Soihtu Stay – Budget accommodation in Jyväskylä

Cheap and characterful accommodation in furnished apartments in the legendary Kortepohja Student Village in Jyväskylä.

Soihtu Stay is part Soihtu, the business unit of The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä

Whether you are a student, traveller or a gig worker, you can Stay with us on your own or with a group for as long as you want.

Stay accommodation includes the use of Gym and rooftop Sauna plus Laundry room Bubble. All of the services available are listed here!

Low budget accommodation with character

Accommodation from 64 € per night.

Practical private and shared apartments

Diverse services included

For Soihtu Stay’s customer

Group accommodation in Jyväskylä

Stay with your group during the summer season 2024 at the legendary Kortepohja Student Village in Jyväskylä. Leisure facilities, event venues and daily services are nearby. Good public transport connections are available. We will reserve the agreed quota for you on the basis of your request. The association, club or company is invoiced electronically. Contact:

Soihtu Stay Accommodation options

Soihtu Stay studios

Our units are located in the E building renovated in 2022 and are 20 m2 in size. The apartments have basic furniture for one person, a kitchen and a private bathroom/toilet. Please note that the apartments are not wheelchair accesible and do not have the assisting equipment for wheelchair users.

The E-talo is located near the Rentukka-talo, in the middle of the lush Student Village, next to the new Kortepohja library completed in 2022.

There is no extra bed available for the studios.


Soihtu Stay two-bedroom apartments

Two-bedroom apartments are sized 37,50 m2 and include two separate rooms, a cooking closet and a bathroom. These apartments are located in M-building at the back of the village built in the 70s.

There is an elevator in the building but notice that the apartments are not unobstructed and the apartment is not equipped for wheelchair access.

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Soihtu Stay three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments

Three-bedroom apartments are located near Rentukka in Q, R and S buildings. The apartments in Q building are sized 68m2, the ones in R and S buildings vary from 60,50m2 to 66,50m2. The apartments have three separate rooms, a kitchen and separate toilet and a bathroom. Four-room apartments are located in R and S buildings and are sized 80,50m2. The apartments have four rooms, kitchen, separate toilet and a bathroom.

The buildings have been renovated in the 2000s and 2010s. You can find the elevators in the R and S buildings. NB! There is no elevator in the Q building.

The apartments are not equipped for wheelchair access.


Services for Soihtu Stay’s visitor


As a staying customer you get access to the gym free of charge. The gym is open from Monday to Sunday from 7am to 11pm


Located in the A-building, in the middle of Kortepohja student village, you can get this sauna with a view free of charge.

Laundry room Bubble

Soihtu Stay customers can do their laundry free of charge. The laundry room is open daily from 8am to 9pm.

For customers with kids

Reserve extra beds and other equipment for the juniors of the family for an extra price.

Rentukka building

In addition to gym and laundry services you can find a sauna and a restaurant in the Rentukka building.

Customer support

You can contact our sales by emailing us at or by phone + 358 50 348 0492

Things to do in Jyväskylä on a budget

Restaurant Ilokivi – budget lunch on the Alvar Aalto Student House

On the world-renowned Seminaarinmäkin campus, restaurant Ilokivi keeps up a famous home-style lunch restaurant with years of expertise. One of the best known restaurants in the town, Ilokivi is open throughout the summer. Relaxed atmosphere and easy to visit for everyone, easy to arrive even with a larger posse.

Nature is just around the corner

In Kortepohja student village, the nature is near. Laajavuori and Haukanniemi nature trails invite you to hikes that all of your family will find fun. Viitaniemi park is a lush area just next to the city centre. See what Jyväskylä has to offer!

Good to know as a customer of Soihtu Stay

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Contact, offers for groups, urgent maintenance requests

Do you need accommodation for a bigger group or for longer time? Do you have any questions or do you need help?

Contact us via email is We respond to offer requests at a few days’ notice.

During the summer season, we also have an on-call customer support line. We update this webpage at the beginning of the summer season. In urgent matters (such as opening doors) your call is transferred to property maintenance’s service center, where you are then transferred to the right place. (SMS number for non-hearing people 050 514 3330).

Notice that property maintanance’s service cannot help with booking or inquiries about the rooms. KST handles door openings.

If you have an emergency call the emergency number 112.

If you have inquiries about booking a room with a bigger party, please contact us at

Soihtu Stay is part of Soihtu, which is the business unit of The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä.

You can find the billing information on our contact information site.

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Soihtu Stay is a part of Soihtu, the Business Unit of JYY.