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Helsinki - Hostel Domus Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, 00100, Finland

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Overall Rating 83%

From 28 Reviews

Hostel rating (28)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 77%
Location 86%
Security 88%
Service 82%
Comfort 79%
Green rating 81%

Hostel Domus Academica is a multi-cultural summer hostel in the heart of the city, owned by university students and ran by professionals.

  • Dorm
    From €29.00
  • Private
    From €52.00
10 or more people?

Helsinki Hostel

Hostel Helsinki

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel Academica Helsinki is located in the city centre close to the beautiful Hietaniemi beach, Kamppi shopping mall, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. The hostel is a summer hostel, open between June and August. Tram and bus stops are around the corner, while the metro, train and bus stations are only a short walk away.

This environmentally-friendly hostel has rooms equipped with a private bathroom and a small kitchen with refrigerator. The hostel offers a daily breakfast and provides free Internet in the common room, parking facilities, safety boxes and luggage storage. There’s also the chance for guests to use the sauna in the mornings!

Hostel Domus Academica is HI-Quality and Sustainability certified hostel!

From Hostel Academica you can easily access attractions such as the National Museum of Finland, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki Cathedral and Suomenlinna maritime fortress. Make sure you buy a Helsinki Card from reception to get free travel around the city, free entry to major museums and sights and many other discounts.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/06/2016 to 31/08/2016

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358 9 1311 4334

Fax. +358 9 441 201

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Temppeliaukio Church (Less than 500 m)
  • Hietaniemi beach (500m to 1km)
  • Sibelius monument (1 to 2km)

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Kitchen facilities were woefully inadequate. There were not nearly enough utensils airports and pans. Room was drab and the kitchen stuff there was dirty.


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Fri 15 Jul 2016

Some of the buildings don't have wifi in the rooms. The building I stayed in did have wifi in the rooms.


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Wed 13 Jul 2016

The lift in A building did not work in the night - it was confusing.


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Wed 13 Jul 2016

The staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful and answered our various questions =) The double and the single room we had provided a lot of space and the kitchen worked well. Beds were really comfortable and the little shutters were helpful during the bright summer nights. The cleanliness however could be improved: The equipement in the kitchen was clearly dirty and the floor in the bathroom looked not really clean. A little shelf in the bathroom for the toilet bag could be helpful.


Avatar for Corinne


Wed 06 Jul 2016

Ich finde es schade, dass der billigste Übernachtungspreis über 25 Euro liegt. Besser wäre es wirkliche Jugend- und Studententarife anzubieten. Es ist leider zu teuer jede Nacht auf einer Reise in einer Jugendherberge zu übernachten.


Avatar for Annika


Thu 30 Jun 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (2 to 3km)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (3 to 5km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From the airport: a) Take a Yellow Line airport taxi to our hostel (1-2 persons total 29 50 euros). At the airport contact the Yellow Line service desk to arrange it. b) Take a regular taxi to our hostel (approximately 45-55 euros). c) Take a P or I train from the airport to the Central Railway Station (5 euros per person). d) Take a Finnair airport bus to the Central Railway Station (6 30 euros per person). e) Take a regional transport bus 615 or 620 to the Central Railway Station (5 euros per person). From the Central Railway Station: a) Take a tram number 2 towards "Nordenskiöldinkatu" in front of the Central Railway Station. Our tram stop is called ”Kauppakorkeakoulut – The Schools of Economics”. It is the third stop from the Central Railway Station. The tram turns to the right but keep on walking straight ahead. Turn left to the street called Lapuankatu and walk down the street until you reach Hietaniemenkatu -street. Turn to the right and walk along Hietaniemenkatu -street almost until the end of the street. Hostel Domus Academica is on your left. b) Take a metro towards “Ruoholahti” from the Central Railway Station and get off on the next station called “Kamppi”. Take the escalator going up to the exit on Runeberginkatu -street and turn right. Walk along Runeberginkatu -street until you pass Hotel Helka and reach a smaller roundabout. From the roundabout take Hietaniemenkatu -street and walk almost until the end of the street. Hostel Domus Academica is on your left.
500 metres from Kamppi bus & metro station 100 meters from tram 2.
2-3km away depending on the port.
500 meters to Kamppi metro station.
Alternate Transport
In the city centre. All the main sights within walking distance. 500 meters away from Kamppi shopping center. Parking facilities (parking hall) available on request. Please contact the hostel to make a reservation for parking.
Parking facilities available on request. Please contact the hostel to make a reservation for parking.
1km away from the Central Railway Station.

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Green energy supplies


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

Sustainability labels

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