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

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Shopping
  • Relaxing

Green rating



The hostel is the Kamppi commercial quartier of Helsinki. This means that most of shops and restaurants are just a throw of stone away. The central bus station is also located there. The hostel is nice and rather new. While having book a bed in a dorm, I was placed in a double room for a couple of days. The room was not exceptionally clean. However, I could also enjoy a complimentary Sauna in the morning. This was definitely an added value.


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Fri 28 Aug 2015

No comon room to meet new People, is more like a Hotel than a hostel.


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Thu 27 Aug 2015

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Lecker Fallafel im Lavante, Bulevardi 15

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Fri 12 Jun 2015

Budget meal tip

For quite bites, be it hot or cold, just pop over to the supermarket across the hostel to get sandwiches, fruits, drinks, soups, snacks, vegetables etc. Good to the wallet !

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Sun 28 Jun 2015