Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Group reservations can be modified or cancelled up to 1 month prior to the arrival free of charge. Group bookings cancelled or modified later than this will result in the charge of full amount of stay.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Payment is made by invoice, due date 2 weeks prior to the arrival. We will add a 6 euros invoicing fee to the invoice. The payment is non-refundable. Please provide billing details to us via email.

Group reservations can be modified or cancelled up to 1 month prior to the arrival free of charge. Group bookings cancelled or modified later than this will result in the charge of full amount of stay.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Please provide us a rooming list with names and passport numbers in advance to make the check in process faster.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Academica Summer Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Domus Academica is located in the city center! All rooms with private facilities and with a small kitchenette with refrigerator. Morning sauna is free of charge!

ALL ROOMS have a private toilet, shower and kitchenette with a fridge. Kitchen equipment can be borrowed. Bed linen and towels are included in the room price. There is a possibility for internet connection in the rooms via cable. Part of the rooms were renovated recently.

BREAKFAST is available daily for extra fee. We have parking facilities; please contact us if you wish to reserve parking for your car. Safety boxes are available in the reception and we also have a free luggage room. Free internet can be used in our common room.

LOCATION is central; hostel is situated close to the beautiful Hietaniemi beach, Kamppi shopping mall, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Tram and bus stops are around the corner, while the metro, train and bus stations are only a short walk away.

Hostel Domus Academica is the hostel of the year 2016! Contest was organized by the Finnish Youth Hostel Federation. Read more about us from our web site.

Hostel Domus Academica welcomes you to stay with us and to enjoy the summer in Helsinki! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2018
    Great deal for a private room for two (two beds, one bath). great location within walking/biking distance from everything of interest in Helsinki. There are two bike rental stations right outside the hostel and a grocery store across the street. Very friendly and helpful staff, great overall experience.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Aug 2018
    The room we got was a small apartment with small stone and fridge. the room is big enough for 3 people and beds were comfortable. good location and staff are friendly and provide good information about the city.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Aug 2018
    This hostel is run like a hotel but without the price tag. The staff are amazing and even looked stuff up on the internet for us when we asked about going somewhere. I would not hesitate to stay there again, as long as i have a wallet large enough for the huge amount of cash I would need to visit Helsinki.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    11 Aug 2018
    The hostel is very close to city center and easy access to shops, restaurants and museum
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    27 Jul 2018
    Fantastic student hall turned hostel during the summer holidays. Don't expect luxury but everything was perfectly adequate and clean, and the single room I stayed in for three nights had all the facilities I needed (including private bathroom and a basic kitchenette). However, it'd be convenient if windows could easily be opened in full during such a hot summer...
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    01 Jul 2018
    I stay 2 days in a single room, they have good facilities in the room with little kitchen, but too few people in the corridor. I only can chat with others in the lobby.
    Hong Kong, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    19 Jul 2018
    The staff was really friendly and the hostel had postcards and flag patches. The luggage storage was also great. The hostel layout was very confusing, but that might have been the fact that it was dark and we were tired. The building we slept in was right next to a busy road, which made it extremely noisy. It would have been better if the window was closed, but because of the extreme heat, we couldn't close the window. Other than that, it was a very clean hostel and the room was spacious enough.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Jun 2018
    Perfectly fine. Could use lockers in the room for your stuff and the buildings are a bit spread out from the communal area.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2018
    I should've known based on the name that it's basically university dormitories. There's a kitchen inside the rooms, which could be great on one level, but it's lacking a lot of kitchen tools--you can borrow them from downstairs--and it makes it hard to socialize. Didn't meet a single person from outside my room. If you're in the A building, be prepared to have *heavy-duty* ear plugs, as the noise on the road gets pretty loud. Convenient, fast walk to everything in Helsinki
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    27 Aug 2018
    Sadly it is not a good place to meet people. Also it became a home for students the day after I left, so there were only students who had programme all day. Maybe a good place for people who come to Helsinki for academic reasons, not so for backpackers.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games