An idyllic, central location near by lake Pöyliöjärvi. The hostel has a sandy swimming beach of its own. Trout and salmon fishing. Boat, canoe and pedal boat rental. Berry and mushroom picking and hunting grounds close by., Boat, bicycle, snowshoes, cross country skies for rent.

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First of all this is by far the most horrible hostel I have ever stayed in and I have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world. How this hostel can be part of HI-hostels is beyond my imagination. The owner was extremely rude (and possible drunk)! Rent of old worn linen and a towel was 12 eur per person per night! The hostel itself was run down, sad, filthy. Big open windows in showers with no curtains! Filthy bathroom, horrible kitchen. All doors could barely close or lock. Hughly overpriced!


Avatar for Torben


Sat 27 Dec 2014

I was given one of the small log cabins that are on the site instead of a bed in the hostel.This was perfect for my needs and represented excellent value for money. I would have no hesitation in using this facility again.on a future visit to Kemijarvi.


Avatar for Bryan


Sat 08 Nov 2014