A popular bar/club with a very versatile programme: gigs, themed clubs, stand up, movie festivals, poetry… Also has pool tables and board games.

Open every day 15 - 02

Solmu Pub

A pleasant pub which specializes in beers from its own Solmu Brewery and also has a selection of other quality beers and ciders. As with the whole Kallio area, prices are more affordable than in the city center.

Open Mon 15 - 01, Tue - Fri 15 - 02, Sat 14 - 02, Sun 14 - 01.

Sture Jazz Bar

This neighbourhood jazz bar, run by a local jazz musician for over a quarter of a century, hosts a variety jazz and blues gigs.

Open Mon-Fri 12 - 02, Sat-Sun 10-02.

Koko Jazz Club

Considered by many as the best jazz club in Helsinki, with top-quality modern jazz and international artists.

The Beach Vallila

The beach theme is reflected in the decor, music, food, drinks and friendly vibes. A great place to chill out with good music, events, pub quizzes, board games and a classic flipper game - right across the street from CheapSleep Classic and a few blocks from The Park.


One of the most popular bars in the neighbourhood. Indie and electro music and occasional live performances. Also has a small terrace in the summer.


Fun small bar with a nice terrace in the summer.


A living-room like bar/pub with a good selection of beers, including small local breweries.

Open Mon - Sun 12 - 2

Siltanen, Kuudes Linja & Kaiku

This former industrial complex is nowadays host to the top three of Helsinki’s coolest and most fun nightclubs. Siltanen is a stylish but relaxed bar with a popular, beautiful terrace, live gigs, DJs and a crowded dancefloor. Also serves food. Siltanen: Hämeentie 13, Hidden in the inner court yard behind Siltanen, you can find Kuudes Linja and Kaiku. The first hosts gigs and clubs ranging from alternative rock and pop to electro, hip hop, funk, soul… depending on the night. Kaiku, meanwhile, specializes in electronic music and has been chosen as one of Europe’s top nightclubs by industry professionals. Kaikukatu 4, entrance from the inner court yard.


A laid-back restaurant and art gallery with an emphasis on Peruvian cuisine. It is also a popular place to chill out with a drink or two, especially on Fridays, when there are usually free performances by Finnish musicians.

Open Mon - Thu 11 - 22, Fri 11 - 24, Sat 11 - 16.

Roots Café

A stylish, relaxed café offering delicious healthy all-vegan sandwiches, burgers, salads, waffles, ice cream and cakes. There is a yoga studio downstairs.

Open Mon - Fri 8 - 20, Sat - Sun 10 - 18.


The most famous vegetarian restaurant in Helsinki, with an extensive vegetarian buffet.

Open Mon – Fri 11 – 19, Sat 11 - 18.


A new hip restaurant with “home cooking style” lunches and a fancier (and pricier) menu for dinner, with an innovative use of traditional, seasonal Finnish ingredients.

Open Mon - Fri 10:30 - 15:15, 16:30 - 23, Sat 12 - 23.

IPI Café

Definitely one of the most charming cafés in Helsinki, IPI is famous for its welcoming atmosphere, delicious food and beautiful luminous interior, and has become a second living room for many local residents. The café participates in a project with a local NGO to offer employment for disabled people.

Open Mon - Fri 8 - 20, Sat 10 - 17.

Ravintola Kääntöpöytä

An old engine turn table in the middle of the Pasila railway yard turned into an urban gardening lot, with a summer terrace restaurant and cultural events.

Open in the summer.

Street Gastro

Premium street food is the slogan of this popular restaurant chain, and that is exactly what you get here - awesome sandwiches made with fresh high-quality ingredients.

Open Mon-Thu 11 - 21, Fri 11 - 22, Sat 12 - 22, Sun 12 - 19.

Sandro Bar

One of Helsinki’s most popular restaurants, Sandro has a friendly, fun atmosphere and serves delicious Middle East-inspired food made with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Also great for grabbing a drink and snacks. Its weekend brunches have become a modern classic in Helsinki.

Open Mon - Thu 10:30 - midnight, Fri 10:30 - 02, Sat 10 - 02, Sun 10 - midnight.

Tenho Restobar

A relaxed yet stylish restaurant-bar, with delicious salads, tapas and pizzas, a good selection of drinks and a versatile cultural programme, including live music, stand up, DJ’s, poetry…

Open Wed - Fri 16 - 2, Sat 12 -2, Sun 12 - midnight

Just Vege

Tasty vegetarian/vegan fast food.

Open until late.

Georgian House

The only Georgian restaurant in Helsinki serves delicious Georgian food with generous portions and a relaxed atmosphere.

Open Mon - Thu 12 - 21, Fri - Sat 12 - 23

Helsinki Coffee Roastery Coffee Bar

For the best and freshest coffee in Helsinki in beautiful surroundings, head to this small coffee bar owned by the local Helsinki Coffee Roastery.

Open Mon - Fri 7:30 - 17, Sat 10 - 16


Before the area was turned into the centre of Helsinki’s new culinary culture in 2012, it had served as an abattoir since the 1930’s (hence the name, Teurastamo, Finnish for abattoir). In this area, you can find several great restaurants and bars, including B-Side bar (with 70’s-inspired music, decor and cocktails), B-smokery (a small BBQ restaurant), Ho’s Food (authentic Chinese street food), Jädelino (Italian artisan ice cream), Kellohalli (high-quality lunch restaurant, bar and events venue), Restaurant Palema (food made with high-quality ingredients, and a biergarten in the summer) and Teurastamon Portti (a small bistro for meat lovers as well as a butcher’s shop). You can also lie in the hammocks in the garden and use the outdoors barbecue area for free! All of this plus numerous events, parties and more, just a few blocks from the hostel!

Café Ihana

Located in the Kalasatama residential district, this laid-back but lively outdoor café set in old shipping containers right next to the Kalasatama graffiti wall with lovely views of the bay and its islands. Also hosts events and free yoga classes. Go before the construction of the residential area takes over this gem of a site!

Open in the summer Tue - Sun 10 - 19

Café Sävy

Small cosy café with an emphasis on quality coffee.

Open Mon - Tue 7:30 - 18, Fri 7:30 - 17, Sat 10 - 16, Sun 11 - 15


Considered a classic in the area, the restaurant serves traditional Finnish food in large portions.

Open Mon - Fri 10.30 - midnight, Sat 12 - midnight, Sun 11 -23


Traditional Finnish food and a good selection of beers and ciders.

Open Mon – Fri 15 – 02, Sat – Sun 12 -02 (kitchen open every day until 21:45).

Restaurant Soi Soi

Delicious vegetarian & vegan street food

Open Mon - Sat 11 - 23, Sun 13 - 21

Helsinki Cathedral

The biggest landmark in Helsinki. A beautiful evangelic-lutheran cathedral in the heart of Helsinki.

Open Mon - Sun 9 - 18


A highly acclaimed Japanese restaurant specializing in traditional Donburi rice dishes - the food is excellent! Definitely one of our favourites!

Mon - Thu 11 - 16, Fri 11 - 20

Post office

To get your letter/package to delivery on same day, make sure you drop it before 17:00 (5pm).

Mon-Fri 8.00 - 20.00, Sat 10.00 - 15.00, Sun closed

Vallilan Apteekki

This is our closest drugstore for both hostels.

Mon - Fri 8.30 - 18.00 Sat 9.00 - 15.00 Sun closed

Alepa Vallila

Mon-Sun 07-23

Brahe Ice Skating Rink

Want to enjoy the winter the Finnish way? Join Helsinki residents on ice! You can rent skates in the café.

Alepa Sturenkatu

Mon - Sun 07-23

Pub Magneetti

Just around the corner from the hostel! It is small but very popular with locals, with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, good music and cheap prices.


A very cool club in an old factory, with mostly underground music, from techno to punk and alternative rock. In the summer it’s home to the city’s best Sunday party on its court yard, VUM Open Air.

Konepajan Bruno

Describes itself as an “oasis for the lovers of urban culture” - a pretty accurate description for a cultural center/bar/nightclub located in a 19th century engineering works complex, with live gigs and DJ’s on weekends, as well as food trucks, a sunny terrace, performances, yoga classes, art exhibitions, workshops and a couple of cool stores.

Open Fri 11 - 04, 10 - 04, 10 - 15.

CheapSleep Helsinki

Bus Stop Vallilan Kirjasto

Busses: 62, 64, 65, 65A, 66, 66A, 67, 67N, 72, 72N, 611, 611B, 614, 616, 621, 622, 623, 623B, 632, 632B, 635, 635B, 633, 633A, 633N Trams: 6, 6T and 7A-B

ATM Mäkelänkatu


Traditional style home cooking, also popular later in the evening for drinking. The background music varies from traditional Finnish schlagers to soul, groove and rock.

Open Mon – Wed 10:30 – midnight, Tue - Fri 10:30 - 02, Sat 12 – 02, Sun 13 – 24.

Sinisen huvilan kahvila

An outdoor café located just next to a beautiful blue wooden villa that dates back to the late 19th century, with a scenic view over the Töölönlahti Bay. The villa also host an “Art Terrace Café” on its terrace, with an equally beautiful view and occasional cultural programme.

Open 10 - 21:30 in the summer season.


Located in the historic Hakaniemi Market Hall, this tiny lunch restaurant is famed for its soups. You may need to queue, as it’s very popular and the seating is limited.

Open Mon – Fri 11 – 15:30, Sat 11 – 15.


Small and popular restaurant serves Finnish dishes (their meatballs are considered a classic) and European cuisine.

Open Mon – Wed 1 – 21, Thu – Fri 11 - 22, Sat 12 – 22, Sun 12 – 20.

African Pots

A new favourite of the locals, this restaurant serves a buffet of African fusion food.

Open Mon-Fri 11-16, Sat 13-18


Finnish cuisine has been profoundly influenced by Russian food, and one of the best price-quality ratios in town can be found at this small, no-frills fast food spot. Fine dining it ain’t but you’re sure to get an authentic, delicious experience!

Open Tue - Sun 10-22

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