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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Novice Nomad
- 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))
I am very satisfied totally, but I want to report 2 problems, sorry. 1. Kitchen is almost well-furnished except that there is no kitchen knife. So I had a little difficult to cut vegetables and meals. 2. The innermost shower of Men's shower room was broken, but there is no sigh about it. So I first chosed it, found it broken, moved to other shower (I was naked, of course...).
Security: excelent. Location: average. Staff: average. Atmosphere: good. Cleanliness: excelent. Value: Good.
Security: 4 - with keycards to open doors and the lockers provided, this provides peace of mind for your belongings. Location: 3 - on a tram line that runs passed the property but this is not direct to the city. Clearer information about trams & buses would be appropriate to facilitate easier transport options for guests. Staff: 2 - both reception & cleaning staff really did not pay attention to finer details from the opening experience of a property - these people are your face, your brand of
+ Price includes bed linen - bad organization/bad management: I booked 18 bed dorm, got a 26 bed dorm, the bed I usually should take was in use, after 1 night my chipcard to get into the hostel didn`t work anymore and so on...
Tough situation because this hostel isn't very good but options are severely limited in Helsinki. Location is terrible, atmosphere is off, and the price isn't cheap.
noisy beds(crazy level),small kitchen (one tap) and almost ever dirty...Impossible take a spoon.You dont have storage room,just reception. In the common room just a few plugs.Good internet and mini market 20s beside.
Beds are more stable and larger than usual. Each bed has private lamp and 230V socket. Good ventilation. Sleeping-rooms are locked with Card, as is each individual locker - VERY good! WiFi works great. Few toilets, but OK and clean. Kitchen is the usual mess thanks to unconsiderate guests...despite daily cleaning. For what it is it is very good!
Excellent stay at this hostel. Well priced and well staffed!!
The beds were so noisy! One little move and the whole thing squeaked. Staff weren't that friendly or helpful and seemed to be more interested in whatever they were doing on the computer than serving customers. Could do with less old people and children. I though the key demographic for hostels was somewhere between 18-35?! Lockers weren't big enough. Showers were probably the only good thing there. Also, not sure why you would have a male cleaner in a female dorm. Kind of defeats the purpose?!
Weird place. It felt more like a drop-in centre than a hostel. So many older men staying/living there and school excursions! Not a place we would return to.
More engaging staff would have been nice, perhaps a map and some recommendations on check-in. When I ased for somewhere good for lunch locally, I got sent to Subway. Maybe this speaks more for the area which the hostel is in, but either way, this should be looked at. Assuming there really are no good restaurants in the area, it's imperative you keep the kitchen clean and in order. It was absolutely disgusting and untidy when I went to cook at 6pm, meaning its probably like that all the time.