The complete guide and overview to the 3 best hostels in Helsinki, Finland for solo travellersBackpacking Finland? It’s time to head over to the capital of Finland and discover the best hostels in Helsinki.

We’ve worked hard to find 3 of the coolest hostels in Helsinki. So cool in fact, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one.

Your shortcut:

  1. The Yard Hostel – the only 5 star hostel in Helsinki
  2. Myö Hostel – great for couples
  3. CheapSleep Helsinki – top pick for backpackers

Get ready for striking design that will have you updating your Instagram every 5 minutes!

It’s certainly not the cheapest destination in Europe, but believe us when we say it’s worth every penny.

This guide is specifically good for the wandering female solo traveller and couples that love luxury private rooms.

We cover some of the greatest hostels in Helsinki city centre so you can save time and money exploring.

This guide is for YOU if…

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

As for 5 Star Hostels? You’re in luck!

The Yard Hostel is a beautiful example of an upscale 5 star hostel in Finland.

If for some reason The Yard Hostel isn’t your thing, there are 2 more superb options further down.

There’s no time to lose – keep scrolling!

What we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Helsinki

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Helsinki cost 19€ – 30€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 54€ up to 175€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

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.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Helsinki

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Helsinki.

  1. The Yard Hostel – the only 5 star hostel in Helsinki
  2. Myö Hostel – great for couples
  3. CheapSleep Helsinki – top pick for backpackers

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. The Yard Hostel – 5 Star Hostel

Good vibes and wide smiles can be found at our one and only 5 star hostel in Helsinki – The Yard Hostel.

This is an independent, locally run hostel right in the heart of Helsinki’s hustle and bustle.

We should warn you that you’ll have a tough time deciding whether to stay in and make use of the awesome social spaces, or hit the walking street right outside.

Perhaps the only possible option is to extend your stay.

But you’d like to have a whole bunch of reasons why first, right?

Stay at The Yard because of the…

  • Finnish design & local art
  • Big, inviting lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Great selection of rooms

Ok, so more about the rooms. It’s possible to choose between 4,6 and 8-bed dorms and single, twin and quadruple privates.

There’s a ladies only option, too!

Note: all of the private rooms have single beds, no double.

We love how spacious the dorms are. There’s room for a sofa, ideal for relaxing!

Each bunk has been built with privacy in mind, so you can expect a curtain and personal power point and light.

You’ll find ample storage under the bed and all linen is included.

The lounge is the place to be when you’re not snoozing. Enjoy board games, Netflix and an old-fashioned Playstation.

Hostelgeeks will not be disappointed by the lovely staff. They want you to fall in love with this Nordic wonderland. Ask them anything!

Thirsty for more? Check out our full guide to The Yard Hostel in Helsinki.

Location: being the most central hostel in Helsinki, The Yard is surrounded by bars, restaurants, sights and cafes. The main bus and train station are both 5-minutes by foot.

This is one of the best hostels in Helsinki for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Friends
Book The Yard Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Myö Hostel

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
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathroom soaps
  • 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.

This is one of the best hostels in Helsinki for

  • Couples
  • Solo travellers
Book Myö Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. CheapSleep Helsinki

Last but not least we’ve found a friendly, fun and affordable hostel great for backpackers in Helsinki.

CheapSleep Helsinki is aptly named and we love their upfront style about what they offer.

“Sleep Cheap, Stay Rich”

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
  • Two kitchens
  • Grocery store
  • Free breakfast
  • 24/7 reception

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.

This is one of the best hostels in Helsinki for

  • Backpackers
  • Groups
Book CheapSleep Helsinki here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Helsinki?

Looking for cheap hostel Helsinki has to offer? Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Helsinki.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Helsinki
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Helsinki for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Helsinki for solo-travellers?

That’s easy: The Yard Hostel!

You see, there really was a good reason this became the only 5 star hostel in Helsinki.

We previously stated this would be perfect for female solo travellers, because of the gorgeous lady-friendly-rooms.

However, we strongly believe all solo travellers will love it here.

There’s a nice balance of social opportunities and space to be alone – it just depends what you’re into.

8-bed dorms offer bigger social vibes, yet the privacy curtain offers downtime.

Once again we want to mention the super location of The Yard. It couldn’t be any more central!

Enjoy the ease of city life when all you have to do is walk out the door to enjoy it.

Book The Yard Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

The Yard Hostel is one of the best hostels in Helsinki and the only 5 Star Hostel in Helsinki, Finland

Party Hostels in Helsinki

Whilst there are no great party hostels in Helsinki, there is good nightlife to be had in the city.

With that in mind, we recommend staying at – you guessed it – The Yard Hostel.

Inside the 4 walls it’s easy to make friends in the gorgeous lounge room as well as inside your room.

Remember: dorms have sofas and plenty of space to get to know fellow travellers.

Once friendships are formed, all you have to so is step outside to find fun bars and nightlife just around the corner.

To top it off you can return to a super comfy bed knowing you won’t disturb others too much thanks to the privacy curtains.

Wake up and smell the coffee before enjoying a yummy breakfast on the house.

Book The Yard Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best Concept Hostel Helsinki The Yard

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. The Yard Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Myö Hostel Finland: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. CheapSleep Helsinki: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Helsinki best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

More Helsinki Hostels worth a mention

Still looking for more even after we show you the best place to stay in Helsinki Finland? Well, here are more Helsinki Finland hostels for you. Have a look at it!

Hostel Diana Park

Hostel Diana Park is a cozy Helsinki youth hostel in the city center. It has an ambiance that will truly allow you to just relax and have fun. The hostel offers female and shared dormitories.

Common room is also kept very clean and tidy which is very good. Their kitchen has things that you need and is always clean. The staff are super friendly, helpful and accommodating.

Perks at Hostel Diana Park:

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Heating

Location: Location is set 10 minute walk from Helsinki Train Station. The Helsinki Cathedral is 1 km from Hostel Diana Park. Helsinki Market Square is a 13-minute walk away.

Book Hostel Diana Park  here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Hostel Diana Park

SweetDream Guesthouse

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:

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Heating

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.

Book SweetDream Guesthouse here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

 SweetDream Guesthouse

Hostel Suomenlinna

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:

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms

Location: Situated in the Suomenlinna Fortress area, 15 minute ferry journey away from Helsinki centre.

Book Hostel Suomenlinna here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Hostel Suomenlinna

Eurohostel Helsinki

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:

  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar

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.

Book Eurohostel Helsinki here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Eurohostel Helsinki

Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki

Forenom Hostel is a 2 star hostel that is located in Kornetintie. They offer offers you flexible and comfortable accommodation. It has a clean and modern interior which is nice.

Staff are also accommodating and helpful. Their lounge is a great spot to relax and meet new friends.

Perks at Forenom Hostel:

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

Location: Bus stop within 3 minutes’ walk, while Valimo train station is 800 m away. The nearest airport is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, 17 km from Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki.

Book Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Helsinki. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

You can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb Helsinki here. Read our guide on how to use Airbnb.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Helsinki hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Suomenlinna
  • Temppeliaukion Church
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Market Sqaure Helsinki
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Linnanmaki
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Here are some ideas of more cool things to do in Helsinki:

FAQ

Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels Helsinki has for solo travellers?

CheapSleep Helsinki and The Yard Hostel are the best hostales en Helsinki (as they say it) for solo travellers.

Is Helsinki safe?

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!

If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!

What are the best hostels in Helsinki?

You can find the best Helsinki hostels in this article!

What is Helsinki best known for?

Helsinki is one of the best city in Finland. It is known for a lot of things but we have listed the top sights to visit for you..

  • Suomenlinna
  • Temppeliaukion Church
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • Market Sqaure Helsinki
  • Sibelius Monument
  • Linnanmaki
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

How much are hostels in Helsinki?

According to Hostelworld.com, a hostel in Helsinki costs $40 per night.

Prices may vary depending on season.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

Flights to Helsinki?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Helsinki.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Helsinki.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

There you have it; the 3 best hostels in Helsinki!

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Helsinki hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.

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Your Smart Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here. Download Hostel Packing List