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Eat, drink and sleep on any budget


Budget For a lively Nordic atmosphere and Scandinavian fare, swing by the hip Gastropub Nordic, in Otavalankatu 3. Even the background music is exclusively Nordic. Mains from £7.25.

Midrange Feast on German sausages while supping a range of flavoursome pale and dark beers, ciders and schnapps at Plevna Brewery Restaurant, in Itainenkatu 8, set in one of the old cotton mills. Half a litre of beer from £4.80; mains from £8.70.

Luxury Get a taste of the high life at Nasinneula, in Sarkanniemi Adventure Park, the revolving restaurant at the top of the Nordic country’s highest observation tower. Serving gourmet Finnish cuisine, an a la carte six-course menu costs £50, including reindeer for the main.


Budget Hip bar/ cafe Kahvila Valo, in Puutarhakatu 11, offers a good selection of wine and beer, as well as the best espresso in town, according to those in the know. Cocktails from £2.80.

Midrange Legendary downtown underground (literally) gig venue Doris, in Aleksanterinkatu 20, is a must-visit for rock and alternative music fans.  Entry from £4.

Luxury The super-glam Groove Bar and Cellar club, in Aleksanterinkatu 22, has guest DJs every Friday and Saturday night. Free entry before 11pm. Beers from £2.30.


Budget Crash at the award-winning Dream Hostel, in Akerlundinkatu 2, close to the city centre. Free wi-fi, free pea soup on Thursdays and free popcorn on Fridays! Guests can rent bikes from £8 a day. Sleep in a 10-bed mixed dorm for £20 per person per night. Twin room from £50 per night per room.

Midrange The recently opened three-star  Scandic Tampere Station Hotel, in Ratapihankatu 37, is a stylish pad, located in the town centre. If you’re feeling flash, stay in one of the hotel’s five rooms with private saunas. From £94 per night for
a double room.

Luxury Dating back to the 1920s, Sokos Hotel Tammer, in Satakunnankatu 13, is within easy reach of Koskipuisto Park. Free wi-fi and sauna access. From £130 per night for a double room.


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