The Yard Concept Hostel

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Kalevankatu 3 A 45, Helsinki, Finland
theyard.fi - +358 44 9730064

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The Yard Concept Hostel Helsinki Reviews

Vikram Vikram
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Even the crockery is Marimekko! Aug 19, 2017
You have hostels, and then you have the fancy boutique ones.

Located in the heart of Helsinki, this boutique hostel has been around for less than 5 years. It's literally 2 blocks away from the main railway and bus terminus. Location is amazing. Extremely safe (you have a keycode to get into the building, then into the hostel (which is on the 3rd floor) and a keycard to your room. Very clean rooms, good wifi in the main lounge, sturdy beds with ample storage and charging points, nice self help kitchen and free breakie (served at 8a, provided the staff shows up on time which they didn't on one day and residents stormed and opened the fridge on their own and pulled things out!). Again, great location and extremely safe.

There are only 3 big downsides that I can think of:

1. It's quite expensive. I paid US$80ish per night for an 8 room dorm!

2. Lack of toilets and bathrooms for the amouunt of people

3. Restricted reception hours - can be an issue if you got locked out of your room, or forgot your keycard, etc. On the 2nd day, the receptionist who's supposed to lay out breakfast on her arrival at 8am never showed up.

A fourth, which isn't really a showstopper but can be an issue to those looking to hang out and have fun is, The Yard seems to attract very quiet clientele. The main area didn't feel like a hostel, felt more like a quiet study area in the library!
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yasuyo says:
Congrats on the featured!
Posted on: Sep 06, 2017
planxty says:
It is a few years since I was in playing gigs in and around Helsinki and we had accommodation supplied (good 5*hotel) but that seems like a complete ripoff. I know Scandinavia is expensive but that is a joke. Congratulations to you however for pointing it out and gaininga well deserved recognition. Regrettably, not all tips can be glowingly positive and at least I'll know to avoid this place.
Posted on: Sep 06, 2017
Vikram says:
Yes Bhushan, t'was in the city centre, that's why!
Posted on: Sep 05, 2017
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