Best hostels in Helsinki

Best hostels in Helsinki/Finland

Honestly, I have never been to Helsinki – but according to other people opinion is this city worth to visit! Due to my admiration for Scandinavian countries, it is not excluded I will go to Helsinki one day – because where else you can find a sauna in each accommodation property than in Finland!

Still, it would be a pity not to include the Helsinki hostel review based on other visitors’ opinions. I believe it could help you to choose the best hostel for you if you decide to go to this city. Budget traveling is something, which becomes more and more popular, so why not travel cheap to the capital city of Finland as well.

If you would like to travel to Stockholm and Oslo afterward or just before you go to Helsinki, check our other blog posts about budget accommodation in those cities, you can save a lot of money, we assure you that!

Let‘s start with the review right away and if you have any opinion of the reviewed hostel due to your personal experience, we will be happy to hear from you in the comment below the post!


#1 The Yard Hostel


the yard hostel


Which hostel should be in the first place than Yard hostel, which was elected as the best hostel for years 2018 and 2019! The Yard is a boutique hostel located in the heart of Helsinki. There are private rooms as well as dorms available. Free wi-fi and free breakfast is also a sure thing in this property!

In surroundings there is plenty of shops, restaurants, and bar available, to get to the train station it took five-minute walk only. This is a great starting point to discover the capital city of Finland!

You can find a very nice chill room in this hostel, a well-equipped kitchen is also available for all guests. The strong stone building the hostel is situated in keeps the noise outside and you can chill in a relaxed ambiance in-between exploring the city. Famous department store Stockmann and shopping center Forum are just next door.


#2 Aikatalo Hostel Helsinki City Center


Aikatalo Hostel Helsinki City Center

Well situated in the Kluuvi district of Helsinki, Aikatalo Hostel Helsinki City Center is set 600 m from Helsinki Cathedral, less than 1 km from Helsinki Bus Station and a 15-minute walk from Helsinki Music Centre.
Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel features family rooms. At the hostel, every room includes a shared bathroom with a bidet. Former visitors appreciate great location, friendly and helpful staff, super clean and cozy rooms.

#3 Myö Hostel


Myö Hostel Helsinki


Brand new hostel close to the city center, surrounded by forest and nice residential area. There is a modern and well-equipped kitchen available for the guests, little garden you can socialize in and even the finish sauna experience is organized in this property!

There are modern rooms available – mixed or female dorms as well as private double rooms – all stylish and in a modern look. Some have its private bathroom, some have a shared bathroom. There is also breakfast included in the price!

Each bed has quality mattresses and linens, reading light, a power socket, and a locker. Shared bathrooms are newly renovated and always clean. There are rooms for handicap guests available.

#4 Hostel Diana Park


Hostel Diana Park


Quite a small hostel with only 15 rooms guarantees you will feel like a home! Nicely furnished rooms – private or dorms offer a comfortable stay. Situated in an old building provides original features like parquet floors and carved wood seatbacks –  looks very authentic! Located in the city center is this property surrounded by bars and restaurants.

Guest could use the well-equipped kitchen, free wi-fi, and the lounge where could socialize with other guests. The rooms are equipped with free linen, secure locker (padlock has to be taken with you). Breakfast is available as well, but not for free. There is 24 hours reception available.


#5 Eurohostel Helsinki


Eurohostel Helsinki

Eurohostel Helsinki is one of the largest all year open hostels in Scandinavia. The hostel is located in central Helsinki in a unique part of the town called Katajanokka close by the Market Square. Eurohostel is easy to reach, trams from the center arrive just next to the hostel. There is a passenger ferry from Stockholm just a few steps away from the hostel!

There are non-smoking – in a total of 135 rooms available in this property – budget Backpackers rooms and newly renovated Eurohostel rooms. The Eurohotel rooms are newly furnished and equipped with an international TV with movie channels. Free wi-fi is available in the whole property!

The reception is open 24 hours, in this property is a lot of self-catering facilities – hot plates, microwave oven, lockable refrigerator and TV with cable channels. Bed linen, towel and morning sauna is always included in the price. There is also a sauna on the top floor available.


#6 SweetDream GuestHouse


Sweet dreams guest house

Not called a hostel, but still, a hostel property named SweetDream GuestHouse is located in the city center with public transport just 150 meters away. There are 24 hours supermarket nearby and restaurants as well.  Free wi-fi is available as well as a fully equipped kitchen, sauna, free electronic locker and linen (towels probably not).

Each room has an excellent city view and each bed has its own electric sockets and headlight. The common area creates a great opportunity to exchange your traveling experience. Our electronic key-car system makes you check-out super easy.

#7 Hostel Suomenlinna


Hostel Suomenlinna


A 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki, this island hostel is situated in the Suomenlinna Fortress area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen and use of a public computer. A grocery store is direct across from Suomenlinna Hostel, while a sandy beach is 600 m away. Restaurants, cafés, and historical sites are easily accessed. Sunbathing and nature walks are typical area activities.

Hostel Suomenlinna is housed in a former Russian elementary school from the early 1900s. Accommodation options are either private or dormitory-style, while bathroom facilities are shared.

Guests can relax in the hostel’s lounge or in the green areas surrounding the hostel during warm months. Laundry services are available.

14 thoughts on “Best hostels in Helsinki/Finland

  1. From how it sounds and the 2018 and 2019 rating, I would go to the Yard Hostel for my first trip to Helsinki.  It feels like the best of each of the others and gives you the ability to stay in and relax or go out and explore the city.  Given travel with people of many comfort levels, the private rooms are a nice feature to have when traveling.

    1. Hello Andrew!

      Thank you for visiting our website!

      You are right about the features of the Yard hostel and it is really great the hostels offer private rooms as well so it could attract also couples, which want to spend the night just by themselves without other people stepping on their head:). Still, we recommend to figure out whether there is nightclub as a part of the hostel, because if so, there could be annoying to try to sleep in a big noise (I got this experience during my visit to Stockholm). Or send a request to stay on higher floors to stay away from the noise from the lobby or night club.

      Anyway, thank you for stopping by and have a great time!

      Bye Renata

  2. Hostels have long been the dirty word in the hotel and travel industry, but times are surely changing for the better as the public realizes more and more that hostels and youth hostels are a viable means of accommodation when they travel around the globe. many hostels are of a high standard and have great facilities for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Thanks for directing us to these great hostels.

    1. Hello Mugalu!

      You are right hostels have been long-time almost a rude word in case someone travels to a foreign country. Finally, the owners came with different style, more cleanness, and understanding that this kind of accomodation could really attract a lot of people, who desire to travel for a great price and still stay in some property with dignity:).

      Let´s be happy about that and I really am because sometimes it becomes the most interesting thing I could experience in some foreign city (for me e.g. Milano was the case).

      Anyway, thank you for your kind highlight and for stopping by and have a great time!
      Bye Renata

  3. I once had a bad experience with a Hostel because it was bedbugs infested. This happened in a southern-based country and it was many years ago. Since then, I am hesitant about using a Hostel on my travels.

    A friend of mine, however, lives in Helsinki and likes to have me visit them soon. Your article about Hostels in Finland just came about the right time and what I have read and seen through the pictures is so much better as what I have seen on Hostels for years.

    I have saved your site for further reference and I am glad you have written about it.

    Thank you so much 🙂

    1. Hello Sylvia!

      We understand your feeling about staying in a hostel after your bad experience! But be aware, especially in the Scandinavian country, but also in another part of Europe, the hostels become very modern, newly renovated and very clean and also staying in hostel become quite popular last days, due to my personal experience, I don´t wonder!

      So, hopefully, you will follow some of our recommendations and will have a great time in Helsinki when you get there!

      Thank you for your comment and for stopping by and we wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  4. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about Best hostels in Helsinki and explanation are given.

    We had been planning a trip to Helsinki for a long time with my girlfriend, so we decided to look for accommodations. This is the best article I have found about hotels. Thank you for all the recommendations.

    Thanks again for this post. If you don’t mind, I will share this article on my social media account. Good luck!

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for your kind comment! We are happy we have shown some interesting tips on accomodation in Helsinki and you and your girlfriend enjoy your stay when you get there and maybe share your experience with us in another comment.

      Wish you great time and thank you for stopping by!

      Bye Renata

  5. The State Department of USA Goverment has categorized Helsinki as one of the most secured international destinations to travel.

    Whit that in mind and  the options presented, we’re just missing either the vacations approval or calendar opportunity!

    The Eurohostel Helsinki would be my favorite one due to be centric and the fact of getting the opportunity of meeting people due to the amount of rooms available.

    Thanks a lot for a great post!

    1. Hello Juan!

      This is interesting information about the most secure international destination that Helsinki is! Thank you for highlighting it! The hostels look also very nice and I hope you will choose some in case you decide to go there one day!

      Have a great time and thank you for stopping by!

      Bye Renata

  6. I haven’t been to Helsinki before but I’d love to be there someday and enjoy everything she has to offer. The Yard Hostel looks really appealing to me considering everything it is being equipped with: the free WiFi (I’m always online), the free breakfast and the well equipped kitchen, I love cooking too. I also love SweetDream GuestHouse because it has similar things to offer too.

    Kind regards!

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment regarding the best Helsinki hostels. You are right – both hostels offer something special and unique and look so great. Hopefully, you will choose some if you decide to go to Helsinki one day and probably let us know what you think about this city.

      We wish you a great time!

      Bye Renata

  7. My wife and I often discuss places that we want to travel to when our kids are a little older. Helsinki was never on our radar, but after reading your post I definitely want to investigate this a little more! It looks like a beautiful place and one that not many people I know have been to. Thank you for sharing this, I cannot wait to talk to my wife about it!

    1. Hello Travis!

      This is so nice of you that our article makes you thinking to visit Helsinki. We are always happy to show something other people could consider to choose and try. Scandinavian cities, in general, are all worth to visit, but it was not so common lately to go to Stockholm, Oslo or Helsinki for a long weekend, which is a pity. They are very modern, very friendly and have a great and welcoming atmosphere.

      I wish you a great trip to Helsinki or any other places:), you can share you opinion afterward on our website.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a great time!

      Bye Renata

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