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3.7/5 Good
590 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationTemppeliaukio Church6 min walk
Popular LocationTennispalatsi Finnkino Cinema6 min walk
Popular LocationNatural History Museum of Helsinki7 min walk
AirportHelsinki (HEL-Vantaa)36 min drive

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  • Single Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Twin Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 398 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
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  • Comfort Single Room

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Comfort Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
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  • Comfort Twin Room

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Basic Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • 398 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Beds
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About this area


Located in Helsinki, Both Helsinki is in the city centre and near the beach. Natural History Museum of Helsinki and Helsinki Music Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Temppeliaukio Church and Sibelius Monument. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Helsinki Ice Hall or Hartwall Arena.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Temppeliaukio Church - 6 min walk
  • Tennispalatsi Finnkino Cinema - 6 min walk
  • Natural History Museum of Helsinki - 7 min walk
  • Sibelius Academy - 8 min walk
  • Kamppi Shopping Center & Bus Terminal - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Perhonkatu Station - 1 min walk
  • Helsinki Central Station - 15 min walk
  • Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) - 39 min drive

About this property

Both Helsinki

Helsinki hostel in Etelainen District, near Temppeliaukio Church
Laundry facilities, multilingual staff and a TV in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a reception hall. All 326 rooms feature kitchenettes with full-sized fridge/freezers and hobs, plus free WiFi and free wired Internet. Guests will also find showers and desks. Limited housekeeping is available.
Both Helsinki offers 326 forms of accommodation. Kitchenettes offer full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs and kitchenware and utensils.
Bathrooms include a shower and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Family friendly

Full-sized fridge
Laundry facilities


Reception hall

Guest services

Housekeeping (limited)
Laundry facilities
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken





If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Communal living room
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities




Hairdryer (on request)
Toilet paper

Food and drink



Laptop-friendly workspace



Check-in between 3:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 15 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • For traveller safety, social distancing measures are in place.

We should mention

One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Hostel Domus Academica Helsinki
Hostel Domus Academica
Domus Academica Helsinki
Domus Academica
Both Helsinki Helsinki
Both Helsinki Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Both Helsinki Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Helsinki

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Both Helsinki and receive a full refund?
Yes, Both Helsinki offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Both Helsinki cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Both Helsinki doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for EUR 15 (subject to availability).
Where is this property located?
Located in Etelainen District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Temppeliaukio Church, Natural History Museum of Helsinki and Sibelius Academy. Kamppi Center and Parliament Building are also within 15 minutes. Perhonkatu Station is only a 2-minute walk and Kauppakorkeakoulut Station is 4 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Disappointing from start to finish

Booked this hotel thinking it was a hotel. Is is a student living hostel. They give you a key which you have to turn in every time you leave the building and wait for when you get back. Got to my room: nothing in the bathroom, not even hand soap let alone the small toiletries you usually get. Had to go downstairs and argue with the receptionist to give me a hand soap. One small body towel, no floor or hand towel. Bathroom was not clean and wished I would have brought shower shoes. I chose a room with a kitchenette since I have some allergies that make it hard to eat out. One small pot and pan, both dirty and very worn. One plate, one bowl, 2 small glasses, one spoon, one knife, one fork, no cutting board, spatula or anything else to cook/mix with. All of those were extremely dirty with dried food visible on them. No dish towel or drying rack either. Oven was so dirty and greasy with food on it that I thought it would start a fire had I used it. Bed was a roll away bed with wheels viable and one small blanket and one hard pillow. I am a person who can sleep anywhere but this bed was hard! Very dirt and old mattress stuffed in one of the wardrobe cabinets, looked like it would have had bed bugs or worse. Super loud (not due to the construction) but from the loudest mini fridge I have ever heard with a constant high pitch squeal and the students living there who I heard screaming at all times of the night both nights (10pm, 1am, 3am, 5am) from when they woke me up.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service

Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Good Location, near to public transport. But the room has very basic aminities. No shampoo nor shower gel. Old small towel. Pillows were very small. We stayed one night only so we did not use the cooker.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020