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Hostel Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

It was a very nice place to stay. It was very clean and organize. It was also an affordable place in Helsinki. If you want to feel the university student life this is a good place to stay. You can cook your own meals. The apartments are student dorms. But they are neat. The only problem they had was that... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello Frank, thank you so much for your comment and rating. We really appreciate the feedback. Welcome again! :) Kind regards, Sanni More 

Trinidad
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Keep in mind that this is a Hostel, not a hotel with the typical amenities included. Be sure to pack your personal products (soap also!), do not expect daily housecleaning and in-room WiFi. Furthermore, be prepared to keep all your valuables on you at all times- you may not want to leave anything in your room because you are required... More 

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Thank lendelkn
AcademicaStaff, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello Frank, thank you for your comment and rating. We really appreciate the feedback as we want to make our services even better for our guests. We ask for the keys to be returned as we only have one key for each room. By returning the key we prevent the keys getting lost and having to change the locks. However,... More 

Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We stayed here in July 2015 and were very happy with our stay. It was very busy with travellers from all around the globe and of all ages, which led to a great international atmosphere. The location is an easy walk to most sites in Helsinki and was quiet at night. We had a double room with a full bath... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for your comment and rating. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and also what we already are doing quite nicely. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! Welcome again! :) Kind regards, Sanni More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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145 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very bad experience. We arrived at 4 pm and when we went to our room, it was undone (dirty, wet towels in the floor, some food, and dirty sheets). We complained and ONE hour later we were given another room. Besides, wifi signal was not working in the room neither in the main lobby where supposedly we were very close... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your honest comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as good as it should have been. We will take things like this seriously and make sure that they don't happen again. I want to apologize on... More 

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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Booked this hostel for one night stay, appears to be within the university site but easy to find and a 20 min walk from the center. Easy check in and asked for a quiet room which we had, with breakfast area and bathroom, large room with windows all across. Good communal areas and friendly staff. My only disappointment is that... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and what we already are doing quite nicely. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a nice one. On September 1st as the exchange students are moving in the check out time is... More 

Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Like others have said, this isn't a true "hostel" in that you can book a room with a private bathroom and even kitchenette, and the rooms are a decent size. Given this, it's actually quite a good price for somewhere in Helsinki as it's clean, the staff are friendly, they sell funky little souvenirs and the breakfast is decent. However,... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and what we already are doing quite nicely. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a nice one. However you are correct that last summer we were some days lacking with front desk... More 

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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The hostel didn't really feel like a hotel at all but more like a dormitory and it also looks like one part of it is occupied by constant tenants that are also university students but that doesn't make any problem. The first impression was that the hostel is convenient and being chosen by very different people both for one night... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and what we already are doing quite nicely. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a nice one. You are always welcome back to stay with us! :) Kind regards, Sanni More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a twin room and was pleasantly surprised to find a little kitchen and a private bathroom. The room wasn't very clean but the beds were comfortable and the location is convenient. I would have liked a little more of an introduction to Helsinki as the reception staff did not seem very enthusiastic about the city.

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and what we already are doing quite nicely. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a nice one. For next summer we want to make sure that we are giving more eager introduction... More 

Singapore
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

No Wi-Fi in room. The location was a bit far from city center. The room was big, clean, airy and had all the facilities I needed. I booked a three-bed dorm but got a 2-bed room instead which is good. Leisure trip Solo traveller Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room Stayed 2 nights Submitted via mobile 25 August 2015

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and what we already are doing quite nicely. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a nice one. The Wifi is something we are really working on as it is a big deal... More 

Phuket, Thailand
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stayed there for 2 nights at the beginning of August 2015. The hotel is located on a quiet street within the Kamppi area, and is walking distance to the bus station. I booked a bed in a female form, but was actually only sharing with one other girl. The fist impression is that it is extremely busy - I waited... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Asiakaspalvelujohtaja at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your comment and feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and want to know what we could do better and what we already are doing quite nicely. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was a nice one however, we undertand that we have parts that need improvement. The Wifi is something we... More 

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