Asuntohotelli / Hostel Aallon Maja
Valliniemenkatu 2, Kotka, Finland

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Asuntohotelli / Hostel Aallon Maja was designed by Alvar Aalto, the most famous architect in Finland ever. Aallon Maja was originally laundry and sauna house. The hostel was build in 1988. From 1996 the building has been almost empty, but in 2003 Mr. Ilkka Porkka started the business again.

We have 12 - 14 rooms for up to 50 persons, self service kitchens, toilets, shower rooms, sauna, conference room etc.

In the same building there is Art Cafe Aino. It is suitable for small meetings etc.

On the property there is an old bomb shelter 'Kulttuuriluola'. It was found 2004 under the earth in an old cave. It is unique place for art exhibitions, small scale concerts, performance space etc.

400 m from the hostel we have 2 apartments/suites Apteekki (old drag store!) and Pankki (old bank!). Both of them have space and beds for 6 - 8 persons. In the same building is art sale shop Galleria Meril ( and Russian Art Center in Kotka (, too. There you will find hundreds of paintings from tens of artists from Finland, Russia, Estonia etc.

Aallon Maja Oy has Asuntohotelli Hotel Petkele in Summa area, Hamina, 20 km from Aallon Maja. So, Aallon Maja can accommodate over 100 persons!

At the moment we don't have our receptions open all the time. So, please call +358 50 591 2601 or send a SMS message about 30 minutes before your arrival.


  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Linen Included
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Asuntohotelli / Hostel Aallon Maja is located in Sunila area in Kotka. You will find it 134 km from Helsinki to the East and only 70 km from the Russian border to the West. The distance from Helsinki -> Karhula -> Hamina high way is only 2 - 3 km.
The city of Kotka (old town) is 12 km from the hostel and the other shopping center Karhula only 2 km from our property. You can almost see the sea!