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Uusikaarlepyy, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was very friendly. The breakfast, included in the low price, was a nice surprise. Free parking close to the ship. There was also a nice "lobby" with newspapers and books. One used to say that you get what you pay for, but I Think I got more than I payed for

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Boxmeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be surprised your room is so small, it's a real ship. But still you have your own tiny bathroom. There is also a common room where you can sit and make some tea. The town is about a 45 minutes walk along the river. It's very convenient when you want to take the ferry to Sweden, just 10 minutes... More 

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Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never had claustrophobia on a ship until I stayed here. When the heavy metal door slammed shut and I realized the porthole was sealed shut, I had a panic attack! No way to adjust the air flow in the room. My panic subsided after I took 1/2 of my wife's "psycho" pill--plus I could sense some fresh air coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice boat hostel/hotel. It's mor hotel less hostel. Ok bed and ok room. Great service with bike rental (10 min from city center). The breakfast was at most ok. A historical ferry with a bar on the deck.

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Pori, Western Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We attended a nice birthday party for about 50 people and had one of the restaurants and one of the bars for that. Great service, great food and nice staff at a not-so-typical place. Lots of parking space around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This ship has it unique feeling when you step inside. And doesn't matter how good instructions you get for your cabin you will be lost during your first time. But for me it felt cool to walk these small corridors and truely discover my cabin and then way from it to restaurant. Truely worth for visiting and to be lost... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The hostel is a bit difficult to find since it is on a ship located in the harbour of Turku. We got a room very fast and the price was ok. Included in the price is bed sheets and towels. The hostel is based in a former ferry ship that is now permanently docked. Free wifi is available. The included... More 

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Everything as expected on a old ferry turned into a hostel... Not new, shiny, spacious or modern.. But historic, authentic...original.. One night on this hostel in the harbor of Turku... We loved the atmosphere. One reason can be that long time ago we made two cruises on this ferry.. Everything was the same... just like leaving our cabin 15 years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This hostel was very nice. The location is good, 2km from the city centre and very close to Turku Castle and museum Forum Marinum. We liked the old style that was contained. If you want brand new place to stay, this is not it. Atmosphere is lovely though. And the Staff is nice also.

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Katowice, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I truly reccommend this hostel! This is unique expierence to sleep on the real ship! There is sauna and morning breakfast included in the fee - this is really awesome. Huge advantage is direct bus from the hostel to Turku airport - it takes only around half an hour. You can get lost on the ship on many levels, which... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend the night in the maritime atmosphere on board. On board the boat hostel there are 120 comfortable cabins, most of them equipped with shower and WC. The price includes bed linen, towels and breakfast, served in the ship's buffet restaurant. Free morning sauna is heated up in the crew's former quarters. Guests are also provided with wireless internet access (in common areas), luggage storage and self-service laundry facilities. M/S Bore was built in 1960 in Oskarshamn in Sweden. The museum ship has found its rightful place on the River Aura, right next to the Maritime Centre Forum Marinum. The location is ideal: the port of Turku is within easy walking distance, and the No. 1 bus will bring guests from the airport and bus station directly to the hostel. If arriving with your own car there is plenty of free parking. You are also in the perfect spot to start your own walking tour of the River Aura. The reception is open 24/7. Check in time between 3 pm and 9 pm. Welcome! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laivahostel Borea

Address: Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100, Finland
Location: Finland > Southwest Finland > Turku
Price Range: $56 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laivahostel Borea 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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