Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent 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’ll 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 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 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2021
    Very nicely done up, just beautiful in general. Loved the living room especially. Each bed has its own curtain, which is great and often missing in other hostels. The location is good aswell and the price is low for Helsinki, especially for what you get. The staff is friendly and organized, providing everyone with thorough instructions about how to get to the hostel. Lots of material about what to do in Helsinki is available. This hostel is a definite recommendation.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2020
    Everything was perfect!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Mar 2020
    Excellent location for exploring central Helsinki. Good breakfast. Hot showers. Dorm beds were pretty comfortable. Very helpful staff. Given the COVID-19 situation they provided excellent advice. One lady gave me a great idea for a long run in a nearby park and told me to explore Northern Finland which was amazing. Thanks!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2021
    Hostel was very cute and everything was as good as it can be. Except we had twin room which had no window so it was too hot to sleep even though the weather wasn't at it's hottest. But overall nicest hotel I've ever been at.
    Finland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2020
    I had a lovely stay at the yard! I was in a dorm room of 6 but for my whole visit I was the only one in the room, and I only saw 1 other girl there for my stay. So I can't really judge on atmosphere with the pandemic happening, but it was lovely! The TV and the living room were awesome and I enjoyed chilling there in the evening as I was travelling solo. The only downside is that the bathrooms weren't that clean, but I understand these are difficult times. Overall would recommend :D
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    As people have mentioned before, atmosphere whilst not negative is lacking and perhaps could be improved with the odd activity to push people together. That aside, great hostel. Clean, modern, great size under bed lockers. Location is brilliant, just a short walk from the central station for busses and trains to the airport as well as other locations in Finland/Suomi. The breakfast was reasonable, with options if you're leaving real early too. Also free pasta and rice etc seemed to be available.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Aug 2020
    Very stylish hostel with a nice common room, almost felt like a living room. I really enjoyed my stay there and met lovely people. But there was no staff around. If you need something or in case of any questions... nobody was there. So that was quite strange. Bathroom and kitchen wasn‘t very clean.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Aug 2020
    This is a stunning hostel centrally located BUT it’s not staffed. I was not aware of this when booking and discovered this info via a note on the door on my arrival. I saw no staff during the three days I stayed meaning the hostel was not cleaned. I rang and emailed the hostel during my stay but I received no reply. It has great chill out areas and a well equipped kitchen plus fantastic beds. However, if you need a staff member for any reason there is no one there and they are not contactable.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 4.3


    03 Aug 2020
    I stayed in the yard hostel for two days. There was no any body at reception at any time. At my second day there was some person came after 3 am and was very noisy and woke me up several time to ask about inconvenient stuff and there was no body in the room except me and of course there was no body from the hostel staff. I was really concerned about my safety. I stayed all the night waking and had a terrible night. I emailed the hostel but they did not reply or even say sorry.
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    22 Sep 2020
    This is the worst hostel and experience I ever have, after travelling for more than 15 years and easily stayed in more than 100 hostels. I sent the hostel telling the people that I would arrived at the hostel late, close to midnight after the reception would be closed. I sent them three emails in the span of three days; I did not get any reply and instructions to get into the hostel. As suggested, I have checked my spams, junk mails, and trashed, nothing. I got to the hostel and found I was lock
    Canada, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • 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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