A 15-minute ferry ride from Helsinki, this island hostel is situated in the Suomenlinna Fortress area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and use of a public computer. Hostel Suomenlinna is housed in a former Russian elementary school from the early 1900s. Accommodations are either private or dormitory style, while bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can relax in a lounge or in the hostel’s backyard during warm months. Other communal areas include a small kitchen and laundry room. A grocery store is directly across from Suomenlinna Hostel, while a sandy beach is less than half a mile away. Restaurants, cafés and historic sites are easily accessible from the hostel. Sunbathing and nature routes are typical area activities.