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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
  • Paid 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.

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#5 of 72 hotels in Helsinki
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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
Parking
Wifi
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
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, Swedish

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Mikael F wrote a review Jan 24
Vantaa, Finland17,427 contributions920 helpful votes
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The original purpose for our stay was to see the new loft rooms. To our surprise, the hotel had been just reopened with an extensive art exhibition which was very interesting. Ten artists from the Demolition Art Group have painted six hotel rooms on the sixth floor, and corridors and lobby areas on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors. This Demolition Art Group has made graffiti art for many buildings to be demolished. However, Helka hotel is not being demolished. What it takes to the new Loft rooms, there are four of them on the 6th floor. We booked the biggest Loft Junior Suite which has a sauna. The ceiling is very high with a skylight. The decor is modern with Finnish design furniture. The breakfast was pleasantly calm. The food selection was wide and of good quality.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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merjapulliainen wrote a review Jan 22
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The best things at Helka are location, interiors and good prices. Unfortunately, Helka is nowadays not open at the beginning of the week, though this is understable in current situation. Hopefully, we are soon back in normality.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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kasimirhognas wrote a review Nov 2020
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My stay at the Hotel Helka was very nice. The hotel has a really nice vibe in it starting from design, artwork and overall feeling. Breakfast was good, although better gluten free option would have been nice. The service was excellent as always! Would recommend. :)
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Hotelli Helka, Muu at Hotel Helka
Responded Nov 26, 2020
Dear kasimirhognas, thank you for your recommendation! Great to hear that our style, breakfast and overall feeling were to your liking :). We always try to invest in the development of our breakfast and if you come up with development ideas, we will be happy to hear them. As for the lack of gluten-free products, there is a separate corner for gluten-free products in the breakfast room and numerous other products are gluten-free. If the customer is worried about contamination or needs a certain food, then you should always ask our breakfast staff for advice, who will be happy to help! Our breakfast is pretty popular right now, which is why we don’t want to make radical changes to a model that has already been proven to be good, but there is always room for improvement in everything! Hopefully we will see you again on your next visit to Helsinki. Sincerely, Johannes / reception, Helka
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Mirkku-Eelis wrote a review Nov 2020
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Vastaanoton asiakaspalvelu oli oikein miellyttävää, ja asioiden hoitaminen sujui jouhevasti. Hotellin sisustus oli keskimääräistä viehättävämpi ja huone rauhallinen. Ei ärsyttävää ketjuhotellin tunnelmaa. Hienoa, että koronatilanteen vuoksi voi valita aamiaiskassivaihtoehdon. Kassin sisältö oli varsin sopiva. Valitsimme mielellämme hotellin, joka pyrkii toiminnassaan vastuullisuuteen (ympäristö, yhdenvertaisuus jne.). Majoitumme Helkassa toistekin! Great hotel, good location, nice and stylish, unique interiors, tidy room, friendly and smooth customer service. We also liked the breakfast bag that could be taken to the hotel room instead of the usual breakfast buffet (due to covid-19). Much nicer than a dull chain hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 12, 2020
Dear Mirkku-eelis, thank you very much for the awesome review. We are happy to hear that your trip to Finland went well and you enjoyed your stay in Helka. As you said we have a take-away breakfast available at the hotel. Our customers can enjoy a take-away breakfast bag in their own room, hotel lobby or after leaving the hotel. The bag consists of locally produced food made from high-quality ingredients. In the breakfast bag there is Hekla’s own organic porridge, Helka classic pesto bread, locally produced marmalade, fresh locally produced juice - among other items! We highly recommend this option to especially in case of early check-out or in case the customer feels that despite hygienic measures taken by the hotel buffet breakfast is anyway not to their liking due to coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for staying in Helka. We hope to see you again 😉 Sincerely, -Johannes / Reception, Helka
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MariaJii wrote a review Nov 2020
Joensuu, Finland1 contribution
Super beautiful, comfort and tidy hotel at the heart of Helsinki. The best bed I've ever slept in a hotel! Rooms are beautiful and well equipped. Good service and breakfast, lovely shampoos etc at the rooms. I highly recommend. If you prefer silence, room towards backyard was perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Hotelli Helka, Muu at Hotel Helka
Responded Nov 6, 2020
Dear MariaJii, thank you very much for your response! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Helka :). Our beds are award widding Hilding Anders beds and the rooms are equipped with Aalto furniture as well as other items mostly produced locally. Welcome back to Helka anytime! Sincerely, Johannes / Reception Helka
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PRICE RANGE
$105 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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helka hotel helsinki
LOCATION
FinlandUusimaaHelsinkiKampinmalmi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
155
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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.