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Timitra Hostel is a family-run hostel near the amenities of Lieksa centre. The hostel has a relaxed atmosphere and is situated on beautiful waterside grounds. The main building is an Early-Modern-style edifice and the interior is furnished with vintage design furniture and accessories. The hostel offers a hotel-style breakfast with a reasonable price. Amenities include a sauna-suite and a waterside sauna in the summer. There is a well-equipped kitchen for the use of the guests. Free wi-fi. The hostel is ideally situated for water-related activities, kayaking fishing etc. Through our partners we offer a range of activities, such as river rafting, relaxing river floating and so on. In the summer there is a car ferry service to the Koli National Park, and in an ice road connection to Koli's winter sport facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Truly friendly and helpfull staff. Breakfasts are plentifull, and do change a bit over a time. Place is an old borderquard headquarter and training center, which is converted to a hostel. History of building can be seen here and there. Lot of old items all around, owner must be
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Arrived to Lieksa by train from Joensuu, Timitra Hostel was a nice walk (about 2,2km) away from railway station thru the small town area (shops just slightly off the way if needed). Hostel location is perfectly quiet, interiors very interesting and nice design pieces everywhere.
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Response from frankzetalla, Owner at Timitra Hostel
Responded Oct 29, 2016
Very glad that you liked it. Hope to see you back next year!
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We were moved to this hostel as the hotel we were due to stay in overbooked us. The facilities were mixed gender and insufficient for the number of guests. This is not a suitable alternative for travellers who want en suite facilities!
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We didint stay at the hotel, went there only for lunch and dinner. Great food, prepared from fresh and local ingredients! Owners are friendly, speak good english and the athmosphere is homelike. From the doorstep of the hotel you are in the beautifull nature on Karelia and the
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Easy to find, good beds, good food, friendly service. The hostel building has quite interesting history. Not suitable for people that are really allergic to dogs - there's a lovely little dog walking around in the building.
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Typical 5-person dorm
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Does Franz Betcke work here
Yes he does. He is the owner.
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$76 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FinlandNorth KareliaKoli National ParkLieksa
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