Ratings based on 179 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North Carolina

Not just a hotel, it's an experience!

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Definitely would stay there again. Easy walk to Viking terminal. Staff was very helpful, breakfast was great. Room was too cold and couldn't be adjusted, though.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Becca from Boston

Great hotel

Posted Jun 16, 2014
This hotel was in a great location and very affordable. It was an easy walk into the center of Helsinki and was very comfortable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jamie from Leeds, UK

Fantastic hotel

Posted Jun 13, 2014
Fantastic hotel in a unique building which has maintained the character while providing modern comfort.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nick from London

Great quirky hotel

Posted May 19, 2014
Pros: Its a prison!
Simply a great hotel - nothing to complain about was all run very smoothly and very comfortable stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Hotel stay that gives feel of Finland

Posted Apr 27, 2014
The hotel is wonderfully atmospheric. Katajanokka is an interesting island off the main tourist track of Helsinki but within walking distance of the city centre (25 minutes) or via the 4 or 4T tram. The hotel is adapted from a former prison and retains a very unique ambience that is much more interesting than the anonymity of many hotels.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Sally from England

Quiet, Comfotable Hotel in great location.

Posted Apr 24, 2014
Pros: The Room had everything you needed, was comfortable, warm and quiet. The buffet breakfast was very good.
Cons: The cleanliness of the room could have been better.
The room was very comfortable, provided with everything including a kettle, always good when staying in an expensive City. The Reception Staff were extremely helpful, gave good advice. Helsinki is lovely, so pleased we picked this hotel, it is in a perfect location, ideal for walking to all the sights.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lee from London

Nice hotel close to the cathedral

Posted Apr 22, 2014
Pros: Location, breakfast, cleanliness
Cons: Wifi (signal is very bad inside the room)
Location: The Helsinki cathedral is about 10min walk from the hotel, the ferry that goes to Soumenlina is also walking distance.
This is a nice prison-themed (being a former prison) hotel, near Helsinki main attractions. There is also tram stop right in front of the hotel if you don't feel like walking. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel offers hot buffet breakfast which is really good. Room is of good size and is clean. The hotel walls are thick which means you will get a good night sleep, but unfortunately, wifi signal is really bad inside the room because of the thick walls and people are staying at the reception or the hall area to get wifi signal. We were informed of the wifi signal problems when we checked-in so did not become much of an issue. There was a guest computer you can use to print boarding pass but unfortunately not working when we were there. Overall, good quality hall!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Amy from Jacksonville, FL, USA

The Jailhouse ROCKS!

Posted Apr 8, 2014
Pros: Loved the room and quietness. It was really cool for the hotel to also be a jail.
Cons: Wished cleaning crew would have taken my dirty coffee cups each day - otherwise great service.
Location: Market, ships, ferry, shopping, cathedral
Stayed here for business for 9 nights. Ate at hotel restaurant often and food was great. Staff was friendly and warm. Very comfortable and slept great. The location is close to the market area and shuttle to fortress island. Shops and restaurants not too much further. Very safe area and nice and clean. Staff ordered taxi for me every day - no issues there. Would definitely stay again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 12, 2014
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by ARodriguez from NY

different expirience

Posted Jan 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel did an excellent job converting the prison into a hotel.