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Hostel Academica

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in Hostel Academica for 6 days on July 2014 with my girldfriend. The rooms are nice and tidy: small but with everything one would need to be perfectly comfortable with. There's a common room near the reception where you can find an Internet connection (via free WiFi or cable), some kitchenware and useful ingredients such as salt and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in a single room. The single room is large and has a kitchenette and bathroom. The single rooms seem to be located by the stairwell and the dorms in corridors farther in. The walls and the door did nothing to isolate the sounds, so one does hear everything that happens in the staircase. Because most of the people... More

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Batalha, Portugal
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed 2 nights in Hostel Academica in June 2014, and everything was ok. Our room was excelent, with a small kitchen, closet, private bathroom. There is also a kitchen/ living room, with computers and free internet the guests. I recomend this Hostel to everyone!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great find for the summer. I had stayed in dorms in England and the Netherlands and was open to staying here. The Domus Academica was fantastic!! Spacious, great shower, functioning kitchen. Wi-fi is only available on the first floor, so the common room is always crowded. Breakfast was superb; the best on our three week tour of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

An otherwise great stay marred by bad service - conflicting information from different staff members regarding sauna access, cab fares and, in particular, the outgoing ferries - not helped by the display of a completely incorrect ferry timetable on the wall. Some final bad advice saw us sent to a non-existent sailing, and therefore at the wrong terminal to get... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's not a hostel, as we understand it,it'rather better! There are 2 beds In standard room, bathroom, Stowe,fridge. You can take kitchen ware on the first floor, in guest kitchen. Very friendly staff. Close to the railway stathion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for one night in a twin room with private bathroom. This wasn't our first choice but everything else in Heksinki was booked however we were very surprised! The hostel is more like a hotel, close to the train station *15mins*. The room was spacious and although we had a twin room we were able to... More

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18 hotel reviews
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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
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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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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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Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Academica 2*
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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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