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Sturenkatu 27, Helsinki, Finland

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654 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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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...).

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.


Felt like a prison...


An all around average Hostel, that has in its price its biggest selling point. That said, the common facilities are frequently cleaned and the rooms were ok: we stayed at a large 20 bed dorm, and it was decently arranged. Every bed has a large locker that you can use during your stay.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was a bit far from city center but, if you want to walk to centre it takes 30 mins. Also to nearest metro station from hostel it takes, 10 mins. And there are bus and tram stops close to hostel. So not to be at center is not a big problem. Security is good. Rooms are clean. Anyway it's a good hostel, book it you won't regret.


All the staff were great. Really helpful and accommodating. The location is quite good to. You can walk everywhere or take the buses and trams if you want to save your feet. We stayed in the 26 bed dorm and it was surprisingly clean and quite considering how many people were sleeping there.


I spent just one night. To enter to the hostel you need to ring the bell, it is on the right side x) You have man rooms an women rooms.


Friendly and helpful staff, the rooms were very clean and felt well aired. The only slight problem was that one of our lockers didn't lock, but the lockers were pretty big so we just shared one. Other than that it was a great stay. Helsinki is very small so although the hostel was out of the centre it was still only a 20 minute walk away. Would recommend.


Great place to stay, close to city center, great staff and lovely atmosphere.


the rooms were very stuffy, it was cold outside so it mad sense the windows werent open but there needed to be more ventilation...

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