Nicknamed the Daughter of the Baltic, Finland’s vibrant seaside capital is known for its relaxing sauna culture, Art Nouveau architecture, and laid-back atmosphere. Visitors to Helsinki can explore an endless array of islands surrounding the city, where you’ll find everything from untouched natural scenery to fascinating museums. Whether you’re interested in the scenic streets of the famous Design District or the impressive surplus of green spaces, this unique capital city is surely worth a visit.
No matter what brings you to Helsinki, be sure to make the most of your trip by staying in top-rated accommodation. Read on for a list of the best Airbnbs in Helsinki. To ensure that you’re only seeing the best of the best, most of the following rentals are presided over by superhosts and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a proven history of providing exceptional hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that highlights exemplary homes verified by in-person inspection.
Renovated Design District Studio
Kicking off our list is a colorful studio in an Art Nouveau Building, offering modern amenities and a unique interior design.
The stylish interior is inspired by Wes Anderson films with a mix of classic Scandinavian design. Bright blue speckled wallpaper and a quirky chandelier bring the space to life, and three large windows fill the room with natural light. Furnished with a small dining table, a queen-size bed, and a sofa bed, the Helsinki Airbnb can accommodate up to four guests but is most ideal for one or two people. A wall of glass tiles partially separates the kitchenette from the living space, and there is a private full bathroom in the studio. Additional amenities include a TV, a dishwasher, and an elevator in the building.
Situated at the edge of the city’s Design District, this rental apartment in Helsinki is surrounded by bookshops, record shops, restaurants, and a movie theater.
Designer Apartment With a Park View
This centrally located Airbnb in Helsinki offers the perfect stay for solo travelers and couples interested in a modern vacation rental.
The studio condo is beautiful and bright with a classic Finnish design and an all-white interior. There is a spacious living area lit by a large window and furnished with a queen-size bed, a dining table for two, and a small sofa. The modern full kitchen is partially separated from the living room by a white wall with a mounted TV, and around the corner, you’ll find a luxurious full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Located in an equally stunning building, the private condo can be accessed through an elegant hallway with checkered floors, large windows, and arched ceilings.
The neighborhood is one of the most desirable in the city, and all main attractions and shopping streets are within walking distance of the condo. There is also a park right across the street, along with a stunning lookout point from which you can admire the city. Additional nearby attractions include the Old Market Hall, Market Square, and the Helsinki Cathedral.
Central Studio in a Period Building
For another stunning studio with a central location, check out this luxurious vacation apartment for rent in Helsinki.
Set on the top floor of a century-old Art Nouveau building, this cozy retreat is filled with top-of-the-line amenities, Scandinavian décor, and vintage furnishings. With soaring high ceilings and grand arched windows, the bright interior is spacious and stylish. The combined living room and bedroom area is appointed with a double bed, a sofa bed, and a Smart TV. Across from the living area, there is a modern full kitchen with wooden countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a convenient breakfast bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking supplies, spices, oils, and everything required to prepare daily meals. The bathroom was recently renovated and comes with a walk-in shower and a great selection of high-end toiletries.
The building also offers a ton of convenient amenities like laundry facilities, a luxurious sauna, and an outdoor courtyard with a patio table, a basketball court, and a bunch of lush greenery. Peaceful and inviting, the central neighborhood is filled with museums, shops, and restaurants.
Zen Apartment With a Garden
Set in the trendy neighborhood of Harju, this apartment rental in Helsinki offers a contemporary stay with a relaxing communal garden.
The all-white interior offers a minimalist design with tasteful splashes of color and wooden furnishings, and large windows light up every room in the apartment. Up to four guests can stay in the one-bedroom home, which is furnished with a double bed and a living room sofa bed. The spacious living room also offers a Smart TV and a four-person dining table, and there is a brand-new full bathroom and a full kitchen with shiny white finishes, wooden countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator in the building.
Popular among artists, students, and young professionals, Harju is just three metro stops away from the city center.
Beautiful Nordic-Style Studio
Rent an apartment in Helsinki that offers sea views and easy access to downtown attractions with this hotel-style studio rental.
Set in a historic red-brick building, the apartment has been fully renovated to offer a stylish stay with modern amenities. Neutral-toned décor and light wood furnishings make the space bright and calm. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the studio is furnished with a double bed and a breakfast table for two. There is also a modern full kitchen and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. The sleeping area is set next to a large window that faces the sea and is partially separated from the rest of the apartment by a raised platform. Pets are allowed in the apartment, and the building itself comes with enticing amenities, including a gym, a common kitchen, a movie and game room, a coworking space, a sauna, and a spa with luxurious hot tubs.
The popular restaurants and vibrant nightlife venues of downtown Helsinki are within walking distance of the apartment, and Allas Sea Pool, where you’ll find several pools and wellness facilities, is right next door.
Stylish Downtown Studio
With a convenient downtown location and a homey interior, this quaint studio is the perfect home base for couples and small groups looking to explore the city.
The unique interior boasts a tasteful combination of modern furnishings and original wooden accents. Although the space is small, it is fully furnished with an efficient layout. From extra comforts like high-end linens and plush towels to modern kitchen appliances and a convenient washer, this cozy studio is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. The open-concept living area is filled with natural light and appointed with a kitchen, a comfy sofa bed, and a small dining table. Next to the living area, you’ll find another double bed and a separate toilet room and shower room.
This convenient Airbnb in Helsinki is right next door to the famous dining options of Market Hall and is just one block away from the seaside and Sinebrychoff Park.
Handcrafted Designer Flat
Situated in the heart of the city, this unique Helsinki Airbnb boasts an industrial design with the tasteful contrast of nature-themed décor.
The stylish ground-floor apartment is characterized by exposed brick walls and striking black accents. A lengthy dining table and stainless-steel appliances make the spacious kitchen the ideal place to prepare a meal or have a few people over for dinner. There is also a separate living room with a sofa bed and a Smart TV and a king-size bed in a lofted bedroom, making the flat suited for up to four guests. The luxurious full bathroom is appointed with marble floors, gorgeous tilework, and a combined washer and dryer. Guests have access to the apartment through a private entrance and can enjoy exclusive access to a spacious terrace furnished with comfy outdoor furniture.
The flat is located a few hundred meters away from Kamppi Center, which offers over 150 stores, restaurants, and cafes in the center of Helsinki. The neighborhood is also filled with beaches, parks, and movie theaters, and your hosts will provide a comprehensive guidebook of recommendations for things to do in the area.
Penthouse Studio in the Design District
This unique penthouse apartment in Punavuori offers a luxurious stay for two with desirable private facilities.
The studio is small but filled with incredible amenities, including a modern full bathroom with a walk-in shower and your own personal sauna. There is also a small kitchenette and a separate dining room with a marble table and large windows that bathe the room in natural light. Furnished with a double bed, the studio is perfect for a solo adventure or a romantic getaway. The focal point of the home is the private rooftop terrace, which is accessible through the dining room and offers a small bistro table and stellar city views.
With a desirable location, a brand-new interior, and a private rooftop terrace, this is hands down one of the best Airbnb rentals in Helsinki.
Spacious Designer Studio
Set in the central Kamppi area, this Helsinki Airbnb sits on the fourth floor of a historic building originally constructed in 1904.
With soaring high ceilings and a luxurious interior design, the spacious studio is filled with unique modern artwork, opulent chandeliers, and high-end furnishings. The double bed is in a cozy sleeping area tucked away in the far corner of the apartment. There is also ample space in the neighboring living room, where your host can set up an extra air mattress for an additional two guests. On the opposite side of the sleeping area, you’ll find a gourmet full kitchen with bright white cabinetry, wooden countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Additional amenities include a private full bathroom, a washer and dryer, and an elevator in the building.
Within 15 minutes, you can walk to several popular destinations such as Temppeliaukio Church, the Design District, high-end shopping streets, and two different beaches.
Cozy Loft Apartment
If you’re interested in a short-term rental in Helsinki within walking distance of the city center, check out this renovated loft apartment.
Set in a former printing factory, the rustic interior offers high ceilings and a large living room with a grand arched window bordered by exposed brick. Across from the living room, you’ll find a gourmet full kitchen with a retro refrigerator and a long dining table. Up to four guests can stay in the apartment, which offers one full bathroom, a sofa bed in the living room, and a lofted sleeping area with two single beds.
Although the apartment is centrally located, it is tucked away on a quiet street and offers guests a tranquil retreat with easy access to popular attractions.
Classic Old World Loft
Surround yourself with luxurious amenities and Old World charm as you relax in the comfort of this historic Airbnb in Helsinki.
The elegant studio apartment is set in a classic Finnish home originally constructed in 1904. High ceilings, plush white furniture, and a cozy indoor fireplace make the living room the perfect place to spend an evening. The apartment is filled with a tasteful combination of antique and modern furnishings and offers a thoughtful selection of high-end linens and Egyptian cotton towels. The chef’s kitchen is appointed with stainless-steel appliances, fine china, and a wooden dining table, and guests can get some work done at the antique wooden desk. Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the studio offers one full bathroom and a lofted queen-size bed.
Conveniently set in the center of Helsinki, this charming rental is just a short stroll away from fantastic shopping and dining opportunities.
Elegant Modern Studio
Another luxurious studio in the heart of the city, this top-of-the-line apartment is set in a historic building and was recently renovated to add all of the best amenities.
The authentic building exudes Old World charm, and the apartment itself is elegant and refined with unique modern artwork. Characterized by a velvet turquoise couch, a quirky chandelier, and black and gold accents, the stylish living room is the focal point of the studio apartment. A full wall of windows lets in a ton of natural light, and the space is furnished with a double Murphy bed and a lofted sleeping area with two single beds that can be pushed together to form a king-size bed. There is also a gourmet full kitchen and a modern bathroom, both of which boast shiny white finishes and gold accents. Additional amenities include a TV, an espresso machine, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
Located just a few blocks away from the sea, this central Helsinki Airbnb is just one minute away from Markel Hall and Square. Most other main attractions can be reached by a 10-minute walk, and there is a convenient subway station just down the road.
Urban Getaway in Kallio
When it comes to finding a great vacation rental in Helsinki, few properties offer the comfort and convenience of this excellent two-bedroom apartment.
Perfect for families, small groups of friends, or two couples traveling together, the bedrooms are each furnished with a double bed, and an extra guest can crash on the comfy living room sofa. There is also a large TV and dining table in the spacious living area, and the modern apartment comes with one luxurious full bathroom. Around the corner, you’ll find a separate full kitchen with a dishwasher and a cozy breakfast nook placed in front of a large window. One unique feature of this rental is the private screened-in balcony, which is furnished with a small patio table and is accessible by a glass door in the living room. Pets are allowed in the apartment, and guests can enjoy convenient features like in-unit laundry facilities and an elevator in the building.
The urban area of Kallio is trendy and convenient with several bars and restaurants just around the corner. There is also a metro station nearby, which will take you to the city center in under five minutes, and if you’re traveling by car, your host offers one free parking spot in the building’s garage.
Dreamy Castle Flat
Situated on the fourth floor of a castle-style building, this elegant studio rental is one of the best Helsinki Airbnbs for a dream-like stay in the city.
Furnished with a luxurious king-size bed and a lofted queen-size bed, the spacious studio can accommodate up to four guests. Framed by a curved wall of grand windows, the all-white interior is bright and tranquil. A few indoor plants and a decorative antique fireplace make the space nice and cozy, and there is a wall-mounted Smart TV in front of the main bed. Underneath the lofted sleeping area, you’ll find a modern full kitchen equipped with a dishwasher and a washer, and the studio also comes with a small breakfast table and a private full bathroom.
Conveniently located in the city center, the studio is just a 10-minute walk away from the Helsinki Central Station and surrounding attractions.
Quiet Apartment Near the Sea
Last on our list is a spacious one-bedroom apartment with soaring ceilings, large arched windows, and gorgeous city views.
Situated on an upper floor in a charming Art Nouveau building, the well-decorated apartment offers a large living space with a comfy white sofa, a rustic wooden dining table, and a convenient workspace. The separate bedroom is equally bright and spacious and is furnished with an ultra-comfy king-size bed and a wardrobe where you can store your luggage. The separate full kitchen features shiny white countertops and brand-new, full-size appliances, and there is one full bathroom in the home. Pets are allowed in the apartment, which also offers free laundry facilities and a shared courtyard with an apple tree.
This beautiful Airbnb in Helsinki is set in a quiet neighborhood filled with cozy local restaurants and interesting boutiques. The sea and an accompanying waterfront park are only two minutes away from the apartment, and guests can take a scenic 15-minute walk to the city center.
While it may not be the most visited tourist destination in Northern Europe, Finland’s capital is filled with unique attractions and continues to rise in popularity. Regardless of your reason for visiting, don’t miss out on a stay in one of the best Airbnbs in Helsinki.