Living room / bedroom 2. There are black out curtains now for a good night sleep :)Bedroom 1. There are blackout curtains now available for a good sleep :)
Scandinavian design apartment in hip Kallio
Scandinavian design apartment in hip Kallio
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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A beautiful, spacious, cozy, bright and stylish two bedroom apartment in the best location of the hip neighborhood of Kallio, the most vibrant part in Helsinki - the city of fascinating urban culture, cool design, creative food and unique new attractions!

The space

The apartment is 75 square meters and on the top floor (with an elevator) in a beautiful century old Art Nouveau building on top floor on a small hill. You can even see to the sea from the huge balcony. There are two bedrooms and a big kitchen. Suitable for a single/two singles/a couple/two couples/family/group of friends.

Double bed is 1.4 meters wide, another beds are 1.2 and 0.8 meters. There are two sofas that can be turned into beds and extra mattresses if needed. Also a 1.6 meters wide double air mattress available. Places to sleep up to six people. The apartment is furnished with Finnish and Scandinavian vintage design classics from Marimekko, Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Hay and Ilmari Tapiovaara. Beautiful wooden floors and high ceiling. LCD TV and soundsystems for your pleasure.

The kitchen has all the basic needs to cook (dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, fridge-freezer, stove, oven, toaster, microwave etc.) and to make coffee/tea (electric water boiler, espresso maker). Enjoy!

Interaction with guests

I can help you with everything nearly all the time.

Other things to note

Amenities include:

- Elevator
- High speed wireless internet (wifi)
- Towels and bed linens
- Black out curtains to provide good sleep
- Soundsystem for your phone/ipod/laptop
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Iron and a board

Please take a look at my feedback. Please ask if there's anything you would like to know. I'd be glad to help.

I work as culture/travel/design journalist so I would be pleased to tell everything you need to know about Helsinki, which is one of the most interesting cities in Europe right now. There's so much going on here specially during the warm season. Kallio area is the center place of the "renaissance".

I can also give you tips about Finland and the surrounds, like, there are some really charming old villages near Helsinki like Porvoo, Fiskars and Tammisaari. What a great day trip, easy to reach. You can also take a ferry (Tallink/Eckerö Line/Viking Line/Linda Line) and make a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia. Very easy, cheap and fun! Visiting Nuuksio national park is something unique. Easy to reach by local bus in one hour.

I'll leave you maps, guidebooks and some info about the city, the neighborhood and the apartment. Warmly welcome!

Elevator in Building
Wireless Internet

Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £27
Security Deposit £181
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 couch, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 couch, 1 air mattress, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11PM

No smoking inside. No noise between 10 pm and 7 am. No big parties. No illegal downloading/uploading when using the internet connection. Please respect the neighbours. Please take good care of the apartment and leave the place in the same condition as it was. If something unexpected happens, please let me know asap. Thanks!


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Paul User Profile
July 2017
Hip, spacious apartment in a cool neighbourhood. The area is less than 20 mins walk from Helsinki centre and less than 10 by tram. Communication was very good. Although I never got to meet the owner, I would have no hesitation recommending it.

Carlos User Profile
June 2017
We stayed a group of 6 friends at aleksis place for the week end and everything went great. Aleksi is a great host, he even changed the work shift to meet us and give us the keys. The comunication with him was very fluent and easy, he aslo gave us a lot of recomendations of pubs, restaurants and what to visit. Thanks

Verena User Profile
January 2017
Aleksi described well how we get to his place and was a kind and welcoming host. We were two couples and it was perfect as there is a double bed in each room. The kitchen is nice and well equipped and grocery stores are in close proximity. It was easy to get around. Even though the tram station is close by, we always walked to the town centre, it's really not far. We had a great time and I would definitely recommend to stay at Aleksis place.

Otso User Profile
December 2016
My girlfriend's, her family's and my stay at Aleksi's apartment was just super! He was flexible, easy to communicate with and very friendly host. His high-sealing apartment was big and stylish, all equipped with nice furniture and modern home appliances. The location was rather quiet and conveniently close to public transportation. As a bonus we were able to use his weekly 'sauna shift' and enjoy some steam in privacy. I can recommend staying at Aleksis apartment 100%!! Thank you for the nice stay Aleksi!

Mari-Liis User Profile
November 2016
Aleksi is a great host. Accurate, good communicator and fun to be around. His place is exactly what a Kallio-distrcit apartment should be like. Boho vibes, with plenty of Marimekko textiles. Plus a nice view on Kallio church. Just awesome!

Miia User Profile
August 2016
Aleksi was a good host and and easy to communicate with. He always responded quickly even tough he was abroad. The apartment is exactly as described and much bigger than appears on the pictures. Aleksi provided suggestions of nearby places to go. Great location. We would definitely stay here again.

Shibani User Profile
August 2016
Everything was just as pictured - large apartment with lots of light. Great location - fun neighborhood with a local feel but easy to get to the touristy sights. Aleksi was easy to reach when we needed and even provided a hair dryer that was initially not in the apartment. It was nice that Aleksi provided suggestions of nearby places to go. The third, smallest bed is definitely less comfortable than the others and could use a better mattress. Overall, a great stay, and we would definitely stay here again.

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Helsinki, FinlandJoined in July 2011
Aleksi User ProfileAleksi is a superhost.

Art teacher and journalist from Helsinki Finland. I love traveling and hosting people in Helsinki. Into cultures, city life, nature, design, art, architecture, biking, swimming, vegetarian food etc.

Languages: English, Suomi, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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