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Helsinki - Hostel Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna C9, Helsinki, 00190, Finland

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Hostel Suomenlinna is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage sight on Suomenlinna island. Stay in a unique Hostel in peaceful and historical surroundings just 15 min. from the city center!


Helsinki Hostel

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Welcome to our hostel

Suomenlinna is a maritime fortress and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, forming part of Helsinki city. Our hostel in Suomenlinna is located on a beautiful group of islands just off the coast of Helsinki. Only a short ferry ride away from the Market Square to Suomenlinna and a stone’s throw away from the stunning main pier, this is where Hostel Suomenlinna welcomes you!

Formerly a primary school and still a building full of stories - the hostel is fully equipped with 40 beds, meeting hall and large group rooms making it ideal accommodation for school trips, educational tours and group getaways.

Groups staying at the hostel have the option to either have their meals together in the hostel, or to take advantage of the local Finnish restaurants on the island situated in old and stylish buildings full of history just minutes away from the hostel! Also a picnic in one of the many picturesque parks of Suomenlinna is an option to consider. It is an ideal choice for school groups wanting to enjoy lunch together in-between education and activities.

For any groups on educational trips, the culturally significant Suomenlinna offers a wide range of activities to choose from. A group can visit interesting and unique museums such as Toy Museum or dive into the life of the artisans and even buy their handmade products. Suomenlinna also offers a wealth of interesting places (e.g. tunnels and walls!) and the chance to climb into a real life World War II submarine – the last remaining one in Finland! Hostel Suomenlinna also offers activities for groups. These activities not just teach you something about Suomenlinna and Finnish culture but in addition definitely strengthen your team spirit!

Adult groups visiting Helsinki for meetings are also catered for. Thinking of taking your staff on a team-building trip away? Suomenlinna hostel offers a meeting hall that seat up to 40 people and all the basic equipment are available such as video projector, silver screen and a flipchart.

By using the services of Hostel Suomenlinna you will support the Finnish youth work since Hostel Suomenlinna is a member of Finnish Youth Centres. Finnish Youth Centres specialize in providing a safe and nurturing operating environment for young people to experience, learn, and have adventures that encourage personal growth.

So whether you’re looking for an educational trip, group getaway or cultural school trip to Helsinki – Hostel Suomenlinna is the perfect location for you. Send us an enquiry and let’s start planning your group’s idyllic and memorable stay!

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use
  • Experienced Group Activity Assistance

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Deposit Required
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 15:30
From 08:00 to 14:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358-9-6847471

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (At or next to the hostel)
  • Helsinki City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • The White Cathedral (Helsinki Cathedral) (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (3 to 5km)
  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Distance to Supermarket / Food store (At or next to the hostel)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From the Helsinki-Vantaa airport train services I and P both runs frequently between central railway station and Helsinki Airport. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes onboard both trains. PLEASE NOTE! Helsinki Airport is located in the city of Vantaa. You must have a regional ticket (5 00€/adult) onboard the train. You can also get to the central railway station by Finnair City Bus which is the fastest way. Buses arrives to Eliel Square platform 30 next to the central railway station. HSL/HRT tickets are not valid on the bus. The bus runs frequently every 20 minutes and costs 6 90€. Credit cards are accepted. From central railway station you can either walk (1 5 km) or take the tram number 2 from ”Lasipalatsi” tram stop. Tram number 2 towards ”Olympiaterminaali” stops at ”Kauppatori” (Market Square) where the ferry departs.
The long distance buses arrive to Kamppi terminal. Most of the local or regional buses arriving to Helsinki have their terminus next to the Hki railway station.
Only way to reach Hostel Suomenlinna is by ferry. The ferry leaves from the Market Square. It runs daily from 6.20am until 2.20am. One way ticket costs 2 90EUR bought from the machine. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines on the pier.
Take a taxi to Market Square and then change to the ferry.
The closest metro station is Helsingin yliopisto metro station located ~10 minutes walking distance from the Market Square where the ferry to Suomenlinna leaves from.
Alternate Transport
The Suomenlinna quarter and Hostel Suomenlinna is situated 15min comfortable ferry trip from the main land and the main market square. The Helsinki city transport ferry is very punctual circulates 1-2 times/hour in winter time and 3-4 times/hour in summer time. The Helsinki city transport tickets are valid on the ferry. Buy the ticket before entering the ferry in advance or from a machine at the ferry stop. Single ticket 2 90 EUR bought from the ticket machine (valid for 1h on all Helsinki vehicles) Suomenlinna -ticket 5.00EUR (valid on the Suomenlinna ferry for 12hours). For vehicles please contact Helsinki Regional Transport that runs the ferry.
All the trains arrives in Helsinki Main Railway station. From central railway station you can either walk (1 5 km) or take the tram number 2 from ”Lasipalatsi” tram stop. Tram number 2 towards ”Olympiaterminaali” stops at ”Kauppatori” (Market Square) where the ferry departs.
Tram number 2 from "Lasipalatsi" towards "Olympiaterminaali" stops at "Kauppatori" Market Square where the ferry to Suomenlinna departs.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served

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