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Laiva Hostel Borea

Hostel | Linnankatu 72, Turku, Finland 20100

78.6% Overall Rating

13 out of 14 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/07/2015)

Katja Kukkasjärvi thinks…

"It's a great walk by the river from the town centre. I used to live nearby for more than 10 years, so it's nostalgic."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Turku?

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More than a hostel, more than a boat!
The former steamship M/S Bore is now a quirky hostel next to Turku harbor and Turku castle.
Its nostalgic atmosphere brings memories from the 1960's, the golden era of Finland-Sweden cruises. Read more

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About Laiva Hostel Borea

Our guests can relax in our common room with a kitchenette (NB! no stove), small library and TV area. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Free sauna is heated up every morning in the former crew’s quarters.
At the reception we sell tickets to the Bore museum exhibition aboard as well as TurkuCards. There is also a buffet lunch restaurant and a café on board, where the guests can have a tasty meal or drink coffee on the sun deck.

Please note: Discounts are not available for members of Hostelling International or YHA as part of this booking.

Accommodation Information

Laivahostel Borea has 130 private cabins for 1-4 persons with a total of 259 beds.
Single (19x) cabins come with a single bed.
Twin cabins (82x) (come with two single lower beds or one lower bed and one Pullman berth wall level.
Triple cabins(5x) come with two single lower beds and one Pullman berth wall level.
Quadruple cabins (5x) come with two single lower beds and two Pullman berths wall level.
There are also 31 beds in former crew cabins with shared toilets/showers in the corridor.

Bed sheets, linen and towel are provided and most of the cabins come with bathrooms, wardrobe and reading lights.

Location Information

Laivahostel Borea
on M/S Bore in Aura river
street address:
Linnankatu 72
FIN-20100 Turku Finland
The museum ship has found its rightful place on the River Aura, right next to the Maritime Centre Forum Marinum. The location is ideal: the port is within easy walking distance, and the No. 1 bus
brings guests from the airport and bus station directly to the hostel. If arriving with your own car there is plenty of free parking space. You are also in the perfect spot to start your own walking tour of
the River Aura.

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