Cheap prize and the central location attracts party people, but luckily i got a room from the more silent floor intended for business trips/work. Plesant stay. Got a good sleep 4 nights straight and that was everything I was hoping for. Compact room with a cozy bed,sofa, tv and a shower/bathroom unit. Only dissapointing thing was that I chose this location, because ofte near location to Yrjönkatu swimming hall, and the swimming hall was closed during my stay due to corona.
This is budget hotel at Helsinki city center. It is good for a few night stay, not for longer, if you want more than bed and shower. A five minutes walk from railway station, near Forum shopping center. There is no staff, they send a keycode to door, elevator and the room. Free wi-fi, no parking - city center is not a good place for car, parking is pricy. The room is equipped with: tv (half of channels doesn't work), fridge, kettle, micro and hairdryer. Lot of restaurants and shops around. The breakfast is at Picnic Kukontori restaurant (5.30€/person 6/20).
If all you need is a shower and a bed to sleep, this is it. It's a no fuss chain hotel. They send you a code and that's all you need to get in and out. It is centrally located in the city where everything is close by, shops, bars, cafes.
To us this was a quite unpleasant experience. The location within the city centre is really good but that's the only positive aspect. First of all, despite the name "hotel" it has nothing to do with a real hotel. There is no reception, noone around to ask questions or leave luggage, nothing. You will receive a PIN code to access the building and your room which starts to be valid at 16:00 on the day of arrival. in case you get there before 4 you won't even get into the building and obviously you cannot leave any luggage. not on the day of arrival and neither on the checkout day. depending on the time of day you have to use the PIN code multiple times to access your room, with 3 to 5 different doors. the room appeared clean but the corridor had a strange smell, the room had no window to be opened, there were hardly any power points in the room nor were there hooks to hang clothes (one of the two that we found came off the wall). the full toilet/shower-unit was a big plastic box (including the floor, the walls, the door and the celling), everything felt really awkward and cheap. there was no light switch to switch off the bath room light, it had to remain lit 24/7 (very climate friendly!). all in all we can absolutely not recommend this place, it may look like a good option on the booking website but wait until you know what you get for your money...…
Not a wonderful hotel but it does the job. 1 double bed and 2 single beds, separated with the shower cabin. Impossible to open the window but good ventilation Really well located downtown for an affordable price
This is an unstaffed hotel, so no reception to ask about stuff. You get sent a code to get in the main door, lift and your own room. While I quite like this as nobody can judge you when you come in drunk it does mean you have to sort little things out yourself. The rooms only get serviced once a week and before you check in, but I don't care about my bed being made for me everyday or fresh towels. The windows don't open and the shower is a bit too hot. Good location for the station and central city sights, museums and trams and I found it quiet. Fine for me
Security code system to get into the hotel, use the lift and enter your room. Therefore remember your code/don't let your phone die!!. Great Central. Location and only a short walk to the train station. Plenty of bars and restaurants very close by. Our room overlooked a bar with live music but it wasn't too loud but for Some people it may be annoying and disruptive. Great shower, kettle, microwave and fridge. Would definitely stay again.
Spending 2 nights at the Omena was extremely disappointing. It's expensive but it's more like a cheap hostel. It's not clean at all, it felt like the red light district since the Omena sign was shining in my bedroom and the curtains too short too cover. The neighbours were throwing a party until 3 in the morning and there's no reception to complain. I payed for 2 times breakfast but found out later the breakfast is not in the hotel but somewhere outside. I wrote them to complain and didn't even get a refund for the breakfast I didn't get.
I have travelled a lot in my life, often on a shoestring, but roughly 120€ a night this definitely was my worst hotel experience ever. I would have preferred roaches to this experience. The room was a kind of cubicle molded in plastic, the layout of was completely absurd. For starters there was practically no space on one side of the bed, and a pillar blocking the passage to the other, so had to crawl in and out of the bed. There was one single outlet for my chargers, half a meter from the bed, behind the pillar. There’s a nightclub in the block for which reason you risk having unwanted musical entertainment til late at night. At two o’clock the second night somebody started knocking and kicking at a door down the corridor. Since there is no concierge or any other staff present I had to call customer service for which one is charged 0,7€ a minute. And so on, and so on. …
We stayed here for 1 night on a layover on the way to Lapland, and had booked 2 rooms for a party of 7 (5 adults and 2 children). Yes, it's not a fancy hotel, but as one of the cheapest we could find in the centre, we couldn't really fault it. It was clean and spacious, even had a kettle, fridge and microwave. It was only about 5 mins walk from the train station. We found if you go out of the train station, and then head to the Forum shopping centre (straight ahead and a little to the left), then go in there, and take the escalator to the 3rd floor, then go out the exit of the mall, and you're on the street of the hotel (hotel to the left). It was far easier than walking on the street uphill. Both our rooms were nice with good wifi, but one in particular was at the end of the corridor and therefore on a corner, and massive, think it was 511, so would definitely recommend that. The doors and lift are operated by the security code, so make sure you remember that (or your phone battery doesn't die). Anyway, while not a 5 star hotel, I give it an excellent rating for the price and it doesn't profess to be anything that it's not!…