We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (2,274)
Filter reviews
2,274 results
Traveller rating
1,385
749
106
23
11
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,385
749
106
23
11
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsconverted prisontram stopprison themeprison wallstin platesprison hotelunique hotelprison celloriginal featurescity centrenumber tramviking line ferryuspenski cathedralmarket squareprivate saunaporridgecomfortable rooms
Filter
Updating list...
1,301 - 1,306 of 2,274 reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2011

Having just spent 4 nights at the Katajanokka I want to share this very groovy hotel with fellow travellers. Having been an old prision it's full of interesting architectual styles. The rooms are comfy,clean and well appointed for the price. What we loved was the position just a few kilometers from the very heart of Helsinki,,yet so quiet with 3 wonderful little resturants within 5 min walk from the hotel.
The Staff............well they are uber cool young Finns with great smiles and loads of helpful hints. Helsinki is a gem.......

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank GiulianaSydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Close to the port, in a nice refurbished installation (a former prison) this hotel gives all confort and wonderful braekfast in a quiet environment at very accesible prices. A place to recommend strongly.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Miguel070
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Hotel is an old 19th century Prison and still contains many of the characteristics from that era. The metal stairs where prisoners once walked are adorn the halls and each room are two old prison cells put together.

The room had a double bed HDTV and wonderful lighting. The bathroom was modern, with e full deep sink and an excellent power shower with both large head and spray. Towels were change daily.

The bar and resturant offer great food and drinks at typical Scandinavian prices. However if you want a good pub walk just up the street to The Poseidon. A lovely little bar.

The Tram ran right outside the hotel and at just 2.50 Euros for a single it was great value.

Hotel had a small fitness room and a sauna which was free in the mornings. Ladies from 8-9.45 men from 9.45 to 11. The sauna was great!

The downsides were that the Sauna was only open this time in the morning. The hotel had no WIFI (probably due to the prison wall thickness) but if you have a laptop or Mac they do provide a fast LAN cable for you to connect. I used my Mac as a hotspot so could still use my Iphones as Wifi. Finally little for children to do if you have a family.

All in all a great hotel for a weekend escape and I will certainly be going there soon!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank deanfp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Great hotel! Rooms are actually cells in a prison. Decor is great, keeping the prison feel in a good way. Breakfast was great too. Right on the tram line too!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Handywoman9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Bad service in the reception. We have a problem with our lugagge in the airport and the receptionist was rude and didn´t try to help us.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank michelmedran
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews