Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to The Yard - your neighbourly hostel where everyone is a friend.

The Yard is a boutique hostel in the heart of Helsinki and Best Hostel in Finland years 2018, 2019 and 2020. We are your home away from home, a place were you will always feel welcome and valued. Our core goal is to make everyone walk through our doors fall in love with Helsinki by helping them get the best possible experience of our Nordic Capital. You will feel right at home in our relaxed and cool ambience.

We are a hostel with both private rooms and dorms. Most of our dorm beds have light blocking privacy curtains. Our large lounge is great for hanging out with your friends or making new ones. Plus free Wi-Fi for all and lots of real plants to keep the air fresh. Our kitchen is well equipped for you to prepare your own meals.

So come and enjoy our hospitality. We are located just a five minute walk from Helsinki Central Railway Station, on a street that is bubbling with bars, restaurants, shops and sights. Luckily our strong stone building circa 1907 keeps the noise outside and you can chill in a relaxed ambience in-between exploring the city. Famous department store Stockmann and shopping center Forum are just next door.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2022
    Great hostel, very quiet but also very fun. Ina, the reception lady, was a gem. She knew the city very well and helped us find everything we wanted and needed!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2022
    Amazing hostel! One of the best I’ve been in! Prime location, best facilities, friendly and helpful staff!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2022
    This hostel is the perfect location to explore Helsinki! I felt really safe here and the setup of the hostel is great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Sep 2022
    The YARD is in a great location near several transportation options, lots of restaurants, grocery stores, and is also very walkable to several other destinations and neighborhoods in the city. The emailed check-in instructions are very clear, the site is clean and quite, and the staff are helpful. The lounge is very comfortable to hang out in, but so are the rooms if you just want some alone time! Even though the location is right next to several restaurants/bars, it is very quiet inside.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2022
    Beautiful, calm, clean hostel. Great facilities: beds had their own plug socket, curtain, light and even mirror! Communal area very comfortable and relaxing. Not the cheapest but that is Helsinki standard I think.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Sep 2022
    Stunning hostel. It is well designed, clean and modern and has a nice homely feel. Great facilities, and great location with lots nearby. Highly recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Jul 2022
    Really warm atmosphere and very friendly staff! The location is great and in the center of the city, close to cafes, restaurants, stores, etc. They have a blackboard with one recommended event or activity in the city for every day. Downsides were having to rent a towel for 3 Euros when the cost of the hostel was already pretty high, the bathrooms being very small (though the showers are spacious), and there being a kitchen but no snacks (despite the high cost).
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Aug 2022
    very good hostel vibe! met good friends and I had a great movie night with all the guests in the cozy lounge!
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Aug 2022
    The Hostel is very close to the center and easy to find. The staff was polite, the comon erea is cute and the beds were clean & comfortable. The only complaint that I have is that the shower didn‘t run smoothly other then that I had a very pleasent stay.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Sep 2022
    As a solo female traveler - this was a very clean, quiet, and safe hostel. It was an easy trip from the airport as you are about a 10 minute walk from the train station. The hostel is also located about a 5-15 minute walk from downtown and Market/Senate Square. There was enough room in the storage under the beds for my luggage. The bathrooms and showers were decently clean as well. The atmosphere was a bit quiet but there are several restaurants and bars close to the hostel for a drink/meal. Overall it was
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Finland

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Finland

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Finland

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