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Helsinki - Hostel Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C9, Helsinki, 00190, Finland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 94%
Security 94%
Service 85%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 89%

Hostel Suomenlinna is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage sight on Suomenlinna island. Stay here and sleep in peaceful and historical surroundings just 15 min. from the city center!

  • Dorm
    From €26.00
  • Private
    From €100.00
10 or more people?

Helsinki Hostel

Hostel Helsinki

Welcome to our hostel

Located on a group of islands off the coast of Helsinki, Suomenlinna is a maritime fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A ferry-crossing from the Market Square to Suomenlinna takes just 15 minutes and costs no more than other public transport tickets. Ferries operate from early morning until 2 a.m. Our hostel is just a stone’s throw from the main pier.

In addition to accommodation, we offer meals and services for meetings and events. If you are looking for something other than just an ordinary city hostel, Hostel Suomenlinna is an ideal choice for you. Formerly a primary school, our hostel is equipped with modern conveniences, Wi-Fi and a computer for guest use.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 16:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - Deposit Required
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 15:30
From 08:00 to 12:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358-9-6847471

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (At or next to the hostel)
  • Helsinki City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • The White Cathedral (Helsinki Cathedral) (1 to 2km)

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I had a comfortable night's stay at Suomenlinna; this is a great location for proximity to Suomenlinna (as an attraction) and is nice and quiet. Rooms were clean and comfortable. However, because there are fewer amenities at Suomenlinna, I would recommend staying somewhere in the city if you are planning on staying in Helsinki for more than a day or two, as opposed to out on an island, which requires ferry access. Just considering what you want to get out of your stay.


Avatar for Lian


Wed 30 Mar 2016

In the hostel itself there is not much to do. A little more books and games or so would be great - would possibly cause more guests to spend time in the common spaces, and not watching a movie by themselves in the dorm. The breakfast is way too expensive for what one gets.


Avatar for Jeroen


Sun 03 Jan 2016

Excellent location, clean, nice big rooms. Could have free food space and more recycling


Avatar for Frances


Sun 04 Oct 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (3 to 5km)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Distance to Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From the airport take bus number 615 to Helsinki railway station (30-45min).
Coaches arrives in Kamppi shoppin center. From Kamppi take a tram number 2 to the Market Square where the ferry to Suomenlinna leaves from. Busses from Helsinki's suburbs arrives in Helsinki Main Railway station.
Only way to reach Hostel Suomenlinna is by ferry. The ferry leaves from the Market Square. It runs daily from 6.20am until 2.20am. One way ticket costs 2.50EUR. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines on the pier.
Take a taxi to Market Square and then change to the ferry.
The closest metro station is Kaisaniemi metro station located ~10 minutes walking distance from the Market Square where the ferry to Suomenlinna leaves from.
Alternate Transport
The Suomenlinna quarter and Hostel Suomenlinna is situated 15min comfortable ferry trip from the main land and the main market square. The Helsinki city transport ferry is very punctual, circulates 1-2 times/hour in winter time and 3-4 times/hour in summer time. The Helsinki city transport tickets are valid on the ferry. Buy the ticket before entering the ferry in advance or from a machine at the ferry stop. Single ticket 2.50 EUR (valid for 1h on all Helsinki vehicules), Suomenlinna -ticket 5.00EUR (valid on the Suomenlinna ferry for 12hours). For vehicles please contact Helsinki Regional Transport that runs the ferry.
All the trains arrives in Helsinki Main Railway station. Fromthe railway station take tram number 2 to the Market Square where the ferry to Suomenlinna leaves from.
Tram number 2 from the central rail way station to the Market Square. From the Market Square leaves the ferry to Suomenlinna.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served

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