Bob W City Centre
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Bob W City Centre

Comfortable bed
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Attached sauna
Room & Suite (48)
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5.0
#1 of 13 limited service properties in Helsinki
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Bob W’s apartments are the smartest alternative to hotels and random rentals. Every night is climate-neutral and double carbon offset. Get everything needed to live, work and play for as long as you want. Fully equipped kitchens, private saunas, balconies, laundry, keyless access, fast WiFi, local gym access, 24/7 support, and regular professional cleaning – you name it. It is also possible to request early check-in and late check-out. When you stay with Bob, you’re getting an authentic taste of the local neighbourhood. This classy 1902 Jugendstil building on Helsinki’s Central Railway Square was renovated in 2021. Each apartment is decked out with Finnish furniture from brands like Hakola, Artek and custom pieces from Studio Joanna Laajisto, who designed the apartments. Each apartment is powered by 100% renewable energy and has recycling, limited single-use plastic and biodegradable toiletries. Our smart apartment management system lets you set the perfect mood lighting and temperature while reducing energy consumption by 11%. The smart management system provider does not collect or store any kind of information that could identify you and absolutely no audio, video or photos.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Video game console
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Internet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

Vuorikatu 18B, Helsinki 00100 Finland
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
100
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
16.3 km
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Helsingin yliopisto
1 minHelsinki Metro
Rautatientori
6 minHelsinki Metro
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Piden123 wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Why go with Bob W? Four reasons.

a. Customer service. From booking to checking out, exchanges with Bob were quick, clear and very efficient. No surprise anywhere.

b. Central location. Traveling to and from the airport by train (highly recommended) or for city sightseeing, the apartment location is practical and convenient. It’s a central hub. Markets, stores, restaurants and cafes, all you need is within walking distance.

c. Accommodation. Great sustainable apartments with a lot of amenities. You do not need to ask for anything else, all is already provided to you in the apartment. Washer and dryer always a plus.

d. Value. Considering the service package proposed by Bob W for the room rate charged, I believe that this is a very cost-efficient offer.

The only issue we had with the room was the bathroom configuration that was a bit tight. Having the shower in front of the washer/dryer unit and the counter was a bit messy with water splashing all over the equipment, no matter how careful we were. This was not a showstopper at all, just a bit of a discomfort.

No doubt in my mind that BOB W should be the first accommodation option for travellers looking for great service combined with excellent value.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Dana B wrote a review Jul 2022
Paris, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment I made the reservation until the moment we left the apt, everything was absolutely perfect, - amazing service and everything was so made easy. The apt was fantastic, not only for the location but it had everything you could possibly need (washer /dryer/ dishwasher/ freezer, soaps, shampoos, cleaning products, etc) and so many other lovely personal touches (chocolate, coffee/coffee press, tea, camera, chargers).
I have travelled the world over for decades and stayed in every kind of place imagineable. Bob W is a great concept (and I love that it is ecological). This experience has now made me never want to use AirBnB again … so I do hope Bob W will open more around the world! I highly recommend a stay here which was really excellent, with friendly and efficient service.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bob W City Centre, Marketing at Bob W City Centre
Responded 8 Aug 2022
I really love your feedback, especially from a true traveller, this is something that means a lot to us. I will pass your comments to our team who will be thrilled to know that we met your expectations! We are expanding to many destinations in Europe in the next coming years so we are really happy to welcome you to the new Bob W apartments. Looking forward to see you soon!:) Best, Bob W.
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Smaart2 wrote a review Jan 2022
Utrecht, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We traveled around Finland for family visits, stayd the first and last nights at bob w/. Apartment is very clean and in the same condition as the pictures. The floorplan is very functional feels spacial, the kitchen was well equiped. Beds were great, daily sauna use.

We stayed there with our baby son, there was a crib with sheets and a childrens chair. He also had a great time.

On top of all the positives, the service is not like I ever experienced - very high standard in terms of hospitality. Even if its virtual its very personal. And all wishes were catered beyond expectations.

We are very happy with the discovery of this place and will make these our new temp hq’s each time we will visit Helsinki in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Chris T wrote a review Aug 2021
Berlin, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The unit came with the basic amenities for a long stay in the city. The unit I stayed in had a washing machine, and to my pleasant surprise, there was also laundry detergent equipped in the unit. The place is centrally located in Helsinki, close to the central railway station. Would highly recommend if you're staying in the city for longer than a week!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jett_Fuel wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bob W. was perfect for our visit to Helsinki. The space was very large, and had everything we needed. Plenty of personal touches, and a very comfortable space. The room was very clean, and you also had access to a stove, fridge, and microwave which is great to prepare your own food. Also, this location can't be beat!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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admnijman wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The company was very easy to communicate to and they send me a message before our travels, when arriving and also when we were about to leave. They asked a lot if it was all clean enough and that it was. They also had some coffee and tea available in the appartment and all the necesary cleaning materials. I also did not have a suitcase for multiple days, so I was very happy to see shampoo, bodywash and a blowdryer in the appartment. Overall we were nothing more than enthousiastic about the appartment.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Scott J wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the concept ... really personal touch and you really feel looked after from the minute you book (even though there is no on-site reception). Location is central and fantastic but still quiet (unless you happen to have noisy people in the apartment next door who manage to penetrate even Bob W's considerable soundproofing which we did one night). Easy walk to/from railway station and most parts of town, but there metro, tram and bus right nearby if you need them. Nice supermarket (K Market) very close too ... open long hours 7 days per week. Only complaint is that beds and pillows were not super comfortable, but I still recommend and would stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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151laurajb wrote a review Jul 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked Bob W in August 2021 and had confirmation for a one bedroom penthouse apartment with sauna and balcony, however when we arrived we had an apartment without a balcony. When I contacted Bob W I was told that the apartments were almost identical just without a balcony and that since I booked the apartments had been re-categorised, however Bob W did offer to move us the next day when the apartment with a balcony became available. I have to say that the apartments are not the same and they are not the same price when you try to book them, the apartment with the balcony is roughly 10 square meters bigger and Euro 40 more expensive. To be fair Bob W did make the change when they were able to however they did not offer any kind of refund on the price, but they did supply us with an additional sauna kit at no cost.
On the plus side the location is excellent and convenient for just about anywhere you want to go in Helsinki.
Would I book again? No I know mistakes happen but this did spoil our time in Helsinki as we had to return to the apartment the next day at 1 pm to move all our things into the new accommodation which took time out of our sightseeing and exploring.
Top tip is make sure you take a photo of the confirmation for your booking in case you have any queries when you arrive as you can always email the details to Bob W if required.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony are much quieter than those which face the road
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Response from Bob W City Centre, Marketing at Bob W City Centre
Responded 20 Jul 2022
Dear 151laurajb, Thank you so much for your honest and constructive feedback to your stay and to the apartment. It goes a long way in helping us get things right. I am so sorry to hear about the problem with the apartment. It is true that we recategorised some of our apartments. When this happened, we tried to move all bookings that were made before rearranging the names, to the same category that they were originally booked to. Unfortunately we failed with your reservation and feel terribly sorry about this. Please accept our apologies as well as the refund that was made to you for the inconveninces during the stay. We have taken notes of your comments and you can be sure that we always value them to avoid similar situations in the future. I'd love to host you again, so please get in touch with me when you're ready to book, and I'll make sure your next stay is a 5-star experience. Sincerely, Bob W.
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hannawatts wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the Bob W. at Helsinki City Center. The location was great, within walking distance of great sights and the train station. We had the apartment with private sauna and that was wonderful. Sauna was clean and in great condition. We stayed for about two weeks during Christmas and it was great having a kitchenette and washing machine. Everything worked great and it made our stay so much more comfortable. Also, customer service was available via WhatsApp at any time and they were super helpful and responsive. They even left us a little Christmas gift which was super nice and thoughtful. I would recommend this to anyone, but particularly if you are traveling with a child/children.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Bob W City Centre, Marketing at Bob W City Centre
Responded 7 Jan 2023
Hi hannawatts! Thank you for your feedback following your visit to Bob W. It is amazing to read that we exceeded your expectations. Lovely to hear all the kind words about the location and the apartment it self! Amazing that your stay was five star worthy and the communication wit our team through WhatsApp was easy. Once again, thanks a lot for sharing your experience with me and I hope to see you in Bob W again soon. Regards, Bob W.
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garydy2021 wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We traveled with my family for a winter holiday and the Bob W apartment was a great option for us. It is central to where we wanted to be with a kitchen and washing machine. There was also luggage storage that was useful for us since our flights into Helsinki arrived early and left late.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rockon asked a question Jul 2021
Bucharest, Romania251 contributions75 helpful votes
HI! Can you tell me please if the windows can be opened? Thank you!
Answer from gmayfly
Denver, Colorado8 contributions1 helpful vote
Sorry, I’m not sure weather the windows open or not.
Manfred F wrote a tip Nov 2023
Haifa, Israel531 contributions439 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"517 was farest from elevator, but very spacey"
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Liz wrote a tip Sept 2023
Inverness, United Kingdom232 contributions105 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid apartment #511."
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Tex888 wrote a tip May 2023
Chicago38 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Memorize or save your access code as you'll need it for the building entrance and your apartment entrance."
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sophoclesj wrote a tip Aug 2022
New York City, New York40 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beware of rooms near the front door"
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151laurajb wrote a tip Jul 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom20 contributions26 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms with a balcony are much quieter than those which face the road"
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PRICE RANGE
€150 - €242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandUusimaaHelsinkiVironniemi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bob W City Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Bob W City Centre?
Nearby attractions include The National Library of Finland (0.3 km), Ateneum Art Museum (0.3 km), and Helsinki Cathedral (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bob W City Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Bob W City Centre?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bob W City Centre?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bob W City Centre?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bob W City Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gastro Hub, Karl Fazer Cafe, and Cafe Engel.
Is Bob W City Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Helsinki.
Are pets allowed at Bob W City Centre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bob W City Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo (3.8 km), Mannerheim Museum (1.7 km), and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna (3.3 km).
Does Bob W City Centre have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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