General Information about The Retrodorm Student Dormitory
Real estate management center of the City of Turku is renting rooms for exchange students in The Retrodorm student dormitory, which is located in the Luolavuori suburb, just two kilometers from the city centre and three kilometers from the universities. The Retrodorm is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by woods, where nature and urban environment come together, creating a peaceful and unique atmosphere. Previously the premises of The Retrodorm have been serving as a nursing home, built in the 1950s. Luolavuori is easy to reach by public transport. There are several bus stops in the Luolavuori area. You can find more information about bus routes and timetables from the Tenant’s guide. Grocery stores and supermarkets are located nearby, and parks and sport centres in the neighbourhoods enable many kinds of activities around the year. You can find more information about the shops, sport facilities and other available activities from the Tenant’s guide. The address of the accommodation is: Virvoituksentie 3, 20720 Turku.
During summer 2012 the B -wing and H -building were transformed from nursery home into student accommodation. At the time, the A –wing still housed elderly people. The Retrodorm’s current exchange student facilities are found in two different buildings. The B–wing of the main building is entirely for exchange students, with all five floors of the wing meeting the requirements of student life. The A-wing's nursing home was finally closed in December 2013 when nursery home's inhabitants moved to Runosmäki. Starting in August 2014, the A -wing's first floor has offered long-term accommodation to 11 foreign doctorate students. Finally in Autumn 2015 all the remaining floors (2-5) in the A-wing were exchange student use. Besides the A- and B–wing, some of the Retrodorm’s facilities are in the H-building, which is located next to the main building, and offers accommodations for exchange students in two floors.