10 Best Budget Hotels In Helsinki, Finland

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Anne Marie
Anne Marie

The capital city of Finland is a gorgeous place any traveler should add to their bucket list. Surrounded by water, Helsinki is full of history and politics, arts and culture, and cutting-edge design. No one should skip out on visiting this Scandanavian center just because of expense. In fact, some of Helsinki’s most unique experiences can be had at these affordable accommodations. Here are ten of the best hotels and hostels for the budget-minded traveler.

1) Omena Hotel Helsinki Lönnrotinkatu (from USD 96)

From the pictures, the Omena Hotel appears to be a much more expensive find than it is – the rooms are chic and accented with shiny red decor. The location can’t be beat; within steps you can find yourself at the central train station, Old Church Park, and Kamppi shopping center. Guests are even guaranteed coffee and tea service and a private bathroom in each room – all of which can be accessed via wireless key entry. Despite all these amenities, the Omena Hotel manages to keep its costs low while providing great value for the money.

Omena Hotel Helsinki Lönnrotinkatu

Address: Lönnrotinkatu 13
Price: from 96 USD

WiFi Family rooms Lift Heating Internet services Facilities for disabled guests WiFi available in all areas Vending machine (snacks)

2) Hostel Domus Academica (from USD 76)

The idea that hostels are only for college students studying abroad and unkempt backpackers is a myth these days. Luckily, this means there are many more affordable options for travelers looking to see the world on a budget! The Hostel Domus Academica is the perfect place for you if you’re seeking a private accommodation with the sense of community that comes along with a hostel experience. If you’d like to sleep in a dorm, you can book a bunk in male or female dorms. However, there are also private rooms that sleep up to three people. If you book a private room in the annex, you’ll even get your own kitchen! Breakfast is provided to those without kitchens, but you do have to pay a little extra. The hostel is located in the Eteläinen Suurpiiri neighborhood, which is great for those interested in design, architecture, and museums. Also nearby is the Hietaniemi Beach and plenty of public transportation options.

3) Hotel Sofia (from USD 84)

If you’d like to visit Helsinki but don’t want to sacrifice the tranquility of nature, the Hotel Sofia is the perfect place for you. Located on the Kallvik Peninsula, this seaside hotel is surrounded by beach and lovely woods. Take a stroll around the grounds, read outside in a garden, or gaze out over the Baltic Sea from the comfort of your room. Rooms can be booked with either an ensuite or shared bathroom, and some feature an open concept living area with a TV and dining area. The hotel also provides a swimming pool, sauna, and a restaurant with Finnish and international foods. Even though you might get caught up in the loveliness of the Hotel Sofia, don’t forget that Helsinki is only a twenty minute drive away! This is the perfect lodging for a balance between the city and the peaceful seaside.

Hotel Sofia

Address: Kallvikinniementie 35
Price: from 84 USD

Allergy-free room Luggage storage Internet services Fax/photocopying Golf course (within 3 km) Designated smoking area Canoeing Smoke alarms

4) Hotel Winterhouse (from USD 109)

The Hotel Winterhouse is a hostel that can easily pass for a hotel, or better yet, your own Finnish home! Each room is outfitted with unique homey touches like quilts, screened in porches, or a crib for travelers with little ones. The rest of the hotel looks homey as well, with colorful walls, sitting areas for guests to gather, and a small library. An affordable breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. The exterior of the Winterhouse is just as lovely as the inside, with gardens and a barbecue. Located in the Läntinen Suurpiiri neighborhood, you’ll be within a couple of miles of all of Helsinki’s best attractions!

5) Hostel Diana Park (from USD 27)

For an affordable accommodation in the heart of Helsinki, try out the Hostel Diana Park. This hostel features some of the cheapest rooms you’ll find in the city, whether you opt for a room in a dorm or your own private room. Each room is decorated uniquely in colorful decor that contrasts nicely with the old style of the building. Guests have access to the kitchen area to cook for themselves as well as the common areas for socializing. The must see sights of Helsinki will be right outside your door! The lovely Esplanade Park, stunning Helsinki Cathedral, and Helsinki Market Square are all nearby and easily accessible by foot.

Hostel Diana Park

Address: Uudenmaankatu 9
Price: from 27 USD

Security alarm Snack bar Physical distancing rules followed Heating CCTV in common areas Internet services Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Free WiFi

6) Eurohostel (from USD 36)

The Eurohostel’s location on Helsinki’s Katajanokka Island make it the perfect jumping off point for a number of activities. Downtown Helsinki is only a five minute tram ride away. Kauppatori Market Square can be reached in a ten minute walk, as can the beach. The hostel is also nearby the Viking Line ferry terminal, making it a perfect stopping point before or after your ocean journey. The inside of the hostel features funky retro decor in its private and dorm rooms, all of which share bathrooms. There are plenty of food options on site – each floor features a private kitchen, there are vending machines, or you can visit the Restaurant Avanto, which serves breakfast and dinner.


Address: Linnankatu 9
Price: from 36 USD

Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Heating Restaurant Physical distancing in dining areas Vending machine (snacks) Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Internet services

7) Hostel Suomenlinna (from USD 25)

Hostel Suomenlinna has the most unique location of any accommodation on this list. It is situated upon the Suomenlinna fortress, a fortification built across six islands off the coast of Helsinki. Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is like a living museum – the fortress buildings have all been repurposed. For instance, this hostel used to be a Russian schoolhouse. Inside, the shared and private rooms are all sunny with colorful decorations and exposed brick walls. Guests share the communal kitchen, dining area, and bathrooms. While the hostel is removed from Helsinki by a fifteen minute ferry ride, this is not a deserted island by any means. Close by are a grocery store, cafes, historical sights, and the beach. Why come visit one of Helsinki’s most popular attractions when you can literally stay in one at this cute hostel!

Hostel Suomenlinna

Address: Suomenlinna C 9
Price: from 25 USD

Meeting/banquet facilities Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Physical distancing rules followed Access to health care professionals Designated smoking area First aid kit available Board games/puzzles Non-smoking rooms

8) Rastila Camping Helsinki (from USD 102)

For those who want something between sleeping in a tent and a luxurious hotel in downtown Helsinki, the Rastila is for you! This accommodation is made of adorable cottages which combine a rustic log-cabin aesthetic with modern conveniences. Each cabin sleeps at least four people, and some sleep up to eight, making this the perfect place for families or groups. The cabins’ cooking amenities vary from having a microwave and electric kettle all the way to having a full kitchen. They also either have private or shared bathrooms. The cottages are surrounded by lovely trees and there is also a beach nearby. The Rastila is located about eight miles (12.8 km) from Helsinki center, making this a nice spot if you want to split your time between city sightseeing and relaxing in nature.

Rastila Camping Helsinki

Address: Karavaanikatu 4
Price: from 102 USD

Safety deposit box Pets allowed Free parking Indoor play area Laundry Private parking Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus First aid kit available

9) Hotel Finn (from USD 74)

Helsinki is known for its innovative designs, and the Hotel Finn showcases this in its funky decor! Each room is uniquely decorated with patterned wallpapers, graphic prints, and cool furniture. Some of the decorations are even created by local artists. No two rooms are alike, so you’ll be guaranteed a unique experience! Though there are no food options on site at this hotel, it’s located in the heart of Helsinki with cafes and restaurants surrounding it. It is right across from the Stockmann Department Store and is walking distance from the Helsinki harbor and Senaatinori Market Square. Also nearby is the Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall, with authentic Finnish saunas to complete your Scandinavian experience.

Hotel Finn

Address: Kalevankatu 3 B
Price: from 74 USD

Non-smoking rooms Cycling Fax/photocopying Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Free WiFi Luggage storage Physical distancing rules followed Fire extinguishers

10) The Yard Concept Hostel (from USD 41)

This cool spot looks more like a luxury hotel than an affordable hostel. Even the dormitories with bunk beds are chic and tastefully decorated, which certainly makes guests feel like they are getting the deluxe experience! This hostel features private rooms as well as dorms, making it perfect for groups of any size. Located just steps from the Helsinki central bus station, you’ll be close to all the sights you want to see.

The Yard Hostel

Address: Kalevankatu 3 A 45
Price: from 41 USD

Walking tours CCTV in common areas Smoke alarms Physical distancing rules followed Internet services Books, DVDs, music for children Express check-in/check-out Shared lounge/TV area

Affordable accommodation abounds in Helsinki!

Helsinki can be an expensive place to visit, but there are plenty of opportunities to cut some costs by choosing an affordable place to stay! As this list implies, some of the best value options are also some of the coolest spots in the city. Whether you are enchanted by Helsinki’s proximity to nature, intrigued by its cutting-edge design, or drawn to its historical importance, there is lodging that will fit your desires – while being easy on your budget, too.

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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