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Rivoli Jardin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki
The price is $116 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (670 reviews)

"Nice hotel in the heart of the city. Close to seaport and city market."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

Rivoli Jardin Hotel
Original Sokos Hotel Albert
4 out of 5
Albertinkatu 30, Helsinki
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4.1/5Very Good! (381 reviews)
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"Nice , centrally located place with good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Original Sokos Hotel Albert
Hellsten Helsinki Parliament
3 out of 5
Museokatu 18, Helsinki
The price is $91 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,366 reviews)

"The property is very quaint and cozy but the rooms are extremely spacious. There’s a full kitchen with dishes, sink, microwave and large refrigerator. There’s spacious closets and a dining area as well. The twin beds were off in its own little nook as if to feel like it was in a separate room. It ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Hellsten Helsinki Parliament
Hostel Diana Park
2 out of 5
Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki
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4.1/5Very Good! (245 reviews)

"I'm from Japan, stayed there for only a day, got satisfied enough. I'd like to stay there next time as well if travel to Helsinki. Thank you so much to the staffs."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Hostel Diana Park
Scandic Hakaniemi
3.5 out of 5
Siltasaarenkatu 14, Helsinki
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4/5Very Good! (1,312 reviews)

"Friendly staff in breakfast room, very helpful, Bedroom rather small and TV only had Scandinavian channels. Warm room good shower."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Scandic Hakaniemi
Hellsten Helsinki Senate
3 out of 5
Kauppiaankatu 5, Helsinki
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The price is $76 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,117 reviews)

"Room is dated, but compensated for by cleanliness, comfortable bed, and lots of room!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Hellsten Helsinki Senate
Hotel Finn
2.5 out of 5
Kalevankatu 3 b, Helsinki
The price is $64 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (1,530 reviews)
Cosy central location in Helsinki

"Very central, nice and clean - good value for Helsinki which is quite expensive."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Hotel Finn
Hotel Anna
3 out of 5
Annankatu 1, Helsinki
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The price is $106 per night
3.8/5Good! (945 reviews)

"The location was great. The service was wonderful! It's an old hotel and expensive but everything is in the Scandinavian countries."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Hotel Anna
Both Helsinki
2 out of 5
Hietaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki
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The price is $55 per night
3.7/5Good! (584 reviews)
Apartment near to city

"This apartment just few minutes drive from Helsinki train station and walking distance to malls / hypermarket / cinema / bus station. (Opposite apartment got K minimarket) The apartment comes with 4 beds, kitchen and dining area. Reception is 24hrs, the staffs speak good English and very friendly. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Both Helsinki
Airport Hotel Bonus Inn
3.5 out of 5
Elannontie 9, Vantaa
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3.7/5Good! (1,752 reviews)

"Good location for an early morning departure. Free airport shuttle and very nice staff. Most accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Airport Hotel Bonus Inn
Eurohostel
2 out of 5
Linnankatu 9, Helsinki
The price is $52 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,269 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

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Hotel Arthur
3 out of 5
Vuorikatu 19, Helsinki
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The price is $88 per night
3.7/5Good! (2,044 reviews)

"Very good location ideal for central station. Staff very friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Hotel Arthur
Airport Hotel Pilotti
3.5 out of 5
Veromaentie 1, Vantaa
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The price is $78 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,564 reviews)

"We weren’t told renovations were happening but otherwise it was very clean breakfast was good to"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Airport Hotel Pilotti
Omena Hotel Helsinki Lonnrotinkatu
2.5 out of 5
Lonnrotinkatu 13, Helsinki
The price is $54 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,447 reviews)

"Modern in that it did not have staff - everything was automated/digital in a sense. Not sure how light in bathroom was to be turned off. Had microwave, kettle and mini fridge."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Omena Hotel Helsinki Lonnrotinkatu
Omena Hotel Yrjonkatu
2.5 out of 5
Yrjonkatu 30, Helsinki
The price is $56 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,267 reviews)

"The place was clean and central but no staff on so any problems you couldn't get sorted out,building work next building started at 7sh and finished about 7/8in evening. Room was mostly plastic eg:bathroom tv on signal most times and the didn't get cleaned in the four days we was there."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Omena Hotel Yrjonkatu
Scandic Kallio
3 out of 5
Lantinen Brahenkatu 2, Helsinki
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3.6/5Good! (1,158 reviews)
The good & the not so good.

"Great breakfast buffet, but the bathroom was problematic - horrid odor, too tiny & the shower leaked."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Scandic Kallio
Kongressikoti Hotel
2 out of 5
Snellmaninkatu 15 A, Helsinki
The price is $78 per night
3.4/5 (179 reviews)
Good value.

"The hotel has a charming old world atmosphere. It is very central with lots of shops or historic buildings to see. Was prrfect for my needs. Perfect for the independent traveller. If you want to be waited on hand and foot this is not the place for you."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Kongressikoti Hotel
Forenom Hostel Vantaa Airport
2 out of 5
Ilmailutie 9, Vantaa
The price is $70 per night
3.3/5 (538 reviews)

"The close proximity to the airport makes it attractive."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Forenom Hostel Vantaa Airport
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Cheap Hotels in Helsinki

Helsinki offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Ateneum Art Museum and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, this destination is home to Esplanadi and Allas Sea Pool, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Helsinki that won't break the bank, you can take your pick of the area's 53 budget accommodations. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Kongressikoti Hotel - 2-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location.

Scandic Hakaniemi - Customers like this 3.5-star hotel for its proximity to public transportation and quiet guestrooms. It offers free WiFi, a bar, and air conditioning.

Original Sokos Hotel Albert - At this eco-friendly hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant. Reviews mention the good location and spacious rooms.

Hotel Anna - 3-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free newspapers at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and overall value.

Airport Hotel Bonus Inn - Customers like this 3.5-star hotel for its central location and clean rooms. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant.

Planning Your Trip to Helsinki

Haven't settled on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average temperature of 16°F
  • Rainiest months: August, July, February, and October, with an average rainfall of 0.08 inches
  • Driest months: March, April, August, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.06 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Helsinki

Helsinki attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Ateneum Art Museum and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the outdoors at Esplanadi and Allas Sea Pool, or check out the area's cultural spots like National Museum.

Helsinki is also notable for its:
  • Theater
  • Museums
  • Festivals

Getting Around Helsinki

The nearest airport is in Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa), situated 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away from the city center. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Ylioppilastalo Station, Rautatieasema Station, and Rautatientori Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Helsinki Central Station, Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station, or Helsinki Pasilan Station. You can take a ferry and cross the water to see more of the region.

Frequently asked questions

What is Helsinki like for travelers on a budget?
Helsinki has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Stockmann, this destination is home to Esplanadi and Allas Sea Pool, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Helsinki?
Based on reviews, Kongressikoti Hotel is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a bar. Other options to stay on the cheap include Airport Hotel Pilotti and Hellsten Helsinki Parliament.
What's the seasonal weather like in Helsinki?
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 rainfall for Helsinki is 27 inches.
What is there to see and do in Helsinki?
Helsinki attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Flamingo Entertainment Centre and Stockmann, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Head to Jumbo Shopping Center and Forum Shopping Centre for some bargain shopping, or hunt for deals at Kamppi Center.
What's the best way to get around Helsinki?
The closest airport is Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa), situated 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away. Nearby metro stations include Ylioppilastalo Station, Rautatieasema Station, and Rautatientori Station. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Helsinki Central Station, Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station, or Helsinki Pasilan Station. You can catch a ferry across the water to see more of the region.

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