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Turku - Laivahostel Borea

Linnankatu 72, Turku, 20100, Finland

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Overall Rating 84%

From 34 Reviews

Hostel rating (34)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 84%
Security 86%
Service 88%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 82%

Laivahostel Borea is a unique boat hostel with a nostalgic atmosphere from the golden era of Finland - Sweden cruises in the 1960s.

  • Dorm
    From $33.58
  • Private
    From $52.60
10 or more people?
turku-laivahostel-borea

Turku Hostel

Hostel Turku

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Spend an unforgettable night aboard a museum ship! 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. Please, ask for a parking license at the reception!

At the reception they sell tickets to the Bore museum exhibition aboard as well as HI-membership cards. Guests can also book a laundry for small fee. On the Bore-ship there is also summer cafeteria and the Baltic hall where banquets, meetings and concerts can be arranged.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Sauna
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • 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 pre check in
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358-40-8436611

hostelborea@turku.fi

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

Reviews

Reviews

The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable. The water pressure in the shower was good. My problem was that the room smelled very musty. There was not enough ventilation in the room and I began to feel like I was in a coffin. After one night in the room I couldn't bring myself to go back, and booked a room in a hotel for the rest of my stay.

73%

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Kathleen,

Sat 17 Jun 2017

I stayed in a single room--it felt like a coffin! I don't mind small spaces but it felt like there was no air; the room was so warm and stuffy. I think a small fam should be placed in every room, just to get some air moving around. That would help with the musty smell, too.

83%

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Kathleen,

Thu 15 Jun 2017

I enjoy staying at this place, and I appreciate the possibility to rent a bike and the morning sauna, but this time I didn't get much sleep because of a person in the cabin next to mine made a lot of noise in the night.

83%

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Lena,

Wed 07 Jun 2017

Preis ist zu hoch . Frühstück ist nicht gut

80%

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Ilmari,

Fri 19 May 2017

Location

Location
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

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

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

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

People

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

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served

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