8 Best Places To Stay In Helsinki, Finland - Updated 2021

places to stay in helsinki

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!

1. Next Hotel Rivoli Jardin (from USD 144)

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.

Hotel Rivoli Jardin

Wifi Available

Address: Kasarmikatu 40
Accommodates: 2

Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Newspapers

2. Cute and quaint Airbnb stay (from USD 57)

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.

Studio in the heart of Helsinki
559 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
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
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
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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3. 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!

Helsinki Studio by the Beach 1
1 review
Apartment 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
nice small flat about 10min from kampii (bus) near the beach
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4. Glo Hotel Art (from USD 159)

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!

GLO Hotel Art

Wifi Available

Address: Lönnrotinkatu 29
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Newspapers Non-smoking rooms Business centre

5. Hotel Haven (from USD 244)

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.

Hotel Haven

Wifi Available

Address: Unioninkatu 17
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

6. CheapSleep Hostel Helsinki (from USD 20)

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.

CheapSleep Hostel Helsinki

Wifi Available

Address: Sturenkatu 27
Accommodates: 4

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Games room Free parking

7. Sleep Well Apartments (from USD 255)

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!

Sleep Well Apartments Haaga

Address: Kauppalantie 2 C

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

8. Hotel Fabian (from USD 187)

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.

Hotel Fabian

Wifi Available

Address: Fabianinkatu 7
Accommodates: 4

Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Newspapers Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

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!

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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