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Helsinki - Hostel Domus Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, 00100, Finland

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Overall Rating 93%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 92%
Security 94%
Service 94%
Comfort 96%
Green rating 82%

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

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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

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

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
  • Car parking nearby - 1 to 2km
  • 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



No se entregan o notifican normas de horarios, limpieza , recogida basura.... Es un poco incomodo no disponer de disponer al menos de un cazo en la kichenette. Se valorarí mucho un calentador de agua para cocinar.


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Mon 04 Sep 2017

My first visit to Helsinki and this was a great place to stay. As it's normally uni accom, rooms had bathrooms & kitchenettes with was excellent value. Great location - 5 minutes to Kampin Metro Station & various trams, or 10 minutes to walk into town. The Rock Church is 5 min walks, or take a tram to the Clarion Hotel for a sunset drink on the 16th floor - spectacular. Very good breakfast on premises. There was some rubbish in corridors at times.


Avatar for Linda


Wed 16 Aug 2017

Excellent hostel. But I miss the swimming pool!


Avatar for Jane


Mon 07 Aug 2017

Very good stay in an excellent location.


Avatar for Patrick


Sun 06 Aug 2017

Very nice place and will stay if I come again.


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kit wah pamela,

Thu 03 Aug 2017


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 Lasipalatsi station 15 minute walk or take tram 2 towards Länsi-Pasila.
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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