Laivahostel S/S Bore

2.0 star property
Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Forum Marinum

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Laivahostel S/S Bore

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Point of interest
Quadruple Cabin on Boat
Free daily buffet breakfast

Overview of Laivahostel S/S Bore

8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Linnankatu 72, Turku, 20100
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Hair salon
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Free self parking

Room options

Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Standard Room

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

Quadruple Cabin on Boat

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

Standard Single Room

  • 7 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Turku Harbour
  • Viking Line Terminal - 1 min drive
  • Port of Turku - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Turku (TKU) - 27 min drive
  • Turku Station - 11 min drive
  • Turku Harbour Station - 12 min walk
  • Kuppis Station - 15 min drive


  • Viking Line Cafe - 13 min walk
  • 3.Linja - 11 min walk
  • Bar M. Gren - 6 min walk
  • Nobi - 8 min drive
  • Auriga Business Center - 10 min walk

About this property

Laivahostel S/S Bore

Enjoy your visit to Turku with a stay at Laivahostel S/S Bore. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.


English, Finnish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 120 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking within 0.6 mi
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

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 refrigerator

What to do

  • Bicycle 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
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


Summer Cafe Navigare - This bar overlooks the ocean.
Lounasravintola Kristina - This buffet restaurant serves lunch only. Open select days.
Ravintola Kristina - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between December 20 and December 27.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Laivahostel S/S Bore currently open?
The property is closed between December 20 and December 27.
Does Laivahostel S/S Bore offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Laivahostel S/S Bore does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Laivahostel S/S Bore?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Laivahostel S/S Bore and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
Are there restaurants at or near Laivahostel S/S Bore?
Yes, Summer Cafe Navigare offers ocean views.
What's the area around Laivahostel S/S Bore like?
Laivahostel S/S Bore is located by the river in Turku Harbour, a short 7-minute walk from Turku Castle and 8 minutes' walk from Viking Line Terminal.



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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
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10/10 Exceptional

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