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Hostel Academica

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The room was clean and quite big, but they make cleaning just in every 4 or 5 days. The bathroom was also clean but really small, but for a few nights it ok. They give towels but no soap or shower gel, you can buy this at the reception. The breakfast was good, but not the best in it is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The hostel is close to the Church in Rock and tram stop, though not very close to the rest of the sights / old town. Staffs were fairly nice. Breakfast room is nice and airy (the breakfast itself was ok, but it's not included in the room price so I needed to pay extra). Was not happy at all that... More

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Olgiate Olona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I spent 3 nights at the Hostel Academica and I slept in a tree-bed dorm. Beds are very comfortable, and I really appreaciated the fact that fact that there was a private bathroom in the room. Breakfast is not included in the price though, and it is 7€ per day. There is no free wifi: you have to rent a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

First of all, the room was ok and clean. We only had minor problems: -Our room was in the main building, but there are other buildings, so if you get your room there you have to take a walk and find it by yourself. -The sauna is included in the price, but it is only open for the guests in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stayed in a single room for two nights. The room is spacious and the location is central (less than 8 minutes walk to the Kamppi station, which is one stop from the Central Railway station). The staffs are also polite and helpful. As a hostel, the service is really basic. I knew there is no WIFI in the room,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights whilst travelling through Russia and Northern Europe. The hostel was clean, the room was big and the staff were friendly. Pros: Good location (12 minute walk to the town centre and 10 minutes to the beach). Very clean. Good facilities (pool, sauna, kitchen, help desk). Friendly staff. Relatively cheap for the area. Cons: No wifi... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Super hostel with underground parking. Our room was huge with a mini kitchen. The staff were very kind and helpful with all our enquiries. The breakfast buffet was good with lots of choice. The hostel has good facilities with a huge laundry and common room with kitchenware that you can use in your own room if you wish. I would... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Rather bad ratio quality of service vs. price., for 70 EUR per day I would expect really much more., mainly better cleanliness Moreover they offer services that they are not able to provide, e.g. early breakfast. Not recommeded.

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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*
Number of rooms: 229
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