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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
8 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationKuopio Ice Hall (Niiralan Monttu)8 min walk
Popular LocationKuopio Art Museum9 min walk
Popular LocationKuopio Cathedral11 min walk
AirportKuopio (KUO)23 min drive

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  • Family Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 10 Single Beds
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 10 Single Beds
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 10 Single Beds
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Accessible

About this area


Retkeilymaja Virkkula is located in Kuopio. Kuopio Cathedral and Puijo Tower are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Saaristokatu and Tarina Golf Club.

Visit our Kuopio travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kuopio Ice Hall (Niiralan Monttu) - 8 min walk
  • Kuopio Art Museum - 9 min walk
  • Kuopio Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Kuopio Museum - 12 min walk
  • St. Nikolaos Cathedral - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Kuopio Station - 3 min walk
  • Kuopio (KUO) - 23 min drive

About this property

Retkeilymaja Virkkula

Hostel in Kuopio with coffee shop/café and 24-hour front desk
A coffee shop/café, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area and a front desk safe are on-site. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, kitchenettes and coffee/tea makers. Guests will also find safes and showers. Bathrooms are shared.
Retkeilymaja Virkkula offers 8 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. All forms of accommodation include kitchenettes.

Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Kuopio hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: EUR 5.00 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Playground


  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Finnish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Safe



Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 5.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25.0 per day

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, debit card or cash deposit 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.

We should mention

Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Retkeilymaja Virkkula Kuopio
Retkeilymaja Virkkula Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Retkeilymaja Virkkula Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Kuopio

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Retkeilymaja Virkkula and receive a full refund?
Yes, Retkeilymaja Virkkula offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Retkeilymaja Virkkula cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Retkeilymaja Virkkula?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Retkeilymaja Virkkula located?
Situated in Kuopio, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuopio Ice Hall (Niiralan Monttu) and Kuopio Art Museum. Kuopio Cathedral and Kuopio Museum are also within 15 minutes. Kuopio Station is only a 3-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Retkeilymaja Virkkula

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
Erilainen majoitus koululla

Tilaa oli luokkahuoneellisen verran. Rauhallista nukkua. Aamupala omatoiminen, mutta riittävä ja monipuolinen. Kuopion keskustaan 5 min. kävely.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

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

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019