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Hostel Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C 9, Helsinki, Finland


  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

Property Information:

We are a small, modern, cosy and historical hostel in an old school building on the islands of Suomenlinna sea fortress, in Unesco world heritage site. Suomenlinna is a village-like neighbourhood of 850 inhabitants next to Helsinki's downtown. If you are looking for a more peaceful and idyllic environment to stay, but still within easy reach from the city centre, Hostel Suomenlinna and Suomenlinna islands are an excellent choice for you!

Hostel Suomenlinna is a friendly and laid back hostel with a charming archipelago nature around it. We have welcomed travellers from all around the world as a hostel, a youth camp center and a meeting point for groups since 2002. The Finnish Youth Centre Association has been in charge of the administration of Hostel Suomenlinna since 2008.

Hostel Suomenlinna resides in a restored school building built for Russian children in 1908. After Finland became independent in 1917, the building housed Finnish defence forces. After this, the house was used as a school house for a second time, but in 1960 the students and teachers moved to a new building and the defence forces worked in the building once again. The building returned to serving educational purposes in 2002

Hostel has all together eight rooms and 40 beds on two floors. Rooms are for 1-10 people.
There are four dorm types available (downstairs, 4 rooms) - 6 beds(male dorm),7 beds(mixed), 8 beds(female dorm) and 10 beds(mixed).
Hostel has three private room types available (upstairs, 4 rooms): single, twin and triple. Extra beds available.
Dorm rooms come with solid bunk beds and a locker per bed. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings (4m). Single, twin and triple rooms come with single beds and have charming attic style ambiance. Toilets and showers (24h hot water) are in the corridor on both floors.
Bed linen and towel are provided in private rooms. Reading lights in all rooms. Heating system in all rooms for the winter time and double windows. No air-conditioning.

Hostel has three common areas; the dining hall with places for 40 people, the common room with comfy sofas and a table area in the upstairs hall next to the self catering kitchen corner.

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  • Latest Review

    My stay at this hostel was fantastic. The staff were lovely, personable, and very down to earth. The facilities were very clean and my stay here was comfortable. The fact that it is located on an island is slightly inconvenient, but it's a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's amazing. In addition, there are ferries that go to Helsinki 4x every hour and it's 8 euro for a 24 hr pass. Truly, it's not that inconvenient. Also, it's located next to a nice grocery store. I highly recommend this hostel.
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  • Board games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please note : Cancellation policy : 24h Check in : 14.00 Reception hours: Mon-Sat 8am-3.30pm Sun 8am-12.15pm Check out : 10.00 Credit cards accepted Breakfast not included. Taxes are included PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAIL AFTER BOOKING: A CONFIRMATION LETTER WILL BE SENT DIRECTLY FROM THE HOSTEL! Please read it through carefully as it contains instructions how to check-in outside the office hours. Reception desk opening time: Monday to Saturday: Mon-Sat 8am-3.30pm, Sun 8am-12.15pm

Hostel Suomenlinna Located at Suomenlinna C 9, , Helsinki.
Hostel Suomenlinna
Helsinki 00190 Suomenlinna C 9
83% 66
60.1484999 24.9842157
Hostel Suomenlinna
    Rooms available     Basic 10 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic 8 Bed Female Dorm     Basic 6 Bed Male Dorm     Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Basic 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Basic 7 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom
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