The Eco Hostel in Sammakkoniemi Camping on Linnansaari island is located in the middle of the most beautiful areas of Lake Saimaa. The hostel is open only in summer time and it has five cozy log huts. Each hut has two bunk beds, a table and benches. The camp ground has a common cooking shelter, camp fire places, a well with drinking water, outdoor toilets and a wood heated sauna. From the cafeteria you can rent canoes, row boats or buy food for your hiking trip.
The huts are surrounded by meadow flowers, bird song and tranquility. The nature trails start right behind the huts. The trails go through varying landscape, including herb-rich forests and grove-like moist forests.
Linnansaari Ecohostel was awarded as the Best Hostel in Finland 2024
Note: the Eco Hostel is located on an island so you have to arrive by canoe or boat. There is no electricity on the island.
Accessibility: On Sammakkoniemi Camping site all the piers, dry toilets, a cooking shelter and a campfire place are accessible by wheelchair. Accessible entrance to the Eco Hostel hut is also available (mention the need of a ramp when making the reservation).
Responsibility: Clean water and diverse lake nature is a condition of life for us. We hope that everyone that visit Saimaa lake area and those living in the area respect nature and act responsibly. Read more about responsible hiking and tour etiquette here.