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Hostel Domus Academica
Reviewed 2 September 2013

cheaper than expected in an expensive city to stay. Clean room for two with bathroom.
breakfast was simple but enough to fill us. We asked for Gluten free breakfast and they brought us bread and fruit !!! helpful and without problems
will repeat for sure

Room Tip: room with private room for two is a must
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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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.

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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
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Thank WorldTravel1986
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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.

Room Tip: ask for a room in the main building, at the upper floor so there will be no noise.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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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
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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
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Additional Information about Hostel Domus Academica

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Helsinki
Price Range: £26 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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