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Special Offer at Stadion Hostel in Helsinki - also your last chance to experience a hostel stay in Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Stadion Hostel HelsinkiTime is running out! Stadion Hostel at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium will close its doors for good at the end of September due to extensive renovations at the stadium.

If you still wish to experience this unique location and traditional hostel atmosphere, we have a great offer for you.

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HI Finland selects a rural hostel in Central Finland as its Hostel of the Year 

Vaihelan Tila has been awarded the title of Hostel of the Year 2015 by HI Finland. The hostel, with its surrounding farm, is located in the village of Pappinen, in Joutsa. The owners of Vaihelan Tila, Birgitta and Juha Ruohtula, offer a diverse package of services giving travellers a genuine experience of life in the Finnish countryside. The farm has offered accommodation to travellers for five decades.

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HI Hostels in Finland 2015 brochure


HI Hostels in Finland 2015 Brochure - get a free copy!

Our new hostel brochure is out. It includes contact details for all the 43 HI-hostels in Finland + a map of Finland and central Helsinki.

You can also browse the brochure online here.

Order a free copy here.




80 Years of HI Finland

Hostelling International Finland celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Inspired by a European model, HI Finland was founded in December 1935.

While the European model emphasised accommodation for young people in youth hostels, the Finnish hostels were open to all travellers of any age, right from the beginning. But it was exactly this affordability that made travelling possible for the young.  

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New hostel in the Finnish Lakeland: Hostel Mannila

Hostel Mannila in Punkaharju, Finnish LakelandHostel Mannila in Punkaharju has just recently joined the Finnish HI Hostel network. Hostel Mannila is not quite your typical hostel experience: it's located on a farm at the shores of Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland.

If you’re looking for a place off-the-beaten track, Hostel Mannila should not be passed.

Book your stay at Hostel Mannila.




Hostelling International Finland supports work against child sex tourism

Hostelling International Finland has joined the Too Bad to Be True campaign, co-ordinated by the Finnish Association for Fair Tourism (FAFT). The campaign was created to increase awareness of child sex tourism among Finnish travellers.

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Irja Hanelius appointed CEO of Hostelling International Finland

Irja Hanelius has been appointed to serve as CEO of Hostelling International Finland (HI Finland) from 27 October 2014. In addition to expertise in economics and finance, Hanelius possesses extensive experience in creating consumer experiences and concepts in the tourism and hospitality sector.

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