As the capitol city of Finland, containing many events, cultural sites, and major transport connections, Helsinki can be an expensive city to visit and stay in. But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any budget hostels in the city, hotels offering discount deals, or places to stay for cheap. These are some of the most affordable accommodations in the city to save money on your next Helsinki break.
Huoneistohotelli Eskolampi, Helsinki
Huoneistohotelli Eskolampi, Helsinki | Courtesy of Apartment Hotel Eskolampi
Apartment hotels make for highly homely and affordable accommodation, especially for long stays. Eskolampi is one such option, a clean and calm seafront apartment in the Töölö district, with sites such as Sibelius Park and plenty of stores and restaurants nearby and easy access to the city centre.
With beds for as little as 20€ per night with no booking fee, Eurohostel is an affordable, no-thrills alternative for those who only require the basics, can’t afford a regular hotel, or are only in Helsinki for a short stay. But this hostel also includes clean, well-furnished rooms, televisions, plenty of storage space, and free wi-fi.
Helsinki Bed and Breakfast, Helsinki | Courtesy of Helsinki Bed and Breakfast
A high quality and much sought-after service offering rooms and apartments. Helsinki Bed and Breakfast rents out several rooms throughout the city, all with friendly hosts and rooms cared for to a high standard. So long as you book in plenty of time, you are guaranteed to find ideal accommodation anywhere you need in the city.
Hostel Domus Academica, Helsinki | Courtesy of Hostel Domus Academica
Hostel Domus Academica is a student dormitory in central Helsinki which is rented out to travellers during the summer. Rooms and dormitory beds start from 31€ per night. The furnishings are all clean and modern, the entire building is eco-friendly, and an on-site café serves a Finnish breakfast. This type of accommodation is not only highly affordable but a good way to meet other travellers from across the globe.
Hostel Winterhouse, Helsinki | Courtesy of Hostel Winterhouse
Around 15 minutes away from the city centre, Hostel Winterhouse is one of the most affordable hotels in the city for those who don’t mind travelling a little further. Despite being a hostel, Winterhouse offers private rooms and bathrooms, a sauna, gym, and pool. The reception is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the kitchen offers a buffet breakfast and international meals cooked in an open fire.
Located in the design district, Hotel Anna is a little pricier but won’t break the budget and is ideal for those looking for an affordable but accommodating and peaceful central hotel. The rooms each have TV, wi-fi, private bathrooms, and mini fridges. The hotel also includes a sauna, meeting room, breakfast room, and parking.
Fabian could be counted as a boutique hotel, but it still offers highly affordable prices, especially when booking directly from the hotel’s website, without losing out on any quality or service. The hotel includes a welcoming drink, free wi-fi, and comfortable and stylish rooms all for an excellent price.
Hotel Finn offers top quality service and rooms for low prices. True to its name, the rooms are simple but elegant and offer all the necessities you would expect in a central location. Rates vary depending on season, but the cheapest times to book a room at this hotel would be during the off-peak winter season, and only for shorter stays.
Another highly artistic hotel, it is still possible to find good discounts for Hotel Helka, even from the hotel’s own website. Helka prides itself on offering the best free wi-fi in Helsinki. The rooms are also well-furnished and comfortable and the hotel also has a sauna and meeting rooms.
The unique trait of this hotel is that it is located in a former prison building. But don’t be fooled, the hotel has been re-furbished with modern furniture, comfortable beds, and the standard Finnish sauna. This all goes towards a highly unique and top quality hotel near the city centre, which is still very affordable.
Kongressikoti Hotel, Helsinki | Courtesy of Kongressikoti Hotel
Kongressikoti Hotel is situated in the historic university quarter only 100 meters from the Senate Square. This makes it a more affordable option for staying close to the city centre and main tourist sites, with simple but well-furnished rooms, communal kitchen and bathroom, laundry facilities, free wi-fi, complimentary coffee and cookies, and flexible check-in times.