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“Average and bland”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Eurohostel

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Eurohostel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Average and bland”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Helsinki can be an expensive city and this hostel came in cheaper than most of the other options. But overall, despite nothing being terribly wrong with Eurohostel, it was a bit average. Helsinki is a fun, friendly, design conscious city... this hostel is missing a trick by not doing more to reflect all these elements!

Good points:
* Safe and secure
* Right next to the #4 tram stop
* Easy 5 min walk to Viking Line ferry terminal
* Free sauna before 9:30am (but why charge in the evening?)
* Functioned well (everything seemed to work)

Bad points:
* €5 a day for WiFi! (Really? This is complimentary in so many places these days - do you really need to charge THAT much)
* Staff were perfectly fine - but lacked the passion and willingness to volunteer local tips that makes staying in other hostels such fun
* Missing the friendly atmosphere and other usual opportunities/activities to meet fellow travellers

  • Stayed September 2012
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Portland, Oregon, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stayed here for 2.5 weeks. It's not horrible but not terrific either. The positive: relatively clean; easy access to downtown (if you don't mind walking a little or taking the tram); breakfast with good variety (oatmeal, yogurt, sandwich makings, two warm selections); fairly convenient if you arrive via ferry. The negative: I didn't sleep too well (noise from the tram and from the hallways); besides pots/pans, the kitchens are poorly stocked (not enough dishes, and there aren't even salt/pepper/oil available); sauna closes early (at 9:30 pm); extremely slow internet (that costs 5 euro/day!); bathrooms which often had a sewer-like smell; inadequate laundry facilities (there are 2 washing machines that the hostel uses to wash all their pillows and comforters (they even dumped those items all over the laundry floor while I was trying to do laundry). There's no common space in which to hang out (and the kitchens close at 11 pm). The staff is friendly but not the most responsive: for instance, I asked them to change a light bulb that never got changed. I would stay here again if I had to (the price was right) but I would explore other options first.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed in the hostel for one night. Sailed from Tallinn by boat from Eckero Line. Unfortunately, arrive to the hostel takes about an hour (4.5 km). Next time choose a different ferry. Accommodation starts at 2 pm. You can leave your luggage. The entrance to the kitchen on the card. Morning for free, you can use the sauna (little people). Generally very expensive, as in the whole of Helsinki.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palencia, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

I stayed at the Eurohostel for three weeks during August. This is basically the kind of place where you stay when you can't afford staying anywhere else. It's a big hostel, and that means a lot of people, and therefore it can be noisy, especially if your room is close to the kitchen.

The mattresses are not comfortable and the rooms are OK. The showers are pretty good but I hated how everything was automated in the bathrooms. No free Wi-fi and breakfast is 8€ if you don't have tickets for it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank SAUTO
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Toronto, Canada
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

You are a 5 minute walk to the market & harbour. The hostel is located on the edges of town, which makes it quieter, and offers nicer super market options. Easily accessibly by Tram 4. Drops you off a few steps away. I highly recommend a day pass for transport if you plan to visit the tourist sites, as most of them are on the other side.

Room Tip: take the tram to the hostel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Eurohostel was just great. It's a hostel, yes, so you'll share a bathroom, but they have twin rooms and it's super clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuopio, Finland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed only overnight visiting friends in Helsinki. Service was good, rooms and other facilities were clean, breakfast was ok. I didn't mind putting the sheets on the bed by myself - I was happy, that there were sheets and a large towel to use! A bit noisy during the night - not the taffic but the other travellers disturbed some time. We had to keep the window open while sleeping, because it was hot inside although the weather was cool - and other travellers kept, too :) We didn't use the kitchen or other extra. The location is super!! Good value for your money in expensive Finland.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Eurohostel

Property: Eurohostel
Address: Linnankatu 9, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Eurohostel 2*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eurohostel - Close to the center, free wireless internet and morning sauna! Easy to come by tram and no curfew or lockout. Eurohostel is one of the largest hostels in Scandinavia that is open all year round. The hostel is located in central Helsinki in a unique part of the town close by the Market Square. Sights, shops and restaurants of the city centre are all within walking distance and the ferries from Stockholm, Tallinn and St. Petersburg arrive just a few steps away! ... more   less 
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