In the center of everything -  different than others.

Hotel Yöpuu offers you a stay unlike anywhere else. Each room is unique and different. The privately owned hotel provides you service with a personal touch and tailor-made solutions upon request for your stay.



The warm ambiance greets you at door. Welcome to your home away from home.


Hotel Yöpuu has 26 rooms, including two suites, 13 double rooms and 11 single rooms. Room price includes a delicious seasonally updated buffet breakfast, a complimentary drink in our cozy wine bar, wi-fi and a private sauna for one hour (reservations for the sauna in advance)

Conditions of booking

Arrival and departure times
Check-in on your day of arrival starting from 3 pm.
The room will be kept reserved on the arrival day until 6 pm. unless a later arrival time has been confirmed. The hotel has the right to give away the room after 6 pm. if the guest has not arrived.

Check-out on the departure day by mid-day. Late check-out is possible if the reservation situation allows it, inquire upon arrival.
The reception is open from Monday to Friday from 6.30 am to 11 pm, on Saturday from 8 am to 11 pm and on Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm.
Further opening hours must be confirmed by the guest. The hotel does not have night time reception services.

The room reservation can be cancelled without additional costs on the day before the arrival, by 6 pm. If the reservation hasn’t been cancelled on the day before of the arrival by 6 pm, the hotel has the right to charge a one day fee. Reservations via internet must be cancelled at least 48 hours before arrival. Group reservations can be cancelled without additional costs with one month’s notice before the arrival date, names of the guests one week before arrival.
The hotel accepts cash, a debit or a credit card. The debit or credit card must be presented when checking in. Billing must be confirmed in advantage with sales services. Billing charge is 9 €.

The guest is responsible to review the terms of the reservation confirmation and if needed, to cancel the reservation. If you have questions, please contact the sales services (tel. +35814333900). The reservation confirmation is good the take with you.

The hotel has parking places free of charge in a parking lot behind the building and in a garage. Alongside Kansakoulunkatu there are parking places with a fee. The nearest bigger parking garages are P-Kolmikulma and P-Tori, both located 300 meters from the hotel
Navigation address: Kansakoulunkatu 2
Parking in the hotel parking places is under private parking supervision and a parking permit is required, please enquire from the reception.

Hotel has a free wi-fi. Password can be enquired from the reception.

Travelling with a pet
Pets are welcomed to the hotel room, additional charge is 15 € per night. The number of pet rooms is limited.

Fresh. Genuine.
A suprising experience.

Our breakfast is our labor of love with its fresh and seasonal ingredients. Even if you’re not a guest at the hotel, you’re most welcome to experience the breakfast.

Hotel Yöpuu’s breakfast is served in Restaurant Pöllöwaari
from Monday to Friday 6.30 - 10.00
On Saturdays  7.30 - 11.00
On Sundays 8.00 - 11.00

We serve breakfast also to non- hotel guests for the price of 21 € per person on weekdays and on weekends (Sat and Sun) 25 € per person. Please contact our sales services for reservations.

We delight you with warm bread and rolls, oven baked barley porridge a marinated local perch filets. Our sweet cakes also follow the season’s ingredients.

From Monday to Friday we serve warm breakfast according to your wishes. On the weekend, you can enjoy a glass sparkling wine, non-alcoholic option is also available. On Sundays, our breakfast chef has a day off, we substitute the warm breakfast with seasonal cheeses.
The content of the breakfast varies according to the day of the week and the time of the year.

 Hotel packages

We have designed a variety of hotel packages suitable for weekdays or for the weekend.

Choose your favorite and enjoy!



Unwind in the sauna. Reserved just for you.

The hotel’s comfortable saunas are located at the base floor of the building: a bigger sauna for 10 persons and a smaller for 2-4 persons. Room rate includes a private sauna for one hour and a reservation can be made on weekdays from 7 am and on weekends from 8 am. The last reservation each day is from 10 pm to 11 pm.



As our guest, you’re able to enjoy culture, sports and discount prices in selected stores.

The hotel has two season tickets to Jyväskylä Symphony’s concerts, the time table is found on our Facebook page.

Exercise is also easy to arrange in your home away from home. Positive Gym has work out and group exercise classes for guests, additional cost 9 €/visit/person. The gym is open every day from 6 am to 9 pm, further information from the reception.

Jyväskylä Kekäle, Asemakatu 10 (clothes, shoes, accessories)
-5 % discount from all normal retail prices, hotel pass required

Sisustus Ilo, Yliopistonkatu 21 (design furniture and items)
-10 % discount from all normal retail prices, hotel pass required

Liivi- ja Sukkapiste, Väinönkatu 32 (womens underwear)
-10 % discount from all normal retail prices, hotel pass required

Golden Day Spa, Yliopistonkatu 42 Seasonally changing, pampering spa treatments right next door to the hotel with discount prices for hotel guests.


Enjoyment - refined dishes, seasonal ingredients, fascinating and surprising tasting menus

Charm - attentive and high quality service, one of a kind and awarded beverage selection

Comfort - stylish and atmosphere, Wine bar and Wine yard during summer

Surprise - boutique style Hotel Yöpuu and well-equipped meeting rooms and cabinets under the same roof


Pöllöwaari’s lunch. A refined enjoyment.

Restaurant Pöllöwaari serves lunch Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm. We use the best Finnish seasonal ingredients and aren’t afraid to combine them with flavors of the world- all this to give you a dining experience to remember.Our carefully thought out beverage selection is yours to enjoy over lunch, we’re more than happy to recommend the perfect match to your taste.

LUNCH 22.8 - 26.8.


Goat cheese, celery, beetroot
Veal, sweetbread, autumn vegetables,
Chanterelle, smoked bacon, chives


Pike-perch, crayfish, root parsley

Pouilly-Fuissé 2014, AC Pouilly-Fuissé, Olivier Merlin, Ranska / France 15,50 / 16cl

Marbled fillet of beef, turnip, garlic

Pittacum Barrica 2010, DO Bierzo, Bodegas Pittacum, Espanja / Spain 13,20 / 16cl


Slice of cheese
Blueberry, cardamon, vanilla
Season`s coffee and Arctic Choc´s handmade chocolate

2 courses

25 €

3 courses

31 €

4 courses

37 €

5 courses

42 €

6 courses

46 €

A la Carte

À la carte

Our menu changes five times a year and offers the season’s ingredients at their best. Your most welcome to enjoy beautiful, new and innovative flavor combinations.

Journey of the Season, The Tour, Voyage of the Senses. Which is your favorite?

Dining rooms


wines with the story.

wine list

Wines with a story.

In line with the menu and the season, we choose wines that have a story of their own to tell. Our wine selection is composed of classic and new wave European wines. From the New World wines we want to offer the most interesting wines to taste. The majority of our wines are made organically and with terms of sustainable development.

We wish you enjoyable moments with our wines!

Sommelier Sami Tiitto & Restaurant Manager Ulla Häkkinen


Wine bar

Enjoy wine in our Wine Bar

The stylish Wine bar offers high quality, seasonal wines that have been carefully selected by our sommelier Sami Tiitto.

Our drink selection also contains seasonal mixed drinks and beers from small breweries. For the friend of the noble drinks, we offer you a fascinating choice of cognacs, calvados and whiskies. Our freshly ground coffee and brewed tea will accompany perfectly our pastry chef’s delicacies and hand-made chocolatesWe also serve interesting Finnish beers, cocktails and snacks.

So enjoy the top-of-the-line service, a unique atmosphere and the best wine selection in the city.

You’re very welcome to enjoy!
Opening hours from Monday to Saturday 11 am to 11 pm

Restaurant Pöllöwaari is open

Mon - Fri from 11 am to 12 pm

On Saturdays from 1 am to 12 pm

Kitchen closes at 10.30 pm

On Sundays open upon request (min 30 pers.)

The Wine Bar is open

Mon - Sat from 11 am to 12 pm.




Warm ambience. Delicious food. Efficient working day. Successful meeting.

Hotel Yöpuu offers a variety of atmospheric meeting rooms suitable for smaller groups or up to 25 person conferences. Pöllöwaari restaurant's high quality cuisine fulfills the meeting and experienced staff will help in the choice of premises and meeting's planning.

Request of quotation

We answer within 48 hours ( Sat/Sun excluded )!


Give here any additional information that we should know. [Date and time?
What kind of occasion? How many guest? etc.]:

Name, address, phone :


We have parking places free of charge in a parking lot behind the building and in a garage. Alongside Kansakoulunkatu there are parking places with a fee. The nearest bigger parking garages are P-Kolmikulma and P-Tori, both located 300 meters from the hotel
Navigation address: Kansakoulunkatu 2
Parking in the hotel parking places is under private parking supervision and a parking permit is required, please enquire from the reception.

Tailored Meeting

tailor your meeting according to your wishes. Just let us know what you need and we will organize everything ready.

List of prices

Meeting Room 1 25 per 100,00€/day
Meeting Room 2 8 per 70,00€/day
Kabinets 12 hlö 50,00€/day

Fresh berry smoothie 4,50€/portion. Can be made also without milk products.

Coffee/tea and home made sweet pastry 9,00€/per

Coffee/tea and home made sandwich  9,00€/per

Coffee/tea and home made cookies 5,00€/per

Fruits 5,00€/per

Soft drinks  3,20€ - 3,50 €

Three courses lunch in restaurant Pöllöwaari 29 €.



Pöllöwaari is an excellent choice for a party since you can accommodate you and your guests in our unique hotel.

Whether you’re having a birthday, wedding, christening, graduation, doctorial dinner or memorial service, Pöllöwaari is the place for you if you’re looking for a unique venue and appreciate high-quality food and service. Our skilled personnel will ensure a successful event.

Let us know your wishes and we’ll organize a party that is everything you expect it to be. Make an appointment and we’ll give you a tour of our dining rooms and other available spaces. We’re more than happy to send you menus with beverage suggestions.

For parties over 10 people, we recommend a unanimous menu choice beforehand. This guarantees a fluent dining experience and you’re able to concentrate fully on your guests.

We serve lunch from Monday to Thursday 11 am to 4 pm and on Fridays 11 am to 3 pm. Our refined lunch is an excellent option for daytime occasions.
Dessert can be substituted to cake, price 12,50 € per person.
Prices include candles, small flower arrangements, white table cloths and white linen napkins. For memorial services, we provide a separate table for pictures etc. If you have special requests, please contact our sales department.

Upon request, we provide menu and place cards. Dietary alterations to menus are made according to information given in advance.
The number of participants can be changed in two working days before the event; this change will be the basis for number of menus charged.

Here we are


History of Yöpuu

Goldsmith Jaakko Emil Vehmas constructed on the year 1928 a stately stone building on a site that is now the corner of Yliopistonkatu and Kansakoulunkatu. Nowadays the building is better known as hotel Yöpuu and restaurant Pöllöwaari. The building was drawn and built Mauno Forselius.

In the original drawings of Mauno Forselius there are three windows on the right side of the building. Yet in the actual building the number of windows in four. Because there was space on the lot, the plan was altered in the last minute. In his drawings, Forselius had reserved the ground floor for business premises, differentiating them by using a profiled batten and rougher plastering than in the top part of the building. For the facade, Forselius chose simple and classical ornaments.

The building has been a kind of a hotel from very early on, as one of the former residents, ran a bed and breakfast. There have also been numerous shops in the building.

In 1987 the heirs of Jaakko Emil Vehmas decided to sell the building to Kerrostyö-company of Sinivuori-group. Kerrostyö preserved the building, but built another one on the lot, next to the old one.

The first steps of hotel Yöpuu were taken when a married couple called Esa and Sirkku Arola rent premises from the Vehmas building, in order to set up their own business. They remodeled the building thoroughly and after many obstacles hotel was opened in August 1988.
The hotel restaurant was greeted with open arms. Because the Arolas invested in high quality, the customers included the governance of both the city and the local university. They gave up of the business 1992 and a second entrepreneur Heli Rajamäki came to run the business.

Rajamäki also run the travelling agency and had travelled the world staying in various hotels. Thus when taking over Yöpuu, she drew from her personal experiences.
Ageing Rajamäki gave up the hotel and restaurant, because she wanted to focus on running her travelling agency. She sold her business to Katriina Pilppula and her husband Ari Pärnänen in 2006.

With  the new couple in charge, the business idea of the hotel restaurant was further refined. The international hotel restaurant was directed towards becoming, above all, a Finnish establishment for international customers. Alvar Aalto and Marimekko rooms were decorated to support the idea.

Still today, Yöpuu and Pöllöwaari cherish the same traditions as always. The business idea is being developed as a private business, independent from hotel and restaurant chains.


(014) 333 900
Yliopistonkatu 23
40100 Jyväskylä
Restaurant Pöllöwaari is open
Mon-Fri 11-24
Saturdays 13-24
Kitchen closes at 22.30
On Sundays open on request (min. 30 per.)
Wine Bar is open Mon-Sat 11-24