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Hostel Academica

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had stayed some time ago during my Scandinavian leg of European travel. It was very easy to reach!! Guess it took me a short tram ride from railway station which dropped me near the hostel. Best of all, their luggage storage room is rather huge to accommodate even large suitecases and they are very friendly and there's no fuss. Kitchen... More

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Riga, Latvia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hostel is ok for that kind of price. No breakfast options though, but the staff was kind to recommend us some places where we could eat. The location is OK, walking 10-15 mins from the centre, rooms were clean.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Clean rooms and friendly reception. Having a small kitchen with our room was excellent as prices in Helsinki can be really expensive. If you want somewhere to stay with a convenient location for a few days then I can recommend Hostel Academica.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hostel Domus Academica is centrally located, only 10-15 mins walk from the Central Railway Station (Rautatieasema), and within walking distance to several attractions (Rock Church, Natural History Museum, National Museum, just to name a few). I stayed in a 3-bed female dorm, and it was nice to find 3 normal beds rather than bunk beds for a change! The room... More

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Roma, Italia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A good solution in a very expensive city. There were very nice guys at the receptions, the breakfast should be paid separately (7 euros) and served at the near restaurant room, very quiet and nice. My room was quite big with two large bed ( very very comfortable!!!) a table and a bedside-table, a little kitchen which made me enthusiast... More

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Bangalore, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Helpful, polite staff. Well stocked kitchen with all sort of utensils which they let you carry up to your room to cook. Flexible rules - we saw people sleeping in the common room if they arrived early or needed to leave later than the check out time. Well ventilated rooms with lots of light but hardly any sound. Located close... More

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La Laguna, España
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

cheaper than expected in an expensive city to stay. Clean room for two with bathroom. breakfast was simple but enough to fill us. We asked for Gluten free breakfast and they brought us bread and fruit !!! helpful and without problems will repeat for sure

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Lincoln, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My spouse and i enjoyed the proximity to the main train station, the room was very clean, with blackout drapes, spacious with a small kitchenette and table. We used the common area as you can use the pots there or take them to your room. This is a hostel so don't expect amenities on the high end. A market is... More

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I found the rooms a bit clinical (nice to have a bathroom en suite but not so nice with no soap). A lot of street noise from below (cars) but right near a tram stop and walking distance to Central Station, the 'beach', the Rock Church and a manageable distance from the Cathedral and Market Square. Liked that it wasn't... More

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Cologne, Germany
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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

In a nutshell: - rooms are about as friendly as a hospital room - no wifi in room -> a lot of people in the common area. problem: common area is tiny, about 20 seats for a hostel that fits 200 people. Did I mention the hospital charme? - kitchen is tiny, no equipment. I think I saw two pots.... More

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Also Known As:
Hostel Academica Hotel
Hostel Academica Hotel Helsinki
Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Specialty lodging in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Academica 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOSTEL ACADEMICA is located in the city center! All rooms with private facilities and with a small kitchenette with refrigerator. Morning sauna and swimming are free of charge! THE ROOMS have a private toilet, shower and kitchenette with a fridge. Kitchen equipment can be borrowed. Bed linen and towels are included in the room price. There is a possibility for internet connection in the rooms. Part of the rooms were renovated in 2004 and part in 2011. BREAKFAST is served daily from 7 am -10 am. We also have parking facilities. Safety boxes are available in the reception and we also have a free luggage room. Free internet can be used in our common room. We also have a laundry room. LOCATION is central; hostel is situated close to the beautiful Hietaniemi beach, Kamppi shopping mall, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Tram and bus stops are around the corner, while the metro, train and bus stations are only a short walk away. HOSTEL ACADEMICA IS THE HOSTEL OF THE YEAR 2008! Contest was organized by the Finnish Youth Hostel Federation. Read more about us from our web site. Academica welcomes you to stay with us and to enjoy the summer in Helsinki! ... more   less 
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