When this hotel first opened in 1984, it became Denmark's first gay hotel, and many of its foreign guests thought it'd been named in honor of a former American GI, George, who later, after a little surgery, became famous as the transgendered Christine Jorgensen, making headlines around the world with her sex change. In a stucco-fronted building that opened in 1906 as the headquarters of a publishing house, the hotel has changed over the decades. Located on a busy boulevard in central Copenhagen, it now caters to a conventional mix of clients of all sexual persuasions. Many of its guests are backpackers drawn to its cheap lodgings in dormitory rooms segregated by genders and holding between 6 and 12 beds. Although clients over 35 are aggressively discouraged from renting any of the dormitory rooms, they're welcome within the conventional bedrooms. The hotel is reasonably well-maintained, prices are more or less affordable, and the small rooms are conventional and well organized.
- © Frommer's 2013