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Hostel Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in a twin room and was pleasantly surprised to find a little kitchen and a private bathroom. The room wasn't very clean but the beds were comfortable and the location is convenient. I would have liked a little more of an introduction to Helsinki as the reception staff did not seem very enthusiastic about the city.

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No Wi-Fi in room. The location was a bit far from city center. The room was big, clean, airy and had all the facilities I needed. I booked a three-bed dorm but got a 2-bed room instead which is good. Leisure trip Solo traveller Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room Stayed 2 nights Submitted via mobile 25 August 2015

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed there for 2 nights at the beginning of August 2015. The hotel is located on a quiet street within the Kamppi area, and is walking distance to the bus station. I booked a bed in a female form, but was actually only sharing with one other girl. The fist impression is that it is extremely busy - I waited... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay here was a bit strange. I booked one bed in a four-person, all female dorm room (from a website I have used multiple times with success). I liked that I was able to check in very late (around 10:30 PM), but by the time I had checked in, walked across to my building, and found my room, I... More 

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Vasa, Western Finland, Finland
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel offers some great value for money. We stayed in a room with 2 beds and there weren't really anything indicating this wasn't a hotel. The only real complaint was that the staff wanted us to return the key every time we were exiting the building. The problem with that was that there were almost always a line to... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all reception was always busy, they have a policy where you have to leave your key when you leave. It seemed like I had to wait for a long time each time I either left or had to pick up key. The wifi only works in the common area,the pillows were hard and lumpy. To make matters even... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is clean, in a very good position near the city center and the personnel was always nice and helpful. They don't have wifi in the rooms, but it is possible to rent a cable...So no Internet if you have just your smartphone! Considering Helsinki prices I find this accommodation a good solution.

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Bangkok
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are clean and even equipped with a tiny kitchen, but the price was in our view definitly too high for what you get. As to the staff, one girl was of lovely help to us, while another guy seemed to be completly numb and clueless. We think there are probably better options in Helsinki to stay at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been there just for the weekend in a single room and they are really comfortable rooms. The hostel is quite often full of people and international students so it's a bit noisy at some time during the night. Receptionists are always kind! Awesome experience.

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Bilbao, Spain
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The room was clean enough, though not spotless. For the price what they offer is best in Helsinki. There is a small kitchenette with a mini-fridge and you can borrow some furniture too cook which is very convinient since restaurants are expensive and not so good in Helsinki. Clean towels and sheets if requested. The swimmingpool was out of order... More 

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