Our Mission

Hostel Suomenlinna organizes high-quality Camp Schools that support primary school targets in unique surroundings. Hostel offers accommodation and other services for individual guests and groups in order to finance the Camp School activity.

Location in a Unesco World Heritage site, in the beautiful Finnish archipelago just 15min. from the city center creates frames for unique experiences. It is easy, safe, affordable and reliable for teachers to organize Camp Schools in Hostel Suomenlinna. All services and activities are based on the values and strategic goals of Finnish Camp School association and they are developed continually.

The vision of Hostel Suomenlinna is to be financially, ecologically and socially sustainable and to be a trusted and respected organization.

values ​​behind our operations

Individual and equal
Hostel Suomenlinna is a discrimination free zone.
Guests are encoutered and served as equal individuals. No form of discrimination is excepted.

Custromer oriantated
Wishes and needs of guests are heard and taken into account as well as possible.
Guest feedback is the basis for continuous development of operations.

Flexible and laid back
Enjoyment and a good customer experience are provided by a happy and flexible staff.
Creating a laid back atmosphere is an important element in Hostel Suomenlinna.

The Sustainable Development Plan is updated annually. All dimensions (economic, social & enviromental)
of sustainable development are constantly being pursued and developed.

Finnish Camp School Association

Hostel Suomenlinna is run by the Finnish camp school Association.
The Association implements and develops Camp School activities and other outdoor education.
The Vision is that every child takes part in a Camp School during primary school regardless of wealth.

- Development of outdoor education and Camp School activities
- Informing about topical issues in the field > Publishment of "Camp School" -magazine and important news on web page
- Organizing education for teachers, members and youth work professionals
- Development of nordic cooperation > The association keeps close contact with its Nordic sister organizations
- Development of nationwide projects
- Work for sustainable development and enviromental education

By using our services you support the development of Camp schools. 


It is important for us to take the environment in concern in our choices and operations.

At the Hostel we:
- recycle (metal, bio, glass, paper, plastic, cardboard, hazardous waste)
and encourage our customers to recycle in our two well marked recycling points. 
- print two-sidedly and avoid unnecessary printing
- shut unnecessary lights and encourage our customers aswell
- only use eco friendly detergendts
- only use eco friendly hand- and toilet paper
- only use certified renewable energy
- only offer fair trade coffee, tea & honey etc. as well
- only serve domestic meat products and MSC-certified fish products
- update our sustainable development plan every year
- familiarize our employees carefully in our sustainable principles and practices
- don´t change the beddings every day (only when the customer changes)