Sometimes there´s a little noise,because it´s so cheap,that young people like it,but on the other hand-it is usually quite cheap.Price changes acoording how popular time of year/month it is.It can be under 50e whole room if you are lucky!
We stayed at Omena Eerikinkatu. They are the only one with a garage. It was winter, and the garage was underground. We have quite big car, and it was not nice to drive down in slippery weather. The garage was 17,50e from 16.00 to 12.00 next day. When we came to Helsinki, we had to leave our car somewhere else, because it was 12 o´clock. So we figured ot, that Omena wasn´t so cheap anymore.. We needed to pay 20e for 4 hours in Parking Eliel! Terrible expensive If you use "normal" hotel, you can have you car at their garage whole day before and late next day. So if you travel by car, pay attention to this thing.
Unique Quality: You pay in internet,and get door-opening-code,there´s no reception.You can make your own breakfast or pay for eat in cafe they have nearby. There is instant cafe and tea offered by the hotel.
There are now three fully-automated Omena Hotels in Helsinki. One on Eerikinkatu, one in Yrjönkatu (nearest to the central railway station) and one in Lönnrotinkatu.
It's great for small parties up to 3 or 4 people as there is a twin bed as well as sofa bed for two in each room. However, it is rather basic, and the 'bathroom' is a plasticy cube - the kind you find on most cruise ships - slightly bigger though. Basically, everything is been built on a low budget, except the prices. The room prices start from 59 EUR per night, but may rise to 90 EUR or more during busy times. In August 2012, the floor in my room was full of tiny little rubbish. Not the best impression! I emailed the customer service the next day (I only arrived around 1am) and didn't even get a reply! If that doesn't bother you, rooms are rather spacious.
When you book, you'll receive a door code that lets you come and go as you wish. All Omena Hotels are located in the very city centre and there are numerous shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs, night clubs in the immediate vicinity.
Each room is equipped with quilts (down as well as synthetic), bed linens and towels. There is a small fridge, microwave oven, kettle, a dinner table (with two chairs) and a TV in each room. Internet access is also available, but at €12 per night, it is a rip off (no wireless access). Since the hotel is fully automated the tv in the room also works as a channel to pay-TV movie channels, contact maintenance/cleaning services or call for the security personnel.
There is naturally no breakfast at the hotel, but they have arranged for guests to receive breakfast at Café Picnic (Fredrikinkatu 61) at €5,50 per person although you might be better off finding a place to eat breakfast on your own, because Cafe Picnic has awkward opening hours in the weekends (It is not open at all in the weekends in June or July, and only re-opens for Saturdays in August as late as 9am). On weekdays, it opens at 6.30am though.
I haven't stayed in this hotel yet as it is rather new; opened 1st of April in 2007. But I will and before that I wanted to share my knownledge of this very affortable hotel in Helsinki City Center.
Unique Quality: This is the only low cost hotel chain in Finland with locations in Tampere, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki.
All the bookings are made completely automated by computer and customer service and group reservations clerks are on service only weekdays between 10 to 15.00 o'clock. Also the hotel has no reception staff, no check-in or check-out procedures, so no additional staff is needed and the hotel can pass on the savings to the guests.
The company has no sales offices either. Instead, all customers book and pay for their rooms on the Internet. After booking you will receive a confirmation which includes room number and a personal door code that is valid throughout your stay. Handy!
A room can accommodate from one to four people and with the very same price, which can be at lowest 36 euros but normally around 55 euros/night.
The room has WC, shower, fridge, mikrowave owen, jug kettle, hairdryer, dining table&big flat screen tv, possibility to internet connection... And they have 95 rooms!
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Directions: Few blocks away from shopping center Kamppi, in the city center.
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Address: Eerikinkatu 24, Helsinki, Southern Finland, 00100, Finland