Gay Helsinki · Hotels

Gay Helsinki · Hotels

Helsinki has plenty of hotels to choose from and it's a very welcoming city for gay travellers.

Why this hotel?: Waterfront location, Indoor Pool, Sauna

Hilton Helsinki Strand is one of the best located and equipped hotels in central Helsinki. The hotel boasts a scenic waterfront location, heated indoor pool and contemporary restaurant. Each room has clean and minimalist design choices, spacious floor plan, windows with plenty of natural light and typical Scandinavian views.

The most convenient transport is available by a 4-minute walk to the Hakaniemen metro station.


scenic waterfront location, heated indoor pool, contemporary restaurant

John Stenbergin ranta 4, Helsinki

Why this hotel?: Central and modern. Housed in a historic former prison.

Ever wanted to stay in a prison overnight? Now you can, in the comfort of a modern 4-star hotel in Helsinki, Finland.

Hotel Katajanokka is housed in a historic former prison from 1837, offers a casual restaurant, a chic lobby bar a well as a gym and a sauna on-site. The converted cells – now polished and modern rooms – feature wifi, flatscreen TV, minibar, and sitting area. Despite still looking like Finland’s most notorious prison from the outside, Hotel Katajanokka is known for its homeliness and cordial hospitality.

This LGBT friendly hotel is located on the atmospheric Katajanokka Island, and is only a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute tram away from popular gay bars in Helsinki. Mann’s Street is a gay karaoke bar in the heart of the city close to the hotel. Bear Park Cafe has been chosen as Finland’s best gay bar previously.

Visiting in the summer? Enjoy charcoal-barbecued delicacies on the sunny courtyard terrace, accompanied by a drink or two, rounded with live music and a friendly and relaxed vibe.


hotel, restaurant, lobby, bar, gym, sauna, a/c, parking, event space,

Merikasarminkatu 1 A, Helsinki


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Why this hotel?: Centrally located, luxury room options, stunning Art Nouveau building

Scandic Grand Central Hotel is located in a stunning Art Nouveau building. The hotel is equipped with a classy hotel bar and restaurant, relaxing sauna and breakfast buffet. Each room is decorated timelessly, some with large windows that provide a light and airy feel; some with cosy luxurious decor that provide a more intimate environment. Views are all unique and beautiful in their own right, including the National Theatre, Ateneum Art Museum, the inner city, the beautiful courtyard or the green Kaisaniemi Park.


classy hotel bar and restaurant, relaxing sauna, breakfast buffet

Vilhonkatu 13, Helsinki

Why this hotel?: Complimentary breakfast, centrally located, Sauna

Marski by Scandic is located in the very heart of Helsinki, just 3 minutes’ walk from the nearest tram station. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast and the use of their trendy restaurant, bar and cafe. Other amenities include a gym, 24 hour snack shop and sauna.

All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibars, safes, en suite bathrooms, and tea and coffee-making facilities.


complimentary breakfast, trendy restaurant, bar, cafe, gym, 24 hour snack shop, sauna.

Mannerheimintie 10, Helsinki

Why this hotel?: Centrally located, reliable, well equipped

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre is a very well located hotel. As a well-reputed and reliable hotel chain, Holiday Inn guarantee a level of cleanliness and luxury. In particular, the Helsinki City Centre hotel comes equipped with gym, sauna and restaurant serving Scandinavian breakfast and lunch.

The hotel is in the building next to the central train station and is only 30 minutes by train, car or taxi from Helsinki airport. As well as this the hotel is within 30 minutes of many shops and other cultural attractions.


gym, bar, restaurant, sauna

Elielinaukio 5, Helsinki

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