8.9
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Breakfast13
Housekeeping7
Food & Dining1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Temppeliaukio Church 380 m
Kamppi Chapel of Silence 490 m
Helsinki Central Railway Station 800 m
Sibelius Park 900 m
The Esplanadi Park 980 m
Helsinki Senate Square 1.37 km
Helsinki Cathedral 1.38 km
Old Market Hall 1.43 km
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) 1.99 km
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna 3.94 km
Nearby landmarks
Parliament Building 50 m
HAM - Helsinki Art Museum 170 m
Tennispalatsi Cinema 210 m
Tennis Palace (Tennispalatsi) 260 m
Finnkino Cinema Complex 270 m
Anttila 280 m
Kamppi Metro station 280 m
Helsinki Synagogue 280 m
Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) 290 m
Rock Church 330 m
Hotel Helka

"Love the fact that they offer Thann shower gel, shampoo and body cream and there's a Block Lamp in the room."

Chui - September 10, 2017

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Hotel Helka

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Kamppi, Helsinki, Finland, 00100 - See map
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What guests are saying:Read all 5,149 reviews
Excellent cleanliness
8.7 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.7 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.3 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.2 facilities on premise

Breakfast was the highlight with delicious local foods including salmon and two kinds of herring, and a selection of local breads.

Bryan | August 22, 2017

It was conviently located and within walking distance of the harbor.

Bryan | August 22, 2017

The room was clean and comfortable and the internet extremely fast.

Bryan | August 22, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Helka.

Bryan | August 22, 2017

  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

Value for money8.5
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportHelsinki Airport (HEL) - Finland
Distance to airport16.9 km

Rooms available at Hotel Helka

8.3
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Comfort Twin Room
Comfort Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Smart Standard Single
Smart Standard Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Comfort Single
Comfort Single
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Single Room with Balcony
Deluxe Single Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Junior Suite with Sauna
Junior Suite with Sauna
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Smart Twin Room
Smart Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Smart Double Room
Smart Double Room
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  • Shower
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What people love about Hotel Helka

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Really excellent staff, good location, we can say value for money hotel"

    Vinit

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    October 24, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "I love the in-house shampoo and shower gel (I usually use my own)!"

    Friederike

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    April 8, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Excellent customer service (special thanks to Mika and Oona!)."

    Friederike

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    April 8, 2018

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Room comfort score
8.3/10
Review score - United States
9.0/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Location score
8.7/10
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Better than
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Overall rating:
8.9
Excellent
5,149 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.7
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It's located in a great area, where you can basically walk a...
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More about Hotel Helka

Just 250 m from Kamppi Metro Station, this stylish Helsinki hotel is set in a refurbished 1920's building. Guests have free, daily access to a relaxing sauna. All rooms have Finnish designer furniture and free WiFi. Hotel Helka's bright, spacious rooms feature luxurious beds from Hilding Anders, air conditioning, a kettle and flat-screen TVs with Chromecast streaming. The bathroom comes with aroma therapeutic toiletries from Thann.

The Scandinavian breakfast buffet features a varied selection of organic and local products. The bar serves a selection of beverages, including Hotel Helka's own cocktails.

Staff is happy to provide tips for visiting Helsinki. Hotel Helka’s central location provides easy access to shopping, dining and culture. Helsinki Central Station is 10 minutes’ walk away.

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Breakfast
24 mentions
Housekeeping
5 mentions
Internet
3 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"The hotel is a stone's throw from Kamppi, and sports very ch..."

Kylie

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October 19, 2017

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8.9
Excellent
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9.1Service
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Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service8.7
Value for money8.5
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10.0
Exceptional
Bryan from United States
Couple
Comfort Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Very comfortable hotel”

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Helka. It was conviently located and within walking distance of the harbor. The room was clean and comfortable and the internet extremely fast. Breakfast was the highlight with delicious local foods including salmon and two kinds of herring, and a selection of local breads. There was also a selection of the regular breakfast food and a capuchino machine. We liked this hotel and would stay here again if we return to Helsinki.

Reviewed August 22, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Friederike from Singapore
Solo traveler
Smart Standard Single
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Coming back!”

Excellent customer service (special thanks to Mika and Oona!). The hotel is about 5 mins walk from the city. Rooms are clean and comfortable. I love the in-house shampoo and shower gel (I usually use my own)! Would definitely choose Hotel Helka if I return to Helsinki. Kudos!

Reviewed April 08, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
Christine from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2009

An interesting weekend in Helsinki”

Clean, quiet, well designed room. Good breakfast. Helpful receptionists.
I would have preferred wireless internet in the room rather than broadband, and Scandinavian hotels never have a hospitality tray in the room for the guest to make a cup of tea!

It was 40 years since my first visit to Helsinki when I stayed at the Student Summer Hotel in Otaniemi so this was luxury. A larger than usual single room with furniture of Finnish design, TV and minibar, and a nice ensuite. Everything was clean and tidy. I loved the silver birch tree trunks and the murals in the breakfast room and the food was good too. After discovering the route to the station via Kamppi and the Forum Shopping Centres without the need to get wet or cold, I would definitely stay there again. Kiitos.

Reviewed October 13, 2009
10.0
Exceptional
Kylie from Singapore
Solo traveler
Smart Standard Single
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Chic, smart design, great location!”

What's not to love? The hotel is a stone's throw from Kamppi, and sports very chic interiors. Love the eco-conscious reminders as well! Kudos for the functional details as well - covers for power points in the room, customised postcards (that double as great branding collaterals). The breakfast is a treat - think fresh, wholesome produce. I'd def stay here when in Helsinki!

Reviewed October 19, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Brandon from United States
Solo traveler
Comfort Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Fantastic value in the heart of Helsinki”

I loved my stay here. As a solo traveler, coming to Finland can be intimidating due to the expensive nature of this part of the world. Hotel Helka is a fantastic value. Good things: - Very friendly staff, willing to answer questions and help you with your visit - Clean, bright rooms - 15 minute leisurely walk to train station, ten if moving along - Less than 10 minute stroll to Rock Church, 6 minutes if going straight there - Sauna is great! Why come to Finland and not have a sauna?? - Finally, a fantastic buffet style breakfast in a chic, clean, bright eating area Would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed August 09, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Heather from Australia
Solo traveler
Smart Standard Single
Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

Great.hotel”

The single rooms are small but so well designed, they don't feel cramped. It had everything you could need - comfortable bed, great shower, tea making facilities, well insulated, good climate control. It's perfect for travellers who are out all day and just need a comfortable place to sleep. The staff couldn't be more helpful and welcoming. Breakfast is excellent - fresh, healthy, plentiful and the bar downstairs does drinks and delicious snacks. It's close to trams, trains and shops and the town centre is an easy walk. Best hotel I have stayed in for a long time and great value for money - for Helsinki.

Reviewed August 03, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Moshe from Israel
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

Nice Finnish style hotel and quite central ”

typical Finnish style

stayed for 3 nights in the summer and enjoyed the hotel. the room is not big, but it's very comfortable, free internet, lovely finnish style and tasty breakfast. the location is quite good, you can walk to the main bay and market (about 10 min), and to shopping centers + train station. the hotel met my expectations and gave good value for money, especially in an expensive city like helsinki.

Reviewed February 06, 2011
9.2
Exceptional
SEULKI from South Korea
Solo traveler
Smart Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

such a pleasant stay ”

Nice hotel with a full of aalto's furnitures. Simple but great breakfast - I enjoyed it very much! Definitely want to go back to stay again if I have a chance to visit Helsinki next time. 가성비최고의 호텔입니다! 추천해요!!!

Reviewed October 04, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Chui from China
Group
Comfort Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Conveniently-located, clean room with nice sauna ”

it's walking distance to famous sights such as the Rock Church and the Kamppi Chapel. Love the fact that they offer Thann shower gel, shampoo and body cream and there's a Block Lamp in the room.

Reviewed September 10, 2017
9.7
Exceptional
yiannis from Cyprus
Family with young children
Stayed 7 nights in June 2010

excellent accomodation”

you can find very easy and have all the goods around
nothing all is great

excellent hotel you can lost your position is close to all necesary things (food-train station-basic trams line-shopping malls-and port)the breakfast is good the family rooms is very big with all the extras(internet-flat tv-and relaxing beds).the staff is very nice and help you at any time you needed.very clean hotel and the price that you pay is not much for that you give you.i forgot the sauna please try it is the best and tradional and free.they have free wi-fi internet.i recomented to you.

Reviewed June 11, 2010
7.3
Very good
LING from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

Satisfied stay”

convenient location, helpful staff
fair bathroom cleanliness

As a solo travelor, i find Helka a convenient location to stady, with a little cons on the bathroom condition, the rest (including breakfast) make it a satisfied stay during the trip.

Reviewed August 28, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
Pichanee from Thailand
Family with teens
Smart Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

Convenient and comfort”

Good location, comfortable room and great breakfast

It was a pleasant stay. It will be our choice for next trip to Helsinki.

Reviewed April 25, 2013
9.6
Exceptional
Jeongeeh from South Korea
Business traveler
Smart Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in July 2017

I highly recommend this hotel!”

I highly recommend this hotel! The room is not that big, and this is the only disadvantage of the hotel. The location is good, really close to public transportation, and the room is clean as well. The best thing is the breakfast is fresh and delicious!

Reviewed September 07, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Solo traveler
Smart Standard Single
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

great hotel great location great breakfast great sauna”

excellent place to make your Helsinki home

Reviewed March 13, 2017
8.7
Excellent
David from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Smart Standard Single
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Good location and efficient hotel”

Location and price

Nice clean hotel in great location near station and airport bus as well as sights and shopping. Good service and nice breakfast included in room price.

Reviewed August 29, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Kevin from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Smart Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Fantastic Breakfast buffet for price”

Breakfast buffet, simple wifi, helpful staff

Fantastic Breakfast buffet for price. Be sure to select a plan that includes breakfast. Very helpful staff, and the wifi is no-nonsense. It would help if there was a trolley at reception to move the heavy luggage, and a safe in the room, but these are minor points, Overall we loved it.

Reviewed August 05, 2014
8.0
Excellent
SIEW from Malaysia
Group
Smart Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Very good”

Location of the hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the central station. Tiny room but equip with jug kettle with tea and coffee. Nice breakfast. Room is a bit cold and the hotel provide us additional portable heater to heat up the room.

Reviewed February 23, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Hayoon from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Really really recommend to book this hotel!”

Location, Breakfast, Design, Room, Everything!

The best hotel ever for maximize value for money. I love this hotel its atmostphere, location and everything.

Reviewed December 13, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Eduard from Switzerland
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2009

Finnish style hotel”

Attractive Finnish style and design features. Friendly and helpful english-speaking staff. Excellent restaurant with traditional and modern dishes and good bar area.
Small bedrooms, leaky shower, smoky feel to corridors. Breakfast good range but quality weak.

This is a small friendly low-cost hotel with a distinctly Finnish flavour. Situated two minutes from the metro and ten minutes walk from the main station, there is a good range of nearby shopping and eating places and night venues. The main town centre, harbour and other attractions are all within an easy level walk.

Reviewed September 15, 2009
8.0
Excellent
Carrie from Canada
Couple
Smart Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Nice breakfast and room is reasonably comfortable”

breakfast

We were able to get early check in which was something nice about this hotel, and the breakfast is decent. The location is convenient with walkable distance to central station.

Reviewed August 21, 2011
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