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Featured Hostels in Helsinki

CheapSleep Helsinki
2 out of 5
Sturenkatu 27B, Helsinki
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The price is $33 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Keskinen District, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Helsinki Street and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre ...

3.9/5Good! (425 reviews)
A good budget stay.

"We told the hostel before hand about our late check in 2 am. They have kept the room for us."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

CheapSleep Helsinki
Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis
2 out of 5
Ilmailutie 13, Vantaa
The price is $36 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Aviapolis, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Finnish Aviation Museum, Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and Jumbo Shopping Center. Hartwall Arena ...

3.6/5Good! (277 reviews)
Basic but OK

"Bit of a walk from the airport and can be tricky to find the footpaths in the dark. Would be helpful if info about the hostel included info about the airport parking bus which stops very close to the hostel. Hostel is what you would expect, pretty basic. Price a bit high in my opinion."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis
Eurohostel
2 out of 5
Linnankatu 9, Helsinki
The price is $36 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Katajanokka, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Uspenski Cathedral, Presidential Palace, and Kauppatori Market Square. Helsinki City Museum ...

3.7/5Good! (990 reviews)
Awesome location and 24/7 receptionist.

"Great stay and close to the city. Kitchen and receptionists are excellent.Tram stop just in front of the hostel. Very convenient."…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Eurohostel
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InnTourist Hostel
2 out of 5
Haapaniemenkatu 7-9B, Helsinki
The price is $51 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in Kallio, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, and Stockmann. Kamppi Center and Finlandia Hall are also within 2 ...

3.7/5Good! (11 reviews)
Ei moitittavaa

"Majoitus todella siisti ja kaikki uutta! Huoneessa ei ilmastointia joten kuuma nukkua. Rakennukseen oli vaikea löytää kävellen mutta autolla ei ollut ongelmaa. Parkkipaikka hyvällä sijainnilla ja helppo löytää kun sai hyvät ohjeet tekstiviestillä etukäteen!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

InnTourist Hostel
Hostel Diana Park
2 out of 5
Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki
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Located in Punavuori, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Church of Helsinki and Stockmann. Helsinki Cathedral and Finlandia Hall are also within 1 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (256 reviews)
Solo traveller

"He stay was great. Excellent check in. The room wss very noisy due to some people but not the hostels fault. Showers and toilet was nice. And free breakfast was great."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hostel Diana Park
The Yard Hostel
2 out of 5
Kalevankatu 3 A 45, Helsinki
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The price is $63 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Kamppi, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Stockmann and Finlandia Hall. Helsinki Cathedral and Helsinki West Terminal are also within 2 mi ...

4.2/5Very Good! (114 reviews)
Great hostel in a great location.

"I love this hostel because of the small details that makes traveling easy and convenient. Curtains give privacy for each dorm bed, the bathrooms are clean, door code is sent ahead of time, plenty to watch on tv, and basics for cooking in the kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

The Yard Hostel
20Rooms
2 out of 5
Kyläkaivontie 6 D, Vantaa
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The price is $53 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Situated in Vantaa, this golf hostel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Heureka Finnish Science Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Jumbo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (230 reviews)
Close to the airport

"Great location for coming from the airport, takes only a few minutes to get there. There are only shared bathrooms, which you should know"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

20Rooms
Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki
2 out of 5
Kornetintie 10, Helsinki
The price is $58 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Lantinen District, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Terveystalo Kaari Clinic, Sello Shopping Centre, and Hartwall Arena. Helsinki Ice Hall and ...

3.6/5Good! (98 reviews)

"Comfortable room and great value. I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki
Forenom Hostel Espoo Otaniemi
2 out of 5
Kivimiehentie 2, Espoo
The price is $74 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Lantinen District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Aalto University and Helsinki University of Technology. Espoo Museum of Modern Art and ...

3.4/5 (71 reviews)

"I was close to the entrance door and it was noisy"…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Forenom Hostel Espoo Otaniemi
Hostel Suomenlinna
2 out of 5
Suomenlinna C 9, Helsinki
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The price is $54 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Etelainen District, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Senate Square, Stockmann, and Helsinki Cathedral. Kamppi Center and Finlandia Hall are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (81 reviews)
Perfect way to wake up on the island

"Clean, comfy, quiet, perfectly located to explore the little island. Friendly staff, easy (very late) check-in. Lovely little touches in shower and bathroom necessities as well as complimentary tea and coffee. Lots of information, games, a TV, internet. Comfy beds. Definitely recommend - waking up ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Hostel Suomenlinna
Sky Hostel Helsinki
2 out of 5
Haapaniemenkatu 7-9, Helsinki
The price is $53 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Kallio, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hakaniemi Market Square, Helsinki Cathedral, and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Stockmann and Olympic Stadium ...

Sky Hostel Helsinki
Nahkurin Hotelli
2 out of 5
2 Nahkurintie, Tuusula
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Located in the heart of Tuusula, this hostel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Rusutjärven uimaranta and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Halosenniemi Museum. Flamingo Entertainment Centre ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"Det fattades tvål och pappershandukar på samtliga toaletter i de två korrodorerna och handsprit i entré mellan den 29.7-30.7. Detta är viktigt att detta finns sådant tillgängligt just nu med tanke på covid.-19"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Nahkurin Hotelli
Aikatalo Hostel Helsinki City Center
2 out of 5
Mikonkatu 8 A, 7 Kerros, Helsinki
The price is $86 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Kluuvi, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Ateneum Art Museum and Stockmann. Helsinki Cathedral and Finlandia Hall are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Highly Recommend

"What a fabulous place to stay. Right in the heart of Helsinki. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Everything is brand new and sparkling clean. We have already booked to go back there."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Aikatalo Hostel Helsinki City Center
Forenom Hostel Helsinki Kutomotie
2 out of 5
Kutomotie 9, Helsinki
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Located in Lantinen District, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Terveystalo Kaari Clinic, Sello Shopping Centre, and Hartwall Arena. Helsinki Ice Hall and ...

3.3/5 (16 reviews)

"Different from what i saw in expedia website. Room aminities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Forenom Hostel Helsinki Kutomotie
SweetDream Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Hämeentie 21 G, Helsinki
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The price is $59 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in Kallio, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Helsinki Street and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Olympic Stadium and Helsinki Cathedral are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (87 reviews)
Good stay

"Nice area of Helsinki. Pretty standard. Good service. The bathroom could use an upgrade."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

SweetDream Guesthouse
Hostel Siiram
2 out of 5
21 Institutvägen (Opistotie), Kirkkonummi, Uusimaa
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Situated in Kirkkonummi, this hostel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Evitskogin uimaranta and within 6 mi (10 km) of Vikträskin uimaranta and Grenomossenin Nature Reserve. ...

1.9/5 (7 reviews)

"Varustelu niukka mutta halpa"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

Hostel Siiram
Motel Urban Kallio
32 Kolmas linja, Helsinki
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Located in Kallio, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Helsinki Street, Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and Olympic Stadium. Finlandia Hall and Helsinki Ice ...

Motel Urban Kallio
Forenom Hostel Espoo Kivenlahti
2 out of 5
Aallonhuippu 4, Espoo
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Situated by the sea, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Iso Omena, Espoo Cathedral, and Espoo Metro Areena. Espoo Museum of Modern Art and WeeGee Exhibition ...

2.7/5 (40 reviews)
Excellent place for a rest

"But you need to get electronic key by phone; toilet and washroom in several meters from your room with some clients from other rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

Forenom Hostel Espoo Kivenlahti
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Clarion Hotel Aviapolis

Clarion Hotel Aviapolis

4 out of 5
Karhumäentie 5, Vantaa, Uusimaa
The price is $100 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,105 reviews)

"The staff at reception were very helpful and the room was really nice. I had my cats with me and it was nice to see there were food bowls and a little bed waiting for the pets. Breakfast was superb and all great with waiting staff wearing masks and social distancing being adhered to. All in all a ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Clarion Hotel Aviapolis
GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi

GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi

4 out of 5
Kluuvikatu 4, Helsinki
The price is $119 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
4.3/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
Best location in the middle of the city

"Everything was very good and everybody was friendly as much as you can. And the Location is absolutly perfect. We will be back for sure."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

GLO Hotel Helsinki Kluuvi
Clarion Hotel Helsinki

Clarion Hotel Helsinki

4 out of 5
Tyynenmerenkatu 2, Helsinki, Uusimaa
The price is $100 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,577 reviews)

"The sky pool was amazing and the service in the hotel was great. The overall vibe of the hotel was very good and the view goes straight to the ocean and city."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Clarion Hotel Helsinki
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Helsinki, one of the 16 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Helsinki for a good value, so you can save your money for going out. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its museums and theaters.

Hostels in Helsinki

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking:

Eurohostel - 2-minute walk from Mastokatu Station for easy access to public transit. Property features include free WiFi, a sauna, and a 24-hour front desk.

CheapSleep Helsinki - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Roineentie Station and Hattulantie Station. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and desks.

Forenom Hostel Helsinki Kutomotie - Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers, desks, and coffee/tea makers.

Hotel Winterhouse - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers.

Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Helsinki Valimo Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and air conditioning. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and desks in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Helsinki?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 38° F and nighttime temperatures average 14° F
  • April-June: 70° F is the daytime average and 26° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 72° F and nighttime averages are around 41° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 53° F during the day and 20° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 0.87 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Helsinki?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Ateneum Art Museum
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Helsinki Cathedral
Natural Features
  • Esplanadi
  • Allas Sea Pool
  • Kaivopuisto Park
Cultural Attractions
  • National Museum
  • Seurasaari Open Air Museum
  • Swedish Theatre

Generally, Helsinki is known for its:

  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals

How to Get to Helsinki and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away from the city center. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Ylioppilastalo Station, Rautatieasema Station, and Rautatientori Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Helsinki Central Station, Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station, or Helsinki Pasilan Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Helsinki?
By choosing a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and theaters.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Helsinki?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start: Forenom Hostel Vantaa Aviapolis - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. CheapSleep Helsinki - 2-minute walk from Hattulantie Station for easy access to public transit. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and desks. The Yard Hostel - Located steps from Stockmann. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and TV in a common area. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and lockers. Eurohostel - 2-minute walk from Mastokatu Station for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a sauna. You’ll find showers in all rooms. 20Rooms - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Helsinki Hiekkaharju Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Helsinki?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Helsinki, one of Expedia’s 16 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Helsinki?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 58°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 24°F. Average annual precipitation for Helsinki is 27 inches.
What is there to see and do in Helsinki?
Generally, Helsinki is known for its museums, theaters, and restaurants. Major attractions include Flamingo Entertainment Centre, Stockmann, and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out into nature with places like Allas Sea Pool, Esplanadi, and Kaivopuisto Park. Cultural attractions include National Theater, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and Finnish Museum of Natural History.
What's the best way to get to and around Helsinki while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Helsinki in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Vantaa Airport (HEL), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to make use of public transit. Walk to nearby metro stations like Ylioppilastalo Station, Rautatieasema Station, and Rautatientori Station. To see more of the area, catch a train at Helsinki (HEC-Helsinki Central Train Station), Helsinki Central Station, or Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station.