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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 guests since May 10, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 bunk bed
7 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes, we do offer luggage storage complimentary; both in the rooms and hallway
    Answered on 21 December 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.
    Answered on 2 September 2019
  • Is there washer and dryer.
    We have a laundry service.
    Answered on 24 April 2020
  • is the female dormitory room only for females?
    Yes, the female dormitory is only for females.
    Answered on 11 July 2022
  • Hello Can i pay cash?? Thank you
    Hello, Yes, it is OK to pay cash. Regards juha
    Answered on 30 October 2022
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Amenities of Hostel Suomenlinna
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
Living Area
  • Sitting area
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

House rules

Hostel Suomenlinna takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


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

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

  • The nearest beach is 0.7 miles from Hostel Suomenlinna.

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

    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture

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

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