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I have stayed in dozens of hostels and this is the first I did not like. One staff member was very nice however the other was not. Zero atmosphere. Lights always off and very quiet. No common room, no music, no interaction with other guests. There are a few great bars on the street, the only good point. Long walk ( 30-40 min ) to Palace Square but good location for Helsinki Rail Station. The toilets were clean but the shower was dirty. I did feel safe and the beds were comfortable.
Small cozy place.Staff are very courteous and easy-going and really make you feel at home.Dorms are very spacious, with power points,free lockers( no need for your own padlock),and very comfortable beds.Very clean and quiet,central location and reasonably priced.
We never found the hostel, though we had payed the reservation fee and announced our arrival time NO ONE answered the phone! And the guidance on the hostelworld site is really contradictory. None of the local Café workers, near the address, even knew the place. I'm not even sure does this place exist or is it just a fraud. Don't Go if you don't know where it is.
Disappointed by the management. Not the same atmosphere than that described in the previous posts. Unwelcoming ( no good morning , no tourist advice...).
The hostel was very comfortable and clean. It is not far from the metro as well. So i would reccomend this hostel