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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in C building for 4 nights, actually nothing to complain about - nice location (ca.7 min to metro station and ca.10 min to the beach), clean rooms with very simple furniture, was rather loud due to construction works, but they started not very early and in the evening was quiet. The only issue is I would have expect the... More 

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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Very price-worthy hostel in a good location of Helsinki. Very nice and helpful service! A walk distance to the city center and the most important attractions. 50 m distance to a small supermarket. Great possibility to meet people if you want 😊

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Middelfart, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a room with two (very good) beds, andt there's a small kitchen where you can prepare small meals or make a cup of coffee. The hostel i centrally placed, close to the Kamppi Center, from where trains, all busses and some trams will take you to any destination. Everything is very clean, and there a good possibilities for... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is good; the rooms are very clean. The breakfast is excellent. No dishes in the kitchen. There is a grocery store across the street with excellent salad bar. Wifi spotty. Be sure to ask for a room away from the street side; there was a restaurant across the street that started the party about 10pm to the wee... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it! Welcome again to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

Perth, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start with the positive, location not bad, big shopping centres like Kampi and Forum are a few hundred metres away and not far around you can catch the tram or the hop on hop off bus. The room is wide enough with cupboards and more shelves than you would need. Nice kitchen with oven, hot plates and a good size... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your honest and informative feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. I am truly sorry that you had to face poor customer service while staying with us. That was not intentional and we will take this into account. I am also happy that you got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in early July at Hostel Academica. The location is not too far away from the Central Station, 3 stops away by tram. just opposite the hostel is a pub and supermarket, very convenient. We had the twin bed room at block D which was just above the main reception. The room is clean and spacious for... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Back Office at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your informative feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. A warm welcome again to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

Montreal, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in a private room and discovered it had its own bathroom with shower and kitchen. No dishes in the kitchen though. Breakfast not included. Wifi is only in the reception area, which is annoying. Good location with grocery store across the street and downtown a 10 minute walk away. Very helpful staff in suggesting different activities.

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Thank Janice R
AcademicaStaff, Back office at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your informative feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. Wifi is something that we are reqally working on. At the moment we also offer wifi routers so that you can also get wifi in the room. A warm welcome again to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Walking distance from the touristic city-center. I stayed there for a 2 nights in June, and I managed to do all the sightseeing on foot. It's also at walking distance (10min walk) from the Sibelius memorial. It's in a quiet location, but the visiting residents can be a bit noisy. The single room I got was small, but adequate. It... More 

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AcademicaStaff, Back office at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. A warm welcome again to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The location of the hostel is very good, close to Kamppi (the bus station), which is very convenient for travelling from St. Petersburg. The room was clean and beds in it were comfortable. There was no soap in the bathroom, which was strange, but it was not a big deal.

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Thank Ruslan P
AcademicaStaff, Back office at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. As we are a eco-friendly hostel we don't offer free soap but we understand that it is something we should take into account. We are working on a solution on how to fix it for our guests... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

was there for one night in June 2016. Position is okay for the price. 1st room assigned was not cleaned up. Back to the front desk and was re-assigned another room. That was okay. Please beware that there is no TV (at least in my room), please check carefully before you book. Overall, okay experience.

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AcademicaStaff, Back office at Hostel Academica, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. A warm welcome again to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HOSTEL ACADEMICA is located in the city center! All rooms with private facilities and with a small kitchenette with refrigerator. Morning sauna and swimming are free of charge! THE ROOMS have a private toilet, shower and kitchenette with a fridge. Kitchen equipment can be borrowed. Bed linen and towels are included in the room price. There is a possibility for internet connection in the rooms. Part of the rooms were renovated in 2004 and part in 2011. BREAKFAST is served daily from 7 am -10 am. We also have parking facilities. Safety boxes are available in the reception and we also have a free luggage room. Free internet can be used in our common room. We also have a laundry room. LOCATION is central; hostel is situated close to the beautiful Hietaniemi beach, Kamppi shopping mall, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Tram and bus stops are around the corner, while the metro, train and bus stations are only a short walk away. HOSTEL ACADEMICA IS THE HOSTEL OF THE YEAR 2008! Contest was organized by the Finnish Youth Hostel Federation. Read more about us from our web site. Academica welcomes you to stay with us and to enjoy the summer in Helsinki! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Academica

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Price Range: $63 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Academica 2*
Number of rooms: 326
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