Hotel Helka in Helsinki - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Helka

Business hours of reception: 24 hours


When you enter Hotel Helka, you get a strong sense of being in Finland. Helka offers an elegant combination of Nordic design, Finnish culture and hospitality in a cosy environment. The bright and spacious rooms are furnished with products from Artek and Finnish top designers. Themes from design and nature are present everywhere: in furnishing, service, food and music


Located in the heart of Helsinki, Helka Hotel is conveniently located close to the main railway station, the airport bus terminal and the long-distance coach terminal. It is also very near to the shopping district Kamppi and to other tourist attractions.


The hotel offers 150 guest rooms, 58 single rooms, 87 double rooms out of which 2 for disabled guests, and 3 junior suites. There are 5 floors and all are non smoking. Every room is equipped with TV, free WiFi connection, mini bar and hairdryer.


The Finnish restaurant of the new and improved Hotel Helka is simply called Helkan Keittiö, Helka’s kitchen. The menu offers various dishes based on fresh Finnish ingredients. Enjoy the casual elegance accompanied by local delicacies and traditional dishes à la Helka.


The sauna complex is on the top floor and offers a wonderful view over the city. The conference room for 60 people is situated next to the restaurant. It is fully equipped for meetings and comes with a complete catering service either in the conference room or at the restaurant.

The Finnish restaurant of Hotel Helka is simply called Helkan Keittiö; Helka’s Kitchen. The menu offers variable dishes based on fresh Finnish ingredients: fish, reindeer, game, vegetables, mushrooms and berries. Enjoy the casual elegance of local delicacies and traditional dishes à la Helka. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1928, Last complete renovation 2006, Last partial renovation 2013, Number of floors 6, Total number of rooms 151, Number of single rooms 60, Number of double rooms 88, of which have 2 separate beds 67, of which have a double bed 21, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 20, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 0, Rooms with connecting door 0, Number of suites (separate rooms) 3, Number of junior suites 0, Number of apartments 0, Number of rooms with air conditioning 151, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, No-smoking hotel, No-smoking room 151, Hypoallergenic rooms 50, Family rooms available 0

AddressShow map

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


  • Station (Helsinki - Central Railway Station) 0.81 km
  • City centre (Helsinki) 0.63 km
  • Airport (Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL)) 17.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

4:00 PM

Latest check-out:

1:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 28 EUR
  • Car park is a 0-minute walk away
  • Secure parking for bicycles/motorbikes
  • Hotel bar
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Automatic emergency wake-up alarm
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • Video surveillance of hallways
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby
  • Breakfast from 07:00 o'clock to 10:00 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel staiways ventilated
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Hotel auto linked to fire station (Alarm automatically notifies fire station)
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Parking area equipped with lights
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms
  • Easy access for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 2
  • Cable TV
  • TV remote control
  • Desk
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 151 rooms
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 151 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • TV with international news channel

In-house services

  • Pets permitted Fee per day 15 EUR
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Classic concierge service
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room
  • Beddings changed every 3 day(s)

Hotel location

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, 00100 Helsinki - Etelä-Suomen Lääni

Evaluations of Helka

Overall 115 ratings, including comments: 65 ratings
7.6 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
89% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
10 / 10
January 2020

staff is super nice, breakfast is perfect and the room is cozy!

my travel mates were noisy.

Corporate customers
8.1 / 10
March 2019

Self-check-in, also in Swedish language Sauna Athmosphere, friendly staff

Solo traveller
8.0 / 10
November 2016

Central location, breakfast

Private Solo traveller
8.3 / 10
August 2015

-Very kind and helping staff -Calm room and place in general

-Offer of the menu could be a bit pretentious compared to the actual quality

Corporate customers
2.4 / 10
December 2012

Central location

Thelowest value for money I have ever seen in Helsinki. THis is hotel is not worth the EUR 135/night I paid for it. If it would be EUR 70,-, then it is in line with the pricing.

Corporate customers
6.5 / 10
March 2012

Hotel close to center, breakfast OK

Very small bathroom, bathroom not so clean as the room itself

Corporate customers
8.2 / 10
June 2011

Centrical hotel. Very near from shopping center with many restaurants.

Small room. But for one nigth is fine

Corporate customers
8.5 / 10
March 2011

The rooms are clean,

but the bathrooms are not that clean.

Private Solo traveller
6.8 / 10
April 2010

I booked one day before arrival for 49 Euro including breakfast. For this rate it is very good.

No possibility to darken the window. The curtain covered only one half of the window - useless.

Corporate customers
8.5 / 10
May 2009

friendly staff, free internet service, breakfast included, central

bathroom a bit too small

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