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Reviews of HOSTEL DOMUS ACADEMICA

Hostel | Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland 00100

80.1% Overall Rating

509 out of 546 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/07/2014)

sora yoon thinks…

"the room is very clean and also I could got 2 beds room despite I booked 4beds room. and I could use fredd sauna and swimming pool"

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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 9.37

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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80.1%

Overall Rating

509 out of 546 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HOSTEL DOMUS ACADEMICA'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
81.6%
Value
75.2%
Safety
89.6%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Paul McMahon

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, plenty of facilities

Disliked: Not much atmosphere or fun

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

sora yoon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2014 sora would recommend this property

Liked: the room is very clean and also I could got 2 beds room despite I booked 4beds room. and I could use fredd sauna and swimming pool

Disliked: wife doesn't work properly. also the using time for sanua and swimming pool was too early for me. 7:00-8:30 am for women.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very good. There were nearby the city centre as well as a beach

Disliked: Perhaps, there had to be some lockers in the rooms

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very organised, adequate hostel.

Disliked: Helsinki is very expensive, 28 euro for a dorm room bed is too expensive.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2014

Liked: The 'dorm' rooms were spacious and the bed were quite comfortable

Disliked: The staff were very unhelpful and quite rude at times. They really didn't want to interact with the people staying there. The facilities were too spaced out and the wifi was only in a single room (the reception area) and it was pretty bad.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Quiet.

Disliked: No real atmosphere. Staff were not the most friendly or welcoming, it felt more like a hotel. They did not offer and advice on their city until asked.

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

Jozsef Banko

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 Jozsef would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel's central, good location is perfect. I found the staff friendly and polite, and all circumstances met my requirements. Although the description of the directions (especially on how to reach it from their tram stop) could be a bit better, more precise.

Disliked: I couldn't notice anything particular.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

15 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was clean and self contained.

Disliked: The buildings were not clearly marked, so it was hard to find where you were staying.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the communal kitchen where they had all the supplies you would need to cook your own meals. Also, people would leave food that they didn't use so it was cost-effective.

Disliked: My room was in another building from the main lobby which was a little frustrating because I had to go back and forth since the only place with wifi is the lobby/sitting room.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

05 June 2014

Liked: Location is quite good.

Disliked: Cleanliness, it was quite bad. Buildings condition systems needs repairment. Scriiking sound from main condition machine echoed to rooms. You don't need your own alarm clock, when having such a sound starting at 5.50 in the morning.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All in all, a very nice, clean (although basic) place to stay! It was nice to have one's own shower, which isn't always the case in hostels, esp. at such a price. Good mattress, light and pleasant room.

Disliked: A minor detail: the blinds didn't work, which makes a difference in summer-time.

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.