The husband and I were considering ourselves a little too long in the tooth – and creaky in the spine – to stay in a hostel. We figured they’re not called "youth hostels" for nothing.
We reconsidered after we saw the prices for traditional hotels in Helsinki. And that’s how we ended up at the Hostel Mekka – beds, and wardrobe with the bathroom down the hall.
The Hostel Mekka did not, however, get one of the 2007 Hoscar Awards from HostelWorld.com. (This Web site made me wonder if there’s a hostileworld.com. I found out there isn’t, but the domain name has been taken. Rats. I could do something with that.)
Anyway, here’s a crappy cell phone pic of the Hostel Mekka, which we found not hostile in the least.