The Best Affordable Hostels in Helsinki, Finland for Budget Travelers and Backpackers

The Best Affordable Hostels in Helsinki, Finland for Budget Travelers and Backpackers
Helsinki is the capital of Finland and it has become an international city that still holds on to the small town atmosphere. Most people prefer to visit Helsinki in the summer when the weather is a bit warmer and there are many great outdoor bars and cafes where you can hang out. If you're visiting during the winter months, you'll find that some accommodation shuts down for the season. Still, there are a decent number of options around town and some good deals to be found.

As a general rule, Helsinki is a very expensive city to visit. The quality of accommodation is usually good, but the prices are high as well. Weekends may be slightly cheaper because there are less business travelers, but you should expect to pay a good amount for a room regardless.
How much do hostels in Helsinki cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Helsinki here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

What are the best quiet, safe, and affordable hostels in Helsinki?



A good hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and female travelers.

Dorm Bed from $36.90
Private Room from $40.36
Overall Rating: 92%
Uudenmaankatu 9, Helsinki
Hostel Diana Park is a favorite hostel in Helsinki for budget travelers and backpackers. It's a small and cozy place to stay and it's located right in the heart of the city. It's open year around, so regardless of the season, this is a reliable and welcoming place to stay.

The hostel is centrally located and is in a neighborhood with a lot of bars and shops. The staff are available 24 hours a day and there are all of the standard amenities available including free internet access, security lockers, and a common room.

This is a relatively small hostel with only 15 rooms in total. The dorms sleep four, five, six, or eight people and there are both co-ed rooms and female only rooms to choose from. If you're looking for a quiet, affordable, and reliable place to stay, then Hostel Diana Park is a good option.


A good hostel for backpackers, solo travelers, and budget travelers.

Dorm Bed from $28.86
Private Room from $31.17
Overall Rating: 86%
Hämeentie 21G, Helsinki
SweetDream Guesthouse is another comfortable and relaxing place to stay a bit outside of the city center. It's near many different types of public transportation including bus stops, tram stops, and metro stations. With public transportation it's easy to access almost any part of the city and the city center is about five minutes away. There's also a supermarket nearby if you want to cook your own meals or an on-site restaurant if you prefer someone else do the cooking.

SweetDream Guesthouse has all of the standard amenities available. There's free wi-fi available, a full kitchen, an on-site sauna, and friendly staff that can help you with any questions you might have.

The hostel has dorms that sleep four, six, and eight people. If you don't mind being a little outside of the city center, then this is a good option for budget travelers.


A good hostel for backpackers, couples, and small groups of travellers.

Dorm Bed from $30.00
Private Room from $14.99
Overall Rating: 85%
Linnankatu 9, Helsinki
Eurohostel is probably one of the most popular hostels in Helsinki, Finland. It's conveniently located near the city center and is also near the tram. You can walk to a wide variety of restaurants and shops in the city center. It's in an area called Katajanokka, that is close to the Market Square. It's also just a short walk from the passenger ferry.

Eurohostel is a larger hostel. It's popular because of its large number of rooms, central location, and the fact that it's open year around. There are 135 rooms with a total of 255 beds spread across five floors. The rooms are defined as either budget class backpacker rooms or modernized Eurohostel rooms. The Eurohostel rooms each have an international television and modern furnishings.

The hostel has an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast and basic meals throughout the day. There's also luggage storage, laundry facilities, and internet access throughout the hostel.


Private Room from $24.73
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
Snellmaninkatu 15 A, Helsinki
You'll love this hotel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a nightclub, and cable tv. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Senate Hotel is also child friendly.


Dorm Bed from $49.87
Private Room from $34.63
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 91%
Kalevankatu 3 A 45, Helsinki
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, a games room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $27.40
Private Room from $16.64
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 87%
Suomenlinna C 9, Helsinki
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a common room, and board games. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $28.20
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 86%
Kalevankatu 3 B, Helsinki
This terrific hotel offers friendly service and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, luggage storage, key card access, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $26.50
Private Room from $34.56
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 84%
Sturenkatu 27, Helsinki
CheapSleep Helsinki is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, a common room, a games room, board games, and foosball. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, parking, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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