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“VERY CLEAN ROOM only 15 MIN. WALK FROM TRAIN STATION” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel Domus Academica

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“VERY CLEAN ROOM only 15 MIN. WALK FROM TRAIN STATION”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

My spouse and i enjoyed the proximity to the main train station, the room was very clean, with blackout drapes, spacious with a small kitchenette and table. We used the common area as you can use the pots there or take them to your room. This is a hostel so don't expect amenities on the high end. A market is across the street. And the price was right.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

I found the rooms a bit clinical (nice to have a bathroom en suite but not so nice with no soap). A lot of street noise from below (cars) but right near a tram stop and walking distance to Central Station, the 'beach', the Rock Church and a manageable distance from the Cathedral and Market Square. Liked that it wasn't too close to loud bars and nightclubs.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tallgreen
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Cologne, Germany
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

In a nutshell:

- rooms are about as friendly as a hospital room
- no wifi in room -> a lot of people in the common area. problem: common area is tiny, about 20 seats for a hostel that fits 200 people. Did I mention the hospital charme?
- kitchen is tiny, no equipment. I think I saw two pots. the kitchen is also part of the common area. and (see above) hence sitting while eating is pure luck.

Cannot recommend this hostel

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank WorldTravel1986
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

good price, clean, clean bathroom. no tv, though!
but safe, sometimes noisy. and you have to pay for the internet cable. 3 euros, if i remember correctly.
still, i liked the staff. very nice and friendly.
it's a place for students so, if u know this form the beginning, it will be ok.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Porvoo
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82 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

If you want to enjoy Helsinki nightlife, but don't live in the capital area, one night in Academica is perhaps cheaper than a taxi back home. Ok, this was at least my idea when booking a room there. Academica is not a fancy place to stay in, but a simple, clean and reasonably priced hostel in the heart of the city with a friendly service. Ok, I agree that there perhaps should be shower gel or soap in the bathroom, but you can't get everything. My room was a newly renovated double room with two beds etc. Very basic, but enough for me that time.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JAJORI
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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146 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Sufficiently close to the Central Station. Friendly staff. Not very clean in the shower. No soap and shower gel. If there is a shower and toilet in the room is not put there soap and shower gel - it zhlobstvo. Very unpleasant surprise when checking in to the room late at night and did not find there soap and shower gel. The room has a kitchen but no utensils.
Free Wi-Fi only in the lobby. The rooms paid internet via cable.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Valerkav
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Stockholm, Sweden
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262 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

A not so careful booking done through a portal resulted in me landing at this hotel. Approx one kilometre away from the main bus stand at Helsinki. Very reasonably priced and rather clean. I used a double room. Two separate beds, kitchen with stove, oven, feezer and microwave. Towels provided, but no soap or shampoo.

May be a suitable place for big groups / students on a cost conscious trip. For me the place was not a good experience.

Breakfast was not a good experience. Even the orange juice served could get better.

Total price for a double room and breakfast for one person was approx 82 Euros. And they charge 1 Euro to order a taxi for you.

If you are on a business trip, recommend other options.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AnoopPV
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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 #8 of 26 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! 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. 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 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! Contest was organized by the Finnish Youth Hostel Federation. 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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