Discover the unique Time Hostel
Time Hostel is a design hostel located in Jyväskylä, Finland. The hostel was opened in spring 2019 and is now a part of the Hostelling International network!
From 1953 the hostel premises housed a nursing home, then a campus dormitory until the 90s. After that the premises were used as an office, until Margo Saxberg, a long-term entrepreneur from Jyväskylä, bought the premises together with Tuomas Vuorinen and the premises were renovated for hostel use.
Margo and his wife Marita are responsible for the operation of the hostel. Prior to the entrepreneurship, Margo has been involved in restaurant and real estate business. In addition to the hostel, Time Hostel & Apartments rents furnished apartments at various addresses in the center of Jyväskylä.
Murals are the soul of the hostel
Margo designed the interior of the new hostel himself and his wife Marita was in charge of styling. The hostel has a unique decoration and all the rooms are different. Murals adorning the walls and ceilings are the soul of the hostel. The murals were painted by a local artist Ilkka Hackman. A memorial to the artist’s late good friend is located at the end of the hostel corridor. There is a world map in the reception lobby where guests can mark their home country.
All rooms are unique in style
Each hostel room also has wall-painted art. The word “Time” appears in various expressions in most paintings. Meanwhile, the use of black color and oak parquet on the wall surfaces also gives a special touch to the interior. The unique interior consists of recycled materials: lamps and sofas as well as chairs and tables have been procured from the surpluses of the former Cumulus Hotels.
The hostel has 8 rooms for 2-4 people and one dormitory room for 8 people. The dormitory beds include a curtain for extra privacy. The hostel has room for a total of 25 people, 33 with extra beds. All rooms have a fridge and a TV with Netflix and Chrome-cast. Shared bathrooms and toilets are located in the hallway.
Comfortable shared facilities
The hostel has a cosy fully equipped shared kitchen where guests can cook their meals. Local organic coffee and tea are provided by the hostel. A comfortable lounge is located next to the kitchen and is perfect for dining or hanging out. In the library corner you can relax, play board games or Play Station.
In addition, there’s also a book swap shelf where you can find interesting books to read. A washing machine and space for drying laundry are located downstairs. Room rates include bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available for larger groups by prior arrangement. If a group would like to book the entire hostel, other meals can also be arranged upon request.
The hostel operates on a door code basis, and is therefore keyless. The hostel doesn’t have separate reception hours. Guests manage check-in and check-out by using door codes. However, hostel staff work at the hostel on a daily basis and can easily provide assistance when needed.
The services of Jyväskylä city are within walking distance and if you wish, you can rent a bicycle from the bike rental next door. In addition, The Alvar Aalto Museum is less than a kilometre away, and with a Hostelling International membership card you can get a discount from entrance tickets.
Read more about Time Hostel here.