Accommodation in Helsinki
Stay at the heart of Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and normally the first port of call for all travellers. It is an energetic blend of old world charm and modern sophistication, showcasing some of the world's best in the areas of food and design. Helsinki is compact and easy to traverse with wide boulevards lined with both ultra modern and Art Nouveau architectural beauty.
A stay in the heart of the Helsinki will have you choosing from a plethora of star rated hotels, but that doesn't mean breaking the bank on accommodation. There are a handful of mid-range options, including the Best Western Plus Hotel Haaga. It is just a short stroll from Central Park and within minutes to the Forum Shopping Centre, Finnish National Gallery and National Museum.
Make the most of the Market Square
A trip to Helsinki wouldn't be complete without visiting the Market Square. This bustling epicentre hosts year round markets with vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handcrafted souvenirs. It is also the gateway to historic Suomenlinna. This World Heritage-listed sea fortress features ruins dating back to 1748 and informative museums detailing the island's history.
Staying within close proximity to the Market Square will help you get the most out of this vibrant Helsinki attraction. There is a great selection of hotels available within walking distance. This includes the likes of the Klaus K Hotel – a unique design hotel with Kalevala-inspired rooms. There are also a handful of boutique hotels providing mid-range pricing and quality service.
Helsinki on a budget
Helsinki has a reputation for being a bit tough on the pocket, but it doesn't have to be. Doing a bit of research can pay off in terms of securing more economical accommodation. There are a number of centrally located hostels and guesthouses with budget rates, offering easy access to the best of the city's attractions.
The Help Hostel and Hostel Erottajanpuisto are within walking distance to the city centre, providing clean accommodation with friendly service and lower costs. For families or larger groups, the Rastila Log Cottages are worth looking into. These self-contained cabins are further from the city, but are positioned close to the Metro for quick access to Helsinki.