4.1 out of 5

"This was my 3rd stay at the Helka inside of 2 years - it is easily accessible, being a very short walk from the Kamppi Metro station. " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the quiet rooms at Hotel Helka. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a bar are available. Built in 1928, this 4-star hotel has 151 rooms over 6 floors. Free WiFi and LCD TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a sauna
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the overall comfort and low noise level
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Natural History Museum of Helsinki and 5 minutes on foot from Temppeliaukio Church
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Smart Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Smart Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Smart Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Comfort Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Helka ratings based on 231 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Helka

Everyone (139) Couples (23) Business (15) Family (8) Other (35) Friends (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 May 2019 by Oona H. / Service Manager

Dear Friend, Thank you for the feedback, see you again soon!

3 out of 5

Dirty toilet

Pros: Location
Cons: Cleanness
Toilet in our room was dirty, as well as the blanket-sheet. Everything else was ok.

Posted by , from Turku on 4 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jan 2018 by Ninni / reception

Hello Jasmina, Thanks for the review. Nice to know that you found our location great. I'm sorry for the dirtiness of the sheets. I hope you still had a nice stay. Make sure to let the reception know about the issues, so that we can ensure you a more pleasant stay. Have a nice spring!

4 out of 5

Hotel Helka, Helsinki

Pros: The breakfast is excellent, the staff are all helpful, friendly and multi-lingual and it is close to the centre of the city.
Cons: The hotel is a little 'tired' and the rooms & common areas have a '1990s feel' about them. They are, however starting a major refurbishment.
Location: The location is excellent, close to the Metro and bus station making it easily accessible to all Helsinki's immediate and nearby attractions.
This was my 3rd stay at the Helka inside of 2 years - it is easily accessible, being a very short walk from the Kamppi Metro station.

Posted by , from Essex, UK on 12 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

Efficient in a way

I went to Helsinki for business for two nights. I literally only needed the room for shower and sleep. The room was overall clean, but the bathroom was so small that going to the toilet was quite awkward (I am quite small sized, so it wouldn't be ideal for bigger person). Plus from the first morning, the whole hotel smelt like a sewage, which was not a pleasant experience.

Posted by on 22 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Perfect for visiting central Helsinki

Not overly luxurious but if you're not intending to spend most of your stay in your hotel then the Helka then it is perfect for a visit to central Helsinki and all its attractions - 10 minute walk to the city centre or 3 mins to the nearby Kamppi Metro station. The staff are excellent and have great command of English.

Posted by on 19 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent Location

Excellent Hotel very good location, very clean and the staff very polite and helpful.

Posted by on 25 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5


This hotel is very reasonable. But it is not near by station. Comfortable,because around many shop,restaurant.

Posted by on 4 Sep 2014

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4 out of 5

Good value near city centre

Room clean and moderately sized (standard single). Bathroom clean. Breakfast good.

Posted by on 3 Apr 2014

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4 out of 5

Very convenient, excellent facilities

It's the second time we stay here. The rooms are great, the breakfast very generous with a huge choice, a sauna is available, and it's very central. Great value.

Posted by on 4 Apr 2013

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4 out of 5

Family weekend

We had a great weekend in Helsinki. The hotel was very central. The room we got first was pretty cold but we were able to change it and in the other room it was much better and even a bit bigger. The hotel has come into the years. Some renewals are necessary but all in all it is okay for the price. Breakfast was good and the buffet had almost everything you'd need. The staff at the reception was very helpful and tried their best to help us in every matter. I can recommend this hotel!

Posted by on 14 Oct 2015

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Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A sauna, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly Hotel Helka. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Helsinki hotel is smoke free.

  • 151 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1928
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) (19.5 km / 12.1 mi)
  • Train station: Helsinki Central Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Kauppakorkeakoulut Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Helka offers 151 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. 49-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: EUR 15 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 20 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per accommodation, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Helka Hotel Helsinki
  • Helka Hotel
  • Helka Helsinki
  • Helka
  • Hotel Helka Helsinki

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.