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Hostel Domus Academica
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Good central place at a great price!!!”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We were coming back from Estonia and had to catch the morning train to St Petersburg. Needed a clean place to spend the night at an affordable price. Not very far from the train station and a 10 minute walk to the Esplanade. We reached the hostel around midnight and had no problems in getting the keys to the room. They have 24 hrs staff, friendly and helpful people.We were in a private room, all basic amenities available, neat and clean linen, cooking facility and even a fridge. Free internet was available in the lobby which was helpful. There's a supermarket across the street so we could pick up few eats and drinks before we checked in.The hostel lounge has a 24 hrs common kitchen for use.
We could not use the sauna and pool - only open in the mornings with separate times for men and women. All in all a great place at a great price.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2013

I stayed here for a few nights. It was clean and affordable! Good location, only a short walk to the town center. Was in a 1 bedroom though and not sure what the hostel dorms are like. Comfortable and the people at the counter were great. Also, had computers available to go on the internet which was great.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We stayed there for 4 nights. The hostel location is good and the room we had was very clean. There's a supermarket across the street so it's super convenient. Unfortunately, I think that the price was too high. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Treviso, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

I stayed in this hostel two times in summer 2011 because cheaper than other structures in Helsinki (also if the price for a hostel usually is cheaper...!).

I stayed in the new building and also in the older one and didn't have any kind of problem, the quality was the same and the room/bathroom were clean.

The bedroom was essential but clean, the bed was ok, and there was also a small kitchen.
The staff was kind and gave us some maps of the city when we arrived.

The hostel is situated in a good position, not far from the city center and the dock where you can take the ferry to Tallinn.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I stayed here on June 2011. Sorry for writing the review so late.
The location is quite difficult to find for the first time. We walked the wrong way and nearly doubled the time needed to reach there. But in fact, it is in a very convenient location.

The lift didn't provide access to some floors. Unfortunately, we need to walk up stairs for 1 floor. It is quite messy as we are carrying large luggage.

No wifi at room and therefore need to compete with others in the common room for computers. I had to wait a long time for using.

we stayed at private twin room, it's clean and relatively big.

Overall, we enjoy our stay here and will certainly stay here again next time.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Germany
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights. It’s nothing special but ok for the price.
The city centre is not far away. We always felt safe walking home even late.
The staff was very helpful and friendly in case of all questions.
The check-in was totally easy.
Our room was mostly clean…
Unfortunately the wireless didn’t work at our room, but we could connect for free being downstairs in the lobby.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

This is student accommodation which is let out during the vacations. The rooms are all modern with bathrooms, and most have good cooking facilities (including a fridge). The good thing is that you can ask for rooms that have more than two beds - therefore, this place becomes cost effective very quickly if there are two or more of you. The only minor issue was that we had to move rooms on the last day, and we had not been told about this. Other than that, you could do a lot worse for a lot more money in Helsinki.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hostel Domus Academica
Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Domus Academica 2*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOSTEL DOMUS ACADEMICA is located in the city center! All rooms with private facilities. Morning sauna is free of charge! ALL 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. BREAKFAST is served daily and parking facilities are provided with extra cost. Safety boxes are available in the reception as well as a free luggage room. Free internet is available in the common 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 DOMUS ACADEMICA IS THE HOSTEL OF THE YEAR 2016! Read more about us on our website. Hostel Domus Academica welcomes you to stay with us and to enjoy the summer in Helsinki! ... more   less 
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