Hostel Bjorkenheim

Hostel in the middle of Seinäjoki's scenic, historical cultural environment, close to events and services. 

Single room
Single room

Hostel Bjorkenheim

All rooms in our hostel have new high-quality beds, wardrobes, a desk and chair, and a night light. For each guest, the room has a pre-made bed, a bath and hand towel, as well as vegetable oil-based travel-sized shampoo and shower soap.

We have single, double, triple and four person rooms. If necessary, some of the rooms can also be converted into a room for 6 people.

We are located on the first floor, accessible by elevator. Our facilities also have a barrier-free toilet and a barrier-free shower room. Most of our rooms are accessible, especially suitable for wheelchairs. The room thresholds are max. 2 cm high. 

In the hostel we have one double room with which is suitable for travelers with a pet.

Free WI-FI is available in all rooms and public areas of the hostel. You can find the username and password on the information board in the hostel room.

Everyone is welcome at Hostel Bjorkenheim, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic background, sexual orientation, physical disability, religion or political opinion. We have no place for any kind of rasism. 

Public areas

The kitchen has the necessary dishes and cutlery as well as kitchen utensils for food preparation and eating. The hostel kitchen also has an oven, stove, refrigerators, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and dishwasher. You can find a Sharing Shelf in the kitchen, where you can find food items donated by other guests that are still in good condition. Sharing is caring! 

The house offers organic coffee and tea, which you can brew yourself when you feel like it.

Toilets 6 pcs + disabled toilet 

Common washrooms (separate for men and women) with changing rooms. In connection with the laundry facilities, there is also a clothes care room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and drying cabinet. One of the toilets also has a private shower.

In the cozy lounge you can relax in front of the TV, play board games or read books and magazines. They can be found in the closet in the living room. Please remember to return the items back to their place after use. 

Activities and toys for children can be found in the shelf. There is also a bookshelf in the lounge, where you can take travel reading with you if you donate your own book instead. The shelf works on the book exchange principle. 



1. The best way to get to the hostel is with the maps search term: Hostel Bjorkenheim

2. Contract price of Seinäjoki Centertaxi: 
train station --> hostel OR hostel --> train station, for a fixed price of 20 € / direction. Book a ride in advance by calling --> +358100 84 999

3. Free spacious parking lot in the front- and courtyard of the hostel

4. Unobstructed access from the building's courtyard. We are located on the first floor, accessible by big elevator. The facilities also have an accessible toilet and an accessible shower. The room thresholds are max. 2 cm high. Wheelchairs are also welcome!

5. Check-in between 15:00 and 22:00. Check out by 12 noon. Please contact if you arrive after 22:00.

The keys to the rooms are kept in the key box in the lobby of the hostel. Keybox works with a code that you will receive by email 24 hours before the start of your stay.

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Törnävän area

Törnävä ruukkinkartano is a diverse cultural-historical area, where the industrial history of the province, the noble culture and the peasant building culture of the museum area are intertwined. 

The manor park connected to the water landscape of Seinäjoki and the Ruutipuisto (park) formed as a nature reserve contain considerable scenic values. There are many other operators in the area right next to us, e.g.

Theater hysteria - Professional theater for the whole family

Hospital muesum -The hospital museum in the Seinäjoki district, in the area of ​​the Törnävä historical mental hospital.

Wild adventure Finland - E- Fatbike, canoe and sup board rental / guided tours.

Lunch restaurat Verstas - Lunch from the buffet is available on weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

GoRento - Natural cosmetics from wild herbs & various workshops from collecting wild herbs to cosmetics making workshops. 

G-moodi - Domestic birch plywood decoration and party products, as well as jewelry 

Seinäjoki central Hospital 

Piirin kesälava (theater during summertime)

Lähellä meitä: 

Jouppilanvuori 2,2km  (Down hill skiing, snowborarding, skiing, workouts)
- Seinäjoki Areena 2km (Events and fair)
swimming hall - sportcenter 2,1km 
- Törnävän frisbeegolf 500m
- Törnävän Museum 1km
- Kyrköslake 1,4km
- Ideapark 4,5km 
- Seinäjoen Central Market  4,1 km

The history of our building

In 1913, it was decided to build a district psychiatric hospital for the Finnish-speaking municipalities of Southern Ostrobothnia. in 1915 it was decided to place it here in Seinäjoki in the Törnäva area. 

The oldest part was built in the 1920s as a district mental hospital, where Hostel Bjorkenheim is located. In 1985, there were 681 places in Törnävä, which were divided into 20 departments. 

There were eight wards of long-term psychiatry, seven of which were closed wards. Schizophrenic patients were usually treated in closed wards. Long-term ward 9, was located in this main building, where Hostel Bjorkenheim operates. 

At that time, men with schizophrenia were treated in the facilities. Its operation did not have clear rehabilitative goals, but activities such as exercise, art and occupational therapy groups were only organized for the patients to pass the time.

Energy for autumn - retreat 6th-8th of september 2024

Join us in the scenic surroundings to find your autumn energy, in the middle of the darkening evenings. We increase energy and body well-being with the power of yoga, pilates and sound bowl relaxation. At the same time, step into the ready-made table from breakfast to dinner. You get to enjoy partially Indian flavored food that treats and nourishes the body.


Get to know the entrepreneur 

From February 1, 2024, I, Sonya, became the host mother of Hostel Bjorkenheim. 

A mother of two kids and one tail wagger.  My spouse is a neurotic pillow fluffer and a  pioneer in sleep hygiene. I am an AMK Fitness Instructor by training, specializing in Fitness and nature tourism and yoga.

Management studies at YAMK are currently being worked on. 

The tourism industry has been in my heart since I was a little girl through my father, who has worked in the hotel and accommodation industry in North Africa.

I myself have traveled around the world for longer periods of time and as a rule have always stayed in hostels. So there are some hostel experiences behind. 

Hostel Bjorkenheim's new spirit is a vision that focuses on customer understanding and responsible wellness tourism. In addition, we want to be a big part of making tourism in Seinäjoki pleasant all year round. In the future, we will cooperate closely with other operators in the tourism industry in Seinäjoki.

We strive to invest in hotel-level accommodation comfort, at hostel prices. However, our operation is based on the self-service principle, which allows us to keep the price level affordable just for YOU! <3


Seuralantie 9, 60220 Seinäjoki