Housing in Turku

Turku Åbo Summer School cannot arrange housing for summer school participants and you have to look for it yourself. However, we have collected special offers from our accommodation partners and some other tips here.

There is no on-campus accommodation in Turku. The Student Village Foundation (TYS) that is responsible for student apartments in Turku is not able to offer housing for summer school participants. 

This does not apply to the summer school participants that are incoming exchange, degree or doctoral students in one of the Turku area universities or universities of applied sciences and have gotten a TYS apartment offer. TYS starts the rental periods on 1 August so a future exchage, degree or doctoral student can stay in their TYS apartment during Turku Åbo Summer School.

Housing offers

Ship Hostel Bore

Ship Hostel Bore is a pretty special hostel built in a ship that used to operate for instance between Turku and Stockholm and in the Mediterranean. It is located near the Turku harbor and castle about 4 kilometers from the campus.

Turku Åbo Summer School students can book a cabin for one for 30€/night for the time periods 2-5 August and 11-16 August 2024. NB! The hostel is fully booked during the time period 5-11 August.  

  The price includes linen, towel, breakfast and morning sauna. Each cabin has a private wc and shower. 

  Reserve a cabin by e-mail hostel.bore@turku.fi and remember to mention the code ’Summer school’ to claim the discounted price.  The special price is valid until 30 June 2024. For more information, send an e-mail or call +358 40 843 6611. 

Guesthouse Kupittaa

Guesthouse (Majatalo) Kupittaa is a cozy guesthouse close to the campus.

Turku Åbo Summer School students can book a room with a special price: for the whole time period of the summer school on-site teaching (including the orientation day and the social programme), 2-16 August 2024, room for one 686€, room for two 966€ and room for four 1526€.

The prices include breakfast. You can claim the offer by reservation via https://www.majatalokupittaa.fi/. Remember to mention the discount code ’TASS2024’. The special prices are valid until 1 July 2024.

A reservation price of 150€ is claimed at time of reservation and is deducted from the total price of the accommodation. The reservation price is not refunded in case of cancellation after 1 July 2024.

Contact the guesthouse by e-mail respa@majatalo.fi

West Side Hotel

West Side Hotel is run by the same company as Guesthouse Kupittaa. It is located about 5 kilometers from the campus along excellent bus connections.

Contact the hotel by email respa@majatalo.fi or visit https://www.westsidehotel.fi/.

Other tips

On AirBnB you can of course find almost anything. In addition to Turku, you can look for a place to stay for example in nearby towns Raisio, Kaarina, Naantali or Lieto. The prices may be lower than in Turku and there are generally good bus connections from there to the campus. 

Forenom, Hiisi, B&B Tuure and Omena hotels and apartments are good options, if you are not on the strictest budget. There are several different kind of locations around Turku and you can find accommodation from around 400 euros/week. On MagicStay you can also find apartments to stay in for under 500 euros/week. 

If you are a social butterfly you can look for an accommodation buddy in the summer school Discord group. Sharing an apartment is always a bit cheaper.