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Turku - Laivahostel Borea

Linnankatu 72, Turku, 20100, Finland

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Overall Rating 85%

From 70 Reviews

Hostel rating (70)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 83%
Security 88%
Service 88%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 78%

Laivahostel Borea is a unique boat hostel with a nostalgic atmosphere from the golden era of Finland - Sweden cruises in the 1960s. Right Now! Easter Bargain Price - 30% on stayed nights on 21.-28.3.2016 Let the summer begin! Take advantage of the super discounts on the 5 first nights of June!

  • Dorm
    From €26.00
  • Private
    From €41.00
10 or more people?

Turku Hostel

Hostel Turku

Welcome to our hostel

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 120 cabins (singles, twins, triples and quads), most of them with 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 with lockers. 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. Guests can also book a laundry for small fee. On the Bore-ship there is also cafeteria, lunch restaurant and the Baltic hall where banquets, meetings and concerts are being arranged.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 21:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Sauna
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year
With exception of 22/12/2015 to 27/12/2015

Open 24 hours
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358-40-8436611

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Turku Castle (Less than 500 m)
  • The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • The Suomen Joutsen full-rigger (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



Personal muy amable, camarotes pequeños pero acogedores, desayuno y sauna matutina incluidos. Hay un museo en el propio barco que merece la pena visitar.


Avatar for Laura


Thu 19 May 2016

Bore hostel was exceptional in its cleanliness, friendliness and it was a very pleasant stay. I would recommend this location to anyone, whether family, couples or lone travelers. It was pretty unique being an old ferry but it was very clean and the staff were very considerate. This was our first time staying at a hostel but not the last


Avatar for JOHN


Wed 18 May 2016

It's super convenient having a low priced hostel so close to the trains and ferries, and it's got a lot of character. Staff was great, breakfast was great, room was great, highly recommend. I was pleasantly surprised to get a single room.


Avatar for Rebecca


Tue 17 May 2016

Great experience at this hostel, the concept is pretty unique and the cabins are clean and more comfortable than I expected. The morning sauna is really nice!


Avatar for Maxime


Mon 16 May 2016

Ich habe in diesem Hostel desöfteren bereits übernachtet. Sehr freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal. Parkmöglichkeiten kostenlos direkt neben dem Hostel im Hafen. Super Frühstück. Innenstadt ist in 10 Minuten zu erreichen. Sehr empfehlenswerte Unterkunft. Akkomodation ist auf einem Schiff. Es befindet sich auf dem Schiff auch ein kleines Museum. Das Marinum ist gleich nebenan. Echt super! Ich werde hier wieder übernachten.


Avatar for Joerg-Ulrich


Fri 13 May 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (3 to 5km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (2 to 3km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

11.7 km, Turku
No. 1 between airport & harbour. Bus station for long distance also located along route (3.4km)
0,8 km
From centre of Turku, follow signs for the harbour and Forum Marinum
2.7km Turku

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served

Sustainability labels

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