Soihtu Stay – Budget accommodation in Jyväskylä

Cheap and characterful accommodation in furnished apartments in the legendary Kortepohja Student Village in Jyväskylä available again in the summer season 2023!

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 55 € per night.

Practical private and shared apartments

Diverse services included

For Soihtu Stay’s customer

Accommodation options

Whether you need accommodation for a weekend, for a few weeks or just for one night, we have the apartment for your needs. We offer different sized apartments in four different buildings in Kortepohja. Travelling groups can make enquiries for the summer season of 2023!

Soihtu Stay’s apartments introduction

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.

  • One bed (80cm) per room 
  • Desk and a chair 
  • Armchair 
  • Mirror 
  • Reading lamp 
  • Closet 
  • Blackout curtains 
  • Linens and towels 
  • WiFi-connection 

Shared cooking closet / the kitchen 

  • Fridge 
  • Stove 
  • Oven 
  • Microwave 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Dishes and cutlery 
  • Cooking equipment 
  • Cleaning equipment 

Available with additional cost, number of items is limited:
Fan, Travel cot, Extra bed for a child under 12 years of age

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Soihtu Stay three-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. 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.

  • One bed (80cm) per room 
  • Desk and a chair 
  • Armchair 
  • Mirror 
  • Reading lamp 
  • Closet 
  • Blackout curtains 
  • Linens and towels 
  • WiFi-connection 

Shared cooking closet / the kitchen 

  • Fridge 
  • Stove 
  • Oven 
  • Microwave 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Dishes and cutlery 
  • Cooking equipment 
  • Cleaning equipment 

Available with additional cost, number of items is limited:
Fan, Travel cot, Extra bed for a child under 12 years of age

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Soihtu Stay four-bedroom apartments

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 apartments have been renovated.

You can find elevators in the R and S buildings. The apartments are not equipped for wheelchair access.

  • One bed (80cm) per room 
  • Desk and a chair 
  • Armchair 
  • Mirror 
  • Reading lamp 
  • Closet 
  • Blackout curtains 
  • Linens and towels 
  • WiFi-connection 

Shared cooking closet / the kitchen 

  • Fridge 
  • Stove 
  • Oven 
  • Microwave 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Dishes and cutlery 
  • Cooking equipment 
  • Cleaning equipment 

Available with additional cost, number of items is limited:
Fan, Travel cot, Extra bed for a child under 12 years of age

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Services for Soihtu Stay’s visitor

Gym

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

Sauna

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.

Parking

You can park your car for free in the visitor parking spots, if there is any room available.

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 customer support Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm by calling our number + 358 50 348 0492 or by emailing us at stay@soihtu.fi.

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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Gym for Soihtu Stay’s customers

As a staying customer you get access to the gym located in the second floor of Rentukka free of charge. The locker rooms can be found in the 9th floor of A building next to the sauna facilities. The main entrance to the gym can be found in the northern side of Rentukka building at street level. Show your village key to the reader by the door and step in when the door opens. Go up the stairs to the second floor to get into the gym.

You can find the location of the gym in this map (opens in a new tab)

The gym is open from Monday to Sunday from 7am to 11pm.

The equipment at the gym include: 

Note that deadlifting is prohibited in the gym because of the structural integrity. 

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Sauna for Soihtu Stay’s customers

As a Soihtu Stay customer you can use the sauna free of charge. The sauna is located in the 9th floor of the A-building.
You can get to the sauna using an elevator.

There are different saunas for men and for women and they are open everyday from 5 pm to 10 pm.

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Laundry Bubble for Soihtu Stay’s customers.

The customers of Soihtu Stay can use the laundry located in the first floor of B building. You can find your way using this map (opens in a new tab) 

The lounge next to the laundry also offers books, board games and a foosball table while you wait. You can also spend time in the lounge even if you aren’t doing any laundry. You can also find rackets and balls to the table tennis outside Rentukka here in the Bubble. Note that none of the games are allowed to be taken out of the lounge, for example into your apartment.

The laundry is open daily from 8am to 9pm and the lounge is accessible from 7am to 11pm using the village key that you will get during key handover.

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Extra beds and needs for families with children

There are limited amount of extra beds available for a price of 20 € / bed / stay.

For families with children we have travel beds, potties and high chairs for our smaller customers. The combined prize for these are 20€ / stay.

While staying at Soihtu Stay you get access to chosen services in the student village of Kortepohja without extra costs.

There are a limited amount of extra beds and other items.

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Parking for people coming with their own cars

You can park your car for free in the visitor parking spots in Pehtorintie 2, if there is any room available. Please take note that the use of parking hockeys is required and parking surveillance is made in the area. You can also park your car in other spots along the roads near Kortepohja. You can find more information in the website of the city of Jyväskylä.

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Rentukka building’s restaurant

In the second floor of Rentukka building, you can find Semma Oy’s restaurant. You can find on the Rentukka Restaurant’s sites more information, opening hours and daily changing menu (opens into a new tab).

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Contact, offers for groups, urgent maintanance requests

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

Our customer support is open from Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm, our mobile phone number is + 358 50 348 0492 and our email is stay@soihtu.fi.

Other times and during weekends with urgent matters (such as opening doors) your call is transferred to property maintanance’s service center, where you are then transferred to the right place. (Textmessage 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 stay@soihtu.fi.

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.