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Turku - Laivahostel Borea

Linnankatu 72, Turku, 20100, Finland

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Overall Rating 85%

Laivahostel Borea is a unique boat hostel with a nostalgic atmosphere from the golden era of Finland - Sweden cruises in the 1960s.

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Turku Hostel

Hostel Turku

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Those groups looking for something a bit different should check in to the SS Bore in Turku. Because this is a converted steamship complete with cabins and a sauna in a city centre location and at a budget price.

Permanently anchored on the River Aura this unique hostel – which was built in 1960 in Sweden – has found its rightful home - right opposite the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. It is also within walking distance from Turku harbour and Turku castle.

A bus from the airport will drop guests more or less right outside the gang plank and because of the city centre location it makes all the local attractions really accessible.

Included in the price of your stay on board are all sheets and towels as well as a buffet breakfast. And you might be on the water but you’re still able to use your gadgets as there is free WiFi on the ship.

So if you think that your group could be more at home on the water than on dry land, then why not make an enquiry at the Laivahostel Borea today?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Sauna
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available pre check in
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358-40-8436611

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Turku Castle (Less than 500 m)
  • The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • The Suomen Joutsen full-rigger (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (3 to 5km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (2 to 3km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
11.7 km Turku
Bus
No. 1 between airport & harbour. Bus station for long distance also located along route (3.4km)
Ferry/Boat
0 8 km
Car
From centre of Turku follow signs for the harbour and Forum Marinum
Rail
2.7km Turku

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy

People

  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served

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