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Turku - Laivahostel S/S Bore

Linnankatu 72, Turku, 20100, Finland

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Overall Rating 86%

From 31 Reviews

Hostel rating (31)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 84%
Location 84%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 84%

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

  • Dorm
    From $31.83
  • Private
    From $51.87
10 or more people?
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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 (common areas) 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

hostel.bore@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

Bathroon was very cold (March, -14 degrees outside). My eyes were bloodshot in the morning, even if I am not allergic to dust. Pavement to the entry was very slippery. Some quests were noisy in the corridors late in the evening.

70%

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Mira,

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Tolle Umgebung!

83%

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Simon,

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Beautiful old ship. The quality of the breakfast could be better

90%

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Peter,

Sun 18 Mar 2018

While the boat was easy to spot, the entrance was hard to find (especially coming from the harbours). A couple of signposts could help.

77%

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Gillis,

Mon 12 Feb 2018

Have stayed quite a few times, all in winter, and really love staying here.

87%

Avatar for Rachel

Rachel,

Sun 11 Feb 2018

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

Sustainability labels

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