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Napoli
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88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice position in central Helsinki. Unfortunately rooms are spacious but not clean at all! No soap or shampoo (room and personal hygiene are not warranted!). One miserable towel for each guest. Not for people with alergies as dust is everywere in the hostel!

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

Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! Soap and shampoo is unfortunately not provided at the moment but we sell them at the hostel reception. The closest shop is also just on the other side of the street. As we we have gotten suggestions on including soap in the hostel prices, we are moving towards that for the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I stayed 2 nights for Helsinki Marathon. Really couldn't fault this hostel given room rate. The room was clean, with comfortable bed and good shower. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was good value. Location is central for all of Helsinki - I could walk/tram everywhere. One of the best features is the sauna (included in room price) - standard for Helsinki... More 

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

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

badalona
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stayed here 2 nights. We were 3 and had a 4 people room. It pretty much looked like a small apartment, with kitchen, hall, and a dorm. Very good quality/price ratio for Helsinki. It's a big hostel, and to complain, the corridors smelled tobacco smoke.

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

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

Belgrade, Serbia
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This student dorm operates as hostel during summer. Rooms are clean, staff is very friendly, there is a kitchen that u can use, and it looked very safe. The problem is that the hostel is very big, so maybe not suitable for solo travellers, but it is good for families and groups. But be aware that is quite expensive, but... More 

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

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

Belgrade, Serbia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We spent two nights at this place. Very comfortable and clean, close to the city center and to the beach, staff is friendly and kind. There is a small kitchen in the room (but with no cutlery) so you can prepare meals. You can also leave your luggage at reception (free of charge) after check out if needed. The only... More 

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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 you enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stayed in C building for 4 nights, actually nothing to complain about - nice location (ca.7 min to metro station and ca.10 min to the beach), clean rooms with very simple furniture, was rather loud due to construction works, but they started not very early and in the evening was quiet. The only issue is I would have expect the... More 

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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 you enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

Germany
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18 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A Very price-worthy hostel in a good location of Helsinki. Very nice and helpful service! A walk distance to the city center and the most important attractions. 50 m distance to a small supermarket. Great possibility to meet people if you want 😊

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

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

Middelfart, Denmark
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58 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

You get a room with two (very good) beds, andt there's a small kitchen where you can prepare small meals or make a cup of coffee. The hostel i centrally placed, close to the Kamppi Center, from where trains, all busses and some trams will take you to any destination. Everything is very clean, and there a good possibilities for... More 

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

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

Eugene, Oregon
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The location is good; the rooms are very clean. The breakfast is excellent. No dishes in the kitchen. There is a grocery store across the street with excellent salad bar. Wifi spotty. Be sure to ask for a room away from the street side; there was a restaurant across the street that started the party about 10pm to the wee... More 

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

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it! Welcome again to Hostel Domus Academica! More 

Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Start with the positive, location not bad, big shopping centres like Kampi and Forum are a few hundred metres away and not far around you can catch the tram or the hop on hop off bus. The room is wide enough with cupboards and more shelves than you would need. Nice kitchen with oven, hot plates and a good size... More 

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

Hello, thank you for your honest and informative feedback. We really appreciate the feedback as we always try to better our services and the customer experience. I am truly sorry that you had to face poor customer service while staying with us. That was not intentional and we will take this into account. I am also happy that you got... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Hostel Domus Academica

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Price Range: €30 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Domus Academica 2*
Number of rooms: 326
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