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Room options

Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed and 1 Single Bed

Standard Room

  • 6 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Quadruple Cabin on Boat

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Single Room

  • 7 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 120 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking within 0.6 mi
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1960
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Lockers available

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping



Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Dariusz, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hostel does not equal Hotel
When it says "hostel" right on the label, it's reasonable to expect a spartan environment. The S/S Bore is exactly what it says; a private room really is a narrow cabin in a retired Baltic steamship. That said, there *is* a private bathroom and shower (extremely small but it's your own.) The biggest issue was the stagnant air in the room. My stateroom was in a lower deck and really hot. Upper decks were cooler. It was unseasonably warm in Turku during my stay, and the room never dropped below 80F / 27C. The porthole (not a window, a real porthole) could not be opened, and the solid door did not allow any air to enter the room when closed. Even though the air extractor in the ceiling and bathroom were both running, there was no place for cool air to enter. It was stifling. Other things to know: bedding is provided, but you make your own bed upon arrival. There's no traditional room cleaning. Overall the room was clean but the carpet was better without close inspection. There was only one electrical outlet in the room and one in the tiny bathroom, so hopefully you only need to plug in one device. Breakfast is included and serviceable in the scandanavian/make-a-sandwich kind of way. Would I stay there again? Well, I needed to be close to the Turku castle for a music festival so the location was ideal, and the price was right even when all the traditional hotels were ridiculously overpriced, so well, yes, maybe I would. But I'd really want a fan in the summer.
Douglas, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christina, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Mikko, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

David, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Antti, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A novel hostel
We took an 11-hour ferry ride from Stockholm & walked from the terminal to the Bore. The signage to actually get to the boat was a bit confusing, and I was therefore eager to get checked in and secure our things. We passed up the opportunity to have a proper meal at the attractive restaurant in the parking lot near the Bore, not realizing that all the restaurants in Turku stop serving food at 10pm. We eventually found a Korean bar that served us hot dogs and fish skewers. Our room on the Bore was an interior cabin, quite tiny and airless, and it seems like there would be no way to take a shower without getting every inch of the bathroom wet. We didn’t try! Breakfast was ok.
Elisabeth, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ngongang, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location, suitable for a solo client, friendly staff.
1-night trip
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