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Pori - Hostel River

Karjapiha 2, Pori, 28100, Finland

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Hostel River, voted Hostel Of The Year 2013 in Finland. Enjoy your travels and feel at home with us.

  • Private
    From $58.25
10 or more people?

Pori Hostel

Hostel Pori

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the town of Pori, Hostel River is a cosy, peaceful and inexpensive hostel by the beautiful river Kokemäenjoki. Although the building itself is an old office building, protected by the National Board of Antiquities, the interior has just been renovated and refurbished.

The hostel has 9 rooms that are suitable for 1-4 people, and 1 double room.
Bed linen and towels are included in the rates. The hostel has pleasant communal areas, including a self-service kitchen with complimentary tea and coffee, a living room with a large TV, and an internet-connected computer and WiFi. We also have excellent meeting room facilities with all the necessary equipment for up to 40 people. There are also free parking places in front of the building and in the yard.

Hostel River is located in the area of Karjaranta, about 500 metres from Kirjurinluoto park area where you will find an event stage, a children’s play area, a beach, a miniature golf course, a cafe, etc. The hostel is just 800 metres from the main theatre and 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) from the marketplace. Our Reception is open Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and at other times by appointment.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 17:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 12 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at 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
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 12:00
From 15:00 to 18:00
From 14:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358443353326

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Yyteri Beach (More than 10km)
  • Kirjurinluoto event arena (Less than 500m)
  • Pelle Hermanni park for children (Less than 500m)

See the full list of attractions



Tout était très bien; le regret: pas de dortoir pour partager les coûts.


Avatar for Marie


Sat 08 Sep 2018

This is a quiet hostel with a bright, homely atmosphere. On the outskirts of the city centre- study directions.Recommended.


Avatar for Peter


Wed 04 Oct 2017

Go to the River..nice place for a rest, maximum comfort, to sleep, to cook yourself or even to listen a bit radio nostalgia, that s just your choice, close to an amazing park in Pori, just in front, ...perfect plce to have some relax for some days, and a place to stay, and visit Pori, and go to Rauma, and come back to the River, to Pori....and that´s it, helpful and nice people in the stuff also, giving you the best advices...


Avatar for Xavier


Wed 10 Aug 2016

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel and in Pori! Enjoy the rest of the summer! With kind regards, Hostel River staff.

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Sirkka-Liisa Peni,

Fri 12 Aug 2016

The most comfortible Youth Hostel I have been in on my journeys in Finland. Everything was made with love and all the wishes, travellers can have were to been fulfilled. Thanks for the nice stay in there.


Avatar for Almut


Fri 29 Jan 2016

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We are very happy while you enjoyed your staying here. We wish a nice winter to you. Hostel River/Sirkka-Liisa/hostel manager

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Sirkka-Liisa Peni,

Sun 31 Jan 2016

A lovely private room and got to choose which one of the available ones I wanted. Nicely provisioned kitchen and lovely sauna.


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Mon 17 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (500m - 1km)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (2 to 3km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

4km Pori Airport.
100m from bus stop Karjaranta. bus number 10. Bus station Pori (2.1km).
Alternate Transport
1.2 km from the market place.
Parking available at the hostel's countryard and on the street.
2.1km from Pori station.

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