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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I found this to be a great hostel for my needs - great location relatively close to the train station, room was simple but clean, staff very friendly and helpful; continental breakfast available in the basement dining room.

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we warmly welcome you to stay with us again!

Horsens, Denmark
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed here when our oldest daughter attended a string orchestra summer school. Domus Academica is a student lodging during university semester, but in the summer it is converted into budget lodging. The room was OK for two people, complete with a small kitchenette and a fridge, a small but functioning bathroom and the beds were actually quite good. As...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that your stay was pleasant. A warm welcome again!

Boxmeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The hostel has clean rooms with a kitchenette but no cooking utensils !? But there is a supermarket at the other side of the street and the breakfast is okay. The people at the reception were very friendly. It's not very near to the centre, but you can take a tram. The amazing rockchurch is nearby, you really should have...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! Kitchen utensils are free to borrow from the common room kitchen. As we have gotten a few requests about them this summer - we will make this more noticable for next year when we open again. Have a nice fall and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a group of 12 guys visiting Helsinki for a batchelor (stag) party weekend. We were looking for simple and relatively cheap accomodation in a good location - Hostel Academica achieves this. Whilst the rooms are a little worn and basic, they were comfortable enough. Don't expect warm and welcoming colours and design - but this isn't what we...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Brno
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights in this hostel. It has good location (just 1 stop with underground line to the train station), our room was clean with comfortable beds and a bathroom. For 65€ per an expensive accommodation, in Helsinki case still one of the cheapest.

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed here for two nights in August, as it was one of the cheaper places in Helsinki to stay. I'll go through each aspect in order to review it. LOCATION - This hotel is not particularly easy to find if you are not familiar with Helsinki. I am, and I still struggled. It is about 10-15 min walk from...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! Kitchen utensils are free to borrow from our common room kitchen. As we have gotten a few requests among them - we will make this more noticable for next summer. Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back...

Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was at this hostel for 3 nights. It's a nice low budget stay for the city of Helsinki. Tram stations right around the corner. Central station about 20 minutes to walk. The rooms are ok. With a little kitchen and own bathroom (at the single room). Free wifi at the lobby. You can get a LAN wire for you...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your feedback! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights to run the marathon in August. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was roomy and equipped with an oven but felt rather spartan. It was clean if not quite spotless. Everything worked well. The breakfast was fine if not exactly exciting. I used the sauna on the morning after...

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AcademicaStaff, Hostel Manager at Hostel Domus Academica, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed in this hostel for two nights and it was great! The location is amazing, the staff really friendly and we had a fridge and a mini kitchen :) Its the best price-benefit yiu can get in Helsinki! The only down is that there is no wifi in the room

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Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I need place to sleep for a night near railway station - I choose such hostel - A supermarket in front till late night where I got my breakfast and dinner - Tram 2 station so near and just 3 stops from center - WIFI only in loopy put I hire a rauter for 5 Euro and use it at...

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Hi! Thank you for your honest feedback and suggestions! We are glad your group enjoyed your stay. Have a nice week and welcome back to Hostel Domus Academica!

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HOSTEL DOMUS ACADEMICA is located in the city center! All rooms with private facilities. Morning sauna is free of charge! THE ROOMS have a private toilet, shower and kitchenette with a fridge. Kitchen equipment can be borrowed. Bed linen and towels are included in the room price. There is a possibility for internet connection in the rooms. BREAKFAST is served daily and parking facilities are provided with extra cost. Safety boxes are available in the reception as well as a free luggage room. Free internet available in the common room. LOCATION is central; hostel is situated close to the beautiful Hietaniemi beach, Kamppi shopping mall, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Tram and bus stops are around the corner, while the metro, train and bus stations are only a short walk away. HOSTEL DOMUS ACADEMICA IS THE HOSTEL OF THE YEAR 2016! Contest was organized by the Finnish Youth Hostel Federation. Read more about us on our website. Hostel Domus Academica welcomes you to stay with us and to enjoy the summer in Helsinki! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Domus Academica

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Region: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki > Kampinmalmi
Price Range: ₹ 2,151 - ₹ 6,649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Domus Academica 2*
Number of rooms: 326
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