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Helsinki - Hostel Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C9, Helsinki, 00190, Finland

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

  • Dorm
    From $29.87
  • Private
    From $85.87
10 or more people?

Helsinki Hostel

Hostel Helsinki

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Hostel Suomenlinna is located in a Unesco world heritage site just a 15min ferry ride from Helsinki city center. Surroundings and the historical sea fortress in the middle of Finnish archipelago are worth to experience.

We offer 39 beds in 8 rooms in two floors, a small customer kitchen for light cooking and a cozy lounge area. We offer free wifi all around the house, a guest computer, TV and complimentary coffee & tea for all our guests.

Breakfast needs to be booked 24h in advance. Our guest kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, water boiler and a coffee machine.

Our rooms and facilities are clean and homey, they are suitable for back packers, couples, friends and families as well.
You can choose a private room or a bunk bed in a dorm. All beds are clean and comfortable. You can find board games and books in our lounge area.
For our little guests we have a chest of toys, a high chair and equipment for outdoor games. A baby bed is complimentary.


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.
  • 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
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 15:30
From 08:00 to 14:00
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)

See the full list of attractions



Un moment reposant dans un lieu atypique et chargé d’histoire à quelques minutes de Helsinki.


Avatar for Solange


Sun 23 Feb 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!

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Petra Miessmer, Hostel Manager

Tue 25 Feb 2020

Wir waren wirklich sehr zufrieden. Es ist alles toll organisiert, die Mitarbeiter sehr zuvorkommend und freundlich. Wir haben tolle Tipps bekommen. Die Küche ist wunderbar zu benutzen und alles ist sehr sauber. Ein toller Ort, um Helsinki zu besuchen.


Avatar for Marieke


Sat 27 Jul 2019

Wonderful hostel. Beautiful location.


Avatar for Allan


Mon 15 Apr 2019

Everthing was ok, very nice people!! I will recomend this hostel to my friends. Thanks a lot


Avatar for ANA


Fri 28 Dec 2018

Das Hostel ist gepflegt und sauber. Die Lage ist in meinen Augen schwierig zu beurteilen, auf der einen Seite ist es toll auf Suomenlinna zu sein, auf der anderen Seite hätte es auch definitiv seine Vorteile nicht immer mit der Fähre fahren zu müssen. Die Fähre fährt zwar oft und regelmäßig und ist auch nicht zu teuer, allerdings würde ich bei meinem nächsten Aufenthalt in Helsinki ein Hostel in der Stadt vorziehen, da ein Tagesausflug auf die Insel ausreichend ist.


Avatar for Jonas


Thu 30 Aug 2018


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 Helsinki-Vantaa airport train services I and P both runs frequently between central railway station and Helsinki Airport. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes onboard both trains. PLEASE NOTE! Helsinki Airport is located in the city of Vantaa. You must have a regional ticket (5 00€/adult) onboard the train. You can also get to the central railway station by Finnair City Bus which is the fastest way. Buses arrives to Eliel Square platform 30 next to the central railway station. HSL/HRT tickets are not valid on the bus. The bus runs frequently every 20 minutes and costs 6 90€. Credit cards are accepted. From central railway station you can either walk (1 5 km) or take the tram number 2 from ”Lasipalatsi” tram stop. Tram number 2 towards ”Olympiaterminaali” stops at ”Kauppatori” (Market Square) where the ferry departs.
The long distance buses arrive to Kamppi terminal. Most of the local or regional buses arriving to Helsinki have their terminus next to the Hki 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 90EUR bought from the machine. 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 Helsingin yliopisto 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 90 EUR bought from the ticket machine (valid for 1h on all Helsinki vehicles) 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. From central railway station you can either walk (1 5 km) or take the tram number 2 from ”Lasipalatsi” tram stop. Tram number 2 towards ”Olympiaterminaali” stops at ”Kauppatori” (Market Square) where the ferry departs.
Tram number 2 from "Lasipalatsi" towards "Olympiaterminaali" stops at "Kauppatori" Market Square where the ferry to Suomenlinna departs.
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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