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Reviewed 30 June 2012

stayed here during the july sacking of Helsinki in 2011, it was hotter than Hel then, and the better ventilation (or some a/c) would have been highly appreciated. I know it's not too common in hostels, and espec. Not the nordic countries. The building we stayed in is apparently used as student dorms during the school year, and as a...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I stayed here with friends for 3 nights last summer. We stayed in the next building, behind the main one. There was a little kitchen in the room and a bathroom. The lounge area had a bookshelf and couches so you could sit and relax, a kitchen ( for those with none in the room). And computers. The people were...

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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 25 June 2012

My wife and I, stayed there for one night. It was clean and the price was reasonable. Although the bed wasn't very comfortable but the rest was alright. There is a supermarket Valiantatlo in front of hotel open till 10:30 PM on weekdays. It is easily accessible by Tram to the main station and airport buses. There is also a...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 June 2012

When I came to is place my expectations were rather low. I had left another hotel which did not clean and where I felt uncomfortable and now in a youth hostel - why that? Guys, I should have come straight away to this place, it is great. If you book a priate room you have a room with bath and...

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 15 June 2012

I loved staying in this hostel. It was very clean, the staff were very helpful and it was close to everything. Every room has a little kitchenette with cooker, oven and fridge and a table so you can prepare and store your own food. Utensils a-plenty in the common room downstairs. Beds are comfortable, curtains block the eternal day outside...

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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Hostel Academica is open only during June-August, as in other times rooms are student apartments. Location is very good, only 10 minutes walking to central railway station and many sights / restaurants / shops are also within walking distance. There are at least two different buildings in Hostel Academica. The one I stayed in had en suite rooms with kitchenettes....

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Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Although not right in the center, it is a good location as most sights were within (5 to 20 minutes) walking distance eg Railway Stn, Market Square, cinemas at Kamppi pl, museums etc .There's a bus stop in front of hostel. Did not have the breakfast as mini market was just right across the road for our meals. Room and...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2011

I was very impressed to find such good value accomodation in the middle of Helsinki. My single room included a mini kitchen with cooker and fridge as well as an ensuite shower, Olates and pots were available to borrow. Use of a sauna and for a short time in the morning was a bonus. Staff were friendly anf helpful The...

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2Thank Jane M
New York
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Only open in the summer, the Hostel Academica is a bargain for travelers weary of searching for a hotel deal in Helsinki. Our room was clean and with its own bath. The staff was very welcoming. It is only a couple blocks from a tram stop and a 10-minute to the wharf. Don't expect the Hilton and you won't be...

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Bucharest
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Excellent value for money. Good location, 10-15 minutes walk from the city center. Simple, basic room, but very clean. Very friendly staff. There's a free-access computers room near the reception, and there is also a wifi connection you can use with your portable computer or mobile device. The breakfast (6,5 euro, not included in the room price) is basic, too,...

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  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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 Domus Academica

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Price Range: $43 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Domus Academica 2*
Number of rooms: 326
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