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.

Hotel Helka

#12 of 62 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Hotel website
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Offers & Announcements
Package Deal
Hotel Helka
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Ranked #12 of 62 Hotels in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Roger J Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

623 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    211
    290
    98
    19
    5
See reviews for
62
164
154
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 (57)
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
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (623)
  • Mar-May only
    (135)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (258)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (119)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (111)
All months
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the Finnair coach station turn right or from platform 1 of the railway station exit straight on into Postgarten (there is a McDonnalds and M & S in it's short length) Cross the main road ( Mannerheimgarten)at the end and turn right before turning left into Arkadiagarten (tram lines but no service) If you over shoot this road ,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
105 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

ended up staying 2n instead of 1n at this homely hotel conveniently located to the attractions of helsinki. this appears to be at heart a clean no-frills budget hotel that is spiced up with large printed images and some design furniture in public areas. wifi was easy to connect to, if not especially fast. tv had plenty of international channels.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear urmsu888, Thank you for your honest review and for staying with us. It is nice to hear that you liked our beautiful Finnish furnitures designed by Alvar Aalto and Artek. We always want to improve our service and nowadays we have more staff at the front desk. I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back again.... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here on 2 separate occasions within the last week. Whilst the hotel is not in central Helsinki, this is more than compensated by it's being clean, and comfortable, with extra features such as heated towel rails & tea & coffee making facilities in the rooms, which is not standard in Finland. Good choice for breakfast. Friendly staff. 2nd... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Hencharding, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this 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. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Finland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location near the city center. We had a standard room which was a bit small (if you have big luggages) but still i liked the room a lot. Clean, very nice decoration and loved the picture above beds. Thought how can i get that kind of picture to my bedroom :D Our room was in the fifth floor and... More 

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

Dear Hensu01, Thank you for your kind review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Helka. The pictures above beds are from Vallila Interior, maybe you can have your own picture from there :) Hope to see you again at Helka! Parhain terveisin Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a couple of nights in the Helka hotel. Rooms are only small, but very comfortable. Very close to the centre of Helsinki (railway station/shopping/20 mins walk to ferries). Included breakfast was fine... a good start to the day. Staff were friendly!

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

Dear Matt B, Thank you for leaving your nice review. It is always nice to hear that you liked our customer service. We hope you will join us again soon. Best regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Helka is close enough to the city and yet far away enough that you can see everything and be away from the noise of the city at night. It is unbelievably close to Kamppi train/bus station and about a two minute walk to the nearest tram stop! So you will have absolutely no problems visiting the centre, Suomenlinna, Seurasaari... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
SimoKohtala, Asiakassuhdepäällikkö at Hotel Helka, responded to this review

Dear Megann C, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review. As always it has been read by Helka team. Thank you also the good tips what you have given, a lot of people go to Seurasaari to enjoy the rural, peaceful outdoor atmosphere. I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back... More 

Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
147 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, average experience without nice Finnish design around. Some problems with our "premium" -reservation and so on. Not a soundproof hotel, unfortunately. Breakfast is well serving, so is their sauna and the staff. Like their low profile also, something different than over-designated hotels around ;-)

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

Dear File101, Thank you for leaving your review. It is nice to hear that you liked our customer service and our beautiful Finnish design Despite the fact that you had some problems I really hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back again. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel as a couple and now with our new little one. A great location very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast is included though hot food was not keep warm so tended to be cold by the time you come to eat it. Our room was upgraded as we had a little one. A cot was... More 

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

Dear Kevin R R, 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. Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

Porto, Portugal
Level Contributor
46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central location, near almost everything, walking distance and near many restaurants, bars, etc. Is a nice hotel, with a nice breakfast. Rooms are not as good as expected, but anyway is a good choice value for money.

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

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

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Rooms were sparsly furnished, but clean & comfortable. Didn't like paper cups for coffee in room (I scalded myself). Plenty of TV channels in English, including an X-rated one! Nice bar & restaurant. We didn't use the free sauna. WiFi not so good, but we used the PC in reception to book ferry tickets. Unfortunately,... More 

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

Dear Jules512015, Thank you for the kind review. We have improved our Wi-Fi and at the moment Helka is ranked number one in Helsinki hotelwifitest. You are more than welcome to test it again! Kind regards Simo Kohtala Hotel Helka More 

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

296 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (255)
Viewed
Room/suite (76)
Viewed
Bathroom (30)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (32)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
3:24
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (103)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (41)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (33)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Helsinki hotels
Scandic Paasi
#3 of 62 in Helsinki
4.5 of 5 stars 600 reviews
Vironniemi
GLO Hotel Kluuvi Helsinki
GLO Hotel Art
#14 of 62 in Helsinki
4.0 of 5 stars 880 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Vironniemi
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki
Fabian Hotel
#1 of 62 in Helsinki
4.5 of 5 stars 729 reviews
Klaus K Hotel
#11 of 62 in Helsinki
4.0 of 5 stars 749 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
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
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay