The hotel is in a fantastic, central location for exploring Helsinki. It is very well serviced by public transport, and not a long walk to most attractions. It can be a little awkward when arriving and departing, if you have a suitcase on wheels, as the cobblestone street can be challenging.
The hotel reception staff were friendly, and informative at check in. Reception was closed when I checked out, but there is a deposit box for the room cards. There is tea and coffee available in the lobby.
The room itself was basic, but clean and bright. The bed was comfortable, and towels were provided. The bathroom was very small, but that's understandable, and not uncommon in budget hotels.
Unfortunately, I stayed during what was one of the hottest summers in quite a while, and there was no airconditioning. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, with the opening of the windows.
I stayed on a Saturday night, so the bars and clubs on the streets surrounding the hotel were in full swing until 4-5am, and I had no choice but to leave the windows open for air.
I can sleep through pretty much anything, so for one night I didn't mind listening to people enjoying themselves, though if I was staying for a longer period, it would probably become tiresome. It's the price you pay for being in the middle of everything.More
- Free Wifi