Stadion Hostel is located in a very pretty area, but if you are travelling via public transport with more than a backpack, be prepared for a bit of a walk from the tram. The signage from the main road is great, but signage for the entrance isn't visable from the street, so you have to keep walking into a carpark before you'll find the door.
Staff were lovely and helpful, and linen and a towel are included in the price of the room. Signage for the rooms is also lacking, and I ended up having to ask a cleaner for directions as my room number wasn't listed on any of the posters in the corridors.
The dorm I stayed in was large and clean, not too crowded, and with huge windows. Each bed had a reading light and power points, and there are small lockers in the room.
The showers were fine, but be warned that they are communal. This didn't bother me, but I didn't like the fact that the door to the dressing area opens into a corridor, so there was litle privacy when people were changing and others came in to shower.
Having wifi restricted to the breakfast area and lobby was a pain, as there were large groups of loud people in each area as I was trying to book the next leg of my trip. Having stayed in so many hostels where wifi is available at least in all of the common areas, if not in the rooms themselves, I don't understand why a hostel would choose to restrict access to such a small space.
My stafe was comfortable, and the place felt clean and safe, which are my main requirements of a hostel, but I guess I was expecting a lot more from a hostel under the HI branding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stadion Hostel offers travellers cheap accommodation at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, close to the heart of Helsinki and its sights. The Hostel offers shared accommodation to those looking for adventure and low prices, and smaller rooms to those who value privacy. All the rooms in Stadion Hostel are non-smoking.Our services:- Breakfast available at an extra charge- Free parking- Free internet-connected computers and WiFi- Self-catering kitchen- Security lockers- Laundry- 24-hour Reception- Information on Helsinki- Vending machines- TV lounge- Luggage storage- Good transport connections to city centre- Group reservations ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stadion Hotel Helsinki