Ratings based on 118 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Naomi from Sydney

Great apartment close to city centre

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Pros: Everything. The location, the kitchen, the sauna (in our 2 bedroom apartment only) the staff, the late check out of 12 noon.
Location: Close to the railway & bus terminal, an easy flat walk to the centre of Helsinki. Also close to the art galleries and museums.
Easily accessible from the main train/bus station Hellsten is a fabulous hotel. The apartment was well equipped with kitchen facilities perfect for our family of 3 boys 8, 6 & 4. The layout was also large enough for us to move about without tripping over each other. So great was this apartment that when our flights home, at the end of our trip to Iceland, were changed and we found ourselves back in Helsinki we chose to stay another night at Hellsten rather than change our plane tickets! Would definitely recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Paul from Montreal

Large space, close to downtown

Posted Jun 28, 2014
Pros: Every thing was prearranged and worked
Cons: Have a human being on staff all the time.
Location: Storyville Jazz club - must do. Kiasma Museum + Design Museum - double must do.
Interesting experience, clean nice large space. But we never met any staff member through out our stay, neither for check-in nor check-out... but everything worked fine,... this is the future of hotels!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and safe hotel close to city center

Posted Jun 15, 2014
Wonderful, quiet and safe hotel close to the lake near the Finlandia Hall
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Chris from UK

Good hotel near the centre of Helsinki

Posted Jun 13, 2014
Pros: It had everything that I needed. Being near the centre of town made it easy and cheap to get to from the airport. The staff wer all friendly.
Cons: Nothing worth mentioning.
Location: About 200 yards from the National Museum and the Finlandia convention centre. Major shopping centre nearby as well as corner shops for snacks, etc.
I stayed here for three nights on a business trip. The hotel was a good price for its location, but was also good quality and good value for money. It's 10-15 minutes walk from the central railway station, which can be reached from the airport by the 615 bus (€5 each way). Major shopping centres are between the hotel and the station, so you can get everything that you need. And the hotel has free-of-charge WiFi 24x7. The hotel is clean and quiet. You look after your own room (make your own bed), and mine had a small kitchen, cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle, tableware, etc, so it's good for a long stay as well as a short stay. The bathroom was in good condition - shower not bath. Some rooms have larger living rooms and some have balconies. I'd stay here again and recommend it to anyone as being good good - not a 5-star hotel but a hotel that's perfectly OK for normal people.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Iain from Scotland

Handy location, close to city centre ...

Posted Jun 4, 2014
Pros: Initial attraction was mainly the location ... it is near city centre and on bus route to airport ... one stop on tram (4 & 7 & 10) to centre ...
Cons: The manning of reception at weekends ... it was closed on Sundays, most of Saturday ... it was also closed on Ascension Day during my visit ...
This was my second visit to both Helsinki and the Hellsten Helsinki Parliament ... and I would return for a third time without any hesitation ...
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Mikki from West Texas

Good location. More independence.

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: See above. Also, as a child, I used to live on that street!
Cons: More fluffy pillows, please.
Location: Hotel is centrally located. Quiet location. Tram stop nearby.
Enjoyed not having to depend on eating out all the time. Quiet location. Appreciated laundry facility. One drawback was bedding. The hotel only provided one very flat pillow. Had to buy an additional one. Overall, good experience. This was my second stay.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by KK from London

Walkable to most places, clean and comfortable

Posted May 12, 2014
Pros: Courteous staff, location, quiet street, comfortable apartments/beds
Location: Walkable to Helsinki Cathedral in 10-15 minutes down the straight road, to the Rock church in 5 minutes, design district in 15 mins.
The staff are very courteous and friendly. Building is a little bit old and is separated into three sections, our journey up to 5th floor required 2 lifts and lugging our bags up 1 flight of stairs. The apartments itself is in a quiet street, so we had some very good sleep here. Beds are comfortable, bathroom facilities were all good besides from a lack of hairdryer. We caught a Finnair shuttle bus from the airport (6.30euros) which took us within a 10 minute walk to the apartments (Either central station or the stop before that). Would stay at again if I ever revisit Helsinki.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by traveller from london uk

This is a nice apartment -hotel.

Posted Apr 15, 2014
Cons: The pillow and mattress
My first allocated room was too near to the lift. When I asked to change, it was done with no fuss. The room is very comfortable with basic amenities for self catering -great! However the bed was less so . And the pillow was pancake flat and resemble a cushion . The staff were friendly. I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you for making my first time in Helsinki great.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Nic from Eastbourne

Perfect apartment short walk from city centre

Posted Mar 11, 2014
Pros: location & fact you had option to cook.
Cons: A cooker rather than microwave, shower doors don't stop water spreading so floor is drenched.
Location: 15/20 minute walk to city centre(shops, bars, museums, galleries), 2 min walk national museum, 3 min walk Finlandia hall & parks, supermarkets 10 min
Wouldn't say this is a hotel more self catered apartments; perfect if you want to keep a trip on the cheap and cook for yourself, especially as its very expensive in Finland (+24% tax). Good location, 2 seconds from a taxi pick up site, 15/20min walk down Mannerheimintie road to the city centre (shops/malls, art galleries, natural history museum, bars, local tourist shops), 10 min walk in opposite direction down the Ruberginkatu road, there are local shops (florist, number of small supermarkets, pharmacy, coffee shops, chocolate and boutique shops). Very clean, felt safe, good amenities, even has a laundrette and sauna. I arrived two hours before check-in assumed i would have to sit in a coffee shop, luckily they accommodated me and provided me with a room. All in all very happy with the service and location.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by mark from TN

Home Away From Home

Posted Feb 10, 2014
Pros: Location. The room (nicely done, spacious), kitchenette. Good value for the money vs. regular hotels
Cons: Limited choice of the TV channels
Location: quiet but still central. Close to several main attractions, good public transportation. Good restaurants in immediate vicinit
Hellsten Parliament is the solution for anyone looking for a central but quiet location in Helsinki provided one is not needing typical hotel services such as bar, restaurant etc. Walking distance or a tram ride to essentially anywhere in the city. Very nice, quiet street with couple of great restaurants (KuuKuu and Aito on Museokatu, Kuu on Toolonkatunear by). Or alternatively you can cook your own meal as all the rooms have a kitchen/kitchenette - mine was small but very nicely done and functional. Made great pasta sauce (there are also couple grocery stores near by for you) . The room itself was actually a roomy studio with two single beds. Hardwood floors, lots of storage space in case a longer stay is needed, modern furniture, nice view outside into a park. Bathroom with shower only but with floor heating (it is great!). Hellsten had very friendly personnel too (day time only till 20:00 or so in the evening). You keep the key card with you at all times plus get entry code for the entrance. I will definitely book the place next time I'm in Helsinki.