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Hostel Suomenlinna

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Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Desk, free WiFi
Triple Room, Shared Bathroom | Desk, free WiFi
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Desk, free WiFi
Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom | Desk, free WiFi

Overview of Hostel Suomenlinna

Hostel Suomenlinna

2.0 star property
Convenient for Senate Square

8.8/10 Fabulous

92 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry facilities
Suomenlinna C 9, Helsinki, 00190

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) - 11.8 miles/19 km
  • Tikkurila Station - 53 min drive
  • Kauppatori Station - 29 min walk
  • Ritarihuone Station - 30 min walk

About this property

Hostel Suomenlinna

Hostel Suomenlinna is a great choice for a stay in Helsinki. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Finnish, German, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to arrival; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets stay for free
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Playground

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1908
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Freshen up

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 7.90 for adults and EUR 4.90 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Hostel Suomenlinna Helsinki
Hostel Suomenlinna
Hostel Suomenlinna Helsinki
Hostel Suomenlinna Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel Suomenlinna Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Helsinki

Frequently asked questions

Does Hostel Suomenlinna offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hostel Suomenlinna does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hostel Suomenlinna?
As of 9 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hostel Suomenlinna on 12 February 2023 start from €71, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostel Suomenlinna?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Suomenlinna?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Hostel Suomenlinna?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel Suomenlinna?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Hostel Suomenlinna?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Helsinki (2.1 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hostel Suomenlinna and nearby?
Hostel Suomenlinna has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Hostel Suomenlinna like?
Hostel Suomenlinna is a short 3-minute walk from Suomenlinna Fortress and 10 minutes' walk from Submarine Vesikko. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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10/10 Exceptional

carolyn, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Decent place great location, though too early check out
Tuukka, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect way to wake up on the island
Clean, comfy, quiet, perfectly located to explore the little island. Friendly staff, easy (very late) check-in. Lovely little touches in shower and bathroom necessities as well as complimentary tea and coffee. Lots of information, games, a TV, internet. Comfy beds. Definitely recommend - waking up on the island is pretty special.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

MANG WAI, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Historic building on World Heritage Site Island
On an island in the harbour, so need to take a ferry to get there - but ferry is part of the City transport system, so very easy. Hostel is quiet, clean, friendly, and in a historic building in what used to be a fortress guarding Helsinki harbour. Lovely situation for walking around the site, where there are plenty of cafes, restaurants etc. Also a very reasonable price for Helsinki accommodation.
Jeremy, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Pros: It's very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is on an island, which is quiet and picturesque. Free tea and coffee in the kitchen, which is available for use to all guests. Cons: It's very noisy: the walls are paper-thin and you'll hear the people in the other rooms and in the hall; the lockers are metal so it's impossible to open them quietly; the doors have no soft-stopper mechanism so they bang every time someone lets go of the door. Basics aren't included: you must pay to rent a towel (2 euro), no free breakfast (7 euro), you can give a returnable deposit to get a padlock (4 euro). Bathrooms: only 3 showers and 3 toilets in the entire place for everyone to share and they are tiny. Location: it's on an island and you'll need to pay 5 euro one way for the ferry, so factor that into the price of the hostel when you consider staying here. Also, depending on the time of day and the time of year, you'll need to be aware of the ferry schedule, as the ferry may not depart often. Overall, it's good for people who can sleep through cannonfire, otherwise, find a quieter and less overpriced hostel.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Literally The Only Place To Stay at Suomenlinna
I enjoyed my stay at the Hostel Suomenlinna. I strongly suggest anyone who wants to have a more than cursory look at the Fortress to consider staying here. I is literally the only place to stay on Suomenlinna. I found the Hostel to be both clean and comfortable. I shared my room with six strangers but that was not a problem. The Hostel allowed me to store my large suitcase in the office after I checked out in the morning so that I could tour the Fortress. There are, however, two things that someone considering a stay should be aware of: First, the reception has extremely limited hours (8:00AM to 3:30AM); and, Second, if you want breakfast in the morning, they require 24 HOURS prior notification. As check in is not until 2:00PM, that was impossible for me. But, from what I saw of the buffet, the price of breakfast may not be worth it for many travelers. There are many restaurants and a market nearby.
John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful, magical place to stay. Excellent staff.
I loved this place. Wonderful location. Great older building in great shape.
Jeff, 8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Peace on the islands
Wonderful location on the islands - a stone's throw from the ferry dock and a supermarket. Would love longer hours at reception and also would love if they made/stripped the beds for you, but I recognise the extra staff would !mean extra costs, as well as perhaps removing some of the charm that there is. Everyone I met was helpful, whether guest or staff. It wasn't too loud (admittedly I was that midweek in late November), and despite a room off the kitchen area I barely heard a thing. Probably not where you want to stay for a week of exploring Helsinki, but for one or two nights of your four or so nights in Helsinki this is a great place to stay.
1-night trip
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