We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Helka Hotel

#12 of 62 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Helka Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Helka Hotel
Add Photo

597 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    202
    275
    96
    19
    5
See reviews for
58
154
147
116
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (54)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (597)
  • Mar-May only
    (135)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (232)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (119)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (111)
All months
Sunbury on Thames
Level Contributor
97 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in two minds about booking here as some of the reviews caused me to doubt whether it would be OK. In the event, I was seduced (!) by a really good deal and thought 'Oh well, it's only 4 nights and it's just somewhere to sleep'. In the event, I was very pleased with it. I was offered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Helsinki for the second time and enjoyed my stay in Hotel Helka. The hotel is centrally located and it's got a Finnish design. The Finland inspired design can be seen in both the lobby and the room furnitures. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Wifi worked well. There's also a great sushi place right around the corner!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Juba, South Sudan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Helka hotel is perfect for transit travellers. It is an easy walk from the central train station, close to K-market and parks. Hotel rooms are small but well organised. Breakfast was usual amazing Finnish standard and the seating capacity was good. Free wifi in the lobby and very friendly lass at reception who had great customer service. Trams run just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was well located. Near Kamppi and the Aalto School of Business. The room was a bit smaller for what I expected. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets where good. They worked when at night the room got a little bit cold. Yes it was cold in the summer. The breakfast was very good and plentiful. The staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Frank A, Thank you for your positive feedback. We have brand new beds now in every room, so it is nice to hear that you had pleasant dreams. I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back next time you visit Helsinki. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall clean and well suited hotel for short business trips. Close enough to Kammpi busstops and metro. Room temperature control was very good (cold/ hot); Aircon unit made a bit of noise. Street was a bit noisy, closed window a necessity at night. Breakfast was sufficient in the early morning before 9 AM, later much of the bacon/ sausages were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dennis B, Thank you for the review. I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to Helka soon! Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though is not located right in the city center, it is still quite close to the main train station and the most important shopping streets in Helsinki. Rooms are decently sized and furnishings are appropriate for a hotel of this category. Hotel staff is not the most friendly of all hotels I've visited but they are available to answer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampere, Finland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in this hotel several times in the past. During my previous visit, two and a half years ago, I was wondering cool temperature in meat products at breakfast. Issue has not been resolved ... sausages, bacon and meatballs were not warm enough. This decreased the breakfast experience a lot. Person in the reception desk when checked in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The hotel is nice, clean and welcoming. The rooms are rather small but comfortable. The breakfast is delicious. Located close to the center with shopping, good restaurants and transportations in walking distance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GunillaWi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review. As always it has been read by Helka team. I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back next time you visit Helsinki. Best regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We booked this hotel based on other reviews we'd seen on trip advisor. The Hotel is within walking distance of Helsinki's Temppeliaukio Church (Rock church), the Kamppi chapel (Silent Church), and we even walked to Sibelius Park (monument). However, the hotel itself was disappointing. (1) The room had two single beds instead of a double bed at least. It turns... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ike N, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I´m sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant stay here with us. We try to improving our services all the time. That is why we changed last week all the beds in our rooms, now we have also a double beds. Our restaurant closed... More 

Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

its just hotel to sleep and go.Staffs in reception are helpfull and kind,breakfast is normal but rooms are not so good.And when you are in front of the enterance door,you can think that its not enterance of hotel but enterance of warehouse.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Helka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Agun00, Thank you for your feedback. I´m happy to hear that you liked our customer service. At the moment we are renovating our entrance, so it shouldn't look like the entrance of warehouse anymore :) We hope you will join us again soon. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

265 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (254)
Viewed
Room/suite (76)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (32)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
3:24
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (102)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay