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.
A huge snowstorm left traffic stranded on Russian freeways late last week, with blizzard conditions and heavy drifting snow continuing to inflict misery over the weekend. Worst hit was the main M-10 highway linking Mosco ... read
It’s that time of year when we are apt to meddle with time. Most European countries adopt daylight saving time (DST). All those that do favor seasonal DST will thus set their clocks back by an hour early next Sun ... read
Sometimes we run across a city that just has a very good feel. Often these are university towns, places that are not in the premier league of tourist destinations, but spots that have a decidedly laid-back and welcoming ... read
The June issue of the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable is something of a publishing milestone, being the 1,500th edition since the book was first published in 1873. Ideal reading, we would say, for canny Cheapos looki ... read
The new high-speed rail service linking Helsinki with St. Petersburg, just launched last December, has been an immediate success, with passenger numbers in the first four months of 2011 up over a third on the same period ... read
There's no way around it: Helsinki isn't cheap. Luckily, there are plenty of tricks for making your euros go farther. We'll tell you where to save (hotels) and where to splurge (restaurants, as if you had any choice!).
EuroCheapo Review: 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.... read review
EuroCheapo Review: 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.... read review