8 Best Places To Stay In Helsinki, Finland - Updated 2024

places to stay in helsinki
Jen
Jen 
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Helsinki, as with many Scandinavian countries, is known worldwide to be expensive; expensive for food, drinks and especially hotel stays. If you are looking for the best places to stay in Helsinki with a combined wallet value, look no further! Here are our top Airbnbs, VRBOs and hotel stays! We based this off of location, price and quality - enjoy!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

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1. Cute and quaint Airbnb stay (from USD 98)

This cute and quaint studio in the heart of Helsinki lives up to its name! With tons of five star reviews from guests and located in the best area of Helsinki, it is no surprise this Airbnb is constantly booked. The studio starts at 67 USD a night with discounts for weekly and monthly renters. For the free WiFi, comfortable bed, kitchen access, bathroom and privacy of your own place, this is a great choice for small families (up to 3) or couples looking for the best location and privacy at an unbeatable price.

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Helsinki, Finland
3.13 km (2.0 mi) from Linnanmäki
698 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment is beautiful as per photos
a nice little studio apartment in south of helsinki
also sofa isn’t super comfortable if a couple is staying
all good except the pull out bed
the apartment is small as described but it is stylish and well designed we loved it
Cleanliness:
very clean and thoughtfully decorated
the place is tidy clean and stylish
place is clean and there is a supermarket nearby
comfortable and clean
everything was clean and the bed was quite comfortable for a futon
Host:
jori was a great host
jori is super friendly host
jori is a great host
they were amazing host if in helsinki go check it out
jori is a great host and super helpful
Location:
perfect location - close to everything
great location in a great neighbourhood
great location and great place
very good location near the tram station
location is good as it's quite central and close to many restaurants
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2. Helsinki Studio by the Beach

This is great choice for people looking to enjoy the beach while visiting Helsinki, since this property is situated right along the water, and sleeps up to three people. This VRBO listing offers free car parking, it is close to family friendly activities, has easy access to public transport, and nightlife close by but not next door. The host does ask for quiet after 10pm, so party animals may not want this selection! At the 49 USD average nightly rate, for ocean lovers looking for some privacy, this property is a steal!

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5.17 km (3.3 mi) from Linnanmäki
1 review  
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Location:
nice small flat about 10min from kampii (bus) near the beach
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3. Glo Hotel Art (from USD 100)

An amazing architectural gem right around the corner from Helsinki’s Bulevardi shopping street has been converted into an art deco style hotel! You can stay in this castle for only 150 USD a night, and reap all the benefits that come with this property. There is a tram stop only a minute or two outside your door, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, bathrobes and slippers. Only a short walk, cab or bike ride and you are smack in the center of Helsinki from this hotel.

Not only does this hotel boast its stunning décor, but its food as well. Located in the basement they have a lounge bar serving up fresh Nordic cuisine and cocktails too! If you need to be centrally located this hotel is only a 15 minute walk from Helsinki Central Station and there are airport buses a 15 minute walk away. You may want to catch a cab if you have a lot of luggage on you!

Tip from tour guide

Anna

Anna
Helsinki

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Glo Hotel Art is a beautiful property with atmospheric interiors. This place is surreal, and it's a great place to book if you want to feel as if you're in a fairytale. 
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GLO Hotel Art

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Lönnrotinkatu 29
2.73 km (1.7 mi) from Linnanmäki

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

4. Hotel Haven (from USD 168)

If you are ready to really splurge we have found your place. Hotel Haven is a beautiful property only a 15 minute walk from the beach. It overlooks Helsinki Harbour, and is situated just around the corner from the Esplanadi shopping streets. Think stylish rooms with luxury beds, spa style bathrooms, a Bang & Olufsen multimedia system, a Nespresso machine, free WiFi and gym access inside the hotel. Each room also has air conditioning, modern décor and decorations, a minibar and both cable and satellite channels.

If you upgrade to a suite you will even have views of the Presidential Palace, the Market Place and the Uspenski Cathedral! If you want a cocktail at the end of your day head to the onsite lounge that offers food, drinks and a romantic fireplace. This place as mentioned will set you back about 200 USD a night, but if you have the money, the luxury is well worth the cost.

Tip from tour guide

Petra

Petra
Helsinki

Helsinki Central Library Oodi Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Literature buffs staying at Hotel Haven can take a six-minute drive to Helsinki Central Library Oodi. This is one of the best places in the heart of the city that is open to the public, absolutely safe, and completely free. After spending a few hours here, you can also stroll by the Töölö bay, a 14-minute walk away.

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Hotel Haven

Wifi Available

Address: Unioninkatu 17
2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Linnanmäki

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

Helsinki Tour Guide

Anna Siukola

Anna Siukola

Hi, my name is Ann, and I offer author’s Helsinki and Southern Finland tours in English to individual travelers, families, friend groups, and large groups. My style is educative and entertaining, so you will have a lot of facts presented in an easy, fun, and friendly manner. I am knowledgeable in various fields, but my tours are not boring history lessons. Instead, we will have a lively narrati... Read more

Tours by Anna

Helsinki Tour Guide

Petra Vairimaa

Petra Vairimaa

With eight years of guiding experience and a higher education degree in cultural studies, I offer a perspective on history and culture that goes beyond the ordinary - a depth that only a local culture enthusiast can provide. At Petra's Tours, we don't offer educational lectures; instead, we create experiences designed to ignite your enthusiasm and spark new insights. Join us for moments that ar... Read more

Tours by Petra

Helsinki Tour Guide

Janica Hindle

Janica Hindle

I'm a life-long learner with a passion for all things historical. On my tours I will show you around our charming little capital city, and share with you the past and present of living in Helsinki.

Tours by Janica

5. CheapSleep Hostel Helsinki (from USD 23)

We all know that Helsinki is labelled as a very expensive capital, but it doesn’t have to be! Here we have found the cheapest place to stay, in the best location. Here, think back to basics! Located 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from Helsinki train station, this hostel has everything you need; free WiFi, an on-site supermarket and dorms, singles, twin rooms, double rooms and family rooms. For solo travelers on a budget, this is an excellent choice because this hostel offers a great location with dorm beds starting at 20 USD. Traveling as a couple, for a double room with private bathroom, they have rooms starting at only 55 USD! Really a steal for this expensive city and the nice area it is located in.

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Anna

Anna
Helsinki

Vanhakaupunki Vanhakaupunki

This property not only offers cheap accommodation in Helsinki but also places you closer to the Vanhakaupunki area, a short eight-minute drive away from here. It's where the old Helsinki was established and existed for nearly a century before moving to its current location. While you're here, don't forget to visit the beautiful waterfall.

Tip from tour guide

Petra

Petra
Helsinki

Pasilan rautatieasema Pasilan rautatieasema

The location is truly the best as it situates you closer to Helsinki's public transportation. If you're looking to explore the city, Pasilan rautatieasema railway station is just a seven-minute drive from here, where you can comfortably wait beneath the white canopies for your train.

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CheapSleep Hostel Helsinki

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sturenkatu 27
1.06 km (0.7 mi) from Linnanmäki

Parking Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Games room Free parking

6. Hotel Fabian (from USD 145)

Hotel Fabian is a great choice for travlerers with limited time in Helsinki because of its excellent location - within a 5 minute walk of Helsinki’s famous Market Square and the Esplanadi shopping streets. They offer free WiFi and soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs. If you want a stylish weekend getaway, with an easy 2 minute walk to the trams, and every convenience available here, Hotel Fabian is the perfect choice.

Tip from tour guide

Petra

Petra
Helsinki

The Parliament House

This gorgeous hotel places you just a short drive away from The Parliament House. This structure, which is approaching its 100th anniversary, stands as a remarkable example of Nordic 1920s classicism. Designed by J. S. Sirén, it incorporates elements inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture, reflecting a timeless influence on the structure.

This building symbolizes a strong state, democratic governance, and national unity, drawing inspiration from structures in Berlin and Stockholm. Rising 25 meters tall with six floors, its prominent features include a massive cubic structure, a grand columned portico, and a row of Corinthian-style columns. Clad in Finnish Kalvola reddish-gray granite, the exterior reflects the building’s robust national character.

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Hotel Fabian

Wifi Available

Address: Fabianinkatu 7
2.75 km (1.8 mi) from Linnanmäki

Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

7. Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin (from USD 113)

A best seller in Helsinki and a guest favorite on booking.com, Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin offers guests free WiFi, a 9 out of 10 rated location, and stylish single and double rooms starting at 180 USD. It is a bit more of a splurge but worth it for a free gym, being centrally located and literally next to the Esplanadi shopping streets, and only a 10 minute walk from Helsinki Central Station.

Tip from tour guide

Anna

Anna
Helsinki

Did you know that Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin is just one block away from Kasarmikatu 26 where Tove Jansson, the creator of the world-famous Moomins, had her atelier in the white attic of this building?

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Hotel Rivoli Jardin

Wifi Available

Address: Kasarmikatu 40
2.55 km (1.6 mi) from Linnanmäki

Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

8. Sleep Well Apartments (from USD 242)

Looking for a private space or more room for your family and friends on vacation? Check out Sleep Well Apartments. With this property you can easily get enough space for everyone, and with excellent reviews you won’t have to worry about the quality you will get. Also their price point is great for families and groups on a budget, as a whole apartment tends to be cheaper or about the same as a budget hotel!

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Sleep Well Apartments Haaga

Address: Kauppalantie 2 C
3.44 km (2.2 mi) from Linnanmäki

Sauna Smoke alarms Private parking Free parking Internet services Baby safety gates Parking Golf course (within 3 km)

Did you find an awesome place to stay in Helsinki?

We hope you found a comfortable and wallet friendly option from our choices above. With so many options, and being such an expensive city -we researched a bunch to find the best and most budget friendly properties for your money!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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