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Sturenkatu 27, Helsinki, Finland

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522 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 64%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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This hostel is missing nothing. Their advertising is spot on. No gimmicks here, just beards, beer, and an amazing clean and helpful environment. These guys made an awesome hostel!! Cheers!


You will get just the basics here,nothing else.


Affordable for Helsinki, clean hostel. Outside of the city center but the bus stop is close by. I wish they had a 24 hour reception. It would be bad if you arrive too late, you would not be able to check in. Good hostel to stay at if you are coming or going to the airport as it is on the way.


Had a few problems that could easily be fixed. Hand drier in men's bathroom rather than toilet paper, better kitchen supplies (measuring cups, more glasses, etc.)

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Got in at 2am, slept for a couple of hours then checked out. So my assessment of anything is based on a a short stay. The bed was comfortable, although room smelt terrible. It was a room full of lads granted but still ventilation is needed haha. Guys at reception were cool and if I'd stayed longer would probably have used the nice kitchen they have.


A bit crowded, but a good hostel. Good lockers, and have power supply, and individual light at the bed.


The hostel is nice, good position in 10 minutes by bus you get to the center, clean, easy going atmosphere, nice and helpful staff, everything is working. Unfortunatly they do not have laundry service, but they said that is nearby - I didn't try it. They don't give breakfast, but as I understood breakfast service is not common in Finnish hostels.But the door next to the hostel is a supermarket long opening - like 7 -23. Thanks for everything guys it was nice being at your hostel! Martha


The bed is comfortable and clean, I stayed in the female dorm its quiet nice! also like the large common area & kitchen(but the others didn't keep it clean), but the location has a bit far from the city.


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.


Unfortunately you don't have many options for hostels in Helsinki and this one was cheaper than the rest. Theres is not a hostel vibe here, it seems to be a strange mix of travellers, students, street performers and a bunch of older dudes. Apart from that the rooms are fine, the staff were helpful (although we did have to wait a while a few times for them to attend the reception desk) and even though it's not in the centre there's public transport right outside the door. Fine for a cheap sleep!


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)

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