Helsinki Hotels near Central Railway or Train Station

Budget friendly Hotel, B&B or Hostel near Rail Station in Finland

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Helsinki Hotels near the main train station, it's easy to find the best deal.

Helsinki, Finland’s capital, and largest city, is both energetic and lively and serene and tranquil, making it an ideal holiday destination for a range of people. You’ll find lots of beautiful open spaces here, with parks and boulevards, perfect for picnics and long leisurely strolls. The nightlife, and Michelin starred restaurants, assure your evening’s out on the town are always fun and entertaining.

Accommodation in this city can be expensive. However, there is a fair amount of cheap hotels and hostels, scattered throughout the city, and close to the Central Train Station. One of the great things about Helsinki, and its cheap accommodation, is that high quality is rarely compromised and the more affordable hotels and hostels are still very comfortable and inviting.

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Selected hostels, situated around the railway station, are contemporary and stylish in design, with keyless entry systems installed, and self-catering facilities. Up to date kitchen appliances will make you feel right at home too.

Wi-Fi tends to be accessible in common areas, in most hostels, and guests can enjoy wired internet access in individual rooms. You can even find hostel rooms with private toilets and showers.

Helsinki is known for its great architectural structures, with neoclassical and art nouveau buildings, adding a touch of splendour to the cityscape, with contemporary buildings blending in well. This particular attention to aesthetics extends itself to the interior design of hotel rooms, and Scandinavian styled spaces, with wooden flooring, offers a traditional and natural look.

Non-smoking rooms are easy to find, and you can even book allergy free, eco-friendly rooms, with cheap accommodation, with private and communal saunas.

If travelling with children, look for hotels and hostels, with children’s playgrounds, to keep your little one’s entertained. Some establishments provide bike rentals, for their guests, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of the city, on two wheels. Private parking is also available, for guests with car rentals, although charges are often applied.

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Stay next to the centralstation

Budget hostels, great value hotels, cosy bed and breakfast are family apartments located not far from the Helsinki main train station and Rautatientori metro station. It's named Helsingin päärautatieasema-Helsingfors centralstation or Helsinki C.

The station lies in the city centre, within close distance of all major sights and attractions. The South Harbour can be reached by bus or tram, the West Harbour by bus, tram or metro, and the Sörnäinen Harbour by bus. See also our hotels near Cruise and Ferry Port of Helsinki.

When visiting the city for a trade fair show, it's good to know that many excellent accommodations are located within close distance of the exhibition and conference centre as well.

Dining and exploring

You’ll find excellent, cheap hotels and hostels around the central railway station, and lots of restaurants. If you’re an adventurous diner, you may wish to sample some reindeer. This meat is particularly high in protein, and features in multiple dishes.

Zetor, a well-known restaurant, located centrally, serves a wide range of eats, including Reindeer, amidst a laid back, quirky, country styled backdrop.

The Rock Church is, as it sounds, a church built out of an ancient rock. Located on the peninsula, the Rock Church has excellent acoustics, making it the perfect venue for local concerts.

The Etelainan Suurpiiri is a good place to visit, if you have an interest in museums, food and design, and the Seurasaari Open Air Museum is another must do.

Connected to the Helsinki’s mainland, by way of a footbridge, this venue, situated on a verdant, lush island, offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Timber buildings and peasant styled houses are the main attractions here, and traditional textiles are exhibited, and working weavers display their skills to visitors.

Helsinki C Railway Terminus

Helsinki Central Train Station -- Helsinki Central St is a widely recognised landmark in central Helsinki, Finland, and the focal point of public transport in the Greater Helsinki area. It serves as the point of origin for all trains in the local VR commuter rail network, as well as for a large proportion of long-distance trains in Finland. The station also hosts the Rautatientori metro station, which is the busiest station of the Helsinki Metro.

The station is mostly clad in Finnish granite, and its distinguishing features are its clock tower and the two pairs of statues holding the spherical lamps, lit at night-time, on either side of the main entrance. Animated characters based on the statues have recently been featured in some major advertising campaigns by Finland's government-owned railway operator VR, to the extent of releasing rap singles allegedly sung by Kivimiehet ("The stone men").

The station is used by approximately 200,000 passengers per day, making it Finland's most-visited building.

Address -- Asema-aukio, 00100 Helsinki, Stationsplatsen, 00100 Helsingfors

Air Connections -- Air traffic is handled primarily from the international Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, located approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of Helsinki's downtown area, in the neighbouring city of Vantaa. The airport provides scheduled non-stop flights to many important cities in Europe, Asia and North America.

Relevant internet information

more information -- www.vr.fi

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