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Ava Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karstulantie 6, Helsinki 00550, Finland   |  
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Ranked #39 of 66 hotels in Helsinki
Plochingen, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Nice place to stay. Perfect of a family; we had a small apartment with two double rooms (big windows, nice view, Flat-screen, desk, pretty quiet) and shared a small kitchen (microwave, water cooker, water basin, table, two chairs) and a small bathroom.

Thanks to the kitchen we could easily prepare a small breakfast for ourselves (there's also breakfast buffet for 15€ available). The bathroom was very small for four persons and (as usual in Finland) there isn't a separation between shower and the rest of the bathroom. Therefore the bathroom will be completely wet after one has showered.

There's a tram and bus station near the Hotel, you can easily get to the city center (about 15-20min).

Room Tip: 7th floor - nice view
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hotel is for everybode - it is for big families with children and for small company. It was 2 toilets room in our number - that's good. Number is really convinient - clean and calm/ They have also free parking and good location .

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Stayed in the apartment with 2 rooms this summer, and which works out to be really cheap when split amongst 4 of us. The apartment had 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a mini-kitchenette. There was even a shared kitchen (complete with stove), laundry room and even a sauna (which unfortunately I didn't get to try). Nice and clean, and they make up your room as well. It's more like an rental apartment than a hotel though.

Things to note:
- It's a bit far from the main city area, where you would want to be. Takes about 20mins by tram.
- No free wifi at the hotel, they charge 8EUR for 24h of wifi.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

If a hostel with very basic rooms is what you are after the Ava is fine. Note though the rooms are mostly en-suite they do not provide soap.Breakfast is provided and there is a machine for coffee.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Ava Hotel was the cheapest hotel we found on the site. The price was great! The service was very good. Very clean rooms, very pleasant staff. They had a pc for us to check our emails. 30 minutes walk from the city centre. Park opposite. great views from the room.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Ylivieska, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

We were staying there at august 2007 i guess, but I couldn't choose that date anymore here at Tripadvisor. In my opinion this really is one of the best value hotels in Helsinki. The hotel isn't really centrally located so You must prepare Your self to walk 4 kilometers (2,5 miles) or take a bus to get there from the city centre. The rooms are not too spacious but really clean and cosy. The reseption is open from 7.30 am to 10 pm. We had a breakfast there and it was really delicious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Helsinki and generaly Finland is very expensive with its hotel prices and hotel Ava gives another opportunity to those who wants economy low budget hotel for stay one or more nights. It´s only 12minutes from the international airport and 10-15minutes from the main centre of the city. It´s outside from the traffic noises,but during the same time Ava´s situation place from the city or from the airport would be one of the ones. You´ll can use the busses or the tram connections from two kind of direcctions (from Makelankatu or from Hameentie) Airport busses goes from 100meters from the hotel ( = Makelankatu ) or even undergound connection ( Sornainen station) which is 5minutes from hotel. Speaking about this area: there´s also many supermarkets to get food from 07.00 a.m. to 11.00 pm(!).

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Ava Hotel Helsinki
Address: Karstulantie 6, Helsinki 00550, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ava Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer you comfortable accommodation in peaceful Vallila near the centre of Helsinki. We have comfortable saunas ja meeting rooms to different kind of happenings. We do offer to you free parking as well. ... more   less 
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