About This Listing
A compact pad that is perfect for travelers wanting to explore Helsinki by foot. NOW AVAILABLE WITH A LOWERED PRICE FOR JAN-FEB 2014 - this is the BEST DEAL in central Helsinki for travelers on budget.
This apartment is located only 5 minutes walk from the center of the city. The Helsinki Central Railway station is only a 10 minute walk away, so when arriving from the airport by bys or train it will not take you long to check in.
The apartment is located in the Kruununhaka district, and it is a great place when exploring Helsinki. Kruununhaka is one of the oldest disctricts in Helsinki, so it is full of beautiful old buildings to discover if you're into architecture.
CHECK-IN / BOOKING - when making a reservation or inquiry, if possible
please include details about when you want to check in and out.
APARTMENT - You rent the entire apartment which is a compact 20 sqm
apartment with a kitchenette and a bathroom. Windows are towards the inner
yard, so it is also a very peaceful and safe location.
+ small bed (90cm / 36")
+ bed linen provided for 2
+ 1 extra mattress provided (80cm / 32")
COOKING - There is a separate kitchenette
+ Stove with 4 hobs and oven
+ Coffee maker
+ Basic dinner and cook ware
+ Dining table suitable for 2
+ Washing machine
+ The closest subway station is Kaisaniemi (5 minute walk)
+ Trams 1A/B and 7A/B have stops 200 metres away
+ Kamppi bus terminal is 1km away
+ Central railway station 10 minute walk (500m)
INTERNET & ENTERTAINMENT
+ Fast wireless internet connection provided to use with your own devices
+ Internet works with a portable Huawei 4G mobile hotspot - use it at the apartment or take it with you when moving around in the city, and use tablets + phones and not worry about roaming charges
- please note that the photos show a TV in the apartment, but it is not there anymore because of Finnish TV permit prices, you can use the high speed wifi to watch TV on your own devices. Also at the moment there are no books.
+ There is free parking lot very close to the apartment, and usually you can always find a place to park your car there. The area is on the road to island Tervasaari, and its only 200 metres away from the apartment. This is good because you have to pay for all the parking places in the streets of Helsinki, with with few exceptions like the space near my apartment.
Because of the central location, you will save the price of public transport ticket, as you can walk to all the main sights (verified in the reviews). That means 7€ less per person per day! For example in Kallio you will need the ticket if you don't want to spend your days walking to the city and back...
The Kruununhaka district has a number of cosy small shops and restaurants. Most popular tourist sights of Helsinki are within a walking distance.
The apartment building was built in 1939, and is well maintained. It has a small inner yard where you can also hang out if you wish.
As mentioned, bed is 90 cm wide, so a couple might be able to sleep in it together. If you're not a couple, or if you prefer a little more space while sleeping, there is an extra mattress (80cm wide) that can be used for sleeping on the floor. Clean sheets and towels are always provided for 2 guests.
The kitchen is fully equipped, so cooking yourself is an option as well.
To sum it up: If you prefer a compact, centrally located flat in a safe and peaceful neighbourhood in Helsinki... this is it!
I will also be more than happy to give you tips on things to do in Helsinki and in Finland.
Kruununhaka is an affluent neighbourhood right next to Helsinki City Centre, so you will be able to enjoy the peaceful surroundings but still live right in the center of Helsinki.
You can get to all main Helsinki sights by foot - this is verified in the reviews. Trams, buses and metro are nearby - no time wasted traveling to the center!
Basically, act like you would in your own home and we'll get along just fine.
Do the dishes before leaving, turn the lights off when heading out. Make sure you don't leave the oven or stove on. Clean up after yourself, if you happen to spill something etc.
Accidents can happen, so if something breaks / something unexpected happens, please notify me as soon you can, so we can figure out what to do.
Once leaving, make sure you have all that belongs to you with you, and leave the key in the apartment. If you happen to forget something, we can always find a way to get it back to you.
Please no loud music after 10 pm.
And remember to have fun!
A nice small tidy and quiet apartment right in the city center. Public transport is only 5 minutes walk away, but the whole city center can be done by foot from the apartment. The description on this website is accurate.
When I arrived at the apartment Petteri's friend was already there and handed me the key. I had a pleasant stay and can recommend this appartment especially to solo travellers.
Das Appartement liegt wirklich extrem zentral und ist zu Fuß vom Hauptbahnhof in 10 Minuten zu erreichen.
Es ist klein, aber es ist Alles vorhanden was man braucht ( Küche mit Mikrowelle etc.).
Wir haben hier zu zweit übernachtet und hatten wirklich nichts zu beanstanden.
Würden es jederzeit wieder buchen: Preis- Leistungsverhältnis passt!
My partner and I stayed 3 nights at Petteri's place. He was prompt to answer any questions we had. He was not in town when we arrived but his friend Milla gave us our key.
The apartment was located a short walk from town and is quite easy to find. It is compact and tidy. It has a single bed but there is another mattress you can use on the floor.
There were also some food items left over from the previous guests like coffee & tea which was fantastic!
We would recommend to stay at this apartment!
Despite the difficulties that we had upon our arrival, Petteri did everything possible to straight things out and recover from initial miscommunication. He was proactive honest and helpful. The apartment is very clean, conveniently located and very cosy. Overall our stay was quiet a good experience.
We had a pleasure stay in the apartment. It was tidy and comfortable for 2 people. It is quiet apartment. There are many equipment which we could cook there. The host is nice. He placed the key in the hotel nearby so we could collect it there after a day trip.
Sehr unkomplizierter und freundlicher Gastgeber. Obwohl ich Petteri nie zu Gesicht bekommen habe, lief die Schlüsselübergabe und der restliche Aufenthalt problemlos ab. Das Appartment ist im Wesentlichen wie beschrieben: Klein - für mich aber völlig ausreichend. Sauber. Alles Nötige vorhanden. Sehr innenstadtnah. Fernseher fehlte - hatt mich jedoch nicht gestört, da ich die meiste Zeit unterwegs war.
Ich würde jederzeit wieder in dem Appartment von Petteri übernachten :)
This host has 3 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Petteri
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