Travel and Accommodation


To come to Helsinki, you will need to fly to Helsinki Airport (Vantaa).
Travel to Helsinki City Centre is very convenient with Finnair City Bus (available to passengers of all air companies) or with the Airport Bus 615 (620 during night time). Both options operate to and from Helsinki City Centre (Central Railway Station).

The Critical Costume 2015 venue (Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Arabia campus, Helsinki) is about 25 mins. from the city centre by public transport.
It can be reached by trams 6 and 8 (tram stop: Arabia) and buses 52, 68, 71, 71V, 74, and 506 (bus stop: Arabia).
Information on tickets and day cards is available online:
1-7 days tickets are strongly recommended as the most convenient and cost efficient option.
The “Journey Planner” on the Helsinki region transport website is useful for planning your way in Helsinki by public transportation:



We have selected a list of accommodation options with offers for the conference guests. For special rates, please note that the booking must be done either by phone or email directly to the hotel. Other discounts cannot be combined with these offers. For more information, please visit the hotel/hostel websites.

Hotel Scandic Paasi, address: Paasivuorenkatu 5 B, 00530 Helsinki

113 € (single)
123 € (double)
Price offer valid until Feb 25th 2015. Reservations by email/phone, code CRI250315
Organic breakfast, free wi-fi included.

Hotel Ava, address: Karstulantie 6, 00550 Helsinki

76 € twin room/night
83 € twin studio room/night
62 € single room /night
71 € single studio room/night
(breakfast 8 €/person)
Price offer valid until Jan 31st 2015. Reservations by email/phone, code Critical Costume 2015-conference

Park Hotel Käpylä, address: Pohjolankatu 38, 00600 Helsinki

90 € (single)
110 € (double)
Price offer valid until Feb 28th 2015. Reservations by email/phone, code Critical Costume 2015
Breakfast, wi-fi, morning swimming, and free use of the hotel gym included.
Note: the location is about 2 kms walk from the Aalto University, by bus 15-20 mins., and ca 20 mins by public transport to the city centre (tram/bus/local train).

Stadion Hostel, address: Pohjoinen Stadiontie 4, 00250 Helsinki

-10 % list prices
Price offer valid until March 25th 2015. Reservations by email/phone/own website, code Critical Costume 2015
Note: If booking through the hostel’s own online reservation system, use the code in the field “huomautukset/remarks”. Discount will be given at the hostel reception.

Other options – please see the hotel websites for more information. Special offers can be found through online booking systems, eg.,

Other hotels with good location to Aalto University and to the city centre:

Hotel Cumulus Hakaniemi, Siltasaarenkatu 14

Hotel Hilton Strand, John Stenbergin ranta 4

Hotel Arthur, Vuorikatu 19

Design/upscale hotels in the city centre:

Glo Hotel Kluuvi, Kluuvikatu 4

Klaus K, Bulevardi 2–4

Accommodation on a budget:

Eurohostel, Linnankatu 9
The sooner booked, the better the price: 10 % discount with ISIC student card (and Finnish student cards with the Hostelling International Finland logo)