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!
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.
What travellers think
Domus Academica is on the silent place, not in the crowded downtown. But it takes 10 minites by foot to Kamppi mall that is bus terminal with restaurants and a supermarket etc. And it takes only 5 minite by tram to downtown. I was able to feel comfort and convenient both. And there are no air conditioner in the room, I resume that summer of Finland is very short, so they feel that air conditioner is not needed. So, anyway, I felt hot in the room while I stayed. ( I stayed during end of July)
Sun 31 Aug 2014
spacious rooms but a bit Spartan. More basic cooking and eating equipment could be in rooms. Some rooms very noisy. Others very quiet. Not a very sociable hostel as only a small communal area.
Sat 30 Aug 2014