About this listing
This light-filled studio has one large room and kitchen, both overlooking the Karhupuisto park. Small bathroom. At the moment, the apartment has only basic furniture (bed + mattress + kitchen table and chairs) because it will be redecorated soon.
A bright and spacious 37 sqm studio. The bed fits two and there is also an extra mattress available. NB! The apartment has only basic furniture because it will be redecorated later on.
Wifi available. Functioning kitchen with basic necessities (pots, pans, cups, plates etc.), fridge/freezer, stove and water kettle. Bedlinen and towels are provided.
Interaction with guests
I enjoy sharing tips about Helsinki with visitors, and will try to be available for your questions by e-mail, phone or in person to my best ability. Mostly, I will be out of town when the apartment is available.
The neighbourhood of Kallio has changed quite a lot in the last few years - now there are coffee shops, quirky vintage stores, restaurants and pubs on almost every street. My favourite spot is the Kallio library, just across the street (where you can even borrow a game of petanque!), or the numerous smaller and larger parks.
Great public transport; trams 1,3 and 9 stop right outside the building, the metro is 4 blocks away. The bus 615 from the airport stops 3 blocks away and takes 35-40 minutes. The city centre is less than 10 mins away by public transport and 15-20 mins by foot.
Other things to note
In May-July, I can usually only book guests to stay for three nights or more.
Please note that the apartment is not completely furnished and stylized like a home yet, because the tenant has moved out and the apartment will be redecorated soon. Also note that in the summer, the sun rises very early in the morning, so remember to bring a sleep mask if you're a light sleeper. The room doesn't have a darkening curtain.
The neighbourhood is quite lively, which sometimes is reflected in happenings e.g. in the park outside, so there can be noise in the evening. There is a fire station nearby and the tram stop is right outside the building, so although the building itself is quiet, there is some noise from the street.
There is no balcony, even though one of the guests states so :) The windows are quite nice, though!
Please treat the apartment like the home of your friend, and respect the neighbours and the quiet hours of the residential building (10 pm to 7 am). No smoking and no pets allowed.
Please follow the Finnish custom of not wearing your shoes in the apartment. For your own safety, please don't use electric appliances (with a cord) in the bathroom.
Welcome to Helsinki and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!