Stunning Airbnb Homes in Helsinki You Need to Know About

Helsinki city centre in pastel colours.
Helsinki city centre in pastel colours. | © Paula Hotti / Culture Trip
Paula Hotti

Helsinki is a fabulous city to explore. With pastel coloured Art Nouveau buildings and a compact city centre area, the main sights are within walking distance of one another. As a stylish Scandinavian capital, there are some true gems among Helsinki’s Airbnbs. From century-old villas to designer lofts with saunas, here are the most unique Airbnb finds in Helsinki.

1. Stylish Design District Airbnb


A Helsinki Airbnb apartment.
©Jouni Ranta

The Design District is one of Helsinki’s most sought-after areas and boasts dozens of boutique shops, designer stores, art galleries, restaurants and cafés. Located in the centre of Design District, this spacious 78-square-metre apartment with wooden floors sleeps four. With €99 per night, a visitor gets a stay in an apartment with a unique, secluded inner courtyard at the centre of the stylish hustle and bustle of Helsinki.

2. Airbnb in a traditional villa in Helsinki


Helsinki Airbnb located in a villa.
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Käpylä is a popular wooden house district in Helsinki, and this charming Aribnb is located in one of the area’s old villas, which dates back to 1920. The house oozes of Scandi elegance and, naturally, has a sauna too. There are some cosy cafés in the area, and the Central Railway Station is about 20 minutes away by bus or a tram. A night in an authentic Finnish villa costs €169 and is a truly unique experience in Helsinki.

3. Airbnb in trendy Vallila, Helsinki


Airbnb apartment in Helsinki.
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This artfully decorated studio apartment is a perfect choice for a unique Helsinki experience. Located in Vallila, the apartment is in the city centre, with easy transport options – from trams to the metro and buses – to reach the downtown sights. Vallila is renowned for its wooden houses. In fact, the apartment is located in one of them that dates back to 1920. From €60, the apartment has a charmingly trendy feel.

4. A design loft in Helsinki’s biggest cultural centre


Design loft in Ruoholahti, Helsinki.
©Satu Möller

With light flooding in from the tall windows, this design loft with a sea view and a sauna is a unique Helsinki experience. Located in the biggest cultural centre of Helsinki, the apartment is tastefully decorated with Finnish design brands such as Iittala, Marimekko, and Johanna Gullichsen. Starting from €115 per night, this stunning Airbnb in Ruoholahti district has excellent commuting options to the city centre.

5. Airbnb in Kamppi shopping district


City centre airbnb in Helsinki.
©Aino Kokko
This apartment is located in the Kamppi area, which is right in the city centre of Helsinki. Surrounded by dozens of shops, restaurants and cafés, this flat has a homey atmosphere to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Decorated with Finnish and Scandinavian features, the flat sleeps four people starting from €86 per night.

6. Top-floor studio in an upscale area


A homey top-floor studio apartment in Töölö, Helsinki.
©Riikka Jääskeläinen
This top-floor studio features a lovely mixture of Scandinavian and tropical features. The apartment with wooden floors is located in a 1920s building in the upscale yet homey Töölö district, locally known as “a village within the city”. The apartment starts from €74 per night and is within walking distance from the city centre. By a bus or a tram, you will reach the Central Railway Station in 10 minutes.

7. A modern loft in the historic city centre

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Studio Villa Airbnb in Helsinkis historic district.
©Courtesy of Lea Lähteenmäki
This freshly decorated, modern loft is a true find in Helsinki’s oldest district of Katajanokka. Located in its own secluded inner courtyard in a detached building from the 1930s, the apartment is only a few minutes’ walk away from many Helsinki attractions, such as the majestic Helsinki Cathedral, Esplanade Park, and Ateneum Art Museum. Starting from €100 per night, this stunning Airbnb gives visitors easy access to Helsinki’s main sights – as well as a rooftop terrace for morning coffees!

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