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Laivahostel S/S Bore

Linnankatu 72, Turku 20100 Finland
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Spend the night in the maritime atmosphere on board. On board the boat hostel there are 120 comfortable cabins, most of them equipped with shower and WC. The price includes bed linen, towels and breakfast, served in the ship's buffet restaurant. Free morning sauna is heated up in the crew's former quarters. Guests are also provided with wireless internet access (in common areas), luggage storage and self-service laundry facilities. M/S Bore was built in 1960 in Oskarshamn in Sweden. The museum ship has found its rightful place on the River Aura, right next to the Maritime Centre Forum Marinum. The location is ideal: the port of Turku is within easy walking distance, and the No. 1 bus will bring guests from the airport and bus station directly to the hostel. If arriving with your own car there is plenty of free parking. You are also in the perfect spot to start your own walking tour of the River Aura. The reception is open 24/7. Check in time between 3 pm and 9 pm. Welcome!
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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English, Finnish, Swedish
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tautio wrote a review Jul 2021
Helsinki, Finland112 contributions35 helpful votes
Spent two nights at s/s Bore. Finding the entrance when walking from the port was a little difficult. After some frustrations we finally found out that the entrans is from Forum Marinum end of the fence. The rooms are cabins like we were expecting. I had traveled to the USSR with this ship in the end of the 80s. I highly recommend evrybody to visit the museum floor (6th floor). The entire ship is full of history though. Also recommend to visit the surrounding museum ships. There were good restaurants near-by. The cabins were clean, quite small. The breakfast and service were good.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Anu K wrote a review Jun 2021
Helsinki, Finland6 contributions
Decent stay for short stay. However not for people with difficulties to walk /move, nor for a bigger sized person. An old ship, with steep stairs and narrow corridors and tight spaces. Cabins are fairly small with small bathrooms, esp. showers. Bed linens ready in the cabin, but having to make your own bed. Decent breakfast to start the day. Free morning sauna, although sauna is bit dated with tight spaces. Friendly staff, free parking (motorcycles can be left right next to the boat) nice bar at sun deck with couple of loungechairs.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Not for people with difficulties to walk /move, nor for a bigger sized person.
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B T wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom705 contributions119 helpful votes
This hostel is a bit of a mixed bag. It was really interesting and unusual to stay on an old cruise ship....but the stay was far from comfortable. Everything on the ship is extremely dated. The room was pretty rubbish- really small and cramped, there was no way to control the temperature so the room was draughty and cold. My porthole flap was stuck open so it was extra draughty and light at night. The walls were so incredibly thin that I could hear every time the person next door got a text. There was a sink in my room (shared bathroom) but the drain smelled horrible. There was a breakfast included which was very disappointing, there was ham, cheese, museli and not much else (toast would have been nice and not too hard to add). It was clean and the location is OK, it's right opposite the castle and is a nice half hour or so walk along the river into town, there are not really many restaurants or supermarkets too close by. I thought it was expensive (42 euro a night) for what you got. It is a cheaper option for Turku....but you can pay less than that in other cities and get a proper hotel. If I had got this room in a normal hotel I would have been very unhappy and would be giving 1 star, but it is cool to stay on an old ship, although you couldn't go on most of the decks. If you've never been on one it might be worth staying, but after 2 nights the novelty had definitely worn off. If you do stay, only stay 1 or maybe 2 nights. If I visit Turku again I wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Vicar TripAdvizor wrote a review Aug 2020
8 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed in a single person room (two bunk beds) Pros + has free parking at the pier (request permit when checking in) + has free wifi + breakfast buffet is included (limited, but good) + not in the city center but still enough close + the castle is very near + clean Annoyances - electric wall socket is on the other side of the bed than the bedside table - shower is next to the toilet seat so it is a tight space for a big person like me - no-one actively checks that the rule of silence between 24-07 in the corridors is followed - you have to make your own bed even when paying 50€+ Cons - cabin window cannot be opened - the upper bunk bed could not be rised to the wall so you cannot sit straight on your (lower) bed. Suggestions: + please give the rule of silence in the corridors between 24 to 07 to all persons traveling with kids in A4 size so that they cannot say we did not know. Will come again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Petteri1973 wrote a review Aug 2019
Helsinki, Finland263 contributions34 helpful votes
We were three three nights in June. Our cabin was clean and peaceful. Breakfast was decent enough since the place is mostly Run by students of TAI. Little far from centrum but transportation nearby works. Only minus is that there was no hot water in our cabin but there is free sauna every morning. Common kitchen is also good!!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$59 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Laivahostel Borea
FinlandSouthwest FinlandTurku
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laivahostel S/S Bore
Which popular attractions are close to Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Nearby attractions include Turku Castle (0.3 km), Forum Marinum Maritime Centre (0.2 km), and Archangel Michael's church (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Kakolanruusu, NOOA, and Göran Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Laivahostel S/S Bore offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Turku Cathedral (3.1 km), Brinkhall Manor (7.4 km), and Abo Akademi (3.0 km).