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This property is a 15-minute walk from the beach. A 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki, this island hostel is located in the Suomenlinna Fortress area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen and use of a public computer.

Hostel Suomenlinna is housed in a former Russian elementary school from the early 1900s. Accommodations options are either private or dormitory style, while bathroom facilities are shared.

Guests can relax in the hostel's lounge or in the green areas surrounding the hostel during warm months. Laundry services are available.

A grocery store is directly across from Suomenlinna Hostel, while a sandy beach is 1,950 feet away. Restaurants, cafés and historical sites are easily accessed. Sunbathing and nature walks are characteristic area activities.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Hostel Suomenlinna has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 10, 2011

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)


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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • 2 twin beds and
  • 1 bunk bed
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Max adults: 7. Max children: 1
Family Room
  • 7 twin beds
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  • The staff speaks English

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About Hostel Suomenlinna

Welcoming Booking.com guests since May 10, 2011

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  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes, we do offer luggage storage complimentary; both in the rooms and hallway


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    Answered on December 21, 2020
  • Is there washer and dryer.

    We have a laundry service.


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    Asked about: Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room • Answered on April 24, 2020
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    We do have the activities planned for exaple to the schools when they come to visit.


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    Answered on January 27, 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes! You can also rent or buy one from us.


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    Answered on December 21, 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Mostly our guests have given us positive feedback about our Hostel as a calm and quiet place to stay.


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    Answered on September 2, 2019
  • what is the cost to take the ferry to the island?

    You can buy a ticket (AB-ticket) from the port or by downloading the HSL- app. It costs 2,80 euros. :)


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    Answered on November 3, 2021
  • hello . Plese is there ferry available after 22h via to Hostel

    Hi! The ferry runs from kauppatori ´till 2am every day.


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    Answered on November 23, 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Yes, ofcourse you are free to use your own sleepig bag!


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    Answered on January 27, 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    All rooms have bedding and sheets included. Towels are provided in the private rooms, and can be rented for dormitory guests.


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress
    0.1 miles
  • Kaivopuisto Park
    1.1 miles
  • Allas Sea Pool
    1.6 miles
  • Museum of Finnish Architecture
    1.6 miles
  • Uspenski Cathedral
    1.6 miles
  • Design Museum
    1.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Suomenlinnan Panimo
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  • Cafe/Bar Café Silo
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  • Cafe/Bar Café Vanille
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Helsinki Cathedral
    1.9 miles
  • Helsinki Central Station
    2.1 miles
  • Helsinki Bus Station
    2.3 miles
  • Kamppi Shopping Center & Bus Terminal
    2.3 miles
  • Helsinki Music Centre
    2.4 miles
  • Finlandia Hall
    2.6 miles
  • Helsinki Olympic Stadium
    3.3 miles
  • Bolt Arena
    3.4 miles
  • Hartwall Arena
    4.4 miles
  • Iso Omena Shopping Center
    8.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Itämeri
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Public transit
  • Ferry Suomenlinna Ferry Terminal
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  • Ferry Katajanokka Ferry Terminal
    1.2 miles
  • Ferry Olympia Ferry Terminal
    1.2 miles
  • Ferry Makasiini Ferry Terminal
    1.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
    11.8 miles
  • Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
    51 miles
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Amenities of Hostel Suomenlinna
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish
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House rules
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Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Hostel Suomenlinna accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the reception closes at 15:30 from Monday until Saturday and at 12:15 on Sundays. The property will send a door code and other information for late check-in via email.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

FAQs about Hostel Suomenlinna

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hostel Suomenlinna by:

    • Train 50min

  • Hostel Suomenlinna offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Hostel Suomenlinna is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Hostel Suomenlinna is 2.1 miles from the center of Helsinki.

    • The nearest beach is 0.7 miles from Hostel Suomenlinna.

    • The prices at Hostel Suomenlinna may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.