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Overview of Hotel Helka

Hotel Helka

4.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Top rated for eco-friendliness (4.7/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki, 00100

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFinlandia Hall12 min walk
  • Popular LocationFinnish National Opera19 min walk
  • Popular LocationHelsinki Cathedral8 min drive
  • AirportHelsinki (HEL-Vantaa)33 min drive

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About this area


Hotel Helka is located in Etelainen District, a neighborhood in Helsinki, and is near a metro station and near the beach. Finnish Museum of Natural History and Ateneum Art Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel. Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Helsinki Ice Hall are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Finnish Museum of Natural History - 4 min walk
  • Temppeliaukio Church - 5 min walk
  • Finlandia Hall - 12 min walk
  • Finnish National Opera - 19 min walk
  • Helsinki Cathedral - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Kauppakorkeakoulut Station - 3 min walk
  • Helsinki Central Station - 12 min walk
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) - 35 min drive


  • 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

4-star boutique hotel revitalized in 2018 and located in the heart of Etelainen District
Consider a stay at Hotel Helka and take advantage of a terrace, a library, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a business center.
Additional perks include:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and multilingual staff
  • An elevator, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • A TV in the lobby, express check-in, and 2 meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Helka feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and desks

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.


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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (EUR 32 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee weekdays 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 22 per person
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property - January 2018
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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98% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
1 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 22 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 32 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Helka pet-friendly?

Yes, Hotel Helka allows pets (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of EUR 15 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Helka?

As of Sep 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Helka on Oct 9, 2022 start from $95.8, excluding 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.

How much is parking at Hotel Helka?

Self parking is available for EUR 32 per day.

What time is check-in at Hotel Helka?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Hotel Helka?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Helka located?

Located in Etelainen District, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Finnish Museum of Natural History and Kamppi Center. Temppeliaukio Church and Parliament Building are also within 10 minutes. Kauppakorkeakoulut Station and Elainmuseo Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Helka and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Helka offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Helka cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 620 out of 1000 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 336 out of 1000 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 34 out of 1000 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 1000 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 1000 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfect . Beautiful hotel
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stacy, Goshen
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Breakfast and staff were excellent! Highly recommend!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Kin Leong, Eagan
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The reason why I chose to stay at Helka again was that I had a fantastic stay there in 2019. However, my expectations were a let down this time because the wood floor in the room was far from being clean. Pretty easy to see what it picked up when walking around the room in black socks. Same can be said about the cleanliness of the work table. I was on 5th floor and while the wifi signal showed it was 2 out 3 strength level, it was rendered useless trying to upload or download anything. Also for breakfast, while they advertised it will be until 10 AM on a weekday, you won’t find any hot food items being replenished after 9:20-9:30 AM. All in all, I was disappointed how my stay this time turned out to be. I will consider other comparable hotels nearby next time I go back to Helsinki.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hip, arty hotel
The hotel is quite hip and arty - we enjoyed the rooms on the 6th floor that were open to visit! Our room was small but comfortable, and breakfast was excellent. Staff were also very friendly, and the bar was great too. Good location for walking to most of Helsinki, and the bus to Seurasaari stops right next to the hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
First Time In Helsinki
This was my wife and I’s first visit to Helsinki and we couldn’t have chosen a better hotel within our budget. The entire staff and the hotel offerings were outstanding. Not to mention so is the hotel’s location. I would definitely stay here again with f needed.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel was nice enough foe the price range. The front desk was always really friendly and helpful. Stayed there 2 seperate weekends and wished they had made it clear that breakfast was included. Didn't realize until the second visit, skipped it the first time...and it was a nice spread!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022