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 on 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

No refund on the balance charged by the hostel to the guest credit card for a cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

The rooming list incl. names, date of birth and passport number of each group participant must be sent by email to the hostel 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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


Laivahostel S/S Bore

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

At the hostel there are 120 cabins ensuite(singles, twins, triples and quads). We also have some backpacker cabins with toilets and showers in the corridor. The bed linen, towel and buffet breakfast is included as well as morning sauna in all prices.
In the hostel lounge our guests will find TV, daily newspapers, small library, kitchenette (NB! no stove) and baggage room. Free wireless internet access.

At the reception we sell tickets to the Bore museum exhibition (discount price for hostel guests) aboard as well as HI-membership cards.
Please note:
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Late cancellation or no show – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by Credit and debit cards (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro), cash (Euros)
Check in from 15.00 until 21.00. Later arrivals must be informed in advance to the hostel reception, thank you!
Check out before 11.00
Breakfast included, Mon-Fri 6.30-10.00, Sat-Sun 6.30-10-30.
Taxes included
Pets not allowed View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2018
    The SS Bore was perfect for my needs. I looked forward to returning each evening. The staff was first rate: always helpful and polite.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The ss.Bore was easy to locate even though we were on foot. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Clean bed linen and towels provided although it would have been a nice touch if there had been soap and shampoo available within the shower cubicle. The cubicle itself was very small and might have presented a problem to a large person, but then this is a ship after all. Breakfast was more than simply adequate and there was a nice quiet atmosphere throughout.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Excellent for my weekend stay. Very close to what is perhaps Turku's main attraction - its castle. Great value for money - a self-contained single room with an en-suite (albeit basic) bathroom for the price of a bunk in a dormitory at other hostels around here. Great "all you can eat" healthy breakfast included in the price. Friendly staff.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2018
    Beautiful place. Best place to stay to catch the ferry in the morning.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Aug 2018
    Astonishing experience! Nice cabins, tasty breakfast, cozy common spaces.
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2018
    A unique place to stay, with a good price and nice facilities including common areas, sauna, dining room and washer/dryer. We had a room with shared bathroom, but never found them in use by others. The walls were not very soundproof so we were unhappy our first night when our neighbors arrived at 2 AM talking loudly. Otherwise it was quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was basically clean except for a few items left from previous guests
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    28 Aug 2018
    It's a long walk from the centre of town (train/bus station) but there is a bus to the harbour that stops close by. It is very quiet and atmospheric staying on such an old ship. Breakfast is included which is great as any food shops are far away. Cosy, clean and definitely an interesting experience, staying on a boat.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Jul 2018
    Great hostel - staff were lovely and the rooms were very charming! Very near the castle which was good for us. A unique experience to be able to stay on a boat! It’s also really close to the ferry port so would recommend if you’re coming over from Sweden like we did :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Aug 2018
    Great location for catching the ferry to Sweden. Lovely staff. Quirky staying on an old ship. No noise and no motion. Bunk beds were really small. Don’t be on a top bunk!!!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Jul 2018
    It’s really cool to stay on a boat and the staff was really nice. Breakfast was good too. I was walking from the bus station with my bag and all and that took me 45 minutes.
    France, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities