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Reviews of Academica Summer Hostel Helsinki Hostel

Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland

Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 78%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 86%

Value 81%

Facilities

  • Late Check-out
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Important Information

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Customers using other booking channels have to comply within their own terms and conditions. Bookings made via other booking channels are not on the responsibility of Hostel Domus Academica.

BOOKING TERMS

PAYMENT TERMS AND FEES
All Customers have to give their credit card details upon booking a stay. The provided card must be valid for use during the time of their stay. The payment will be charged in advance from the credit card that the guest has provided when making the booking. All fees (cancellation fee, smoking fee, etc.) are separately announced, and Hostel Domus Academica has the right to perform a charge and preauthorisation on credit card provided upon booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Customer may cancel the booking free of charge at the latest of 24 hours before the arrival stated on the booking. Failure to cancel the booking within this time will result in a cancellation fee equal to the first night of the stay. Pre-paid bookings cannot be refunded even if cancelled and are stated as Non-Refundable bookings.

ROOM USE AND CHECKOUT
The check-in starts at 15:00 on the day of the arrival stated on the booking. Rooms are not guaranteed to be at the disposal of the guests before the check-in time. If the guests arrive to the premises before the check-in time on the arrival date, they can store their luggage in our luggage room free of charge until the rooms are ready.
The maximum number of guests is the number of beds per room and this can be considered as a default. For example, a twin room can accommodate a maximum of two guests. Children under the age of 4 can be considered as exceptions regarding the maximum amount of guests per room, and can be negotiated with our staff for each individual booking. However, Hostel Domus Academica does not guarantee any exceptions to be made or completed and holds all rights to act upon the default maximum number of guests per room.

GUEST RESPONSIBILITY
The Customer is responsible for the accuracy of the contact information at the time of the booking. Hostel Domus Academica is not liable in case the contact information of the Customer is incorrect at the time of the booking.
A guest staying in a room is fully responsible for all damages and costs incurred to the hotel (including, but not limited to, common premises and rooms with furniture and equipment), other customers or third parties or their property due to the negligence or wilful actions of the Customer, guest or other person they have allowed on the premises, or that are due to activities in breach of these Booking Terms. If the identity of the person staying in the room responsible for the damages or costs cannot be found out, or the damages or costs are not successfully retrieved from the person, the Customer shall be liable for the payment of the damages and costs.
The guests are responsible for reporting any problems or faults regarding their stay or their room immediately to Hostel Domus Academica so that repairing actions can be made.

ROOM CLEANING
The rooms are cleaned every four (4) days and the bed sheets and towels are changed every eight (8) days, if the same guest stays in the same room for the whole stay. Otherwise the rooms are always thoroughly cleaned when a previous guest checks out of the room and a new guest arrives there.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
A Customer must be at the age of eighteen (18) to make a booking with Hostel Domus Academica. If the Customer or the staying guest of the booking is below this age, a formal permission slip must be provided by the guest’s legal guardian.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Helsinki?

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Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 78%

Location 90%

Safety 90%

Staff 86%

Value 81%

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91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating


30 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Det var mycket centralt och prisvärt. Kylskåpet! Eget fint badrum!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: My friend and I booked 2 beds in a 4 women room and ended up in a twin room: a pleasant surprise. Room was very well furnished. Located near the train station, supermarkets and food places. Check in and out were quick. Quiet neighborhood.

Disliked: No wifi in the rooms. Room was super dusty.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: The helpfulness of the staff was appreciated. The refrigerator and stove top were nice to have. Great price.

Disliked: The use of wi-fi only in the reception area was a bit of an inconvenience.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Liked: The dorm was very well kept. Grocery store very close.

Disliked: No WiFi in the dorm.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Clean and spacious rooms. Really good value and really close to the center.

Disliked: Traffic noises

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The rooms have private bathrooms and a small kitchen. The sauna is nice, and free. The location is good, walking distance to many sites.

Disliked: I did not get the room I booked. I booked a bed in a 4-bed room, but was placed in a 2-bed room (and the other person only showed up two days later, leaving me alone in a seemingly empty dorm building - a bit creepy). There is also no wifi in the room, and the main desk was often packed with people checking into other buildings.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: As I was running the marathon it offered a convenient location to the event but also was close to the town centre for all the other days of my trip. It was also very quiet and comfortable with good provision for cooking and storing my own food.

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Spacious room. Comfortable bed.

Disliked: Having no wifi, but having internet if you "rent" a cable for it is insulting to the traveler's IQ.No bin in the toilet.

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: it was clean and every room has its own bathroom

Disliked: no wifi in room.... the blocks are far apart from reception and confusing..... no lockers in room

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Relaxation / spa, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: everything is there, great staff

Disliked: too big to feel like home

Customer would recommend this property

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