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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
  • 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Kilpisjarvi, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hostel was cheap. Location was good. Very close to the city centre. Rooms were big enough. Beds were fine and shower qas working. Corridors in hostel were too warm. Rooms were also quite dirty. Lots of hair in bathroom. Also mini kitchen and floors were not cleaned. If this place would have been cleaner I would have nothing to complain... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a single room. The hostel was in a good location: it was downtown, and you can walk to the railway station. The reception was open 24 hours. The hostel staff were nice. But the room wasn't very clean, especially under the bed. The housekeeping comes only once every 4 days. There was no microwave, iron, or toiletry in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed three nights in June in a two-bed private room with a kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The location is great and the price is reasonable for Helsinki. Staff were fine at this busy hostel. We were able to equip/customize our room and kitchen with a few bits from the central area. Our basic room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near the centre of Helsinki, this Hostel far 5minutes walking from the main streets of the Finnish capital was very ok. Clean and large bedroom with a small kitchen with refrigerator and a small kitchen. Also the sauna was very clean also if was disponible only early in the morning. Unfortunately I spend only two nights, but the atmosphere was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hostel in hotel class. The rooms are big, bathrooms nice and linnen were on when we arrived. Should had more parking spots, but it is free to park near the beach which is 15min walk away. The staff was very kind and helpfull. Not the cheapest hostel in Finland, but its likely to have higher price since it's in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed four nights here, used a twin room in building A. The room is good, there was a refrigerator, but nothing else. You can take some kitchen stuff from common room, but I expected that we should have something ready in the room. The desk lamp was not working either.

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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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