Sunday, 21 October 2012

We were Lost in Music.

Sara rocking out.
Lost in Music city festival hit the town few days ago and most of the Dream Team was out on Saturday at Klubi and Pakkahuone. It was an awesome night with loads of new bands and couple of must-sees. You still have a chance get lost in music tonight if you are fast!

Pinja and Janne watching Lapko's awesome show.
It was Pinja's last day here yesterday, we are sad to see her go. No more Tinja & Pinja jokes from now on :( We forced her to come and see some good music with us as a treat. Pinja raised her fist in the air like a real metal fan and went crazy in most pits... in our dreams :D We wish you all the best for your future young lady, come visit us soon!

Dude energy by Stam1na.
Thank you Lost in Music and our lovely guests during the festival!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Autumn feelings.

© LX
Autumn is one of the best times to visit Finland and especially Tampere. If you are lucky the sun is shining and you can see the nature giving its best with bright colours. We have been having enough rain this year, so hopefully the autumn is better.

Public toilet in Keskustori.
I was talking with a customer last week who was very surprised about how Tampere has a lot to offer even at this time of the year! There's something to see and do every week from European Food Market to the city festival Lost in Music being held next weekend, fairs and concerts across the road from us in Tampere-talo, and of course you can just climb up to Pyynikki Observation Tower to see how the city looks like from birds point of view.

A view from Pyynikki Observation Tower.
 Just to let you know in advance, we are going to have a secondhand market also this year, and the date is Sunday 25th November. If you are interested in selling your stuff, feel free to contact us to secure your stall.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Monsters of Pop

Regina was there last year, beautiful beautiful beautiful.
Beautiful girls and fashionable boys are all going to be in one place (actually in three different venues) again this year when Monsters of Pop indiepoprock festival hits the city. There are few bands playing here all the way from Malaysia and Indonesia, wow! Check out the schedule and venues on their website.

If you are coming from outside Tampere to see your favourite bands, or too lazy to go home after a good night out, we are only 2mins walk away from Klubi and Telakka! Type in code "mop2012" at our website to get a 10% discount off all rooms. There are also great deals for rest of the month! 
"And I just cleaned up here..."
Be aware that DH staff are going to be in Telakka on the first night after washing away busy summer season at Kasari sauna. You too will have a chance to wash your worries and "travel sweat" away soon (shh... it's still a secret...)!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Local delicatessens: Armas Maitokauppa

Small delicatessens are coming back to the Finnish street scene. Last year we got two new ones in Tampere selling only locally produced and fresh baked goods. Where else would you find ice cream that tastes like the real thing or have a hot chiabatta made from the best ingredients? Even better, get your cereal milk straight from the cow... Almost!
Fresh and homemade!
Armas Maitokauppa (milk shop) is located right in the city centre of Tampere and has been operating for just over a year. It's a cosy little shop n' cafe with friendly staff. Lots of fresh veggies, eggs, bread, and their own dairy products, cheese, yoghurt, raw milk; you name it! You must try their ice cream, it's seriously one of the best I have ever had (and I have had many!).
My main course and dessert.
Delicious Armas dairy products can also be purchased at supermarkets and Tampere Market Hall.

Mon-Fri 10-19
Sat 10-15

Hostel life has been extra busy this summer but I will keep you posted more often from now on :) Local delicatessens and ice cream, here I come!

This blogpost is not sponsored. Tinja paid her own food altho she doesn't mind getting sponsored eating ice cream.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Busy Wednesday

We have been listening to you again, our dear guests! There's been a lot of feedback about lack of reading lights, so it was time to hit the shops. Mr. Ville and our hardworking trainees had a busy day last Wednesday and now almost every single bed has a reading light! How cool is that?
A good example of a hardworking trainee.
...And another one! Aren't we lucky?
Maybe the last dorm will get its upgrade done next Wednesday!?

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Summer fests!

Lumous Gothic Festival started couple of days ago and yesterday was a pre-club at Dog's Home (few mins walk from the hostel) with Tampere's own boys IMPAKT! playing an awesome gig! It's not too late to join tonight's party at Klubi (also 2mins walk from the hostel)!
IMPAKT! @ Dog's Home.

Next week Tammerfest hits the city with various gigs, standup and even a cruise! Lots of fun happening from Wednesday til Sunday. 

We still have few beds left in dormitories, so you better book your accommodation quick!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Summer greetings!

We have been having the most beautiful start for the summer (excluding the horrible pollen attact), the sun is shining and we are looking forward to the Midsummer weekend! Martti is back in business as some of you "might" have noticed on Facebook :D
Our new trainee, sporty girl Miia and the same old Martti.
We have a football and few frisbees to borrow at Dream Hostel "sporting centre" for free of charge. What would be a nicer way to spend a summer day than playing in the nearby Sorsapuisto park?
 Bicycles are for rent for 15 euros a day or 5 euros for 3 hours. We will give you a detailed cycling map and a helmet, so you won't get lost or hurt yourself while watching the beautiful scenery of Pirkanmaa.
Have you tried Turkish peppers yet? How about rye crisps? We like to give special Finnish treats to our customers every now and then. Altho I heard that few customers spit out a tasty Turkish pepper of their mouth straight away :p