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Hostel | Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland 00100

82.4% Overall Rating

495 out of 530 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/08/2013)

Danielle Lemire thinks…

"The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful! They were absolutely amazing. Best part of the hostel. The rooms were clean and tidy. And the location was great!"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 9.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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82.4%

Overall Rating

495 out of 530 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HOSTEL DOMUS ACADEMICA'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
84.8%
Value
80.0%
Safety
89.6%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel.

Disliked: Nothing in particular

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Danielle Lemire

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2013 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful! They were absolutely amazing. Best part of the hostel. The rooms were clean and tidy. And the location was great!

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Samitha Egodage

Alone

City break

20 August 2013 Samitha would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness of the staff

Disliked: nothing

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Malte Buecken

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2013

Liked: It has beds

Disliked: - Kitchen had 2 pots for 200 guests. - Common room way too small especially since it is the only place with WiFi - Feels like a hospital

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2013

Liked: Location itself is nice...

Disliked: They couldn't manage their reservation at all. I waited for more than 1 hour to get my bed and had to change room because of double booking next day.. There are many night bar surrounding hostel. TOO NOISY until morning everyday...cannot sleep. Bathroom is so dirty and there is only 2 for 1 floor , it is not enough...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was nice. Confortable Beds and everything there you could wish for.

Disliked: Bathroom could have been cleaner. Also it was a little bit unconvienient that they are selling rooms as dorm rooms that only have one key. Multiple times someone took the key with them outside of the hostel and you had to wait or ask the staff to open the room for you. If you arrive late in the evening and the key is inside the room you have to knock or ring until somebody wakes up. Not cool!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

MAKSIM SKOPIN

Alone

City break

29 July 2013 MAKSIM would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Sauna and swimming pool, clean, nicely equipped room

Disliked: MAKSIM left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

anila kiran

Alone

Visiting friends or family

19 July 2013 anila would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to stay

Disliked: Nothing at all

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It had good facilities and was a good location

Disliked: There wasn't many travellers more couples and old people looking for a cheap place to stay

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kevin Portugal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2013 Kevin would recommend this property

Liked: free internet, kitchen.

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchenette in the room was very handy, and a great way to save some money in Helsinki. Room was a nice size, good shower, comfortable bed.

Disliked: No wifi in the hostel.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient to ferries, helpful staff, reasonably good value in an expensive city.

Disliked: Room was a little hot at night.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and well-maintained rooms, extremely centrally located, easy access to everything either within walking distance or a few public transit stops away.

Disliked: They have a weird policy of asking for your key back before you leave the property and then you have to pick it back up when you come back by showing the card. I really don't like this policy one bit! I kept my key with me the whole time and it was never a problem. The place was a bit sterile. There wasn't any sense of fun or camaraderie in people who were staying. Convenient as a place to stay, but don't expect an amazing time in the hostel itself.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe. Need to use the key card to open the door of block A and use the lift. Reception is generally nice.

Disliked: This is a good hostel, but not value for money. Too expensive. No wifi in rooms. Breakfast is not included. The hostel is too large.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SIEW KIM KEE

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2013 SIEW KIM would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen in the room

Disliked: would be perfect if it is near train station

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Rebecca Collett

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 June 2013 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: My 4 bed female dorm ended up being a 2 bed mini appartment which was a nice surprise. Spotlessly clean, buffet breakfast reasonably priced and super friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Thicker curtains for us Aussies who sleep at night time would be great.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean! Only 2 beds in the dorm rooms with ensuit bathroom

Disliked: Not enough front staff. Get a separate desk for questions about Helsinki/travel so it is not such a long wait with so many people checking in/out or getting room keys

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Godfrey Leung

Alone

Business / conference

12 June 2013 Godfrey would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel I have ever lived in. The doom is in fact a small apartment itself, with kitchen, own private toilet and a big sofa. Very nice and friendly staff as well

Disliked: Godfrey left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

09 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Security

Disliked: The layout of the property is dysfunctional. When the elevators were out of order, there was no notification.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Jacob Stepaschko

Alone

City break

04 March 2013 Jacob would recommend this property

Liked: Room was nice and clean

Disliked: Too big. Difficult to meet people

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, quiet and well located

Disliked: Some of the staff wasn't too helpful

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Davíð Örn Hreiðarsson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2012 Davíð Örn would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were very well equipped for making your own food and also had a private bathroom. The rooms seem'd very safe and the reception was open 24hours with a very friendly staff. Breakfast was available along with saunas.

Disliked: The hostel look of the hostel was kind of dull with the hallways and the doors not looking very friendly (but it looked safe on the upside). I would have liked more cleaning in my room.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean and big rooms

Disliked: Location : not much around Price : pretty expensive for a hostel, but that's Finland!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice room + Free sauna every morning :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, you can easily walk to all tourist sights in the city. There is a shop just across the road, it is a proper shop too, not just a 7-eleven. We had the twin room. Everything was brand new, the kitchenette and fridge in the room is great. It is a quiet place to stay, we loved it. Most of the people we older (26 and older).

Disliked: Some drunk smokers in the inner courtyard can be really noisy at 3am. It only happened once though - we stayed 7 nights. The breakfast is not worth 7 EUR, but then again, there is the shop and a petrol station with a cafe literaly across the road, so if you don't like the hostel breakfast, there are other options.