Hostel Suomenlinna, like the island itself is incredibly quiet in winter. However it has a lot of natural beauty and a good nightlife to recommend itself.
The heritage listed hostel building offers spacious, comfortable and well lit rooms with very clean shared bathrooms. There is a decent kitchen and eating/social space where you can meet other guests. It only looked like it had around 10 rooms, so I imagine in peak period during summer it would have a vibrant energy to it.
At 54 euros per night for a twin room the hostel is more expensive than those on the mainland. The five euro breakfast was a satisfying collection of cold cuts and rye bread. Most of all you are paying for the experience of staying on the island with the 900 other local residents. It is a great experience to spend a few days pottering around the UNESCO sight without the hassle of catching in the ferry everyday. Behind the hostel is a bar, Klubi20 which has long opening hours and seems to be the haunt for island locals, who are very welcoming to tourists who stumble in.
Overall staying at this hostel, the only accommodation offered on the island, is a fantastic way to see another side of Helsinki.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Suomenlinna has 39 beds and 8 rooms in two floors, a customer kitchen and a cozy lounge area. We offer free wifi all around the house, a guest computer, TV and complimentary coffee & tea for all our guests. Our rooms and facilities are clean and homey, they are suitable for back packers, couples, friends and families as well. You can choose a private room or a bunk bed in a dorm. All beds are clean and comfortable. You can find board games and books in our lounge area. Our guest kitchen is equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, water boiler and a coffee machine. For our little guests we have a chest of toys, a high chair and equipment for outdoor games. A baby bed is complimentary. ... more less
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