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Hotel Helka

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Overview of Hotel Helka

Hotel Helka

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Finnish Museum of Natural History

9.2/10 Superb

1,003 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
The price is £89
Price available on 1/1/2023
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki, 00100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Computer station
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Etelainen District
  • Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre - 15 min drive
  • Flamingo Entertainment Centre - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) - 32 min drive
  • Helsinki Central Station - 12 min walk
  • Helsinki (HEC-Helsinki Central Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station - 14 min walk
  • Kauppakorkeakoulut Station - 3 min walk
  • Elainmuseo Station - 4 min walk
  • Perhonkatu Station - 5 min walk


  • Tandoor - 3 min walk
  • Satkar - 3 min walk
  • Tamarin Thai Cuisine - 3 min walk
  • Ateljé Finne - 4 min walk
  • Il Duetto - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Helka

Located near a train station, Hotel Helka is a great choice for a stay in Helsinki. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and the sauna makes for a relaxing end to the day. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and breakfast. Public transportation is only a short walk: Kauppakorkeakoulut Station is 3 minutes and Elainmuseo Station is 4 minutes.


English, Finnish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 155 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 32 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1928
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Sauna


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 22 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night


  • Self-parking costs EUR 32 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Helka offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Helka does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Helka?
As of 7 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Helka on 1 Jan 2023 start from £89, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Helka?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Helka?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Helka?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 32 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Helka?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Helka?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Grand Casino Helsinki (16-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Helka and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Hotel Helka also has a sauna.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Helka?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ateljé Finne (4-min walk), Il Duetto (4-min walk) and Panimoravintola Bruuveri (5-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Helka like?
Hotel Helka is in Etelainen District, a short 3-minute walk from Kauppakorkeakoulut Station and 12 minutes' walk from Finlandia Hall. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

S D, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ahti, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I had a bigger room the second stay as it was less than my previous 2 nights. Still the climate control did nothing and the room was hotter than I like.
Scot, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice tiny room, comfortable bed and bedding. Drawbacks are the teenie tiny neo angle shower and lack of temp. control. There was a controller but it didn’t do anything. I wanted the room cooler. Also the door did not ever positively latch. You had to pull it closed every time. Breakfast was good. Lots of choices.
Scot, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great experience - loved that the hotel showcased art.
J., 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stylish and cosy hotel in the heart of Helsinki
I had a very good time at Hotel Helka. The location is perfect, very central and near all the art galleries. It’s a stylish, arty and eco friendly place. The rooms are clean and cosy, the staff is friendly, and the breakfast buffet is amazing ! This was already my third stay at Hotel Helka, and I would happily stay there again on my next visit to Helsinki !
Beruriah, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Well situated to tour helsinki by foot. Room was comfortable and quiet. Breakfast room & lounge were great places to start & end a busy travel day
Gina, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its my favourite hotel when we stay in helsinki. Love the design features of the rooms and the great breakfast buffet.
Virve, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a charming quirky delightful place. It is not your standard hotel where every room is the same. It's fun to have a beautiful Finnish landscape print on the ceiling above our beds. Very friendly and encouraging to gay couples. And a great breakfast buffet. The decor is traditional Finnish and fun to be in. There were a few minor problems in the room, which the staff pleasantly took note of and tried to adjust for but couldn't fix (night table light not working, etc.). A very charming and welcoming introduction to Finland.
Scott, 2-night romance trip
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