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Hotel Helka, Helsinki

4-star4 stars
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23Helsinki00100Finland

4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
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Hotel Helka, Helsinki

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About Hotel Helka, Helsinki

Cool Helsinki hotel with a bar, showcasing Finnish design

5 minutes from the train

Hotel Helka offers a trendy base just a 5-minute walk from Helsinki's main railway station and a block from the nearest tram stop. The Natural History Museum of Helsinki is a 4-minute stroll from the door, and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art is just 10 minutes. All the main attractions are just steps from the hotel.

Swimming and shopping

A 10-minute walk away, Yrjönkatu is a classical 1920s public indoor swimming pool and sauna complex - bathing suit optional. The hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere and Finnish décor. If it's Finnish design you're looking for, it's a 15-minute walk to the Design District, home to around 200 boutiques, galleries, workshops, and museums.

Top-floor sauna

A free buffet breakfast is served every morning. You can recharge in the top-floor sauna and hot tub, then head down to the lobby for a drink at the bar. This business-friendly hotel has 3 meeting rooms and free newspapers to catch up on the news.

Finnish design

The hotel's 151 air-conditioned guestrooms feature Finnish furniture by renowned designer Alvar Aalto, and images of Finnish landscapes on the ceilings. Free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels will keep you entertained.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 151 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 1928
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

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

Hotel Helka, Helsinki’s small print

Also known as

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


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Helka, Helsinki

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Natural History Museum of Helsinki (3-minute walk)
  • Temppeliaukio Church (3-minute walk)
  • Kamppi Center (3-minute walk)
  • Parliament Building (5-minute walk)
  • Kamppi Chapel (5-minute walk)
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (5-minute walk)
  • Ateneum Art Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Sibelius Monument (15-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) 24-min drive
  • Helsinki Central Station 12-min walk
  • Helsinki Koydenpunojankatu Station 14-min walk
  • Mikonkatu Station 15-min walk
  • Rautatientori Station 11-min walk
  • Rautatieasema Station 11-min walk
  • Olympialaituri Station 29-min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking

Hotel Helka, Helsinki

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