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Helphostel
Reviewed 8 August 2012

It's a shabby hostel in an old building, where rooms are locked with keys that look like those with which you usually lock table drawers, and walls made of cardboard (there is also a chance to rent not a room, but a bed behind a curtain), which is a bit unexpected. But it's cosy, it's clean, and there is an informal, but effective way in which issues are held (like when you arrive in the middle of the night, and staff is not there, they e-mail you code to the door on the first floor, and the code to the door on the second one, and leave this funny key in an envelope at the reception desk). Good value though, and it's really better than unkempt and crowded Eurohostel down the same street.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

On the up side, the room I stayed in was clean and the location isn't too far from the Central Market. It is a small hostel but the facilities (internet, tv, kitchen) are decent.
On the down side, beds in the large dorm room are squeezed in like battery hen cages and as far as I could ascertain it has only one shower for the entire hostel. One. Good luck with that.
Worse still, they have a lock-out on check-ins. If you have not arrived by 6pm they deem you a cancellation and will charge you accordingly. Helsinki is also a town where hostels frequently book out, so unless you follow their rules to the letter you could be left on the street with nowhere to stay and they will keep your money with scant regard for your welfare. I don't consider that to be fair business practice in this day and age. Let alone the fact that it leaves the hostel with no human security or cleaning services between 6pm and 10am. There are better options available to you in Helsinki and I recommend you choose them.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Small hostel. Very good service in this price. Neat, clean, new, deciplined, well decorated. Staff is very welcoming and helpful. Very good speed wifi internet. Free tea and cofee.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 March 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2014
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2014
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Linnankatu 3, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Vironniemi
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Ranked #23 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Helsinki
Number of rooms: 9
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