Celebrate LGBT Pride at the Helsinki Pride Parade and stay in one of the gay friendly hotels Helsinki, Finland.
Finland is often referred to as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world and public acceptance of LGBT people and same-sex relationships is high. The “Gay Happiness Index” (GHI), based on a poll by PlanetRomeo, lists Finland as the twelfth happiest country for LGBT people, on par with countries such as New Zealand and Spain.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Finland are among the most advanced in Europe. According to an annual ILGA report, Finnish LGBT legislation is among the most extensive and developed legislations in Europe. Compared to fellow Nordic countries, it ranks near the top, outranked only by neighbouring Norway.
Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.
Top attractions to visit in Helsinki
- Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
- Temppeliaukio Church
- Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
- Helsinki Cathedral
- Old Market Hall
Best Day Tours in Helsinki
- Snowmobile Safari in Helsinki Archipelago with Lunch
- Half-Day Nature Adventure to Nuuksio National Park from Helsinki
- Winter wonderland hike in a national park
- Redrib ice experience
- Tallinn Day Cruise from Helsinki
See all tours in Helsinki on GetYourGuide.
1. Hotel Klaus K 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Helsinki
Situated 100 m from the Esplanadi shopping district, this design hotel features free gym access. The rooms include free WiFi, LCD TVs and luxury beds.
Hotel Klaus K’s soundproofed rooms have décor inspired by the Finnish epic poem, Kalevala. Some rooms include a bathtub and views of Helsinki’s bustling city centre.
Italian cuisine and Tuscan wines are offered in Restaurant Toscanini.
Tram numbers 3 and 6 stop directly outside Hotel Klaus K, providing easy access across Helsinki.
A block from the Vanha Kirkkopuisto park, this chic hotel in a circa-1880s redbrick building is a minute’s walk from the Erottaja tram stop and a 9-minute walk from the Market Square.
Plush rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and minibars. There are also 4 rooms individually designed by modern artists, as well as rooms with loft bedrooms, and suites with mood lighting and rooftop terraces.
A breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s a sophisticated cocktail bar, a lavish Italian restaurant with a gold ceiling, and a rooftop terrace. Other amenities include a spa, a 24-hour gym and meeting rooms.
Whatever brings you to Helsinki, Klaus K Hotel welcomes you to the heart of the city where the old Art Nouveau buildings meet the modern Scandinavian lifestyle. The hotel’s design is inspired by Finland’s national epic, Kalevala. Throughout the hotel’s interior there are small details that bring you to the world of Finnish folklore and mythology.
Mystique, passion, desire, and envy are themes that have inspired Kalevala stories as well as us. Klaus K Hotel is the first Lifestyle Preferred hotel in Helsinki. Some of our very unique rooms are created in collaboration with the most famous Finnish contemporary artists.
Room was comfortable and spacious (if eccentrically painted) and the buffet breakfast, incl in my rate, was excellent with lots of locally sourced foods and excellent bread. My room was quiet and bed comfortable. The hotel targets a young crowd and is both straight and gay friendly. Location is perfect for the (modest) sights of Helsinki.
They have always known how to live with details in Klaus K, but now they have taken everything to the new level. New Sky Lofts as they call them are really spacious, cool and well planned. I’m also proud to tell that this hotel is officially the first gay friendly hotel in Helsinki and got inspired by Kalevala, Finnish national epic. What does this inspiration mean? You can find it in many details there.
And if you don’t them know ask from their staff – probably you will get the friendliest service in Finland. Simply WOW.
LOCATION: Excellent location – close to the central station and walkable from all points of interest
DINE + DRINK: Sweet lobby level Restaurant, but no good bar on site. The italian restaurant at the ground level seemed packed too, so must be good
ROOM: We stayed in 626 – which was a SKY LOFT – , so this review is based on that; VIEW: basic view of the city ; SIZE: Very spacious room; AIR-CON: Perfectly functioning cooler that helped in setting the perfect room temperature; BED: Comfortable bed that played the expected part to put me to sleep; BATHROOM: Stand in shower; TOILETRIES: Spa quality cosmetics that were mindblowing
FACILITIES: Pretty decent Gym with a basic range of weights and Cardio machines
SERVICE: Friendly staff that took care of all my needs with a smile and made us feel pampered and well taken care of. Special Shout out to the front desk staff
HOW WIRED YOU WILL BE: Free high speed Wifi that works well all over the property. Big Plasma TV screen dishing out dozens of channels spanning sports, news, music, movies and a wide variety of entertainment in multiple languages.
ery unique hotel. Received an upgrade to a Sky Studio which comes with a host of benefits including a private entrance and elevator. The hotel has a fantastic rooftop with an enclosed sitting area (great during the winter) and 360 degree views of Helsinki. Breakfast buffet was excellent during our stay. Great location, easy walking distance to all the major attractions of Helsinki and a tram stop right outside the front door.
Room was comfortable and very modern and only minor complaint would be the in room prices were extremely high for water, beverages and snacks. A wet bar beer was priced higher than a beer at the bar downstairs.
This hotel has very many different room types. Sky lofts and art suites created in collaboration with famous Finnish contemporary artists seem to be very special.
I had a larger single room named Mystical Single (20 square meters, the bed 120 centimeters wide). Smaller single rooms named Passion Mini are only 15 square meters (the bed 90 centimeters). I stayed two nights and the price was only 84 euros per night including buffet breakfasts. It is very cheap in a design hotel, which is situated in the downtown of Helsinki. Rooms are cleaned every third days. The price of an extra cleaning is six euros per day. They donate half of the cleaning fee to the conservation of the Baltic Sea.
My Mystical Single Room (room number 403) was very stylish. I had an extremely comfortable bed, a small television, a self-adjustable air-conditioning system, a safe, an iron, an ironing board, a hairdryer and an empty minibar. You can ask contents into the minibar from the reception or you can pre-order them as well as snacks and flowers. You may use the minibar as a fridge but actually it isn’t as cold as a fridge. My room faced to the inner courtyard and I didn’t hear any noise at nights. So my sleep quality was perfect.
The bathroom of my hotel room was very functional, except the wash-basin. Instead of tiny bottles they have big bottles of hand soap, body soap and shampoo in bathrooms, which is very good. You can borrow more cosmetic products (e.g. conditioner and other shampoo trademarks) freely from the reception. From there you can ask bathrobes and slippers, too. Unfortunately the bathroom of my hotel room wasn’t perfect. It seems that they have had soap and shampoo dispensers but they have changed them to unattached bottles. However, they still have mounting holes of those dispensers in tiles. They should put grout or silicon into those holes.
The breakfast room of the hotel is very stylish and all food was very delicious. Special diets are taken into consideration. They have half-hour time slots when you may come in. So you have to choose an exact breakfast time when checking-in and arrive at the given time. I am not sure if that is a permanent system. Perhaps it was due to the corona virus situation. So they are able to guarantee enough room for everybody. I ate my breakfast at 7.30 a.m. and the breakfast room was very empty on both days. For other meals or refreshments the lobby bar, Restaurant Toscanini and Sky Terrace on the 7th floor are very good.
The gym or the fitness room of the hotel is open 24/7. Helsinki Day Spa is also situated in the hotel building. You can ask massages or other spa treatments from there.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Klaus K ?
Prices start 243$/night for Passion Double Room. The Sky Suite Room is 626$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Spacious, designer suites offering:
– Large bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub, plus bathrobes and slippers – Seating area with espresso machine – Adjustable mood lighting, blackout curtains and international power outlets Depending on availability, you can choose a suite with 1 of the following features: – Large balcony with great city views – 4.5-metre high ceiling and a grotto-style bathroom – Luxury, egg-shaped bed, inspired by the Finnish epic poem, Kalevala
Where to book online – Hotel Klaus K – Gay Friendly Hotels Helsinki – you can find the best hotels deals in Helsinki during Helsinki Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Helsinki on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Scandic Simonkenttä 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Finland
This hotel is 200 m from Helsinki Central Station and 400 m from Helsinki Esplanade shopping district. Free WiFi and free access to the sauna and gym are offered here.
Scandic Simonkenttä’s air-conditioned rooms have wooden floors and satellite TV.
Facilities include a 24-hour shop, a terrace and free bicycle and walking pole rental. The lobby restaurant and bar offers city views. Simonkenttä’s organic breakfast buffet includes lactose-free and gluten-free options.
Scandic Simonkenttä is certified as an environmentally-friendly hotel.
Across the street from the Forum shopping center and the Amos Anderson Art Museum, this warm, polished hotel is a 9-minute walk from the National Museum of Finland and a kilometer from Helsinki Cathedral.
Standard rooms with colorful accents and wood floors feature TVs with movie channels, WiFi access, work desks and in-room safes. Some rooms and suites add pull-out sofas, balconies, minibars and tea kettles. Suites also have private saunas and separate living areas.
The hotel has a gift shop, a California-style restaurant and bar, fitness facilities and 10 meeting rooms. Bicycles are available to borrow from the reception (summer only).
It’s hard to think of a better location for a hotel in Helsinki. Next to Kamppi and just a few minute walk from Forum, the railway and bus station makes it very easy to get around.
Breakfast was great and the lobby nice.
My room was cozy, bed was really comfortable but the bathroom door had seen its best days in comparison to the rest of the interior. It was fully functional but did not really match and therefore caught my eye.
Overall a good place to stay for a good night sleep and a great breakfast.
Ideal location for a short city break. Close to bus and(amazing) railway station as well as walking distance to a lot of the main places of interest. Tram stop outside hotel.
Staff friendly and helpful. Room basic but has the essentials. Fine for a few days. Good choice for breakfast and we enjoyed one dinner at restaurant Màs. Roof bar is a great place to end the evening…what a view!
Clean, quiet and peaceful hotel in the middle of Helsinki city. Its location is great: over the bus terminal and nearby railway station too. Breakfast was tasty and there were various foods to choose. Everything for everyone!
The location is superb, the room is nice and also FUNCTIONAL, eg there are reading laps that are actually useful for reading (which seems to be a rare case). The bed is super comfortable and the pillows get the pillow of the century award. Mostly the hotel pillows are too large , too bouncy, what not for me.
The only thing I found odd about the room is that there is no coffee making equipment which seems standard in Helsinki hotels. And in the beginning it was hard to find my room on the floor because the directions with room numbers are basically visible only when you linger in between the elevator doors longer (at least 5th floor).
The room was nicely appointed though the cleaning was not the best, quite dusty in places particularly around the bed head and lights. I found the room comfortable and it was easy to adjust the temperature which initially was a bit too warm for me. The shower was good with decent water pressure and the sauna very good on the two occasions I made use of it. The only observation I would make about the sauna was that while it was fine for one it would have been very tight for two though the room is a double.
Breakfast was fine, I found what I wanted on the two mornings I ate, on the third I was meeting others outside for breakfast. It’s nothing to get excited about but fresh and plentiful. My one negative would be the juice machines – totally awful dispensing coloured liquid rather than juice.
Check out was fine and I was told to come back soon. I will certainly stay here again when I next visit Helsinki.
How much does a room costs at Scandic Simonkenttä ?
Prices start 242$/night for Standard Double Room. The Superior Plus Double Room is 390$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Includes a satellite TV, in-room safe and work desk.
Where to book online – Scandic Simonkenttä – Gay Friendly Hotels Finland – you can find the best hotels deals in Helsinki during Helsinki Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Helsinki on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Hotel Helka 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Helsinki
Just 250 m from Kamppi Metro Station, this stylish Helsinki hotel is set in a refurbished 1920s building. Guests have free, daily access to a relaxing sauna. All rooms have Finnish designer furniture and free WiFi.
Hotel Helka’s bright, spacious rooms feature luxurious beds from Hilding Anders, air conditioning, a kettle and flat-screen TVs with Chromecast streaming. The bathroom comes with aroma therapeutic toiletries from Thann.
The Scandinavian breakfast buffet features a varied selection of organic and local products. The bar serves a selection of beverages, including Helka’s own cocktails.
A 5-minute walk from Kampin metro station, this informal hotel, built in the 1920s, is a 13-minute walk from Ateneum art museum and 3 km from Linnanmäki amusement park.
Cozy rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add mini fridges; suites offer private saunas.
Scandinavian breakfast buffet is free. Other amenities include men’s and women’s saunas, a casual restaurant, and a bar featuring beers from local breweries.
Helka is a unique private hotel in the heart of Helsinki, built in an old 1920s building. Our stylish interior is decorated with carefully chosen Finnish design classics such as Alvar Aalto and Artek, to name a few. We have 151 rooms on five floors where design and functionality are well combined.
Helka is close to almost everything Helsinki has to offer: main attractions, city buzz, culture, parks and calming waterside nature. For us, it’s all about you. We are passionate about customer service and making you happy is always our first priority – wherever you come from, Helka makes you feel at home.
Helka is a discrimination-free zone. Helka strives for good also on a larger scale. Our owner YWCA is continuously addressing profits from hotel operations to girls and women of all ages around the world. So, you also can do good by being our guest in Hotel Helka.
Hotel Helka is an old hotel. It has been founded 1969 by YWCA of Finland. The building itself, which the YWCA’s women build in the late 1920’s, offered back then a safe place for women to live or visit. This historical fact guides Helka nowadays, the guideline of it is tolerance – or #pinklikehelka – as they say. It’s more than accepting gays – they really try to make a world bit better by they own acts.
In a hotel, there is ongoing a full renovation. Half of the rooms are already renovated, the rest of the rooms will be renovated during next year. I stayed at one of the renovated rooms. The bathroom was really nice but bit tiny. The room itself is quiet and clean.
The breakfast buffet at Hotel Helka is not the widest possible, but instead of volume, it concentrates on quality.
Hotel Helka has a great central location in Helsinki, it’s easy to go by walking almost all downtown hotspots.
Good location, nice service. hotel has been around for a long time and is now in the time we live, with clean rooms with a touch of Finland. I will go there again.
There is a huge gay disco next door.
What I liked the most about the hotel was its strong statement in support of diversity and equality which started with the sign in big bold letters: ‘this a discrimination-free zone’.
The artwork in the public areas and the hotel room was modern, stylish and very much to my liking.
The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was true to the Nordic style.
The hotel’s central location near Kamppi metro station and the 7/9 tram lines is a definite plus.
The rooms were extremely cosy, the bed comfortable and the hotel quiet so we slept well. The bathroom is small, but functional, but it has a sauna! Oh the luxury is returning after a long day of sightseeing to our own private sauna. It only took about 15 mins to heat up and it was just lovely.
The breakfast is outstanding, so many healthy choices. There is also a cute bar area downstairs which is great for a pre or post dinner drink or a light meal.
All the staff were friendly and helpful.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Helka ?
Prices start 271$/night for Double Room. The Junior Suite with Sauna is 398$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Includes a satellite TV, in-room safe and work desk.
Where to book online – Hotel Helka – Gay Friendly Hotels Helsinki – you can find the best hotels deals in Helsinki during Helsinki Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Helsinki on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Hotel Lilla Roberts 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Helsinki
Featuring a quiet courtyard and views of the city, this Art Deco-themed boutique hotel offers elegantly-fitted rooms in central Helsinki. Guests can take a pause from the city and enjoy a meal in the hotel bistro restaurant Krog Roba or a drink made by the award winning barman. Free WiFi is included.
Eachat Hotel features a wireless Bluetooth-compatible sound system that can enhance your TV viewing pleasure as well as media from personal mobile devices. Additional features include air conditioning and a minibar.
The hotel offers free use of bicycles, free 24 -hour gym and laundry services. Guests can enjoy the courtyard terrace in the summer. Restaurants andfound in the neighbourhood are popular among locals.
In a former power plant built in 1908, this stylish hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Ateneum art museum, 2 km from Temppeliaukio Church and 5 km from the Helsinki Zoo.
Chic rooms with art deco bathrooms offer free Wi-FI, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Plush, upgraded rooms add sitting areas and Nespresso machines, while sophisticated suites have dining tables and bathtubs.
A breakfast buffet is free. Other amenities include a gym, a cocktail bar, and an elegant Scandinavian restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Hotel Lilla Roberts is a stylish hotel, slick and professionally run. The location is great, within walking distance of many things. Breakfast was outstanding, an extensive range of foods with a lot of Finnish foods also.
The room was nicely decorated but had nothing to distinguish it from any other large hotel. Overall: great breakfast, fantastic helpful and professional staff and good location. Also note, it is very business and tour group oriented.
We decided to go for a ‘Style’ room which gives more space, a settee and an armchair along with a desk and which was good for a longer stay. The room was lovely with a good sized bathroom, with both a separate shower and a shower over bath. The decor mainly in greys, black and stainless steel worked well with the Art Deco building and features. We had requested a quiet room and 607 which we had was very quiet and looked out over an inner courtyard.
The bar area is good with views out onto the street, an impressive list of cocktails and some quirky fun objets d’art around. Most importantly, all the staff were really friendly and efficient. We ate in the hotel restaurant on the first night and the food was good and the service excellent. Breakfasts in the hotel were good with a large range of cold and hot food.
The hotel is situated a short walk from the Esplanade and the harbour with many good restaurants also within easy walking distance. We’ve only just returned home and are already talking about going back to Helsinki and to Lilla Roberts.
Hotel Lilla Roberts is located just few blocks away from the center of Helsinki. The hotel is extremely stylish and cozy. Also the service is very friendly and professional. We had a Lux room in the 5th floor, and that was spacious and again stylish & cozy. The bed was cozy and bathroom clean and functional. Sadly the carpet was somewhat dirty upon our arrival.
The bed was large and would have offered good night sleeps, but sadly the noise isolation is not best here, and hence I woke up in the middle of the night for the noise from other rooms. During our stay their restaurant Krog Roba was closed, but that did not bothered us. The breakfast was well thought: instead of quantity they put efforts on quality and local food.
The Hotel Lilla Roberts is certainly among the best hotels I have ever stayed in, anywhere in the world.
The room was spacious with all of the amenities you would expect. Clean. Comfortable bed.
The decor of the property is stylish, with a comfortable lobby for sitting and relaxing. Very friendly staff. Great location relative to downtown Helsinki.
However, the standout was the breakfast – a beautiful breakfast every day, with both local specialties (gravlax, pickled herring, seasonal bread, etc.) and international standards (eggs, very nice cappuccinos, etc.). Can’t do justice to how delicious and well thought out the breakfast is.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Lilla Roberts ?
Prices start 236$/night for Comfort Double Room. The Lux Double Room is 309$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Featuring high ceilings and elegant decor, this double room includes a coffee machine, minibar and safety deposit box. The 55-inch TV is connected to a wireless sound amplification system.
Where to book online – Hotel Lilla Roberts – Gay Friendly Hotels Helsinki – you can find the best hotels deals in Helsinki during Helsinki Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Helsinki on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Hotel Fabian 4* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Helsinki
Hotel Fabian is within 5 minutes’ walk of Helsinki’s famous Market Square and the Esplanadi shopping streets. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and soundproofed, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Rooms at Hotel Fabian feature stylish, modern design and décor. Some have a kitchenette with a refrigerator, tea/coffee maker and microwave.
Fabian’s staff can help to book tours, trips and restaurants. Other services include laundry, dry cleaning and express check-in/check-out.
Fabian Hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Eteläranta Tram Stop, while the Silja Line Ferry Terminal is 500 m away.
A 7-minute walk from lively Market Square, this refined hotel is 1 km from neoclassical Helsinki Cathedral and 2 km from Helsinki Main Railway Station.
The airy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini fridges, plus sitting areas. Upgraded rooms add tea and coffee making facilities; some include balconies. Suites feature microwaves and separate living areas.
Amenities include a lobby bar and meeting space. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Enjoy “boutique” hotels that have personality. Room was large for what I expect from a European hotel. Beds/bedding/pillows very comfortable. Enjoyed overall room fixtures, lighting and bathroom (there are also slippers, robes). We think the room itself was nicer that the photo reflects. Staff at check-in and during day very helpful and friendly.
Were able to leave luggage when we wanted to sight see. Umbrellas available to borrow. Breakfast had many choices, were tasty and well described (and gluten free etc). Staff at breakfast attentive and friendly. Excellent experience. Pleasant walk about 15 min from train station. Like location near harbor.
Hotel Fabian exceeded our expectations. We booked a “Style” room, which was very spacious. The bathroom was clean and modern. The decoration made us feel at home. The breakfast was great and we welcome the variety, selection, and presentation. We walked from the train station upon arrival in Helsinki and were able to find the hotel without any problems. The location is perfect to explore the city. Since we were staying for the weekend, we wanted to take full advantage of the time we had available, considering the weather.
We received recommendations from the Front Desk about the sights and the route laid out for us was absolutely perfect. We also asked for dinner recommendations and they were right on the spot! For our departure, we asked for a taxi back to the Central Rail Station and the Front Desk arranged for it perfectly. Overall this hotel made our stay in Helsinki one that we will never forget for all the good reasons. We highly recommend it if your travels calls you to be in Helsinki.
This was a gem of a hotel. Everything about it exceeded my expectations. It’s on a quiet street in Helsinki within easy walk of the train station, shopping, and wharf. The rooms were large and very comfortable. The entire hotel was immaculate. And then there were the breakfasts, which offered an incredible variety of quality foods.
The people working the front desk should be rewarded. They were very professional, helpful, and kind. They answered all of my questions and even placed a phone call when they were unsure of something.
The cheapest way to get to the hotel from the airport is via the train.
Everything about this hotel was fantastic, and I would definitely stay again when visiting Helsinki.
Rooms are larger than one would expect for Europe in a downtown area. The breakfast in the morning is good – certainly not the best, but a solid spread which appears to have some changes each day to keep it fresh for those staying multiple nights. The location of the Hotel is less ideal than I had hoped for – a decent 5+ minute walk to the trams or the start of the downtown.
There is however a grocery store a very short 2 minute walk and a liquor store attached to the hotel. You certainly won’t be disappointed if you choose this hotel. For the price, the value is excellent.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Fabian ?
Prices start 230$/night for Comfort Double Room. The Lux Double Room is 303$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This extra spacious room features modern kitchenette facilities, a dining table, as well as a seating area with flat-screen TV.
Some rooms are situated on the ground floor and have a private entrance from the inner courtyard and others have a balcony.
Where to book online – Hotel Fabian Helsinki Finland – Gay Friendly Hotels Helsinki – you can find the best hotels deals in Helsinki during Helsinki Pride which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Helsinki on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.