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Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100 Finland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 76 hotels in Helsinki
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Helka is a unique private hotel in the heart of Helsinki, built in an old 1920s building. Our stylish interior is decorated with carefully chosen Finnish design classics such as Alvar Aalto and Artek, to name a few. We have 151 rooms on five floors where design and functionality are well combined. Helka is close to almost everything Helsinki has to offer: main attractions, city buzz, culture, parks and calming waterside nature. For us, it’s all about you. We are passionate about customer service and making you happy is always our first priority – wherever you come from, Helka makes you feel at home. Helka is a discrimination-free zone. Helka strives for good also on a larger scale. Our owner YWCA is continuously addressing profits from hotel operations to girls and women of all ages around the world. So, you also can do good by being our guest in Hotel Helka.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Nightclub / DJ
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
120Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
55Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ashok T wrote a review Jan 2
Lowestoft, United Kingdom106 contributions6 helpful votes
A lovely hotel in the downtown Helsinki. About 10 minutes walk to the main railway station and most of the main city attractions and shopping centres. Friendly and helpful staff. Good buffet breakfast with great selections. The hotel display lots of arts, paintings, drawings all around in the hotel, specially on 6th & 7th floor, a special treats to artistic mind. We loved it, though we had only one night stay in the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: closer to lifts ...
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NIck wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
Loved this hotel, not an off the shelf hotel, little quirky with its own personality. Breakfast was a great selection spaced out, could get a little busy at peak times, but nice to see the fantastic cross section of guests staying at this lovely hotel. The all important WiFi was strong and in room tech worked well too
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don’t like busy have breakfast earlier or later than peak time
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Response from Hotelli Helka, Other at Hotel Helka
Responded Nov 18, 2021
Dear NlClifton, thank you for taking the time to answer our survey. We are glad to see that your trip seems to have gone well. If there is anything you think we can improve on we would love to hear from you. Have a great week and welcome back on your next trip to Helka :) Sincerely, - Johannes / Reception, Helka
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12akus wrote a review Dec 2021
Vantaa, Finland60 contributions9 helpful votes
Quiet room, friendly reception. A bit too much decorations in the room. Ceiling picture superb! Breakfast rather nice but the ”riisipuuro” was awful! Was it not made in milk? Please, stop the music in the breakfast area. Absolutely unpleasant and unnecessary. Hotel location very central.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ford-ka-9-5 wrote a review Dec 2021
Warsaw, Poland365 contributions98 helpful votes
Very nice hotel located in downtown Helsinki within walking distance of the railway station and close to the underground (if your luggage is too heavy for the walk) which makes it a recommendable location if you plan to wander around the city. The interiors are modern and pleasant, well designed although I found my single room a little on the smallish side. But I don't think that anybody comes to Helsinki to spend the time in a hotel room. Breakfast is very varied with lots of local produce to choose from so when you plan your departure allow yourself some time in the morning to sample everything that is offered there. An exhibition of contemporary paintings/art in several rooms was an added value to my stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I enjoyed a room at the back of the building - not much of a view but very quiet, exactly as I...
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Iida V wrote a review Oct 2021
Vantaa, Finland43 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice hotel with nice staff! We had a loft room with a sky window. Hotel has sauna and art rooms that you can go see. We got breakfast to the room in a short notice cause unfortunately we couldnt go to the breakfast area to enoy it. Would recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Hotelli Helka, Other at Hotel Helka
Responded Nov 18, 2021
Dear friend, thank you for staying in Helka. Everything seems to have gone well and we are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay in our pink hotel. Welcome back the next time you visit Helsinki and want to escape the heat or cold to our airconditioned hotel rooms. See you next time 😉 Best regards, Johannes / Reception, Helka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Helka
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Helka?
Nearby attractions include Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) (0.2 miles), Temppeliaukio Church (0.2 miles), and Kamppi Shopping Centre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Helka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Helka?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Helka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Helka?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Helka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafetoria roastery, Finnjavel Salonki, and HOKU.
Is Hotel Helka located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Helsinki.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Helka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Helka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Helka offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Helka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Swedish, and Finnish.