September 24, 2013

New HI Hostel in Finnish Lakeland

Let's welcome a new hostel to our network of Finnish HI Hostels: Yömyssy Apartments!

Yömyssy Apartments in Kerimäki, Finland
Yömyssy Apartments is situated in a building that used to serve as a school.

Yömyssy Apartments is situated in the heart of Lakeland Finland, in Kerimäki town. Kerimäki is also the home of the largest wooden church in the whole world. This beautiful church was built in the middle of 19th century.

Kerimäki Church is the largest wooden church in the world.
Kerimäki Church is the largest wooden church in the world. It seats more than 3000 people. 
Picture by Visit Finland Media Bank

Lakeland Finland
Kerimäki is situated in these surroundings in Finland's Lakeland area.

Close to Kerimäki town is also Savonlinna, which hosts the annual opera festival in its Olavinlinna Castle.

Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna, Finland.
Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna that is only a short drive from Kerimäki town.

Yömyssy Apartments is run by a local family that found this former school building and decided to give it new life in the form of accommodation services.

Yömyssy Apartments offers both dorm rooms and cosy apartments for travellers to stay in. There are common areas where you can chill out. Each apartment have they own little kitchenette and there's also a common kitchen that those staying in dorm rooms can use.

Yömyssy Apartments in Kerimäki, Finland

Sauna at Yomyssy Apartments in Kerimaki, Finnish Lakeland.
There is a sauna for guests to use.

Yomyssy Apartments in Kerimäki, Finland.
There's an outdoor ice rink outside the hostel during wintertime. You can rent skates from the hostel!

Other facilities at the hostel:
  • sauna
  • laundry
  • free wifi
  • conference rooms
  • bicycles to rent
  • board games, magazines, books
  • outdoor games, beach volley

    Lakeland, Finland.

    How to get there?
    By bus: Get off at Toroppala bus stop. The hostel is less tan 200 metres from the bus stop.
    By car: Take highway 71, the hostel is only 15 km from Savonlinna and 5 km from Kerimäki.

    Friendly dog in Hostel Yömyssy Apartments in Kerimäki, Finland.
    See you in Kerimäki!

    P.S. You might wonder what the name means. Yömyssy is 'nightcap' in Finnish.