Where to Stay in Helsinki, Finland (2022): Accommodation and Area Guide

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Wondering Where To Stay In Helsinki, Finland? Here Are Our Tips!

The capital city of Finland is one of the coolest, small European cities to discover. However, with so many great Helsinki accommodation options in lots of great areas, choosing the best place to stay in Helsinki for you can seem like a daunting task! This is where we come in.

Eric first visited Helsinki as a side trip while travelling through the Baltics. Our “Helsinki expert” Nick – who helped with our perfect day in Helsinki – was kind enough to offer his local knowledge about the city, too!

So, in this guide, we’ll dive into accommodations in Helsinki by style and budget including popular Helsinki hotels like Hotel Helka and Hotel Arthur.

Then, we’ll outline the great Helsinki neighbourhoods to check out with examples of accommodations in each! This way, you’ll hopefully find the best area to stay in Helsinki for you!

Whether you are looking for where to stay in Helsinki for nightlife, sightseeing, or even a Finnish sauna, you will find it below!

Accommodations By Type

Like most cities, Helsinki has a wide variety of accommodations that differ by type. From Helsinki hotels and apartments to budget-friendly hostels, there’s a type of accommodation for everyone’s style and budget.

Furthermore, Helsinki is organized in such a way that there is a wide variety of accommodation styles in each of the areas. It’s not like all the 5-star hotels are in the city centre while all the cheap hotels are farther away.

This top section covers Helsinki accommodations by type while the second part down below will walk you through some of the best areas to stay in Helsinki (where we would stay).

So, if you know what sort of Helsinki lodging you are searching for, you can get started looking.

Alternatively, if you know you want to book accommodation in a specific area – like Helsinki’s city centre -, then you can read about it down below and then have a look at accommodations in that specific area.

Hotels in Helsinki

If you are searching for a popular accommodation option, hotels in Helsinki are a very good idea. This is because there are plenty of Helsinki hotels to choose from spread out all over the city.

For a smaller city, you’ll find a healthy mix of budget hotels, boutique hotels, and many, many luxury hotels in Helsinki.

Those looking for classic chain hotels are likely to find their preferred brand. Those looking for smaller, independent hotels will also have their fair pick.

There is truly a hotel in Helsinki to suit all different kinds of travellers and their unique needs.

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If you are looking for a Helsinki hotel that is popular and balances value for money, location, and amenities, below are a few of the best hotels in Helsinki to check out.

Popular Helsinki Hotels

  • Hotel Arthur – A simple, charming hotel with breakfast in a great area of Kluuvi (city centre)
  • Hotel FinnA simple yet cool hotel in Kamppi close to the heart of the city centre
  • Hotel Helka – A trendy, welcoming hotel with breakfast located close to city centre between Kamppi and Töölö
  • Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, HelsinkiA trendy, environmentally-friendly hotel overlooking the port in Kamppi
  • Hotel Rivoli JardinA stylish, friendly hotel with breakfast in Kaartinkaupunki
  • Hotel Indigo Helsinki-BoulevardA trendy boutique hotel in Punavuori close to nightlife and city centre

Budget/Cheap Hotels in Helsinki

Since Helsinki is one of the Nordic capital cities to visit, the cost of living – and therefore the cost of accommodations – is generally more expensive than in many other places across Europe.

However, there are some genuinely cheaper and/or budget places to stay in Helsinki that won’t completely break the bank.

Keep in mind that “cheap” doesn’t necessarily mean that the hotels are unsafe or bad. In Helsinki, cheap hotels are often simple, “no-frills” places that offer fewer amenities compared to other hotels.

If you are looking for a budget hotel in Helsinki, check out these great options below:

  • Hotel Arthur A very popular simple, charming hotel with breakfast in a great area of Kluuvi (city centre) (Our Pick)
  • Omena Hotel Helsinki LönnrotinkatuA simple, functional hotel in the heart of Kamppi close to the centre
  • Hotel FinnA simple yet cool hotel in Kamppi close to the city centre
  • Hotel Anna A traditional, charming hotel located in Punavuori near pubs and restaurants
  • Scandic Hakaniemi – A clean, simple hotel right in the heart of Kallio across from transit

Boutique Hotels in Helsinki

Helsinki is already a unique city – one that often merges rugged industrial areas with art and culture and even green space all in a single short walk.

And with a wide variety of travellers coming to the city for different reasons, it’s no surprise that you can find many boutique hotels in Helsinki.

From sleek and modern design hotels in Helsinki to hotels that lean on what’s trendy, cool, and colourful, these unique hotels in Helsinki aren’t your usual chain accommodations!

You can find some of the cool places to stay in Helsinki below:

  • Hotel Helka – A trendy, welcoming hotel with sauna and breakfast right between Töölö and Kamppi close to city centre (Our Pick)
  • Hotel F6A trendy, sophisticated hotel with onsite bar/restaurant in Kaartinkaupunki
  • Glo Hotel Kluuvi – A modern, cozy design hotel with breakfast right in the centre in Kluuvi
  • Hotel FabianA bright, upscale hotel also in Kaartinkaupunki with nice breakfast
  • Scandic Paasi – A stylish, boutique hotel in Kallio close to Metro and water views along the shoreline

Luxury Hotels in Helsinki

Those travelling to Helsinki looking to be pampered will be well taken care of! There aren’t just a handful but quite a few luxury hotels in Helsinki to choose from.

These five-star hotels in Helsinki offer visitors top amenities like access to spas and saunas (it is Finland, after all) and upscale dining options in great locations around the city.

There is a luxury hotel in Helsinki to suit all luxury seekers. Some offer stunning views of the downtown port while others are situated in the heart of the city centre close to shopping, sights, and more.

Have a look at these top Helsinki luxury hotels:

Apartments/Aparthotels in Helsinki

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There are loads of apartments scattered among the city buildings.

Aside from hotels, another accommodation style that dominates Helsinki is apartments and aparthotels. This makes sense given that the city is very residential – it’s not an overly touristy city.

As such, you might choose to stay in an apartment/aparthotel that is centrally located in the heart of the city centre or in a more residential neighbourhood very close by.

Apartments and aparthotels can be a great idea if you are a family with kids, a larger group, or staying longer than a few days, and want to save money on food by cooking a few of your meals!

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Aparthotels are slightly different from apartments in that they usually have staff and reception areas, often onsite dining/breakfast options, and other amenities. Just something to consider!

Below are a few nice apartments and aparthotels in great locations around Helsinki:

Guesthouses/Bed and Breakfasts Near Helsinki

If you are looking for a traditional bed and breakfast in Helsinki, unfortunately, you will be out of luck.

B&Bs are not popular in the Helsinki city centre. You’ll have to travel to a city like Vantaa (north of Helsinki) to find bed and breakfasts.

These kinds of accommodations might be a good option if you are travelling north to see the northern lights.

Technically, Vantaa is within the Finnish Capital Region and is where you find Helsinki Airport.

We’ve included a variety of nice bed and breakfasts near Helsinki to get you started. These quaint and homey accommodations are in all directions around the city (about 45 minutes driving):

Hostels in Helsinki

If you are on a budget, choosing a hostel in Helsinki is a good way to save a bit. You might even make friends with fellow backpackers and/or like-minded travellers.

There are hostels spread out across the city centre – so you won’t have to sacrifice the location you want for a hostel stay.

You should have no problem finding hostels in Helsinki here but below are a handful of top Helsinki hostels to get you started:

  • The Yard HostelA cool, boutique hostel more in Kamppi close to the heart of the city centre (Our Pick)
  • Hostel Diana ParkA cozy, simple hostel right in the centre between Kamppi and Punavuori
  • Eurohostel Helsinki – A large, classic hostel/hotel with multiple rooms styles in Katajanokka
  • CheapSleep Hostel HelsinkiA fun, basic hostel north of Kallio a bit farther from the city centre (still walkable)
  • Hostel Suomenlinna – A unique island hostel a short ferry to the city centre beside Suomenlinna Fortress

Accommodations By Neighbourhoods/Areas

Now that we have discussed different Helsinki accommodation options, let’s dive into the best areas to stay in this featured Helsinki neighbourhoods section!

We’ll describe each area, outline what you can find there and who it might be best suited for, and then offer up a few well-rated accommodation suggestions in each. Remember the best area to stay in Helsinki is going to differ for everyone!

Fun Fact: Helsinki is comprised of 60 neighbourhoods and a confusing amount of districts, sub-districts, and postal code areas. The areas listed in this post (except for the Airport) are all in – or very close to – Helsinki’s city centre or “Helsinki Downtown”.

Now, these are certainly not all the areas of Helsinki. However, these are neighbourhoods we enjoyed exploring and where we would search for accommodation if we visit the city again.

If you just want to get started looking, here is a brief breakdown of the featured Helsinki neighbourhoods/areas in this post and a top pick accommodation for each one!

Top Helsinki Accommodations By Neighbourhood/Area

It should also be noted that Helsinki is generally a safe city to visit. It’s statistically one of the safest cities in Europe.

Of course, as with any city you visit, it is always wise to take simple precautions and stay aware of your surroundings and belongings.

Kluuvi (City Centre) – For Sights & Location

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You’ll find the central shopping street Aleksanterinkatu here!

If you are visiting Helsinki for the first time there is likely no better place to stay than right in the heart of the city centre. This is where you’d find what is referred to as downtown Helsinki hotels and accommodations.

Often referred to as Kluuvi, this is an area that is very walkable with easy access to other parts of the city via public transit (subway and streetcars).

The city centre itself isn’t massive so you’ll have the best of all worlds here: a central location and the easy ability to explore other areas!

city park with trees and benches along path and statue in behind.
Esplanadi Park looks all festive in wintertime.

A few popular Helsinki places or attractions in this area include Aleksanterinkatu (shopping), Helsinki Cathedral and Senate Square, Esplanadi (Park), the Central Train Station, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and much more!

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As far as price goes, accommodations right in the city centre can be quite expensive. However, Helsinki is a good city to visit because you can find an accommodation deal and not have to sacrifice quality and/or location!

Featured Accommodations in Kluuvi (City Centre)

Below are several accommodations in and around the heart of Helsinki. It’s a great area to be right in the action – especially if you are only in Helsinki for a short amount of time.

If you are looking for Helsinki hotels in the city centre, this would be the place to start looking.

Hotel Arthur – Check Now

  • Style: A Simple, Charming Hotel
  • Price Range: Budget
  • Location: Near the Botanical Garden, close to central train station and University of Helsinki
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite restaurant/great breakfast, onsite sauna (for fee)

GLO Hotel Kluuvi – Check Now

  • Style: A Modern, Cozy Design Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right off of Aleksanterinkatu close to the Esplanadi Park and shopping
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite restaurant, nice breakfast, sauna available for fee

Apartment Hotel Aallonkoti – Check Now

  • Style: Bright, Cozy Apartments
  • Price Range: Mid Range
  • Location: Overlooking a green space and lake, very walkable to the central train station – great views!
  • Featured Amenities: Stocked kitchen/kitchenettes, onsite sauna (some in-room), rooms with balconies

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki – Check Now

  • Style: A Historic yet Trendy Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: Right beside the central train station – close to shopping and a large park
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite bar/restaurant/lounge, excellent breakfast, sauna (some in rooms)

Kamppi – Nightlife

If you’re visiting Helsinki to get acquainted with the nightlife, then perhaps a stay in Kamppi is for you!

Located just west and somewhat south of the city centre, this neighbourhood has no shortage of things to do, see, eat, and drink!

This lively area is known as the best area to stay in Helsinki for nightlife. That said, this area is also very much about enjoying social vibes and not necessarily just “partying”.

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Lined with places to eat, drink, and dance, the area is also home to shopping with malls (Forum), a flea market/food hall (Hietalahti Market/Hietalahden kauppahalli), and a few boutique stores scattered throughout.

As far as sights go, you can check out The Alexander Theatre, Helsinki Art Museum, Amos Rex Art Museum, Kamppi Chapel, Old Church Park, Yrjönkatu Swimming Hall, and more!

Featured Accommodations in Kamppi

Below are many nice accommodation options in Kamppi. Those still searching for a Helsinki hotel in the city centre might opt for Kamppi because of its proximity to the centre.

Transit-wise, the area is well-connected with its subway station and some tram lines running through it.

Hotel Finn – Check Now

  • Style: A Simple yet Cool Hotel
  • Price Range: Budget
  • Location: The heart of Kamppi – a stone’s throw from Helsinki sights, restaurants, shopping, etc.
  • Featured Amenities: Dog friendly, free coffee in the lobby

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki – Check Now

  • Style: A Trendy, Environmentally-Friendly Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget (popular)
  • Location: In Kamppi, overlooking the ferry port and a short walk to the city centre
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite restaurant, great breakfast, gym and sauna access

Omena Hotel (Helsinki Lönnrotinkatu) – Check Now

  • Style: A Simple, Functional Hotel
  • Price Range: Budget (actually budget)
  • Location: Right in the heart of Kamppi close to Old Church Park and very walkable to the heart of the centre
  • Featured Amenities: Self check-in, kettle in each room

Citykoti Downtown Studios – Check Now

  • Style: Cozy, Functional Studio Apartments
  • Price Range: Budget
  • Location: A short walk to the Metro/city centre one way and green space the other way
  • Featured Amenities: Self check-in, kitchenettes in each unit

Kaartinkaupunki – Upscale

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The beautiful facades of the restaurants and Old Market Hall are bottom right!

Also very close to the city centre (touching Kluuvi), Kaartinkaupunki is a small but well-known area.

This is because of the proximity to the city centre, the waterfront views, the availability of apartments/hotels, and nearby attractions.

This area overlooks the Port/Harbour at Kauppatori Market Square and is quite upscale with boutique shops, restaurants, and luxury accommodations around.

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There are a few other sights and attractions in this area like the Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli). The SkyWheel Helsinki (large Ferris wheel) can be seen across the water a short walk away!

This area is also where you’d easily catch the ferry or water taxi to Suomenlinna Fortress! These latter points might make it a solid choice to stay if you’re travelling as a family with kids.

Featured Accommodations in Kaartinkaupunki

Below are several accommodation options in Kaartinkaupunki. Keep in mind that you likely won’t find a great budget option here (like you would in nearby Punavuori – see next section).

However, there are lots of boutique and luxury accommodations in this area which would make for a memorable stay in Helsinki.

Hotel Rivoli Jardin – Check Now

  • Style: A Stylish, Friendly Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: In the heart of the district, close to the water and Esplanadi Park
  • Featured Amenities: Great breakfast, onsite gym/sauna

Hotel F6 – Check Now

  • Style: A Trendy, Sophisticated Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: Steps from the heart of the city centre, green spaces, and waterfront
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite bar/restaurant, gym but no sauna

Koti Helsinki Boutique Apartments – Check Now

  • Style: An Upscale, Boutique Aparthotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Right beside Kaartinkaupunki, a short walk to city centre with transit stop close by
  • Featured Amenities: Kitchens and laundry in units, some with French balconies

Hotel Lilla Roberts – Check Now

  • Style: An Elegant, Art Deco Hotel
  • Price Range: Luxury
  • Location: Tucked away in the district, close to the “Lightbringer” Statue, waterfront, and city centre
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite bistro, superb breakfast, summer terrace

Punavuori – For Trendy, Art Vibes

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Checking out St. John’s Church with great views of the neighbourhood!

If you want to be in an area known to be artsy, trendy, but somewhat residential, then Punavuori is for you!

Located just south of the city centre touching the lively area of Kamppi, Punavuori also has its share of places to go out for food, drinks, and music. Check out the street Iso Roobertinkatu for that – the foodie options are endless!

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As part of the “Design District”, the area is full of smaller art galleries around what seems like every corner. There are also other notable things to check out like Sinebrychoff Park (with Sinebrychoff Art Museum) and St. John’s Church.

Some of the accommodations in the area are more trendy with boutique style and awesome characters. Eric walked through in the day and loved the vibe of the neighbourhood!

Of course, you’re never more than a short walk to the heart of the city centre.

Featured Accommodations in Punavuori

Below are some top accommodation options in Punavuori. The area is well-situated in Helsinki and has a number of streetcar and bus stops running through it.

Hotel Indigo Helsinki-Boulevard – Check Now

  • Style: A Trendy Boutique Hotel
  • Price Range: Lower Mid-Range
  • Location: Right on Bulevardi – the border between Punavuori and lively Kamppi!
  • Featured Amenities: Great breakfast at onsite bistro, bar/lounge, sauna

Hotel Anna – Check Now

  • Style: A Traditional, Charming Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: In a quiet area near St. John’s Church, very centrally located
  • Featured Amenities: Great breakfast

Lapland Hotels Bulevardi – Check Now

  • Style: A Stylish, Upscale Hotel
  • Price Range: Luxury
  • Location: In the heart of the area, close to Kamppi and walkable to the city centre
  • Featured Amenities: Rooms with saunas and terraces, onsite restaurant w/ Finnish cuisine

Töölö – For Green Space & Beaches

Packed with green space and things to do yet still calm and residential, Töölö is a large region made up of a few smaller ones – Etu-Töölö, Taka-Töölö, Hietaniemi, and a few others.

Located to the northwest of the city centre and the central train station (but still very much connected to the centre), the area has plenty of “Finnish culture” to offer you – from music to art, history, green space, and more.

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The Finnish National Opera and Ballet sits in green space adjacent to beautiful Töölö Bay. On the other side of the area, Hietaranta Beach offers visitors a seaside retreat. Cafe Regatta is just north of the beach and is a must-visit.

This area has a number of other top attractions like the Parliament House, Temppeliaukio Church, the National Museum of Finland, Helsinki Olympic Stadium (farther north), and more!

Featured Accommodations in Töölö

Below are several nice accommodations in the Töölö area. The area directly touches Kamppi in the south end of it so depending on where you stay you could walk back to the city centre.

Otherwise, this sprawling area is well-connected via streetcar or bus.

Hotel Helka – Check Now

  • Style: A Trendy, Welcoming Hotel
  • Price Range: Lower Mid-Range
  • Location: Right on the “border” of Kamppi and Töölö, a short walk to city centre & Metro station
  • Featured Amenities: Nice breakfast, onsite bar and sauna (some rooms have their own sauna)

Scandic Park Helsinki – Check Now

  • Style: An Elegant, Modern Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Overlooking Hesperia Park and Töölö Bay, transit (tram) outside the hotel
  • Featured Amenities: Onsite restaurant, nice breakfast, pool, gym, and sauna onsite

Töölö TowersCheck Now

  • Style: A Simple, Functional Aparthotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: Overlooking green space, walkable to the sea and Töölö Bay with tram close by
  • Featured Amenities: Breakfast onsite

Kallio – For Food & Saunas

colourful buildings along waterfront with boats in water and cars on street in front.
From Uspenski Cathedral, you’ll pass through Kruununhaka (shown above) to get to Kallio.

Located to the northeast of the city centre, Kallio is a bohemian-vibe neighbourhood that has earned a reputation as the place to stay in Helsinki on a budget.

With a strong foodie scene and access to water views from the shoreline, Kallio shouldn’t be overlooked.

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You can check out other things to do like explore Hakaniemi Market Hall (food hall), see Kallio Church, and relax at one of the many local Finnish saunas!

Featured Accommodations in Kallio

Below are some accommodations in the Kallio area. A big plus of this area is that Hakaniemi Metro station is central to the area. This subway line leads directly back to the city centre (Rautatientori at Central Station).

Additionally, you can walk across the Pitkäsilta (bridge) to go between this residential area and the heart of the city centre in around 20 minutes.

Scandic Paasi – Check Now

  • Style: A Stylish Boutique Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range
  • Location: Close to both the Metro and green space with lots of shoreline nearby
  • Featured Amenities: Lobby bar, restaurants onsite/nearby, nice breakfast

Seaside Downtown Apartment – Check Now

  • Style: A Bright, Functional Apartment
  • Price Range: Budget
  • Location: A short walk from the heart of Kallio with shoreline close by
  • Featured Amenities: Free parking, full kitchen/laundry

Scandic Hakaniemi – Check Now

  • Style: A Clean, Simple Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Budget
  • Location: In the heart of Kallio, right across from Metro station and food market hall
  • Featured Amenities: Nice breakfast available, gym/sauna onsite

Helsinki Airport – For Flying

Last, but certainly not least, we have the area around Helsinki Airport (Airport Code: HEL). The main international airport that serves the capital is not close to the city centre.

The airport is located in Vantaa which is its own city north of Helsinki (but included in the Capital Region).

You can get to Helsinki Airport in about 40 minutes by rail or 30 minutes driving (traffic depending) from the Helsinki city centre.

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So, it’s possible to make it from downtown to the airport in a reasonable amount of time. Of course, if you are worried about making your flight or have an early flight, you can certainly stay at/near the airport.

Featured Accommodations In/Near Helsinki Airport

Below are some hotels close to Helsinki Airport. There are a few places to choose from that are reasonably priced given the convenience and peace of mind you may be looking for.

Hilton Helsinki Airport – Check Now

  • Style: A Simple, Upscale Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range (you pay for convenience)
  • Location: Right at Helsinki Airport – a very short walk between terminal and hotel
  • Featured Amenities: Gym and sauna, onsite bar/restaurant

Scandic Aviacongress – Check Now

  • Style: A Bright, Clean Hotel
  • Price Range: Mid-Range (still good for the airport location)
  • Location: A bit further away from the terminal but still very much at the airport
  • Featured Amenities: Free airport shuttle, onsite bar/restaurant, live flight information, pool and sauna

Clarion Hotel Aviapolis – Check Now

  • Style: A Trendy, Cool Hotel
  • Price Range: Upper Mid-Range
  • Location: Close to the airport terminals, a short walk and one train stop away from the actual terminal
  • Featured Amenities: Nice breakfast, onsite restaurant, gym/sauna

FAQ

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about finding a place to stay in Helsinki:

Where to stay in Helsinki for walking?

For those looking for a place to stay in Helsinki for walking to the sights, anywhere in the city centre will do since the city centre isn’t huge.

Hotels like Hotel Arthur, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki or Scandic Grand Central Helsinki are very centrally located in Kluuvi while Hotel F6 in Kaartinkaupunki is prime for walking to those harbour views.

Hotel Helka is right on the border of Töölö and Kamppi which is also a short walk to shopping, food, and other attractions. Hotel Finn is very centrally-located in Kamppi as well.

These accommodations are also nice options if you’re considering where to stay in Helsinki for one night. This is because you can enjoy the best the city has to offer yet still be able to leave the city via train to the airport, ferry to another country, or via car to another part of Finland.

Where to stay near the airport in Helsinki?

There are several places to stay close to Helsinki Airport located in the city of Vantaa north of Helsinki.

Hilton Helsinki Airport is located right at the airport terminal while a hotel like Scandic Aviacongress is close by and just a quick shuttle to the airport.

For something cozy, check out Villa Jokivarsi Bed & Breakfast as a bed and breakfast option a short drive to the airport.

Where to stay in Helsinki to catch the ferry to Tallinn?

If you plan on catching the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, the Clarion Hotel Helsinki is a very popular choice along the water walkable to the ferry terminal and the city centre.

Otherwise, the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel along the water in Kamppi is also a short walk to the terminal.

Where to stay in Helsinki for nightlife?

As mentioned above, a stay in or around Kamppi is ideal to take in the Helsinki nightlife. A budget option would be Hotel Finn while a boutique option in the area would be Hotel Helka.

A popular hotel option would be the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel while an apartment option to have your base would be Citykoti Downtown Studios.

And there you have it – our breakdown of where to stay in Helsinki, Finland! In the end, the city is so compact and there are so many great accommodations and areas that it’s hard to make a bad choice (if you stick to this guide).

As always, Happy Waddlin’,
-L&E

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