About this listing
Awesome, large (86m2) two bedroom apartment in Kamppi, smack in the center of Helsinki. The place is spacious, bright, and great view to the city. The apartment has minimalist interior design, it was stylishly and completely renovated in 2012. It has everything one needs for a comfortable living. Since I live abroad at the moment, I am renting the apartment with everything in it, WiFi Internet, sound system, large screen TV. The apartment has one small bedroom and one large bedroom separated from the living room by large, old style doors. There is a bathroom with shower and WC and a secondary small WC. The kitchen is large and equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, blender, coffee machine, toaster.
Kamppi is the bus transportation hub of Helsinki, the main bus station is 5 minutes away, main railway station 10 minutes away. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops, all within a few minutes walk.
Helsinki downtown parking can be a bit challenging at times. Although you can park anywhere on the street in the neighborhood and you will always find a parking space in the end, it might be so that sometimes, especially in the late evening, it might take few minutes of driving around until you find one. During the summer vacation period, mid-June to mid-August, the situation is not as bad. Street parking during Mon-Fri 9-21 costs 2€/h.
The apartment is within 5 minutes walk from Kamppi metro station and main bus hub of Helsinki. The main railway station is two tram stops away via tram number 9.
From airport you can take the "Finnair bus"(regardless of airline you are flying) to the railway station. The Finnair bus ticket is 6.3€ and valid only for that bus ride, which takes about 30-35 minutes.
Alternatively the bus 615, that leaves you also at the main railway station. The bus trip takes about 35-40 minutes. The regular bus ticket costs about 5€ and it is valid for 1,5h for other means of transportation too.
The taxi from the airport to the flat costs around 45€ and the trip takes about 30 minutes.
In case you decide to walk, here is the map route from the railway station to the apartment:
Other Things to Note
You may use anything that you find in the flat except my computer. You are welcome to use and consume anything you find in the fridge and kitchen cupboards.
the kitchen appliance manuals are in the kitchen, in the left most top cabinet, next to the exit door. If you run into troubles, check the manual first then call us if you can't solve it.
Enjoy the flat
Have fun but known that this is a home and NOT a hotel room, so treat it accordingly. Pay special attention to the floors and kitchen surfaces which can be easily damaged.
Keep it clean
You are not charged a separate cleaning fee, therefore you are expected to leave the flat as tidy as you found it.
Respect the neighbors
Be respectful and polite to the neighbors, keep the noise down after 22:00.
Don’t abuse the wifi
Don't download illegal stuff over the wifi.
No smoking and no fire
You are not allowed to smoke in the flat, not even at the window. Smoking is allowed only outside the building. Don't burn candles or incense. Don't temper with the smoke detectors.
Save the environment
The garbage is to be sorted into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Take the garbage into the backyard, there is a wooden shack you can actually see from the living room window. The building provides also separate bins for recycling paper, carton, glass and metal.
Save water, save electricity, turn the lights off when not in the room.
We loved our stay! The flat was excellent, so well located in Helsinki. Flat was spacious and exactly like described by Lucian. Miss our time there already!!
Wir hatten eine richtig gute Zeit in Helsinki. Ein Grund dafür war auch die schöne, saubere und sehr zentral gelegene Wohnung. Wir konnten komfortabel zu viert übernachten. Theoretisch wäre es möglich bis zu acht Personen unter zu bekommen. (Zwei Doppelbetten, zwei Schlaf-Couches)
Außerdem stand der Gastgeber immer mit Rat und Tat beiseite, wenn man Fragen hat oder Hilfe benötigt.
We booked Lucian's flat for long weekend in Helsinki, we had been planning for years. The location of the flat is fantastic. One can easily walk to all main sights in central Helsinki. Amenities are just minutes away.
The flat is very spacious and did accommodate our party of 3 comfortably. Making it a perfect base for our weekend break.
Lucian made the check in process very easy, even though he was not able to meet up in person.
Hi! A big thanks to both Lucian and Pekka. We had an amazing holiday in Helsinki because the apartment was so well located. It was a special bonus with young children as we could return back whenever they were tired. The apartment was very clean, spacious and extremely well lit. Two WC were a huge plus. Moreover, you were so prompt with all the information we needed, which gave us confidence of having friends in a new city. Thanks.
Apartment was exactly as described.
Wonderful place...fantastic location. Great appliances and all around excellent choice for a stay in Helsinki. Look forward to visiting again. Thanks, Lucian.
Dear Lucian, thank you very much! We have enjoyed the stay in your flat very much!
About the Host, Lucian
I'm an easy-going and relaxed, fun-loving, optimistic and social fellow, working in product portfolio management but software engineer by education and computer geek/entrepreneur as a hobby.
I like doing sports, especially volleyball and Freeletics, I like gadgets, movies, technology, I listen to a lot of music and enjoy hanging out with friends. I love animals and follow a vegan diet.
For vacations, I very much enjoy either hiking and nature or short city visits and driving around. I typically check out the modern art museums in the locations I visit, also the architecture and buildings and some nice bars.
I am currently living mostly in Düsseldorf and I am renting out my home in Helsinki, a flat that I co-own together with Pekka.