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Hostel Suomenlinna

Hostel | Suomenlinna C 9, Helsinki, Finland 00190

86.6% Overall Rating

308 out of 336 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/08/2015)

"The atmosphere of the islands is much different from what you get in the city. but getting there is no problem at all. so I would recommend it to people who want to relax."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Pets allowed

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.39
  • Towel USD 2.12

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: The Hostel Suomenlinna reseption is open Mon – Sat 08.00-15.30 and Sun (and holy days) 8.00-12.15. When you make a reservation we will automatically send you an instruction e-mail, which will give you further information how to enter the hostel outside the opening times. Welcome to Hostel Suomenlinna!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Welcome to Hostel Suomenlinna! 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! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

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7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

2 person Garden View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Single Ocean View (Shared bathroom)

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Triple Garden View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Hostel Suomenlinna

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.
Our staff members speak several languages; Finnish, English, German and Swedish for example. We know Helsinki and Suomenlinna as our own pockets; don't hesitate to ask us any kind of travel information. If we don't know the answer immediately, we will find out it for you!
Hostel has two common areas; the dining hall with places for 40 people and a table area in the upstairs hall next to the self catering kitchen corner. Free WiFi access is also available throughout the property, and you can use our computer for free.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAIL BEFORE ARRIVING, THE HOSTEL WILL SEND YOU A CONFIRMATION FOR YOUR BOOKING -It will include a door code and inportant information for your stay :)

We have good values in our every day work. By using the services of Hostel Suomenlinna you will support the Finnish and international youth work. Hostel Suomenlinna is run by the Finnish Youth Center Association. The main purpose of the National Youth Centers is to support the work of teachers and trainers and to be of service to national and international youth activities.

We are members of the European youth card and consider youth by affordable youth prices for youth groups with over 10 members. A valid European youth card is required.

Accommodation Information

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 security 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 are provided in all rooms and also towels in private rooms. Reading lights in all rooms. Heating system in all rooms for the winter time and double windows. Air-conditioning is not available.

Thanks to our handy door code system you may come and go as you like - no curfews! In addition, you can also check-in after the office hours by code which gives you the chance to arrive as late as you want.

Having a breakfast at the hostel is possible and a good idea! Breakfast can be booked for 7,90€/person. Children 4,90/person. Breakfast includes coffee, tea, bread, fruits, cereals, yoghurts and marmalade for example.

Location Information

Hostel Suomenlinna
Suomenlinna C 9
00190 Helsinki, Finland

Hostel Suomenlinna is located on the north top of Iso Mustasaari, on one of the four islands of Suomenlinna. This 250-year-old fortress is situated 2km and 15 minutes ferry trip from the Market Square next to Helsinki City Hall and Presidential Palace, where the Helsinki Region Transport ferry leaves and arrives. Thanks to the regular, punctual and comfortable ferries, all of Helsinki's attractions are easily accessible. Our unique location means also that you can quickly change from the hectic city buzz to tranquil atmosphere of Suomenlinna. The ferry ride is worth of admiring the beautiful archipelago scenery and its part of the charm when staying at Suomenlinna both in the summer and in the winter.

Suomenlinna (called also Viapori, Sveaborg in Swedish) has been preserved intact because of its military use. In 1991 it was included in Unesco’s World Heritage List. Suomenlinna is not only a historical monument from the 18th century, but a lively neighbourhood of 850 inhabitants with i.e. an elementary school, kindergarten, guest boats' haven, art school, artists' studios, military school, recording studio, several restaurants, cafés and museums.
Hostel is right next to the grocery store, church and three of the islands eight restaurants and cafés. We can reserve you a guided tour on the island, lend you a torch the check the islands old spooky tunnels or reserve a sauna for your group.