchen please ask ay member of the crew.

Other things to note
Sleeping :
Hawila’s Messroom is about 10 meters long and 5 meters wide. Every guest gets his own bunk bed, with a private wooden trunk (65 cm x 35 cm x 45 cm). A curtain can be closed for more privacy and head torches can be provided if the guest wishes to read before sleeping. All guests have to bring their own shower items (towels, soap, etc.) but do not need to bring a sleeping bag as sheets, pillows and warm blankets are provided. For more comfort, and because we do not wear shoes inside the boat, we encourage you to bring a pair of slippers or flip-flops.

Food :
For health and safety, our oven is not available for guest use but you are otherwise free to use the fires and the kitchen-space to prepare your own food. A shelf is at your disposal in our fridge and you are welcome to use all the kitchen utensils and plates if cleaning after you. There are some shops in the neighbourhood and a night-shop 5 min. walk from the ship if you need to buy anything. Also, the charming Kirstens Perle café-restaurant lays in the harbour, if you seek for a nice place closeby to eat or drink.

Facilities :
Shower and toilet facilities can surprise some of our guests even though they are quite classical for ships. Their comfort is limited, as they are small and watered by pump systems. The toilets are only accessible from outside and is activated with a manual hand pump.

Check-in and –out :
There is no proper reception and the entrance of the ship is on deck, in the middle of the boat. Ask for a crew member to be checked-in. Somebody will then explain to you what you need to know and answer your questions. If needed, we are always available to help with organising your stay and to give you a hand carrying your luggage. If coming with big luggages, appropriate place for storage will try to be found but it is good to remember that space is not the first quality of boats in general and that the smaller your bags are, the easier your stay will be. You are welcome to leave your luggages onboard after check-out until 9 PM. Late check-ins (arrival times after 11 PM) can be arranged with advanced notice. We will then send you instructions for self check-in.

WARNINGS :
As we are ongoing with restoration, it is sometimes difficult to keep everything perfectly clean but we are working hard to bring you the comfort you need. For the same reason, we can not guarante that the exterior of the ship will look exactly like the pictures you have seen on internet. Also, because the systems in the ship are old, some of the material may be out of use during regular maintenance. In any case, please let us know if you see anything unpleasant, and feel very welcome to give us your feedback directly, to let us know about your ideas, tips and advices.
Ahoy fellow pirates! Are you looking for a different kind of stay other than the classic accommodation proposed usually? Welcome aboard the historic sailing vessel Hawila, an 80 year old wooden ship and join th…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Heating
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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Kastrup, Denmark

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Joined in October 2015
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Ahoy fellow pirates! Thank you for being interested in considering Hawila as your home while staying in Copenhagen :) Please keep in mind that it's not an apartment, not a hotel -it's an old traditional wooden ship- and that means you can expect a great adventure and become a part of the unique project but at the same time please do not expect luxury. We try our best to make the space as clean and cozy as possible but still, you need to remember it is a ship :) It is an accommodation perfect for backpackers interested in sustainability, simple lifestyle, community living, who look for a affordable place to sleep. Hawila is being restored since 2014 by our non-profit organization called Hawila Project. The Kollective living on board consists of a group of volunteers passionate about sailing, boat restoration or different forms of living together. Our aim is to sail the boat as an eco-friendly cargo ship, using wind power to move organic goods across the seas. To help to cover the important costs of the ship and its restoration, we opened Hawila to AirBnB. By booking a night with us, you support directly our project and help us spread the word about it! Therefore, thank you for taking part in the adventure and feel very welcome to get onboard! We look forward to meet you and hope to see you soon!
Ahoy fellow pirates! Thank you for being interested in considering Hawila as your home while staying in Copenhagen :) Please keep in mind that it's not an apartment, not a hotel -i…
During your stay
Our crew consisting of a group of volunteers stays on board quite a lot and of course is willing to assist with anything you need. There are days when we are very happy to socialize but also times when we need more privacy or we have to concentrate on the work- it is very fluid and usually follows the flow that makes everyone comfortable:)
Our crew consisting of a group of volunteers stays on board quite a lot and of course is willing to assist with anything you need. There are days when we are very happy to socializ…
  • Languages: Dansk, English, Français, Italiano, Español
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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets

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