Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located just south of the city center's main sights, the Hostel Errotajanpuisto provides 50 beds and a friendly, young atmosphere. This is a hostel that isn't afraid to add some warmth to the standard cheap-sleep setup.
When we visited in October 2009, the lobby was crowded with a throng of students arrived fresh from Sweden. We got the impression this is a common scene in this establishment: Most rooms are dorm-style bunk bed affairs, after all. However, there are a few singles and doubles which offer the same simple, flannel-bedded accommodation as the dorms. Bathrooms are shared and as clean and simple as can be.
Aside from its tongue-twister name, Errotajanpuisto really stands out for its common areas, which are decorated with quirky paintings and stocked with maps, newspapers, and magazines. In addition to the free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, there's a free Internet station. The charming lounge is decked out in wood paneling, comfy chairs, low lighting, and a Picasso-style painting. It's a great place to hang out, relax, and meet other travelers.
Reviewed by: Sarah Silbert, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Free Newspapers
- Guest Kitchen
- Luggage Storage
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Shared
- Cable TV
- Internet Access
The Center, Helsinki, Finland
About the Hostel Erottajanpuisto neighborhood
Intersected by the bustling Mannerheimintie Street, Helsinki's city center boasts the train station, Esplanadi Park, plenty of cafes and most of the hotels featured in our guide. Most major tourist sights are located here.