Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Yet don’t expect to find dingy, dirty spaces just because this is a cheap hostel in Helsinki.
No way! CheapSleep Hostel offers great perks for the price, such as:
Fast Wi-fi across the property
Quite impressive, huh?
The reason there are two kitchens is because this is a rather large hostel.
There are, in fact, 218 dorm beds with the largest mixed dorm housing 26-beds – wowee!
Don’t worry though. If you prefer a smaller room but still like socialising, there are 4-bed options, too.
Each bed has a reading lamp and plug socket, yet no privacy curtain.
This is about the only thing we think you’ll miss out on here because of the ‘cheap’ factor.
For couples we suggest booking the private double with en-suite – it’s simple, yet comfortable.
Staying at the weekend? There’s usually a party happening here, but quiet time is still strictly from 11pm-7am.
We have to say the large shared lounge is super cool.
Check out the old-fashioned arcade games and snack machine!
Chill, read, work, chat – this space can be used for so many different reasons, no matter what kind of traveller you are.
Location: although a little outside the centre, there is easy access to a tram to reach downtown Helsinki. The main train station is 10-minutes away. It is 6-minute walk to The Park By Cheapsleep Hotel Helsinki.
Lovely place to stay for backpackers heading to Helsinki is SweetDream Guesthouse. Staff are super helpful and really friendly. You can also relax and have your morning sauna in here. Just remember to book and check availability.
They have a nice open sociable kitchen and living space which is pretty awesome! It is homey and cozy. Nice small hostel and you can meet some friendly people but not an overly social atmosphere.
Perks at SweetDream Guesthouse Hostelli Helsinki:
Location: Located 1.8 km from Helsinki Cathedral, 1.9 km from Helsinki Olympic Stadium and 2 km from Finlandia Hall. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is 15 km away.
Auberge de jeunesse de Suomenlinna or Hostel Suomenlinna is another hostel Helsinki Finland has to offer! It offers a hotel like accommodation. It is in a very nice location and the hostel is well-maintained. Aside from dormitories, they have family rooms and other private rooms..
They also have a kitchen that has fridge, microwave, cooktop, coffee maker, water boiler and cutlery, plates, kitchen supplies and pots. So, if you are practicing a certain diet, there will be no problem. Staff is accommodating and helpful.
Perks at Hostel Suomenlinna:
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Situated in the Suomenlinna Fortress area, 15 minute ferry journey away from Helsinki centre.
Eurohostel Helsinki has separate sauna for both male and female which you can use for free. Great location for going to city center and also if you need to further travel its located next to Harbour catching ship and train and bus stations are also near by.
They have super friendly and helpful staff. They also have multiple kitchens and shower facilities which is very helpful for the guests. It is also a good thing that they have spacious luggage-room in the lobby for free.
Perks at Eurohostel Helsinki:
24-hour front desk
Location: Located on Helsinki’s Katajanokka island, this hostel is a 5-minute tram ride from the city centre. Kauppatori Market Square is 10 minutes’ walk away. It is 28-minute walk to Suomenlinna, a Unesco world heritage site.
Not all hostels and hotels in Helsinki are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Helsinki . You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
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What are the best hostels in Helsinki?
You can find the best Helsinki hostels in this article!
The Yard Hostel – the only 5 star hostel in Helsinki and top Helsinki hostel
Update: Sorry to say that Myö Hostel has permanently closed its doors.
Calling all boutique hostel lovers!
Myö Hostel is a brand new hostel surrounded by lush Finnish forest and full of cosy, welcoming spaces.
Yet even amongst the trees, the centre of Helsinki is just a few kilometres away.
You’re invited to make use of:
19 individually designed rooms
Stylish living room
Little garden area
Back to the rooms for a minute.
Each one has its own colour theme and beautiful boutique design.
There’s a mix of dorms (4-8 beds) and private rooms that can sleep up to 4 people.
Save pennies thanks to the included
linen & towel
and filling breakfast served each morning.
No doubt the staff will get extra brownie points when we tell you that they offer guests a Finnish sauna experience twice a week. Get in!
It is in fact the two lovely lady owners that are heavily involved with the hostel. They’re nothing less than friendly and accommodating.
Location: Myö is located in a quiet residential area next to the Central Park of Helsinki. Many buses and trams head to the nearby city 2km away. There is a handy supermarket 100m from the property.
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