Hostel Academica

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Hostel Academica

Hostel address
Hietaniemenkatu 14, 00100 Helsinki
Tel
(09) 1311 4334
Price
Dorm bed €18

Single room €40-57

Twin room €60-75
Prices are in local currency and are inclusive of all taxes.
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User Reviews (5)

Functional but lacks vibrancy
1 July 2009
Cons
Rather old furniture gives an institutional feel
Pros
Clean & safe, quite near to the city centre, helpful staff
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This hostel comes with clean linen & even sauna facilities. The staff is helpful and friendly. The only common areas are the lounge and kitchen. The kitchen looks like a hastily put-together area seconded from the lounge. Still, the lounge is nicely-furnished and suitably cheery. However the room we had was in the older wing and the double-bunk beds & cabinets were rusty and old. The lights were also stubbornly temperamental. (They choose when they want to work and when they don't want to.) Pretty good security since the new wing's separated from the old wing. The lift is a godsend since most hostels require one to lug up luggage up considerable heights. The darkly-lit corridors in the older wing add to the institutionalised feel of the place. Being a big hostel (it's almost like a block of small apartments), it lacks the warmth & atmosphere that smaller hostels have- i.e. where people of different nationalities can hang out and converse in the common area.

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blancuchi21
PERFECT!
19 August 2004
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I don't give 5 stars to this hostel because it's a bit expensive. BUT it's sooo nice: i stayed in a double room (well, it was an appartment, with a little kitchen and everything!), extra-clean, good location, great breakfast, free sauna and pool... PERFECT!

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micdab
Perfection!
27 July 2004
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The hostel is perfect. Nice helpfull staff. Clean, secure building close to the main railway station. Rooms better than my apartment back home :). Awesome free breakfast. Sauna and swimming pool in the morning! Really, a pleasure to stay. It's a little on the expensive side, but you know what you're paying for.

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David Ferrett
A great place to stay
20 December 2003
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Had a single room, (really a twin room for single use), with private facilities. The room was in a new block, and was spotlessly clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The cost per night included a good buffet breakfast. It was difficult to believe that this accommodation is for Students! All I can say is that the Students are very fortunate to have such good accommodation!

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Roaming Lau
A fine base in Helsinki
10 September 2003
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Hostel Acadamica is very clean and has excellent facilities. There was a mini-kitchen in my room and an ensuite bathroom. The hostel also has a pool and sauna but I wasn't brave enough to go in. It isn't the cheapest hostel but the price includes a good and varied buffet breakfast. It isn't in the center of town (it is near the coach station so there can be some noise) but it is walking distance and the Hostel is close to Helsinki's most popular beach. A nice base for exploring the area with very helpful staff.

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