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Kalevankatu 3 A 45 Forum, Helsinki 00100 Finland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 03/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 94 in Helsinki
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Welcome to the Yard - your locally run downtown hostel where everyone is a friend. We are an independent boutique hostel in the heart of Helsinki and Best Hostel in Finland years 2018, 2019 and 2020. Our goal is to make everyone walk through our doors fall in love with Helsinki by helping them get the best possible experience of our Nordic Capital. You’ll feel right at home in our relaxed and cool ambience. We are a hostel with both private rooms and dorms. Most of our dorm beds have privacy curtains. Our large lounge is great for hanging out with friends or making new ones. Plus free Wi-Fi for all and lots of real plants to keep the air fresh. Our kitchen is well equipped for you to prepare your own meals and we offer free tea and coffee all day. So come and enjoy our hospitality. We are located just a five minute walk from Helsinki Central Railway Station, on a street that is bubbling with bars, restaurants, shops and sights. You are warmly invited ♡
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish

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Grade: 100 out of 100
421Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
146Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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sineee wrote a review Apr 2022
Dornbirn, Austria21 contributions17 helpful votes
I decided for my first trip to Finland to start in Helsinki, and I chose the Yard Hostel. It is situated perfectly close to the station, but I have to admit: being tired after a long trip it was quite hard for me to find the hostel. Maybe I should have had a better look at the instructions sent via e-mail. But well, as I said, I was busy traveling. The hostel was super clean and whilst the bedrooms offered some privacy (beds with curtains), the lounge area was very inviting to communicate with your co-travelers. I enjoyed my stay there a lot and would fully recommend it!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Ciara wrote a review Nov 2021
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I visited this hostel as a solo female and found this hostel very safe and comfortable. The interior is very clean and funky. There are many other solo females staying here. The staff are very friendly and there are great facilities. This place would be an ideal place to stay if visiting Helsinki. Would also be perfect for a girls trip!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Jatula wrote a review Aug 2021
Loimaa, Finland121 contributions29 helpful votes
Good location, but as there is no stuff at the place, some young people from Germany and England had parties both nights until about 4 o'clock in the morning. Even though I told them to shut up, they just told: "Very soon".
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Date of stay: August 2021
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finnschtt wrote a review Aug 2021
Hattingen, Germany72 contributions90 helpful votes
Very clean hostel, great facilities, cozy lounge and nice staff. I also met lots of amazing people during my stay. There is nothing I could complain about, overall one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Birgit C wrote a review Aug 2021
Salzburg, Austria4 contributions
I was travelling as a single person and The Yard was the perfect place to stay. Very centrally located, extremely nice people staying there and good facilities like a clean and well-equipped kitchen and well-cared bathrooms. However, no staff is around, which means that you have be very independent with organising everything by yourself. As I found my keys and maps of the town right away at the reception desk, this was no problem for me, but some others were a little bit lost.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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F033 💕 wrote a review Oct 2020
United Kingdom48 contributions84 helpful votes
I really enjoyed our stay here! 😍 We were a group of six and felt very secure within the hostel. The accommodation was really modern, with some lovely homely touches. I especially liked the breakfast, which was plentiful and included in the price. The staff were really pleasant and we had no problems throughout our stay. I would definitely recommend this hostel due to the central location, friendly staff and quiet surroundings! 🥰🏨
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Luise Biere wrote a review Aug 2020
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I was unfortunately only able to visit for one night, but I liked it very much. The accommodation (room, restroom, kitchen area, shower) was very clean and I felt very comfortable. They paid close attention to details, which made the atmosphere so relaxed. I would definitely book another night here when I am back in Helsinki. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, everything went smoothly although nobody was present. Thank you very much for everything!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Анастасия С wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia1 contribution
I was staying in the Yard hostel for 2 days, and it was perfect for me as a solo traveler. Bed, closed with curtains, makes you feel safe and separated from others. Having personal space is super important! Breakfast is also good. Basic products like cereals and toasts are provided. The space is rather clean and very cozy. Thank you, team of the Yard hostel, for good service and comfy conditions🌸
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Yard Reception, Asiakaspalvelu at The Yard Hostel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hi there! Thank you so much for staying with us and for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you loved the stay! :) Iina/The Yard
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Barry C wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany175 contributions83 helpful votes
I was here for maybe the 3rd time or 4th and this time it was even cooler. On entry I knew reception from last year. One evening everybody at one moment starts to talk to with each other. At the end I went out with 3 cool people and next morning again with 3 other people. Nice people from china.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Yard Reception, Asiakaspalvelu at The Yard Hostel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hi Barry! Glad to hear you liked your stay and made new friends! We hope to see you again in your future travels, have a great rest of the winter! :) Iina/The Yard
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ToTheWanderers wrote a review Jan 2020
Australia489 contributions104 helpful votes
I had a great stay at The Yard Hostel! The room was well set up (curtains for privacy, big under bed storage drawer, ample power outlets and light). There is a nice communal lounge and kitchen. Breakfast was provided every morning (DIY, nothing fancy but enough to start the day). Great location in the centre and pretty easy walking to most attractions. On arrival, I did have to wait around 15 minutes outside the front door as the girl was cleaning and couldn’t hear the doorbell or the phone ringing.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Yard Reception, Asiakaspalvelu at The Yard Hostel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you for the great review! :) We are glad to hear that you liked your stay with us and wish to host you again in the future. We apologize for the wait on arrival and will do our best to keep this from happening in the future. Thank you for staying with us! :) Iina/The Yard
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PRICE RANGE
US$47 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Yard Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Yard Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Ateneum (0.3 km), Kamppi Chapel of Silence (0.3 km), and The Esplanadi Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Yard Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Yard Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, blackout curtains, and a dishwasher.
What food & drink options are available at The Yard Hostel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Yard Hostel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Yard Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Passio Keittio Ja Baari, and Restaurant Savoy.
Is The Yard Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre of Helsinki.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Yard Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Yard Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mannerheim Museum (1.5 km), Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum (2.6 km), and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna (3.3 km).