Stayed here for one night as part of an organised tour of Scandinavia in May 2014.
The hostel is in a good location, it's about a 10 minute walk to the outdoor market and harbour. We had a twin room on the third floor - the rooms and whole building itself look as though they've been refurbished fairly recently. The room had plenty of wardrobe space, two mirrors and a TV (not flat screen but then we weren't there to watch TV). The mattresses were good and I didn't hear any noise from adjacent rooms.
There are male and female bathrooms at different ends of each floor - the men's had a couple of cubicles (and played in the noise of birdsong from speakers 24/7). There were also 3 shower cubicles and 3 sinks too - as others have said, the cowboy / Western swing-style frosted doors aren't full length and do have a slight gap in them when you're using the shower so it's best to put a towel or something over the gap. The water did take a while to get hot, but once it did it was fine and the water pressure was good. There's also a communal kitchen on each floor but other than the reception area, as envercyilmaz says below, there isn't really any opportunity to socialise and meet anyone new. Wifi signal was good in all the rooms - you do pay extra and have the option to get standard, or super-fast depending on what you want to do.
The breakfast downstairs was okay - the scrambled eggs looked to be from a packet, but there were boiled eggs, as well as sausages, cereals and juice. One thing to be careful of is the lift as the doors are built into the walls of the lift shaft, so as it rises, the walls move with you. One person did get something caught so just be careful.
Overall, this was a good hostel with new facilities in a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eurohostel - Close to the center, free wireless internet and morning sauna! Easy to come by tram and no curfew or lockout. Eurohostel is one of the largest hostels in Scandinavia that is open all year round. The hostel is located in central Helsinki in a unique part of the town close by the Market Square. Sights, shops and restaurants of the city centre are all within walking distance and the ferries from Stockholm, Tallinn and St. Petersburg arrive just a few steps away! ... more less
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