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Best Helsinki hostels

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Hostel Suomenlinna - Helsinki - Dining room
Hostel Suomenlinna
8.8 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Sweetdream Guesthouse - Helsinki - Bedroom
Sweetdream Guesthouse
8.9 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
7.9 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Inn Tourist Hostel
8.3 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi

Helsinki hostels near the city centre

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The Yard Hostel - Helsinki - Lounge
The Yard Hostel
8.8 Very Good
Hostel Diana Park - Helsinki - Living room
Hostel Diana Park
8.7 Very Good

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Top tips for finding Helsinki hostel deals

  • Staying at a hostel in Helsinki is a popular method of finding inexpensive accommodations in the city and the greater metropolitan area, which is well served by several tram lines, the national rail system, and the metropolitan bus service. When booking a hostel in Helsinki, it is important to pay attention to the "House Rules" wherever outlined, because these highlight important bits of information like cancellation policies, check-in and check-out times, etc.
  • Located in the Kaartinkaupunki district of downtown Helsinki is Hostel Diana Park, an accommodation well suited to groups of visitors, as it has rooms that can sleep from four to eight people with community bathrooms. There are two trams lines (3 and 6) and the Helsinki Central Rail station that provide public transportation to other parts of the city, but you can find several landmarks within walking distance of this hostel in Helsinki, including Ateneum Art Museum and Swedish Theatre. Among the neighborhood eateries are Natura Restaurant and Sushibar+wine.
  • The Yard Concept Hostel at Kalevankatu 3 is another downtown hostel in Helsinki that is affordable for the single traveler. Most of the rooms have twin beds with privacy curtains, but the bathrooms are shared. This property is also close to the 3 and 6 tram lines and the Helsinki Central Rail station, and some places of interest within walking distance include the Finnish National Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and the main thoroughfare—Aleksanterinkatu Street. Unicafe is a nearby restaurant, and Tavastia Club is a bar close by.
  • Owing to its location near Central Park and its private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, Myo Hostel is worthy of consideration for couples seeking value for the price. This newly built boutique hostel is located in the residential Ruskeasuo district, a few miles outside of Helsinki’s city center and reachable directly by the 415 bus from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Among the landmarks in the vicinity are the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and the Sibelius Monument. Although there are no restaurants or bars in the area, you can catch the tram or bus from the main street into the city center.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Helsinki, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Helsinki in September and May.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Helsinki if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 17 days before your stay to get the best price for a Helsinki hostel.

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