Overall Rating: 8/10
I wandered into this hostel at around 1 a.m. and asked if they had a bed available. Thankfully, they had a bed available in an 18-bed female dorm.
The room has 9 double bunk beds in it. Next to my head there is a small reading light and a charging point, very convenient. Other pros include: Free lockers, Clean toilets, spacious common room, free walking tour provided on Saturdays and Sundays. Wifi connectivity was also pretty strong inside the room. The tram stops right opposite the hostel and it is a nice walk (~20 minutes) to the city centre (or you may catch a tram there too).
It was about US$25 a night though, which wasn’t that cheap. But hey, this is Finland – not exactly unexpected. Still, I would definitely return here if I come to Finland again.
Website Link: http://www.cheapsleep.fi/
Tripadvisor Reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g189934-d2614574-Reviews-CheapSleep_Helsinki-Helsinki_Southern_Finland.html
Hostelworld Reviews: http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/CheapSleep-Helsinki/Helsinki/59673/reviews
After 3 weeks of trekking through Italy, Helsinki made for a change. I was really looking forward to this part of my trip since I would finally get to meet Jon (after some 8 years of online acquaintance!) and I would get to catch up with Kat.
First blip came when I landed at the airport – at midnight – and was told that the airport lounge is under renovation. So much for my plan to spend my night at the airport!
I hurriedly found a hostel – Cheepsleep Helsinki – and made my way to it via public transport (with the help of some friendly locals). Unfortunately, while my attire was de rigueur for Italy, shorts and a sleeveless top was a no-go for Helsinki at 1 a.m. By the time I reached the hostel, let’s just say I was a human popsicle!
Only in Helsinki would summer have a temperature of 10 Degrees Celsius.
Jonatan & I
Kat & I