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Lieksa - Timitra Hostel

Timitrantie 3, Lieksa, 81720, Finland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 90%
Security 80%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 60%

Book your stay at Lieksa - Timitra Hostel in Lieksa

  • Dorm
    From €28.00
  • Private
    From €67.00
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Lieksa Hostel

Hostel Lieksa

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Timitra Hostel operates in North Karelia in Lieksa town about 1 mile from the town centre close to Lieksanjoki river.

The early modernist building was originally designed to serve as the national training centre of the Finnish Border Guard. The hostel interior is decorated with plenty of period furniture and design items.

The accommodation facilities are on the second floor (GB) and consist of rooms for groups of 4 to 5 people as well as double and single rooms. On this floor there is also a spacious sauna area with showers and toilets. On the first floor there is a café restaurant., WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Our smaller rooms and TV-room have recently been redecorated! Timitra Hostel is ideally situated near the Ruunaa, Koli and Patvinsuo outdoor and trekking areas yet offers all the services of the town.

In the summer you will find in the area great fishing oppurtunities, river rafting, bear-watching etc. In the wintertime you can drive over the ice road over the Lake Pielinen to the ski slopes of Koli. We also hire kayaks during the summer.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 00:00
From 07:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +35844 333 4044

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Pielinen museum (Less than 500 m)
  • Paateri (More than 10km)
  • Ruunaa (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Very cosy hostel, that might be a little bit noisy during the summer but perfect for September (sauna included) The "kitchen" is only a microwave and a kettle, but the breakfast was good (porridge, Artic berry...) Most showers don't have curtains and are shared between men and women but there is a sign to tell if it's women's time or men's time. Decoration worth to take a look !


Avatar for Morgane


Sat 17 Sep 2016

Great hostel with friendly and helpful owner.


Avatar for Rodney


Tue 19 Jul 2016

Mit der Reservierung über Ihr Portal haben wir eine Buchungsgebühr von € 1,90 sowie eine Anzahlung von € 3,72 geleistet. Im Timitra Hostel wurde uns gesagt, die Anzahlung käme dort nicht an. Wir haben also € 3,72 zu viel bezahlt und hätten diese gerne von Ihnen erstattet.


Avatar for Hartmut


Wed 12 Nov 2014

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le très bon goût de la décoration de cette auberge.Pour nous, venant de France, à la recherche du patrimoine culturel de la Finlande, nous avons beaucoup aimé cet endroit. Un regret : n'être pas restés plus longtemps sur place !


Avatar for Bernard


Tue 21 Oct 2014

Das Hostel hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Freundliches, hilfsbereites Personal, gutes Frühstücksbuffet und auf Anfrage bekommt man auch ein leckeres Abendessen serviert. Der Ort Lieksa bietet dagegen leider sehr wenig.


Avatar for Tania


Sat 09 Aug 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500 m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Joensuu 100 km
Lieksa Coach Station 2 km Bus stop 500m
Lieksa Port 2 km
Alternate Transport
1 5 km from Lieksa city centre to south Available at hostel
Lieksa Railway Station 2 km
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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