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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a single ensuite room with kitchen facilities, providing more privacy and comfy stay. The hostel is located within 10 minutes walk to shopping plaza and main bus terminal and within 15 minutes walk to central train station. You can alternative reach the hostel by tram from central train station. The hostel operates different types of rooms for... More 

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Barnstaple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in the late afternoon, and found what I thought was the main building to be locked ! Eventually somebody came to open the door, and i was taken through to what I thought was the reception area. In fact it was a table in the lobby area of the lifts. The table consisted of a laptop a few papers... More 

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is somewhere between a cheap hotel and a hostel, with a price to match. It doesn't give you soaps or shampoos but it does give you towels and sheets. It is cheap for a hotel in Finland and was as good as I expected for the price. It was only about a 10 minute walk to the center... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (me, wife, almost 4 year old son) stayed here twice. The first was an overnighter as we were passing through on our way to Lapland. Young man on reception forgot to ask me about HI card but did organise a taxi for us the next day. Room in A Building was not suitable. HOWEVER, on our return for 4... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good only for saving money. Also the apartment I stayed was only for 2. The Internet is available only in public areas, but the room is too far from them. Easy check-in and checkout. You can pay to have cabling Internet in the room.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went there nearly a year, but I still love this place. It's not too far from the city center. That is, it's in a good location. It's easier to get a tram to go to the city center, or even walk. Across the hotel, you can find a supermarket which you can buy fruit or even grocery products. One... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The hostel is located just a short walk from one of the most popular beaches in Helsinki and within easy walking distance from the city centre. On arrival, finding the reception can be a challenge as the hostel is spread over a number of buildings on the city block. Once you're familiarised with the layout this is generally fine, aside... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was happy for the Hostel Academica. It saved me money during my stay in Helsinki. It is easy to find, in an area close to the bus station, and close to a few restaurants and a little mini market. The breakfast was simple but good. The only complaint I have is the lack of internet in the rooms and... More 

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