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CheapSleep Helsinki Reviews

Sturenkatu 27, Helsinki, Finland

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489 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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A newish hostel without much character, but good value for money (for Helsinki anyway). You get a keycard that opens everything including a personal "safe box", which is a nice idea. The bedsheets smelt a bit "musty", but were fine otherwise.


Great place and very nice staff. The only problem is that it's located too far from the city center. It has a full-equiped kitchen and a supermarket just beside, so it's ideal for low budgets.


No Laundry, staff was unhelpful, common room was cold and there was no effort to create a positive environment. Luckily the world cup was on or no one would have spoken. Not a place to go if you plan on meeting people. Rooms were really clean, and lots of room so I guess thats a positive.


The electronic locker T in the 26 bed~dorm was broken and the blonde guy at reception was notified but never repaired it. Atmosphere is chearless due to the Scandinavian guests whom usually are introverted and sometimes agresive. There are no enough plates nor cups in the kitchen, and staff should inspect the rooms more often looking for such stuff. In another hand, its location is good but far from the downrown. Only the young lady at reception was kind with me and my mother. Thank you so much.


Very expensive considering the distance from the city, no breakfast included, and the noise. Acoustics in the kitchen/common area were terrible and every time someone entered or exited the dorm room the door would slam shut loudly. Options are so limited in Helsinki though!


The hostel is a little out of the way from the busy Kamppi district, but this is the cheapest place you'll find to stay. There are not many bathrooms to go around, but the kitchen is well-furnished. It can get extremely crowded in the kitchen during every meal time of the day, and some guests like to use all of the cooking pots simultaneously without sparing any for others to use. The common room has excellent couches and the wifi is decent. The staff is pretty good. The atmosphere is cliquey.


Toilets and showers way too small and not much space to move between the bunk beds.


Great place other than having tons of kids in the hostel. Entire Soccer team of kids made a ton of noise.


The girl at the reception ignored me first and was then impolite and annoyed by me asking where the toilets are. The room was good, it didn't feel like I slept in a 18 bed room. But the linen smelled like chemicals and I found some long black hair in my bed (and mine are blond and short). The kitchen was always dirty and also the washing rooms were not really clean and there were simply not enough basins. There slept people who not even stayed in the hostel on the sofas.nomorecharactersleft -.-


It was the cheapest option in the city, however, a simple break fast could be included without affecting the current price of lodging; for example: bread with mermelade or corn flakes with milk to choose. Beds in dormitory are a bit noisy and notorious during the night. Overall, the hostel was very good: amiable staff at reception, but some rude cleaning staff members like the short black lady who was using the shared computers for long time. I hope to return here soon. Suuret kiitokset! :-)


We booked a mixted room, we were 5 person and we were really disappointed because when the hostel was very far from the center. But the worst was that the person who were sleeping in the room were smelling very bad and it wasnt possible to stay there and we didnt sleep there. We asked you to pay off because it was really difficult to stay in the room because of the odor. But the receptionnist didnt want. You have to pay off as we did not sleep in the bed AT ALL.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


That place is well overpriced for what you get! The dorms are huge, loud and there are a bunch of people that seem to live there and are totally reckless towards the other guest - loud talking (also on the phone) at the craziest hours, door slaming etc. In addition there is someone constantly stealing food out of the fridges and dorms and the staff isn't carrying at all. In general some of the staff members give you the 'just leave my alone' feeling.


The bathroom facilities were a bit small for the number of people they were meant to accomodate.


Solid hostel. Finns are reserved so don't expect too much from the staff by way of exuberance but everything else was great. Location isn't prime but Helsinki is pretty small anyway so it didn't much matter.


Its clean secure and a place to sleep, large common area but its more like a transient hotel, when I was there seemed like lots of long termers looking for work. Kitchen has one sink, not good in such a large hostel. Other than that its fine, and easy to get into town. my room had a few guys who had been there way too long, stuff everywhere, and a couple who apparently thought that we would all enjoy their romantic activities. Not the hostels fault, just its a mixed bag of people.


Enjoyed my stay at CheapSleepHelsinki. 40-45 mins walk into centre. But,there are lots of transport options also& Bus No.615 which goes to and from Airport stops really close by hostel.Just one small complaint about the dorms. 10 people in a dorm is 4 too many. By the law of averages, if you have 10 people sleeping at the same time then 2 or, 3 of them will snore.And , yes ,i know we can put in ear plugs but , that isn't the point .6 people dorms are more than enough.All in all enjoyed my stay.


It's the cheapest you will find in Helsinki. The decor is good - like IKEA was employed to deck it out. The lace is very loud as many people stay here - acoustics in kitchen and main area is poor. Rooms can be untidy as they offer discounts to people who stay on a monthly basis - they do not monitor cleanliness of rooms. Staff were great- stayed in mixed dorm of only men who creeped me out- kind enoug to move me to girls dorm at no charge. Cleaner comes in the morning. Free 2 take area in kitche


Clean, bright bunk rooms. I shared a 10 room female dorm and it had nice touches. My own locker by the bed and reading light by my head. Very Ikea. Huge communal room with lots of places to spread out. Nice clean kitchen with modern appliances. A bit of a walk to the main downtown area (20 or 30 min) but for the money and clean factor a great place. There is a tram that runs right outside for 1.5 euro to downtown. VERY convenient access to/from airport for 5 euros!!!


If its busy may need to wait for shower and toilet in the morning. Staff sell day transit pass which is handy for getting around. Nice to have a grocery store right below


It felt REALLY dirty, even though I saw that people came in every morning to clean. There's just so many people there that it gets gross really quickly.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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