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Academica Summer Hostel Reviews

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland

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923 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Nice modern college dorm room.


The hostel was a short walking distance from the city center with all the bars and shopping facilities in the near vicinity. The room itself clean, but looked old. Quality of stay was adequate. The staff working there were very friendly and helpful. They have a nice lounge area with plenty of power sockets, computers for use and a fussball table. All in all an OK stay.


In a superb location and with spacious be clean rooms. The major downfall is the common room bc it is steril and void of anything to invite and promote conversations. The room is like a depressing hospital waiting room. You are in the capital of the world for design and it shocks me to the lack of thought that went into planning this critical space. Replace the fluorescent lights, furniture, and that stupid wifi connection that is promoting silence and boredom.


Great location and clean. But I wouldn't call it a hostel. It is a place to sleep. The dorm was in another building (office?) and reminds me an a hospital, didn't feel comfortable. There was a common area (inkl wifi) and a small kitchen but a weird vibe. There are mostly older people and not really backpackers. If you are looking to meet other people you may better look for something different. If you just need a bed its fine.


Really cool rooms in A block. Great location. I would definitely stay here again.


Maybe have a designated drop box for your room key when you want to leave to pop out for a bit? It's a bit annoying to have to queue to hand over your key to run out, as every time I tried to do so there was a line of people trying to check in, and didn't want to have to interrupt all the time.

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