Helsinki

Hotel Helka

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Good value hotel in central Helsinki, five minutes' walk from Kamppi metro station
  • There's an on-site Finnish sauna that's free for guests to use
  • A Scandinavian buffet breakfast is included in the price
  • The bar serves beer from local microbreweries & has live music every week

Map & Directions

Getting there: From Helsinki Airport, take the train from the station to Helsinski Central Station, and either take the metro or walk the 12 minutes to the hotel. The journey will take 40 minutes and cost 13€-18€. Alternatively, take the airport shuttle to the bus station (30 minutes, 6.20€), and walk 15 minutes to the hotel. A taxi will take 20 minutes and cost 26€-31€. There is parking at the hotel for 20€ per day.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

As with most Scandinavian cities, Helsinki has a reputation for being on the pricey side. Helka Hotel is a good-value option within easy striking distance of what this harbourside city has to offer.

You'll be staying five minutes' walk from Kampii metro station and shopping centre, one stop from Helsinki's central railway station (Helsingin Rautatieasema). Ateneum art museum is a 15-minute walk and it's a 10-minute drive to Linnanmäki amusement park, the Olympic Stadium (where the tower has far-reaching views across the Baltic), and the Market Square. From there, you can catch the 15-minute ferry to Suomenlinna (the Fortress of Finland), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The hotel is owned by the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) of Finland and all profits go towards supporting their work with women in crisis. The building itself dates back to the 1920s, but inside it's modern, bright and filled with Finnish-style furniture and art.

The price includes a Scandinavian breakfast buffet. In the evening, the restaurant serves Finnish fare that is tasty but on the pricey side. Expect dishes such as Finnish tapas (pickled vegetables, salmon tartar with sour cream, grilled lamb sausage), salmon soup and sirloin of reindeer. The bar serves beer from local microbreweries and has live music every week.

The standard bedrooms are on the small side but all have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a kettle. Upgrade to a premium room for more space and late checkout at 2pm, or the suites have their own private saunas and a separate living area. On the sixth floor, there is also a traditional Finnish sauna that is free for all guests to use.

Note that you need to let reception know if you will arrive after 6pm. The hotel will re-sell non-guaranteed rooms after this time. 

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes
 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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