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Helsinki - Hostel Domus Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, 00100, Finland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 8 Reviews

Hostel rating (8)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 91%
Security 94%
Service 90%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 83%

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 $40.73
  • Private
    From $67.50
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 1 and September 1. 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, shower and a kitchenette 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 morning!

You may cancel the reservation free of charge latest 24 hours before the arrival. Failure to comply or in case of no-show will result in a cancellation fee equal to the full amount of stay.

Hostel Domus Academica is HI-Quality and Sustainability certified hostel! We are also the first hostel in Finland that fulfilled the Finnish Nature Leagues and Hostelling International Finland’s eco-criteria!

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.

Hostel Domus Academica is FINLAND'S HOSTEL OF THE YEAR 2016!


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 4 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 Jun to 31 Aug

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358 9 1311 4334

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



Zustand der Sanitäreinrichtung (Bad) nicht zufriedenstellend (Lecks an Duschkopf, Brauße), Schimmel am Duschvorhang. Reinigung alle 4 Tage ist gut. Bei Aufenthalten von wenig mehr als 4 Tagen wäre eine Reinigung zur Hälfte der Anwesenheit wünschenswert.


Avatar for Filip


Thu 01 Sep 2016

Im Badezimmer gibt es leider kaum Möglichkeiten seine Sachen aufzuhängen. Ansonsten war das Zimmer sehr schön und wenn das Fenster geschlossen war, dann hat man die Straße auch kaum noch gehört. Die Matratze war handbreit und dementsprechend unbequem. Das Zimmer war sonst im allgemeinen sehr angenehm und auch sauber. Der Aufenthaltsraum bietet viele Möglichkeiten um Menschen kennenzulernen und auch um günstig zu kochen. Ins Zentrum läuft man ca 10 Minuten.


Avatar for Annika


Mon 29 Aug 2016

I liked the fact that the hostel is very central and you can go everywhere by foot. Also the room was very clean, fresh bed sheets and towels had been available. Staff was very friendly. Maybe only one proposal for improvement, as it was very warm in the evenings when I stayed there, it would be nice to have some more tables and chairs outside where people staying in the hostel can come together outside to have a chat and a drink.


Avatar for Cornelia


Sun 28 Aug 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

20km from the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. From airport take Ring Rail Line (train P or I) to the Railway Station. Yellowline Shuttle Taxi is also available. From the Railway station 15 minute walk or take tram 2 towards Nordenskiöldinkatu.
500 metres from Kamppi bus & metro station.
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 available on request. Please contact the hostel to make a reservation for parking.
1km away from the Central Railway Station.
100 meters from tram 2 stop Kauppakorkeakoulut.

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

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