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“Good value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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Ava Hotel
Ranked #43 of 64 Hotels in Helsinki
Indiana
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

By Helsinki standards, a cheap and basic hotel. I liked the cooking facilities of the hotel, which I used a few times when I didn't feel like eating restaurant food. The management of the hotel should really consider adding another elevator or installing one with higher speed - it was a hassle at times waiting for the elevator, which would always be full during peak hours (mornings/evenings). The sauna downstairs was a added bonus - relaxed there every day. Overall, very good experience.

Room Tip: Rooms on both ends of the hallway, seemed a little larger than the rest.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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colorado springs
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73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed there with friends, and we had 2 rooms and a kitchenette. Really saved a lot of money for each that way. It is a 10 minute walk from the tram that goes downtown too. Was clean inside the rooms, the hallways need updating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Crayford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

When I had a 15 hour stopover in Helsinki I chose Hotel Ava.
Like others have said, it is not in the city centre, however, the tram stop is a 3 minute walk and they come every 10-15 minutes and take you to where ever you want to go in Helsinki.

The room are very basic but clean. The beds were very comfortable and Hotel receptionist, Kati, was extremely helpful and very friendly.

The hotel is quiet and you can have a nice nights sleep there. I would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

we stayed there for one night in July 2013. The room was basic but comfortable and clean. The location isn't the best and the corridors look tacky. The staff was not the most polite that i have found. Though the hotel is good if you don't want to spend too much.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The room was clean, basic and comfortable. The size including the bathroom was not great but cosy enough for a good night sleep.

We didn't get too much exposure from the service but the check in and check out was without a hassle.

The location is the only thing that gives the hotel an average rating. It is not centrally located but on the Helsinki out skirts. Public transportation is close by with good links inbound and outbound.

As for value, it certainly is much better than other hostels at the same price level. If you don't mind the extra travel time, the place is worth the value for a short stay visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Good rooms, a Little small but with a good Kitchen. Prices are good for Helsinki. Clean rooms. Location is a Little outside the city but there is a tram close by. Sauna just like everywhere else in the City. Not the best neighbourhood. But good Parking

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Malmo, Sweden
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83 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Let's put this straight: This hotel (which is co-located with a training institute and originally likely was meant for the training participants) is not pretending to be anything else than an OK overnight stay for 25-30% less than the ordinary business hotel in the outskirts of Helsinki. If your plan is to find something like this, you will not be disappointed. The hotel positions itself above the not-so-good hostels at around 50 EUR a night but below the not-so-good hotels like Holiday Inn at around 110 EUR per night.

The surrounding area of Helsinki (not central!) is clearly not the most charmful spot of Helsinki. It is shaggy. But accessibility to both the city and airport is easy through the bus stop just 200 meters away. The hotel building is build (I guess) in the late 60ies and has no charm either. But the rooms have been renovated and are clean. Bathrooms small. Beds comfortable even though not wide. No noise from within the building or the street.

Wi-Fi is not included which is stupid. TV channels? Not many and lousy image quality.

Breakfast is "Finnish basic". Full stop. Complements for the fresh bread, though.

Summary: If good value is key, then this will give it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Ava Hotel

Property: Ava Hotel
Address: Karstulantie 6, Helsinki 00550, Finland
Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 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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