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

  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing
  • Culture

Green rating



The ventilation system (above the bed in the ccabin ceiling) was quite strong and caused sore throat in the morning.


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Sat 14 Feb 2015

Pity there wash't an oven, just microwaves. Breakfast was really good!


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Wed 11 Feb 2015

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