Southern Finland (Uudenmaa)
Find Beds & Compare Prices
from all the hostel booking websites!
Within 2 Km / 1 mi.
Within 5 Km / 3 mi.
Within 10 Km / 6 mi.
Within 20 Km / 12 mi.
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is also one of the main points of entry to the country (Tampere and Turku are the others). It is home to the University of Helsinki (the biggest university in Finland) and the Sibelius Academy (the only musical university in Finland and one of the biggest in Europe), and it is definitely at its best in summertime.
Your choice of Helsinki hostels is plentiful but they tend to be pretty separated from each other. Finland is also generally a pretty expensive country to travel through, so expect to pay at least 20€ a night for your stay. Regardless, hostels in Helsinki are definitely the most economical lodgings for a budget traveler.
While staying in a Helsinki hostel you'll want to see Suomenlinna (roughly translates as "Castle of Finland"), which was built in the 1700's. The archipelago around Helsinki is also beautiful and definitely worth visiting. There are also plenty of parks, museums, churches, and galleries for those interested. For the thrill-hungry, Linnanmäki (the oldest amusement park in Finland) is the place to go.
If you're into soccer or football, you can catch a game at Finnair Stadion. There are also two ice hockey arenas in Helsinki, both home to a Finnish main league ice hockey team. Hartwall Arena (one of them) is the biggest indoor arena in Finland. It's useful to check their schedule, as the arena is often used for big musical events.
For moving around the city, trams are your best bet, but there are also networks of buses and trains you can use which makes the city open and convenient no matter what Helsinki hostel you stay in. The whole public transportation network in Helsinki is coordinated by the same company, so when you buy a ticket from them, you can use it to gain access to almost all the public transport options in the city. The ticket prices start from 1.8€. You can also access other interesting places in Finland through Helsinki, for example Hanko (the southernmost point of Finland).
Helsinki's climate ranges from freezing cold in the winter (over -30 degrees Celsius) to considerably warm in the summertime (over +25C).
Helsinki is generally a very safe city to visit, but use of common sense is still advisable, especially in the nighttime.
Other Nearby Cities
(47 Km / 29 mi.)
(77 Km / 48 mi.)
(78 Km / 48 mi.)
(83 Km / 51 mi.)
(83 Km / 51 mi.)
(114 Km / 71 mi.)
(132 Km / 82 mi.)
2014 - July
2014 - August
2014 - September
2014 - October
2014 - November
2014 - December
2015 - January
2015 - February
2015 - March
2015 - April
2015 - May
2015 - June
2015 - July
Azerbaijan New Manat
CFA Franc BCEAO
CFA Franc BEAC
Costa Rican Colon
Dominican R. Peso
East Caribbean Dollar
Hong Kong Dollars
Israeli New Shekel
New Zealand Dollars
Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro
Papua New Guinea Kina
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
Romanian New Lei
South African Rand
Sri Lanka Rupee
Utd. Arab Emir. Dirham
Find Dorm Beds
Find Private Rooms
Map — Click to Resize
Suomenlinna Hostel - Helsinki
"Was perfect in 2003!" … "The hostels are very beautiful - The hostel is splendid. I have seen many, but this one is the best." … "Hostel suomenlinna is located in an island 15 minute ferry trip from centrum Helsinki. Suomenlinna(the Island Fortress of Helsinki) is historical place wich is included in UNESCO's world heritage protection program. The oldes buildings here are built in 1750's. Perfect place for tunnel adventures."...
Academica Hostel - Helsinki
"HI - Helsinki - Hostel Academica seems to be a student residence that converts to a hostel. Considering its price, it should (and does) offer more quality than regular hostels. The Location The location is not really central, but it's close to a tram and a metro stations, although in a quiet street. The directions given by the hostel's website are clear. Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms are comfortable, the matresses and the linen...
HI - Helsinki - Stadion Hostel
"HI - Helsinki - Stadion Hostel is the closest to "Babel Tower" you can get. Because of its size and the fact that Helsinki doesn't offer many options of hostels, you'll see people from all around the world. And by being "in" a stadium you may feel like an athlete, with some of the good and the bad things that come with it. The Location Its location is not central. You have to take a tram, and the directions the hostel provides don't...
CheapSleep Hostel Helsinki
"Clean & cheap - Close to tram station, quickly went in downtown. A supermarket just at the left of the hostel is really practical." … "Clean, good stay, friendly - Staff very friendly, place clean, ordered and well organized. The location is not in the centre but is well connected with it, and is near to some interesting places like the Cirko. It's also a good place where to meet new people because there are a lot." … "…...
"… building returned to serving educational purposes in 2002 Hostel has all together eight rooms and 40 beds on two floors. Rooms are for 1-10 people. There are four dorm types available (downstairs, 4 rooms) - 6 beds(male dorm),7 beds(mixed), 8 beds(female dorm) and 10 beds(mixed). Hostel has three private room types available (upstairs, 4 rooms): single, twin and triple. Extra beds available. Dorm rooms come with solid bunk...
Vuokrahuone Design Accommodation
"… rented on site. Vuokrahuone also has laundry facilities available, as well as quality snack and beverage vending machines. A variety of restaurants, bars and stores are in the vicinity. Guests can reach the city centre in about 10 minutes with local buses or trams. Linnanmäki Amusement Park is a 15-minute walk away, while Helsinki Central Station is 3 km from the hostel. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h advance...
"Hostel Erottajanpuisto is located on Uudenmankatu street, which is very close to the central train station, and just past the Stockman department store. It's remarkably cosy place, which is unusual for an HI affiliated hostel. The dorms have six or eight beds each, and they're comfortable and large. Unlike the dorms, the showers are a little cramped. The showers are small enclosures that can be barely squeezed into, but they are at least...
Eurohostel - Helsinki
"HI - Helsinki - Eurohostel is a good place to stay if you're not looking for a very social hostel, as it is run more like a hotel than a backpacker's hostel. However, it is very secure and well run, and offers a number of amenities including a washer and dryer, internet access, a café, and self-service kitchens. The Location The hostel is located in a quiet little neighbourhood not far from the water, and is quite safe. While it is...
"… Helsinki art museum, the legendary Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko) in the neighborhood. This elegant contemporary studio offer guests a modern, well maintained studio base from which to explore the city. Check-in is after 2 pm, check out is before 11 am. Keys to the apartment are picked up from our reception desk at CheapSleep Helsinki, which is located at Sturenkatu 27. Erottaja Studio A smaller apartment located in the heart...
"The hotel has a long tradition of hospitality with over 18 years of experience in the current location. We have serviced satisfied international and domestic customers including business travellers as well as families, who demand first-class accommodation in a relaxing, yet central environment. All customers are equipped with an own key to the premises, 9 rooms / 2 single, 5 double, 1 triple. Mansarde. A shared kitchen with cutlery,...
Airport Hotel Bonus Inn
"This place had a great staff, especially in the restaurant. They had breakfast open for me at 4:45 a.m., so I could eat before my shuttle at 5 a.m." … "… for 100 cars garage for 15 cars self service laundry room gym play area for children billiards hair salon car rental, We look forward to welcoming you to Finland, and to our hotel! Each room offers an en-suite bathroom with shower, international flat screen TV, free...
"… ideal Place to stay for both leasure and business travellers. Hotel Anna is like an Oasis of Tranquillity in the centre of the pulsing city of Helsinki. There is a wast selection of trendy pubs, nice restaurants, art galleries and butiques just outside the hotel. There are 64 rooms in total and also a breakfast room, sauna and a meeting room for 12 persons in the hotel. Parking places are reserved for hotel guests in a private...
"To make sure that your stay in Helsinki will be as comfortable as expected we make sure to provide you with a warm welcome and an affordable accommodation. Customers will be able to enjoy the convenience of staying in a lively quarter within walking distance to Helsinki’s shopping areas, tourist attractions and parks, theaters and restaurants, while experiencing a calm and serene atmosphere. The Hotel consists of 27 bedrooms varying from...
All Right Hotel
"… Adaptors Board games Common Room Free City Maps Free Internet Access Free WiFi Hairdryers Hot Showers Kitchen Linen and towels Included Barbeque on the terrace Surroundings Grocery store and couple of restaurants and cafes just a short walk from the Hotel. 15 minutes walk to the sandy beach. Free parking place for the quests. Chill-out place in the garden with a barbeque and dining table....
Helsinki Travel Tips & Suggestions
Dont't miss Temppeliaukio (Rock Church). It's built up in a rock and looks amazing inside, while from outside it's just a pile of stones and you would never say there's a church or anything else inside. Beautiful!
— Sonja, Bosnia
If you've visited Helsinki, add your comments and tips...
Helsinki comments only.
Don't discuss the hostels on this page
, post a review on the hostel's page instead.
Submit a New Hostel
Copyright © 2014 Hostelz.com
A portion of proceeds goes to support