Have a good night sleep aboard s/s Bore! The former steamship is now permanently anchored on the banks of the River Aura, situated in front of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and within walking distance from Turku harbour and Turku castle.

At the hostel there are 43 cabins (singles, twins, triples and quads) each with their own toilet and shower. The bed linen, towel and buffet breakfast is included as well as morning sauna. In the hostel lounge our guests will find TV, daily newspapers, small library, kitchenette and baggage room. Guests have access to free wireless internet and a free parking area for cars and coaches is provided for all guests.

At the reception they sell tickets to the Bore museum exhibition aboard as well as TurkuCards and HI-membership cards. On the Bore-ship there is also cafeteria, lunch restaurant and the Baltic hall where banquets, meetings and concerts are being arranged.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing
  • Culture

Green rating



Die Lage ist super und das Feeling, auf einen Schiff zu leben, ist toll! Gemütliche Kajüten, gratis Sauna, leckeres Frühstück und man kann Räder mieten... das ist echt gut! Einzig die Duschen könnte man noch etwas verbessern.


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Mon 27 Jul 2015

I'm not sure what can be done to make this any better. The walls are incredibly thin between the cabins. I could hear someone rustling papers on the other side of the wall. I heard a person unlocking the cabin next to mine and could have sworn she was entering my room. The noise, labyrinth-like hallways, and poor shower drainage are a bit sad.


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Fri 24 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Where next?

Helsinki or Tampere.

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Fri 24 Jul 2015

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Walking on the Turku River banks when the sun goes down Riverboat restaurant Svarte Rudolf

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Wed 13 May 2015