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Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

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

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitizer provided
Social distancing


Explore the area

Popular LocationForum Marinum4 min walk
Popular LocationTurku Castle8 min walk
Popular LocationViking Line Terminal14 min walk
AirportTurku (TKU)31 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 65 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Quadruple Cabin on Boat

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsQuadruple Cabin on Boat
  • Standard Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 75 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Turku, Laivahostel S/S Bore is in the city centre and on a river. Notable landmarks in the area include Turku Castle and Mikaelinkirkko, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova. Don't miss out on a visit to Moominworld.

Visit our Turku travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Forum Marinum - 4 min walk
  • Turku Castle - 8 min walk
  • Viking Line Terminal - 14 min walk
  • Port of Turku - 14 min walk
  • Mikaelinkirkko - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Turku Station - 13 min drive
  • Turku (TKU) - 31 min drive


  • Summer Cafe Navigare — 1 min walk

About this property

Laivahostel S/S Bore

Riverside hostel with free breakfast and coffee shop/café
Along with a coffee shop/café, this smoke-free hostel has a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, laundry facilities and a library. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
Laivahostel S/S Bore offers 120 forms of accommodation. This Turku hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available 6:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Terrace


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels



Check-in between 3 PM and 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Please be advised that this property is a boat and not a standard hotel.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

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
No on-site parking is available
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Laivahostel Borea Hostel Turku
Laivahostel Borea Hostel
Laivahostel Borea Turku
Laivahostel Borea
Laivahostel S/S Bore Turku
Laivahostel S/S Bore Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Laivahostel S/S Bore Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Turku

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Laivahostel S/S Bore and receive a full refund?
Yes, Laivahostel S/S Bore offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Laivahostel S/S Bore cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
As of 7 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Laivahostel S/S Bore on 7 Sep 2020 start from £52, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Laivahostel S/S Bore pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 9 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in the heart of Turku, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Turku Castle, Mikaelinkirkko and Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova. Turku Cathedral and University of Turku are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Laivahostel S/S Bore

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 5 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Corresponding with the price

Great for the price, like staying in the Sweden-ferry. Not the newest furnishing but ok. Good breakfast!

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

very good/ Its biutuful/ i like this place/Thank you very much

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019