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“Amazing quiet hostel with a retro mood” 5 of 5 stars
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Kongressikoti Hostel
Snellmaninkatu 15 A, 5th floor, Helsinki 00170 , Finland (Vironniemi)   |  
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“Amazing quiet hostel with a retro mood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Located in the very heart of the Helsinki center on the fifth floor, it has a nice vintage feel, spotlessly clean rooms, friendly staff and delicious coffee in the mornings. The elevator looks fantastic! Rooms are quiet at night, despite the fact the hostel is in the very city center. You can walk to the hotel from the Helsinki Länsisatama port, no need to take a taxi or pay for public transport.Thanks you for a pleasant stay! Мы с удовольствием остановимся у вас еще!

Room Tip: Our windows faces the courtyard, it was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Friendly staff, good facilities and very reasonable price - excellent for friends looking for a cheap stay. It was very clean, close to the centre of Helsinki and the staff made us feel very welcome. We stayed for five nights and they offered new towels/bed sheets everyday if we needed it. They also offer a good bike rental service.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for one night before travelling further. It is very clean and the rooms are very nice. It is on the fifth floor in a quite old house, but that's no problem, there is a lift. The restroom and the shower are outside the room, both clean. In the morning you get a free coffee or tea and some cookies. It is located in the center, you can walk to the dome in about five minutes. Great stay!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Urbana, Illinois
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22 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The hostel was spotlessly clean, both the bath and my room. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment, tho the refrigerator needed defrosting. The location is great -- on 2 tram lines and just a 10-minute walk to the train/bus station. The staff was very pleasant; she went out of her way to make everyone feel welcome. There is also free laundry -- a big bonus during 5 weeks of travel. Everyone was quiet and respectful of others. A great budget hostel.

Room Tip: The only bad one might be the single one whose window opens onto the balcony where smoking is allowe...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London England
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed at the hostel for 3 nights during a Midsummer getaway to Helsinki and found it to be a great little place.

It was well located right around the corner from Senate square with a tram stop directly outside, the rooms were basic but clean and spacious and the hostel had all the facilities that you would expect such as a shower room, kitchen, free wi-fi and it also had a little balcony.

It was a nice touch that you were given some free slippers with your towel so that you could walk around the room/corridors in.

The hostel is on the 5th floor but there is a lift that takes you upstairs so there is no need to carry your bags up.

The woman who ran the hostel was very friendly and accomodating and we never experienced any problems at all.

All in all if your looking for somewhere that is clean, comfortable, well located and that offers great value for money then look no further than here.

We would not have any hesitations in going back again if we should be in the area in the future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Just a stone throwaway from the Lutheran Cathedral... and the tram station is right in front of the door steps. You could walk to the main attractions from the hostel as they all are nearby... Also walkable from the main train station (or take the tram/bus to Kaisanimier park stop and walk from there).
Rooms were good and shared bathroom/toilets were kept clean. The receptionist was very helpful. Although there is no breakfast available, they offer free coffee and cookies in the morning... which was nice for a good start of the day!
The only negative point was the wifi connectivity... it is very poor from the room. Had to always take my mobile to the kitchen / main desk which is were the modem was.
Overall satisfactory!

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The hotel is very well located right in the central of the city. Very nice atmosphere, very clean, cozy and quiet. Walking distance from the central station. The personnel ( specially Galina , the manager) is very helpfull, friendly,

Room Tip: The WiFi signal is stronger when you are closer to the kitchen area.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kongressikoti Hostel

Address: Snellmaninkatu 15 A, 5th floor, Helsinki 00170 , Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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