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Laivahostel S/S Bore

Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Turku Castle

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
ZAR 1,475

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from April 1 2021 to April 19 2021 (dates subject to change).

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8,0.Very good.
  • Great for the price, like staying in the Sweden-ferry. Not the newest furnishing but ok.…

    Nov 20, 2019

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

    Aug 23, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Easy parking
Safe
Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 120 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self parking
  • Parking (limited spaces)

What’s around

  • In Turku Harbour
  • Turku Castle - 8 min walk
  • Mikaelinkirkko - 24 min walk
  • Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova - 35 min walk
  • Turku Cathedral - 39 min walk
  • University of Turku - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
This property is closed from April 1 2021 to April 19 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Quadruple Cabin on Boat
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

Location

  • In Turku Harbour
  • Turku Castle - 8 min walk
  • Mikaelinkirkko - 24 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Turku Harbour
  • Turku Castle - 8 min walk
  • Mikaelinkirkko - 24 min walk
  • Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova - 35 min walk
  • Turku Cathedral - 39 min walk
  • University of Turku - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Skanssi Shopping Center - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km
  • Moominworld - 10 mi / 16.1 km

Getting around

  • Turku (TKU) - 21 min drive
  • Turku Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 120 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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.

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1960
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features

Dining

Summer Cafe Navigare - This bar overlooks the ocean.

Lounasravintola Kristina - This buffet restaurant serves lunch only. Open select days.

Small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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 sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Laivahostel S/S Bore does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from April 1 2021 to April 19 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Summer Cafe Navigare offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Rantakerttu (11-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
8,0.Very good.
  • 8,0.Very good

    If you ever wonder what it would be like to spend a night on a boat than give this place a try It's great for 1 or 2 nights but for me, I won't take a cruise too small Secretly I'm disappointed there were no waves at night to lull me to sleep

    1 night trip, Aug 13, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    A Night on the Sea without the Motion

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the S/S Bore! Our cabin was spotless and I very much appreciated the crisp linens provided. Making our own beds wasn't a problem. The breakfast that was included was by no means abundant (wasn't replenished as rapidly as needed), but everything was fresh and wholesome and we were satisfied.

    Mariellen, 1 night romance trip, Aug 11, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Good access to ferry terminals

    This place is a good location for the ferry terminals (which is what I wanted.) The staff were OK and answered my questions, though not overly friendly. The cabin, being an older ships cabin was very compact... Would have been quite cramped with 2 people. I would think for 84 euros a night that the bed would have been made up, but I had to do it myself. Breakfast is a fairly basic continental breakfast.

    Anthony, 1 night trip, Jul 21, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Quick layover before going to the ferry

    Air quality was not the best.

    Markus, 1 night romance trip, Jul 12, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Very good

    MINAKSHI Sharma, 2 night romance trip, Jun 27, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Unique basic stay in an old ship

    Clean room in an old ship, permanently docked near the terminals for ships to Stockholm and other ports. Great character, basic but certainly comfortable.

    Richard, 1 night family trip, Jun 16, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Nice quiet location for good value. Also walkable to the city centre or frequent bus transport.

    jozef, 2 night trip, Oct 10, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Fun way to spend time on a boat living like a sailor from Turku.

    KB, 1 night trip, Jul 20, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    It was okay. The only thing to recommend is the novelty of staying on a boat. The atmosphere was weird and quiet, a little eerie. Not a social hostel - I didn't see anyone else during my entire 3 days, even in the common room. Strange for July, no? The mahogany interiors were really charming but everywhere was closed! The restaurant and bar were locked up and I couldn't find a way up to the top deck. I imagine a busy evening would be great fun. So really my stay consisted of being in a pretty cramped room, and going outside to walk along the river. At least it was quiet enough to sleep well. Location was fine if you don't mind a few minutes walking up the river to a busier area. Also, great location if you need to get the boat to Stockholm / Tallinn as the port is 10 mins walk away.

    Max, 3 night trip, Jul 11, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Bore

    Simple and excellently priced. Recommended!

    John, 1 night trip, Jun 28, 2018

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