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Hostel Tankar Inn

c/o Kokkolan Matkailu Oy, Kokkola, 67100, Finland

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Hostel Tankar Inn at the Lighthouse Island Pilot Station is a modern hostel with comfortable double rooms. Cozy accommodation to experience the authentic maritime life.

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Kokkola Hostel

Hostel Kokkola

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The best way to experience the atmosphere on the lighthouse island is by staying overnight. The night on the island is a unique experience and your imagination takes you back in the old times on the to the beam of the lighthouse during the darkening summer night. Hostel Tankar Inn offers good quality accommodations in the refurbished double rooms of the pilot station building. Shared shower, toilet, kitchen and living areas. Sauna for guests' use. The well-equipped modern kitchen and comfortable living areas can even be converted into a meeting room.

Make your stay even more memorable! The tower at the pilot station is possible to rent for accommodation. Windows offer 360 degree view in all directions. The room has its own viewing platform and air conditioning.

Dogs are welcome to us!

The price includes linen. Extra mattress possibility for a child in the rooms. Breakfast at extra charge at nearby Cafe Tankar.

The lighthouse island of Tankar is a tiny island, about 1 km x 0,5 km. It is situated in the outer archipelago, about 17 km from Kokkola. The landmark of the isle is the 27 m high lighthouse from 1889. It is still in use. There is a nature trail around the island. You can free visit the old fishermen´s church from 1754 and a archipelago hunting museum. Cafe Tankar is fully licensed summer restaurant, where the local´s favorite is the delicious fish soup.

To Tankar there are frequent connections from Kokkola Meripuisto onboard m/s Jenny (177 passengers). The accommodation and the boat ticket shall be booked in advance at Visit Kokkola. The cruises weather permitting, please check the availability always directly with us.


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.
  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

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

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning Type - In selected areas
  • Conference Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jun to 12 Sept

From 09:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358 40 806 5075

Fax. +358-6-831 0306

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lighthouse (At or next to the hostel)
  • Fishing village (At or next to the hostel)
  • Archipelago cruises (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Kokkola 22 km
M/S Jenny connect Tankar Island with Kokkola. The departure next to Kokkola Camping at Meripuisto.
Alternate Transport
Hostel is located on a lighthouse island of Tankar 17km from Kokkola.
Free parking at the Meripuisto ferry terminal.
Kokkola has multiple direct train connection daily both from Helsinki and Rovaniemi (Lappland). It is 3km from the railway station to the ferry terminal.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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