Friday, 30 March 2012


I am one of the proud staff members at Dream Hostel who is very keen on Eco friendly things. So be warned, we are now doing our very best to brainwash everybody else.

Did you know that we recycle paper, cardboard, metal, glass, batteries and waste for energy? There are bins and drawers for guests to recycle their rubbish and we are happy to see that many of you are using them.

Trainee Tiina sending out a booking confirmation using smoke signals.
You may also cook a free meal for yourself from items left in free food baskets by fellow backpackers. Just remember to wash your dishes after use if your mother is not travelling with you. Washing up liquid is provided in a spray bottle to avoid over dosing and the dish brushes have replacement heads to reduce the rubbish. The amount of waste we are producing is getting smaller and smaller!

Free pasta, bread and cereals in the basket, are you hungry?
The next thing we are planning on experimenting with is cleaning the whole hostel with a baking soda, vinegar and other powerful and natural cleaning products from our own kitchen for a week!

Earth Hour is here tomorrow and we are going to turn off the lights right in the middle of the 2-year anniversary party. Find your way to the punch bowl in the dark!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Come and play with us!

"Great game buddy!"
Something fun arrived to the hostel today: a table football! We already have pretty much everything from Yatzy to Trivial Pursuit and now this! Will we have time to do any work after this?

New look!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Dream Team: Dana

How did you end up working at the Dream Hostel?
I was going to Sicily to do my practical training but it didn't work out so...

What? You were going to Sicily but end up here?
Sh*t happens! I started to bombard Mr. Ville and of course he was forced to take me!

What's the best thing about the hostel?
I can't name just one! It's very international, relaxed atmosphere, lots of cool stuff, nice customers and overall great experiences.

How are you spending your freetime?
I love going out, take photos or draw and have a latte or glass of white wine in a nice cafe. I also read books and comics and I'm trying to travel as much as I can! I'm addicted to shopping too.

Sounds pretty normal. Where would you take someone who's in Tampere for the first time?
My favourite place in Tampere is Pyynikki, forest near Rosendahl hotel and a beach near Ratina. I love sitting in a long jetty there... I also recommend visiting Kahvila Valo for great coffee and Klubi for the best gigs in town!

You better believe what this cool chick says! Well, she can't stop talking anyways... :p