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“clean , comfortable , good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Ava Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karstulantie 6, Helsinki 00550, Finland   |  
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Ranked #34 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
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“clean , comfortable , good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

We stayed here for one night on route from st petesburg. nice quiet hotel,helpful staff. Ideal for short stay hotel, bus and tram stops 2 minutes walk away .Tram takes 8 minutes to centre of Helsinki, bus takes 20 minutes to airport. Perfect budget hotel

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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 October 20, 2008

very cozy hotel appr. 10-15 minutes from the centre by public transport. (in fact, if one goes by tram, it will make 15 minutes, but if to take metro and then the same tram - will make 10 minutes).
The hotel is located in residental area, very quite and nice.
We stayed at a double room. Room was clean, renovated, with a good bathroom. Big TV, wide beds with linen and 2 towels for each guest.
Buffet breakfast was above my expectations.
I consider this hotel to be the best option for private tourists.. it is much better than to share bathroom with other guests in hostels..here you have a small private spot in the urban environment.
In my opinion, it is the best choice for a budget stay.

  • Liked — Price and cozyness
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2006

We stayed in the Hotelli AVA for one night, and were very impressed with how CLEAN and quiet it was, the beds were very comfortable, the showers were hot, and the self-serve buffet breakfast provided, was as much as you wanted to eat with something to suit everyone; the staff were friendly and very helpful.

Obviously it is not a 5 star hotel, it is basic accomodation, but as I said before it was very clean, and the prices very good, especially if you were going to stay for a weekend. My husband and I will definately be going back to stay there again, and probably take the kids next time as a 3 roomed, 6 bedded appartment was only 117E for the night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2004

Avva Hotel is not really a hotel , it is hostel or dormitory with very modest accomodation. I think that people may be mistaken to pick this accomodation and to rely on this place to rest and to be in comfort.
There was no room service, no cleaning, no bathtub. Furtniture, bathroom etc - all is so cheap that the price per room should be 10 euro at the most.
It is very far from the city center, so it is worth to stay in the center with 20 euro price difference comparing to the SAS for example. The rate I took Avva was 63 EUR per night.
I would not recommend a breakfast there too. The area is quite boring to spend even an hour.
Please, think twice deciding on the stay with this dormitory.

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Address: Karstulantie 6, Helsinki 00550, Finland
Location: Finland > Southern Finland > Helsinki
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ava Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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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