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General Group Booking Terms

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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    24 Jun 2022
    It's wonderful to sleep on this ship. At night you can hear the sound of water. The staffs are very kind and helpful.
    China, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Jun 2022
    Cool experience if you'd like to stay in an old ship. Just keep in mind it's old so it's a bit creaky and might disturb light sleepers. We didn't mind though. Nice walk to the ship along the river. Free finnish breakfast buffet included. A bit pricey but it's Finland so I assume just keeping the ship up and running already costs them a lot. There are also no cheaper option around the area anyway. With the free breakfast included it's already a good deal.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Apr 2022
    Cool hostel turned out from a former cruise ship. There’s no dorms so all rooms are private. The best value you can get in Turku. Breakfast is a buffet style typical in Finland. Great for families, couples or solo travellers. The location is near the ferry terminal so very convenient if you’re sailing to Sweden.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2022
    Grate place to stay. With woundeful atmosphere. Grate breakfast.
    Poland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 May 2022
    Unique hostel with charming cabins. Plenty of character. Location not the most central but within easy reach. Good breakfast. Would stay again.
    Finland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    04 Dec 2021
    Nice clean warm place at an interesting location - a former ferry boat! The location is great in the spring, summer and autumn - it's 2km away from the centre. However when I was there it was -14 with a real feel of -24 degrees and I then wished I had booked a bit closer to the centre. Oh, and breakfast is included in the price and it rocked!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2022
    Staff were very friendly and accomodating-air conditioning in rooms could be better as quite warm -breakfast excellent and had a nostalgic touch being on an old ship
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    10 Jan 2022
    The ship was a great place to stay. Although it was a half-hour walk away from downtown, the river made it very enjoyable. The nights were cold, however, and there weren't any extra blankets. The common kitchen was a fun place to hang out, with books and some games to play. Would definitely visit again.
    Uruguay, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2021
    S/s Bore : Characterful vessel - attractive cabin. Air a bit cold. Staff very nice and helpful and got me a working heater. No bars etc on the upper decks open - although the advertisements suggested they would be. Website: Annoyed me enormously by asking for my nationality and then only offering me English. There are possibly millions of people living in England, and born and bred in the state of England, who do not consider themselves to English nationality. My nationality is BRITISH!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Aug 2021
    I thought it would be a nice experience to Spend the night on a boat and for the most part it was. The walk to get there was very enjoyable and the scenery magical. Deck five has a lovely outdoor seating area where you can enjoy snacks and drinks. The private cabin was small but I had everything I needed. I think my main critique is that the bed was tiny and creaked a lot. I do toss & turn quite a lot in my sleep and the noise woke me up a few times. All in all it was fine for one night!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi