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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in Helsinki

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Helsinki and throughout Europe. We’ve been finding, inspecting and reviewing hotels since 2001, always looking for the best deals in the center of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Finding budget hotels in Helsinki is no easy task, of course. As with the rest of Scandinavia, Helsinki is expensive to visit, from restaurants to transportation and accommodation. However, our editors did manage to find some smaller hotels, guesthouses and hostels that are surprisingly affordable for the city.

Getting started: To read our hotel reviews, do a search above or click through this list of recommended properties. For help on understanding the city’s neighborhoods, read this overview. And to learn about additional ways to save while visiting Helsinki, check out the articles listed below.

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Our top 7 reviewed hotels in Helsinki

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Hotel Anna, Helsinki

You'll find the three-star Hotel Anna at the head of Annakatu, a street smack-dab in the middle of Helsinki's trendy Design District.

7.8 Guest Rating

From

$133

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Editor's Pick
Hostel Erottajanpuisto, Helsinki

Located just south of the city center's main sights, the Hostel Errotajanpuisto provides 50 beds and a friendly, young atmosphere.

$32
(per person)

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Hotelli Finn, Helsinki

The 27-room Hotelli Finn is a no-nonsense, Cheapo-friendly pick with a convenient location near all that the city center has to offer.

7.3 Guest Rating

From

$95

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Editor's Pick
Sokos Hotel Helsinki, Helsinki

The three-star Sokos Hotel Helsinki, located in the heart of Helsinki near the major museums and the best shopping and eating destinations, is convenient, simple, and chic.

8.0 Guest Rating

From

$111

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Editor's Pick
Hotel Arthur, Helsinki

The three-star Hotel Arthur sits in a century-old building located just north of Helsinki's central train station.

7.8 Guest Rating

From

$119

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Editor's Pick
Eurohostel, Helsinki

Located east of the city center within easy walking distance of most of Helsinki's main sights, the 135-room Eurohostel offers some of the cheapest rates we found in this costly town.

7.9 Guest Rating

From

$63

No online booking

Editor's Pick
Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki

The sprawling four-star Scandic Grand Marina sits regally near the harbor in Katajanokka, the area just east of the city center.

7.9 Guest Rating

From

$123

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