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Laivahostel Borea

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Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100, Finland
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights in one of their cabins. It's small but if you stay there just for sleeping then it's ok. Negative points are that there is no room service, the shower is really small and it's nearly impossible to shower yourself without putting water everywhere ... Also the windows couldn't be opened. The hotel is 2,5/3km away from... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The S/S Bore was built in 1960, so it has a great atmosphere. The cabin is OK, the price is reasonable, breakfast good, location perfect even it's not in the middle of the downtown. This is the place to stay specially if you want to go to Turku Castle.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited Laivahostel Borea to revive the many cruises I took aboard her at Mediterranean, Black and Red Seas from 2000 to 2008. The name of the ship was then Kristina Regina. Due to the extensive use of wood in interiors, the Solas regulators decided the ship unfit for international cruising for fire hazard. Thus she ended up to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cheap way to stay in Turku. The boat is near the castle and Forum Marinum, but a bit far from the city center. Local bus runs its route near By. Bus is the easiest way to reach the city... If you have ever sailed the Helsinki-Stockholm boat in the 90's, you find old memories here. A bit dated, but good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Overall: 4 Other comments: this old ship is now serving as a hotel and meeting place. It works well if high end expectations are parked. Location: 3 Reception: 4 Room: 3 View: 4 WiFi: Cleanliness: 4 Breakfast: 4 Parking: Service: 4 Additional offers: 4 Price: 3 Price/value: 4

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Hanko, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Boathostel Borea is the captive of being in an old boat. It has electric outlets in funny places and the sauna is tiny. It is no wonder they heat it starting from six a.m., if the sauna was heated in the evening, when most people would like to go to sauna, it would be overcrowded. Breakfast is included, a typical... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A goal was to add as much as possible of marine spirit to my Turku trip. Hostel on real ship with interesting long history was a big piece of it. No rooms, just cabins (excellent level of privacy, by the way), lots of small details made me feel like in high sea. Very nice location close (2 min by feet)... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

that is a good budget option for the night. it is 40 min walking distance from the main squere but you can get there by bus nr 1 that goes to the airport as well ( so it can be very usefull ). Cabins are small with thair own bathroom but fully equiped. they serve good breakfast that is included... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stay on a boat was not the first i had in mind when i looked for a place to stay overnight. I wanted to try something new, and i was not disappointed. Recommend this quite cheap way to stay. Wi-fi was free in the common rooms. I had no wi-fi in my room. Easy to find the adress, and parking... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I kept my 40th birthday party here and most of our guests stayed here too for a night. Their service was friendly and professional, our dinner was real tasty and cabin with separate living room was spacious and clean. For that price(under 100€, breakfast and sauna included) we were real satisfied. Smaller cabins are real cheap, so good choice for... More 

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