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Affordable accommodation in Helsinki?

Post by mututykk » Mon May 05, 2003 8:08 pm

If anyone knows hotels or motels in Helsinki that cost around $40 per night, please let me know. Thanks.



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Post by Phil » Mon May 05, 2003 11:47 pm

HA! :lol: :lol: Good Luck!

My parents were checking out prices of hotels in the area, I believe $74/night was the cheapest they found, and that was in April.

If you want me to give you the names, let me know - I'll dig them out of my inbox.

I think even hostels here are over $40 a night :wink:


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Post by neil » Tue May 06, 2003 1:48 pm

I had a look at Hotel Cumulus (which has hotels at various sites in the city) and the cost for those is silly.

Bear in mind that everything in Finland is expensive.


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Post by PeterF » Tue May 06, 2003 1:55 pm

The cheapest Hotel I know of in Helsinki area is the Privatel or is it Privotel in Leipavara..it is signposted off ring one near the Shell bensin station.
It used to be about 300 fim. 50-55 E.


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Post by gavin » Tue May 06, 2003 2:01 pm

neil wrote:I had a look at Hotel Cumulus (which has hotels at various sites in the city) and the cost for those is silly.

Bear in mind that everything in Finland is expensive.


The Cumulus near the train station is OK on weekends: 77euros for 'off peak' time. During the week it's about 127euros, I think.

To quote TP: You could even swing a cat in the room, but only if it didn't mind a few nasty cracks about the head...

Cheers
Gavin


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Post by PeterF » Tue May 06, 2003 2:19 pm

Here is the link to The Privatel.
http://www.espoon-privatel.fi/helsinki_eng.shtml

16 m2 one room - single "standard single" 59,- 64,- -
B 20 m2 one room - big single or small double "standard double" 66,- 71,-
Lower price is without breakfast.
Hej Hank used to work there.. :roll:


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Post by Hank W. » Tue May 06, 2003 2:33 pm

Yeah, they're more like an apartments hotel for longer term acommodation. Connections are good - leppävaara train station is a short walk.
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cheap hostels and hotels

Post by daive » Tue May 06, 2003 3:03 pm

How cheap are you looking for??

Eurohostel

Linnankatu 9
Helsinki 00160
Finland
Property Type: Hostel

Standard Rates
These great rates can be booked online up to 365 days in advance.
Room rates from 21.00 to 74.8 EUR.


or


Summer Hostel Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14
Helsinki, Southern Finland 00100
Finland
Price Range: 41.00 - 75.00 EUR

Property Type: Hostel


or alternatively Kaivopuisto is safe to sleep in at night, so I heard!! :twisted: :twisted:


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Post by Richard » Tue May 06, 2003 6:06 pm

Someone posted this months ago. It looks
cheap and judging by the photos ok.

http://www.hotelli-ava.fi/services.htm

- 1 person guest room 48 eur/day
- 2 person guest room/ 60 eur/day
- 1 person guest room with a kitchen/ 55 eur/day
- 2 person guest room with a kitchen / 63 eur/day
- 4 person apartment with a kitchen/ 98 eur/day
- 6 person apartment with a kitchen/ 131 eur/day

Breakfast 5,50 eur

Ask more about our good weekend rates.


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Post by Ace » Tue May 06, 2003 8:49 pm

Richard wrote:Someone posted this months ago. It looks
cheap and judging by the photos ok.

http://www.hotelli-ava.fi/services.htm

- 1 person guest room 48 eur/day
- 2 person guest room/ 60 eur/day
- 1 person guest room with a kitchen/ 55 eur/day
- 2 person guest room with a kitchen / 63 eur/day
- 4 person apartment with a kitchen/ 98 eur/day
- 6 person apartment with a kitchen/ 131 eur/day

Breakfast 5,50 eur

Ask more about our good weekend rates.


My family came over to visit in february and used this hotel. And it was excellent for the price, not one complaint from my mum and two sisters (and thats saying something :lol: )

I think Dusty Bin reccomended this place for me from the old site.


gavin

Post by gavin » Tue May 06, 2003 8:53 pm

We should contact the hotel, say we recommend them to all our members, and ask for 5% discount on referrals from us.

Good for them, good for us.

Cheers
Gavin


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Post by Ace » Tue May 06, 2003 8:57 pm

Its something to do with a nearby school. (Haaga I think) so im guessing its aimed at students families and the like. Its in Sornainen (pasila end) and on a tram route to the city centre 7A/7B


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Marttahotelli

Post by Zoe » Fri May 16, 2003 2:41 pm

Marttahotelli is an excellent place for any and all parents to stay at. You may know the Martta's, they are a women's organisations dedicated to finding out nifty new ways to do household tasks and promoting good food etc.
Anyway, the Marttahotelli is VERY clean, the food is good and it's well placed in the centre and is good value for money.


More info:
http://www.marttahotelli.fi/english.htm

Another good place is Anna Hotelli on Annankatu... although the rooms on with windows towards the road are a bit noisy.


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Post by mututykk » Thu May 29, 2003 5:43 pm

awwww, thank you all i din't even expect responses so i was not so keen on checking them :oops:
meanwhile i have booked AVA and for 40 euros per night per double room. thanks for mentioning that it is decent :) now i can get a good night sleep.
is public transport expensive in helsinki? are there any day tickets or something? from where i can obtain information? i used to go there often before i moved away from the area and haven't been back for 5 years. i know nothing what's going on...
thanks so much


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Post by neil » Thu May 29, 2003 6:01 pm

Although the tram ticketing system was overhauled last yet, I still see people using those 10 trip/strip punchcards. Of course single tickets can still be used or alternatively, sending an SMS (with the contents A641) to number 16353 will return an SMS ticket that's valid for an hour to your mobile phone.

Neil.


PS Friends of ours stayed in the AVA a few weeks back and they said it was good as well.


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