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Sturenkatu 27, Helsinki, Finland

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711 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Not a lot of options in Helsinki, this hostel will be your best bargan I think for the price. Everything is pretty good except for location. Its a quite a walk to city centre but there lots of transport options close by. I walked usually, not a problem for me. Security really good. Key cards for the room as well as your own locker which is a nice touch. If you stay in one of the rooms off the main common room it can be a bit loud till 12 or 1 in the morning.


Yes, the location is poor, but that also means that you're just a short walk from Bar Molotow, a good, relatively cheap bar that plays good rock and roll. Otherwise, you get what you pay for. Staff was, indeed, very nice.


The hostel felt alright but I did not have a good experience in it due to there not being any control over the people in the dorms. By this I mean the fact that even after 10pm, people talked with each other and made phone calls. I even woke up at 11pm when some french bi... lady decided it would be nice idea to talk on a phone for 30mins really loudly. I was unable to get any sleep after that and had to go to seminar with 2 houra of sleep. The lights were still on at that time too.

  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Don't expect to get a decent night's sleep here. 24 hour check in may seem like a good idea in theory but people coming in at 3am, unpacking with the room lights on and slamming lockers shut, proves otherwise. Kitchen was unclean, despite food being labelled it was either taken or binned. Showers left a lot to be desired and the staff were fairly cold. Despite many signs asking for quiet ( and staff being present)after 11pm, still subjected to drunken noise from other guests which kept us up.


Budget-friendly. On route to the airport but need to take the tram to the city center. Perfect for early morning flights. Large common area but minimal socializing between guests. Dorm room is very cramped - not much space to put your stuff. But very clean.


Extremely expensive,poor location, poor facilities and unhelpful staff. Very poor overall, I would not recommend.


Too few showers; too slow service; too noisy rooms. Not recommended.

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


There was something missing.. not sure what.. There were too many tables, so people wern't really talking to new people, so the atmosphere wasn't there Nice clean rooms! Noisy beds The shower were fine Bathroom were fine Kitchen worked


Friendly staff. Has store underneath hostel, very convenient. 30 min walk to city center, but other good things around that are much closer. Best value in the city.


It is good hostel safe convenient. Cheap. Friendly good transportation. Maybe they can improve WC a little


Pros: Reading light and plugs in each bed. Staff was quiet but helpful. Cons: A 10 minute ride to the city center. Which would be okay but it's 3 Euros for a ticket so it can add up. I recommend getting the 24 hour pass for 8 euros. Almost everything was broken. None of the locks in the bathrooms worked, which was annoying. And the showers are just like communal showers. There are curtains but only open counters to leave your clothes and other belongings so they could easily be stolen.


Impeccably clean and organised. The doors create a vacuum so that the dorms are dead silent for sleeping beautifully. Easy to get to and from the airport by bus. Wifi works fast in rooms and social area.


Perfectly adequate hostel. Kitchens a bit small and was usually busy when I stayed making it difficult to navigate. Easy to get to city center via tram/bus or about a 30min work


Kitchen was nice, beds were comfy, but the people were kinda weird and didn't seem like a hostel... Far from the city center but the tram is right outside so it's easy to get to. Grocery story right next door to it also. Nice place would stay again.


I don't think Finland gets the hostel concept--traveling Finns do but the country does not. Enjoy not speaking to anyone in this hostel with non-existent atmosphere. Only redeeming quality is good Internet.


The stuff was really nice and solved quite fast my locker problem. Gave me all information needed to reach harbor at 6 in the morning :). Though I was in a room with 20 beds, it was quiet and no disturbance from the nearby common place (kitchen and living room). Good price for Helsinki.


Not the kind of hostel for bakcpackers, city centre is 30 min walk and 5 min by bus. The kitchen is really small and dirty, the rooms are nice and clean, I like the idea of using security cards to open the main door and the room doors.


Staff was stille willing tot help my out eventhough i arrived at night. They were really fast with answering emails as well.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent hostel. Very clean, extremely organized and the staff is very helpful too. I got a 20 bed room and the way they are spread between small walls along the big room make it feels less crowded than it actually is.


Chip and nice) So close to Suvilahti for metalheads))

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