Turku Municipal Property Corporation of The City of Turku
The Retrodorm The City of Turku

The Retrodorm - Welcoming exchange students to Turku since 2012

The City of Turku has the privilege of welcoming you to Finland and to our beautiful city. There are many things to organize before your arrival to Finland. Arranging accommodation is one of those things. Have you thought about where you are going to live during your stay? We have the perfect solution for you: The Retrodorm.

The Retrodorm is an exchange student accommodation campus situated in an excellent location, just two kilometers from the city center and two to three kilometers from the university buildings.

The Retrodorm is conveniently located just few minutes away from grocery stores and supermarkets, with buses taking you right up to the front door of the dorm. There are plenty of parks, woods and sport facilities in the local area that offer you and your new friends various ways to pass the time outside of lessons.

At the Retrodorm, you may rent a lockable room with a private toilet from one of the dormitory’s seven floors. Every room is equipped with a bed, a desk and chair, a shelf and a closet. Each flat shares a common kitchen, laundry room, shower and living room. Free WI-FI connection is available all around the dormitory area. Click here to read more about The Retrodorm.

The rent is 280 euros per month, to be paid monthly on the 2th day, and the contracts are made for fixed period (for Autumn, Spring or Summer). Running costs, such as water, electricity and heating are also included in the rent. In addition to the rent, there is a 280 € deposit, payable before arrival, which will be returned to the tenant after their departure if the room is in order, the key has been returned, and there are no outstanding rent payments. Click here to see the Terms of Lease.

How to rent a room

You can apply for a room in the Retrodorm by filling out of the Application form. After we have accepted you as a tenant, we will send a Letter of Acceptance to your e-mail. After accepting the room you will receive a deposit payment invoice to your email (280 €) that has to paid before arriving to Retrodorm. Before you fill out the Application form, please read the terms of the lease and the instructions on the right sidebar of the form carefully.


Here's what our 2013 and 2014 tenants have said about staying in the Retrodorm (based on September 2013 and September 2014 Tenancy satisfaction surveys):

"I enjoy every day here."

"The best thing about the Retrodorm is being together and having a good time with all people from all around the world."

"When we have a problem, we have help."

"The best thing is that is a place near the city center and the Citymarket. And I like the trees around my room. There is a lot of space and people are very friendly."

"We have a lot of possibilities to communicate, due to the group room and shared kitchen."

"Nice and clean place."

"One of the best things is the fact that it's clean, good staff, and excellent conditions. For that, big thank you."

"The staff is very nice and always ready to answer our questions and to help us."

"Retrodorm is situated not far from the city centre, and in a very lovely place (I love the woods!)"

"I thank the staff for their problem solving spirit."

"The best thing is the nature, the forest nearby, excellent staff and cleaning, nice neighbours, the zent price!!!"

"The common areas are very good to contact neighbours "spontaneously". That's good, because it creates community. I love the people I live with."

"It's awesome staying in Retrodorm!"

If you have any questions regarding the dormitory and your stay with us, you may contact us via e-mail at retrodorm@turku.fi.

The City of Turku wishes you a great exchange for spring


Retrodorm is now on Facebook! Join our page and get to know your future roommates before moving in. You may also post questions and receive up-to-date information about the dormitory and recommendations on where to go.

Click here to join!


 Useful information

The office opening hours

Wed  1.4.  9 - 11.30

Thu  2.4.  9 - 12

Tue  7.4.  14 -15.45

Thu  9.4.  9 - 12

Tue  14.4.  14 - 15.45

Thu  16.4.  9 - 12

Tue  21.4.  14 - 15.45

Thu  23.4.  9 - 10.30

Tue  28.4.  14 - 15.45

Thu  30.4.  9 - 12

We are unable to answer the phone when the office is closed.




  Our office is not open every day. Please check with us by e-mail what our current opening hours are.

If you have non-acute questions,
please submit them by e-mail:

For tenants:

Retrodorm's phone: +358 40 6731251

 Janitor's phone +358 44 907 2508         Check the janitor's working hours from the Tenant's guide

Janitor's emergency phone for evenings and weekends +358 50 383 0079   For defects that requires immediate action only   :

Key service (evenings and weekends)
• ISS Security company +358 (0) 2 051 59 201
 Check the prices from the Tenant's guide

National Emergency number
(Police, Ambulance, Fire)




Retrodorm will have more rooms for exchange students starting from January 2015

 If a firealarm occurs, the person who has set it off will be required to pay 250€, instead of 750€, starting December 2014.

  •   In order to make your stay and arrival more pleasant, Retrodorm provides mattresses, pillows and blankets for all tenants.


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The Retrodorm
Virvoituksentie 3
FI-20720 TURKU