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Horsens, Denmark
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed here when our oldest daughter attended a string orchestra summer school. Domus Academica is a student lodging during university semester, but in the summer it is converted into budget lodging. The room was OK for two people, complete with a small kitchenette and a fridge, a small but functioning bathroom and the beds were actually quite good. As...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that your stay was pleasant. A warm welcome again!

Boxmeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The hostel has clean rooms with a kitchenette but no cooking utensils !? But there is a supermarket at the other side of the street and the breakfast is okay. The people at the reception were very friendly. It's not very near to the centre, but you can take a tram. The amazing rockchurch is nearby, you really should have...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! Kitchen utensils are free to borrow from the common room kitchen. As we have gotten a few requests about them this summer - we will make this more noticable for next year when we open again. Have a nice fall and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a group of 12 guys visiting Helsinki for a batchelor (stag) party weekend. We were looking for simple and relatively cheap accomodation in a good location - Hostel Academica achieves this. Whilst the rooms are a little worn and basic, they were comfortable enough. Don't expect warm and welcoming colours and design - but this isn't what we...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Brno
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights in this hostel. It has good location (just 1 stop with underground line to the train station), our room was clean with comfortable beds and a bathroom. For 65€ per an expensive accommodation, in Helsinki case still one of the cheapest.

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed here for two nights in August, as it was one of the cheaper places in Helsinki to stay. I'll go through each aspect in order to review it. LOCATION - This hotel is not particularly easy to find if you are not familiar with Helsinki. I am, and I still struggled. It is about 10-15 min walk from...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! Kitchen utensils are free to borrow from our common room kitchen. As we have gotten a few requests among them - we will make this more noticable for next summer. Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back...

Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was at this hostel for 3 nights. It's a nice low budget stay for the city of Helsinki. Tram stations right around the corner. Central station about 20 minutes to walk. The rooms are ok. With a little kitchen and own bathroom (at the single room). Free wifi at the lobby. You can get a LAN wire for you...

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Hi and thank you for your feedback! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights to run the marathon in August. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was roomy and equipped with an oven but felt rather spartan. It was clean if not quite spotless. Everything worked well. The breakfast was fine if not exactly exciting. I used the sauna on the morning after...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed in this hostel for two nights and it was great! The location is amazing, the staff really friendly and we had a fridge and a mini kitchen :) Its the best price-benefit yiu can get in Helsinki! The only down is that there is no wifi in the room

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Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I need place to sleep for a night near railway station - I choose such hostel - A supermarket in front till late night where I got my breakfast and dinner - Tram 2 station so near and just 3 stops from center - WIFI only in loopy put I hire a rauter for 5 Euro and use it at...

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Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Saint-petersburg
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in a twin room of C building on the 4th floor. The room is basic, like really simple, with no touch of style or coziness or whatever. The room has two beds, lots of closets, a table with two chairs, tiny kitchen and a pretty big refrigerator. It may be good when you plan to live...

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Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

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Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Price Range: RM142 - RM444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Domus Academica 2*
Number of rooms: 326
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