With growing international attention being paid to the Nordic country of Finland as a travel destination, travelers embarking on a vacation there will have plenty of options for Finnish accommodation. Finland hotels for various budgets are available in cities across the country, so you are sure to find something to suit your needs no matter where your holiday plans take you.
As Finland's capital and largest city, Helsinki is a natural destination for many visitors. Finland is a relatively expensive country with a high standard of living, so you will have to hunt harder than usual to find real bargains on your hotel in Finland. For those happy with luxury hotels, the pickings in Helsinki are ample, from the historic Hotel Kamp to the Crowne Plaza Helsink, both conveniently located in the Helsinki city center. For those who want cheap Finland lodging, there are some budget hotels to be found in Helsinki, such as the Helka Hotel, but plan to book these far in advance. Also, keep in mind that travel during the winter season is not necessarily cheaper than the summer. When the tourism business slows in the winter some hotels in Finland may raise rates to cover their costs.
Another option for cheap Finland lodging if you are traveling to Helsinki is to book a hotel in nearby Espoo. Espoo hotels tend to be a bit more affordable than Helsinki Finland hotels. Some Espoo hotels of varying affordability include the Hotel Sello, Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, and StayAt Espoo.
Those on a truly tight budget should consider hostels and pensions for their cheap Finland lodging. Be sure to check on the seasonal operations for a particular hostel—some are open in the summer season only. At pension and hostels you'll find basic, clean private and shared rooms, a common kitchen area, laundry, and sometimes a restaurant or café. In Helsinki the Academica Summer Hostel is a popular hostel, and the Hotel Pension Kampus is one of Helsinki's pensions.
If you venture to Lapland for some skiing you will have quite an array of options for Finland hotels, from hostels to lodges and four-star hotels to bed and breakfasts. Many visitors stay in hotels at Rovaniemi, the region's main town, which is close to Santa Claus Village. The four-star Clarion Hotel Santa Claus is a good pick for those who want a comfortable hotel close to shops, while the affordable Best Western Oppipoika and the Lapland Hotel Bear's Lodge are some of the bargain options in Rovaniemi.
Forested and lake-filled Kuopio is a popular summer destination, so be sure to book your rooms in advance for the warm season. In addition to hotels and hostels, renting a cabin or camping are also options in Kuopio. You won't find the most over-the-top luxury hotel in Finland here, but you can find comfortable lodging at hotels such as the Cumulus Hotel Kuopio and Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi. Similarly, Tampere isn't home to five-star hotels, but there are quality accommodations such as the four-star Holiday Club Tampereen Kylpyla and the Scandic Tampere City. In Tampere you can also camp or rent a cabin in the woods.
In Southern Finland, Turku has cheap hostels, moderately priced hotels, and more elegant four-star options such as the Caribia Spa and Congress Hotel. In the mid-range, choices include the Holiday Inn Turku and Sokos Hamburger Bors, both of which enjoy a central location that make them ideal for sightseeing travelers.