Eurohostel2.0 out of 5.0
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The Euro Hostel is quite an old property and is a little rough around the edges when compared to newer typical european hostels. But the hostel is quite budget friendly and makes for a good value proposition. It's near the Viking Cruise terminal and is serviced by 2 tram routes from the centre of the city, Tram number 4 and 5 ( 4 is closer to the hostel, just a 2 minute walk) The Harbour for going to Soumenlinna Islands etc is quite close... a 10 minute walk or a 3-4 minute tram ride. Every floor has a common kitchen which is quite small but is never crowded since there are so many kitchens across the floors.. I found the rooms to be quite small and not very aesthetically done though. All in all, it was a very good value for money hostel ;)
We were four so we took a whole room for us. The girls bathrooms were close to our room (although the guys had to go a bit further) and they were ALWAYS clean. The kitchen was usually empty and clean too, but it wouldn't hurt to renew it a bit (no big deal, just that compared to the rest of the building, it looked older). Due to the early trips, we only had breakfast there once, but it was really good. There was lots of food to choose from. Although the youth hostel is a bit far from the city center, it's got a really good location if you want to take the first boat in the morning to Tallinn.
Euro hostel is a good hostel, there a two beds in the room,with big table ,big locker and big window,good view. the staffs are friendly ,kindly and helpful. the day i arrive is early in the morning and heavy snow,the staff let me early check-in and get in the room, thank you so much. the bus station just behind the hostel,10-15min walk to the supermarket, less than 10 min walk to the Viking line pier. although the hostel is not near the center ,but you can take the bus to the center or you can by walking 20-25 min to the center, i will suggest you by walking to the center,don't be worried too far away or walking too much,because you will see more sightseeing and feeling Helsinki city style.
I stayed here two nights in Rm223 in mid July 2017. This is a very modern hostel and I was very pleased with it. The first thing you will notice when you enter the Eurohostel is that it shares space with Bistro Avanto. On the outside you will see a big white sign with Bistro Avanto which is what you will see before you see the dark lettering of Eurohostel on the front hall. Hence, look for Bistro Avanto since you will clearly see that well before you see Eurohostel. The aforementioned bistro serves the breakfast for the hostel. It cost 10 Euros for breakfast and it is not included in your hostel stay. Hence, you have to pay it if you want it. I can not tell you what it consist of since I did not have it. The bistro serves breakast until I think 10 or 11 in the morning. THen closes until dinner time of 1600 and closes again I think around either 2100 or 2200. I had the opporunity to look at their dinner online. Not bad. The hostel has 3 washers and 2 dryerss. It cost 1 Euro to wash, 1 Euro to dry, and 1 Euro for detergent in a cup. A VERY good deal. The staff at the hostel will help you with the machines if you are not sure. Be careful, it appears the Finns like to wash everything including darks at 40 degrees C(over 100 degrees or HOT to us). I had them lower it to 30C which quite warm. These machines are popular and so plan accordingly when you want to use them. Nights are busy but morning not as much. You have to use you room card to access the on the ground floor. There is a very large elevator in this building. Almost hospital size. The doors of the elevator have to be swinged open to open and close them. There are stairs which you can use as well The dorm rooms are basically two seperate beds with a shelving cabinet between each other(provides privacy). There is a two door cabinet that can easily fit a large backpack and more stuff in it. You can lock each door. The other roommate has his own two door cabinet. There is also a table with two chairs. Each bed has a small bed light. Within the bed light is one free European style electrical plugin. The bathrooms are combined WC(toilets) and showers divided by a wall with a door going to the showers. There are at least 3 showers with two sinks in the shower portion. The showers having folding doors which you can open or close. There is a soap dispenser above the sinks. I do not recall them in the shower but you could eaisly grab some from the sink. There is a Coke machine that serves drinks for 3 Euros. There is also a snack machine which has some stuff in it. Tram 4 stops right next to the building. It sops just behind the gray building of the hostel. You just walk off the train and down the hill about 10-20 feet and turn left down the street for 50 feet and you are at the hostel. I do not recall the stop's name but I know others on this board have mentioned it. It is walkable to Market Square. It would take about 20 minutes to get there, you would have to straight out the hostel through the alley/parking lot for about 3 blocks and turn right and keep going on that. You will cross a bridge to get over the waterway. Once you do you will see Market Square immediatley on your left. Also the Suomlina ferry will be right there in from the street about 40 yards. The Viking Terminal(ferry to or from Stockholm) is very close to the hostel. It is only 200 yards away. You exit the Viking terminal and you will go in the opposite direction of the water. You should end very close to it ast least. If you can not find, ask the locals where Bistro Avanto or Eurohostel is and they will tell you. English is fairly well known here. You might get someone who does not know it or does not answer but eventually you will get someone to help you. Helsinki central is about another 10-15 walk from Market Square. Staying on the same street going past Market Square you keep going down on the right side of the street until you get a wide pestrian street. You turn right on that and that will take you Helsinki Central rail witha ll the trams and buses. The staff at the hostel were very friendly and helpful. They were all generally colege age or in their 20s as far as I could tell. The Wifi is good and strong here. The staff will give you a username and password for the login. Checkout is 1200. Then you can wait in the lobby if needed for the ferry which I did. Make sure you reserve early in the summer time. At least 1-2 month in advance. If you get it I would suggest going to the Suomlina HI hostel on Suomlina island. They will usually always have space available but you have to pay public transit to get there. I wrote a review of that since I stayed there first before going to the Eurohostel when they were booked out.
Great budget option in location within walking distance to mayor attractions in central Helsinki. Take a twin room in you're two people instead of dorm. Ask for a room with a harbour view. Don't miss sauna on the top floor. Sufficient breakfast is a bargain for 10 EUR. Enjoy as I did :-)
My friend and I stayed in a private twin room for four nights. The staff was friendly and helpful, our room and the bathrooms were clean, so was the kitchen. The only thing I didn't like, was the bathing area. Everyone could practically walk right in, and the shower screens were fairly see through, so I covered them with my towel, when I took a shower. Beside that, we had a pleasant stay with no problems at all. I would consider staying there again, if I ever visit Helsinki again.
I tried to cancel my reservation multiple times through the Galahotels website and by calling to the hotel service, but the reservation wasn't cancelled. We didn't stay at the hostel that I originally reserved. I would like to get back the 85 euros that I payed.
I don't usually stay in hostels, I prefer hotels or Airbnb for my accommodation in general. Having said that, I was quite glad I chose to stay in Eurohostel for my trip to Helsinki. It was the cheapest accommodation by far, costing me only AUD 36 a night. I shared a private room with a friend and the room was spacious and very clean. The shared bathroom and showers were also cleaner than I expected. The hostel also provides you with washing facilities (costing 1 euro for washing powder if you didn't BYO and 1 euro to use the machine itself) and a kitchen equipped with basic utensils. The location of the hostel was also good, since there was ample public transport during the day, and buying a Helsinki public transport pass wasn't too expensive either. The only downsides were that there seemed to be insufficient toilets and showers. We were expected to share 2 toilet stalls and 3 showers between the entire floor, which would be able to house at least 80 people. Granted, this wasn't an issue when I went, but I felt that in peak season this might create some issues. I also wasn't a fan of how the kitchen closed between 11pm and 6am, I suspect this was to keep noise to a minimum so people could sleep, but it also prevented me from getting water between those times, which was a bit of a hassle at times. Overall though, Eurohostel Helsinki was a nice place to stay for budget travelers, and I can recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap place to stay.
A friend and I booked this place without too many expectations as we found an offer on a website and just went for it (also we're brave/idiots who don't always read reviews before we go). Staying here was great and exceeded our expectations especially considering other places that we had stayed and the fact that Helsinki can be very very pricey. We stayed for a total of 3 nights in a private room. Rooms are clean and surprisingly spacious. Although noise may be an issue whilst we were there it was quite calm and we were there for the weekend. The free sauna in the morning is an added bonus and I highly recommend going. WiFi is speedy and decent. The receptionists were all very good with inquiries and happy to help. Shared areas were also good - I found the bathroom was clean and well maintained (I even saw someone oil the hinge when they saw the that door squeaked a little). The laundry is very cheap to use as it only costs 2 euro to use both the washing machine and dryer. The kitchen doesn't have an oven but it does have some stove tops and a microwave as well as a kettle. You can also rent a lockable space in the fridge for 10 euro I think. Maybe the only downside is that the times to visit the kitchen and laundry are limited to day hours but that also helps keep noise down. The showers can also be a bit weird with their water temperatures but for the price I really can't complain. I would definitely stay here again.
Room was clean, check in was smooth, friendly staff. All their rooms are with common bathroom. We were lucky that our room was close to both bathroom and kitchen. Its a shame that they close the kitchen at 11pm, so you cant prepare/warmup food after that. However there is big table in the room which is a plus. The walls are pretty thin and can be easily heard from the adjacent room which is not nice. The bathroom was clean, however there was a real bad/stinky smell in there all the time, they should do something about that. The bed was cozy with mobile charging point beside the bed. WiFi was fast enough to stream movies, however you have to renew password every 24 hrs which is a hassle. Bed linen and towels were clean however you have to make your own bed even the first time when you are given the keys for the room. Kitchen is equipped with microwave, kettle etc. so that is nice. Location is a bit off city center, atleast 15 mins walk, however there is a supermarket Alepa nearby within 5/7 mins walking distance. Also there is a tram stop just beside the hotel and if you buy regional ticket then you can use it in the train as well within 80 mins of your commencing the tram journey and ride to Airport in 5.50 euro!!
- Walking distance to Uspenski Cathedral and Presidential Palace
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Laundry facilities
Located in Katajanokka, Eurohostel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Uspenski Cathedral and Presidential Palace. This 135-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and laundry facilities. It's also close to Senate Square and Helsinki Cathedral.
Enjoy a bite to eat at Avanto, the hostel's onsite restaurant. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.
Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared; weekly housekeeping is available.
At Eurohostel, guests have access to a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Self parking is available for EUR 48.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. This smoke-free hostel also has a TV in a common area.
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