Helsinki Airbnb Tip – Ihantola

So it’s time to share this amazing Helsinki Airbnb tip – Ihantola and introduce you to our little home in the capital in December. The apartment was so charming, a real treat and we can’t wait to go back.

The apartment is located in this candy coloured Jugend style building, built in 1907, in the heart of Helsinki’s bohemian neighbourhood, Kallio.

Image source: Airbnb / N. Susi

The interiors are stylish and functional with original wooden floors, spacious rooms, two bathrooms (one has a shower ), open contemporary kitchen and lots of natural light from the street-facing living room windows. The owner has decorated the space with stunning paintings, neutral colours, beautiful furniture, antique mirrors and lighting that creates a harmonious ambience.

Image source: Airbnb / N. SusiImage source: Airbnb / N. Susi

Image source: Airbnb / N. Susi

The location is fantastic, close to the Helsinki city centre with many public transportation options; the tram stops are just a few steps from the house and the metro is about 100 metres away. The area, Karhupuisto, has many trendy cafes, fashionable restaurants and just beside the house stands the famous Kallio church and a beautiful library – both interesting spots to explore.

If you’re looking to explore Helsinki and want an idyllic city location with truly beautiful accommodation, I couldn’t recommend staying at Karhupuisto enough.

Helsinki Airbnb Tip – Ihantola

Find more info on the Airbnb website


    • 14th January 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thanks Sonja – most of them aren’t mine this time, they’re the owners, definitely beautiful images 🙂

  1. Anonymous
    14th January 2017 / 11:52 am

    Lovely place in Helsinki. And the cost is??

    • 14th January 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you – the apartment is really wonderful. You can check the price on Airbnb website because it depends on your travel dates 🙂 Link for the Airbnb posting is at the end of the post. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting! x K

  2. 14th January 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of Airbnb! We’re planning traveling to Iceland later this year or early 2018 and we decided to book an apartment via Airbnb, to get closer to the vibe you know. 😀 Perfect for short stays!
    The apartment looks so pretty 🙂

    • 15th January 2017 / 11:41 am

      Hi Jasmin! Airbnb is awesome, we use it quite often while travelling and like you said you can get a little taste of local life with it. I would love to visit Iceland! Have a lovely Sunday x

  3. Maikel
    14th January 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Helsinki seems to be such a lovely place. This airbnb is absolutely beautiful

    • 15th January 2017 / 11:42 am

      Helsinki is a beautiful and this apartment was a cherry on top 🙂

  4. 15th January 2017 / 7:10 am

    Helsinki is such a nice place to visit, One day I would really like to go there. This apartment looks great and the owner (Nanna) looks so sweet, i’m sure is a great host.

    • 15th January 2017 / 11:46 am

      Finland has so many beautiful places to explore and Helsinki is definitely one of them. The apartment was stunning and Nanna made us feel right at home – we will definitely stay there again.

    • 15th January 2017 / 11:53 am

      Hi Essere! The apartment is full of character and harmony, yet it’s contemporary and only has the necessities for a very comfortable stay. Finland is for sure one of the top destinations for 2017 🙂 xx K

    • 15th January 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Hi Nora! It’s a beautiful place, my favourite Airbnb for sure. Great one to keep in mind if you or someone you know is travelling to Helsinki 🙂

    • 15th January 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Hi Sabra! It was so nice and very cool indeed 🙂

  5. 16th January 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Wow that apartment is stunning so Instagramable! Love the pink.

    • 17th January 2017 / 2:35 pm

      There are quite a few Instagram posts of the building – check “Ihantola” and the feed is filled with the glorious pink 🙂

  6. 16th January 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Looks like such a nice place to stay! I never been to Helsinki, so if I ever will, I’m going to consider this place 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  7. helenevlacho
    16th January 2017 / 8:46 pm

    This place is fantastic! Charming, cozy and functional. Even the color of the building looks so pretty. Wish i could visit Helsinki soon 🙂

    • 17th January 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you Helene! The pastel coloured buildings in Helsinki are wondrous and the city really comes alive in the summer months.

  8. 17th January 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Great post! I’ve always been wary of Airbnb after some friends had bad experiences but sounds like you had a great time 🙂

    • 17th January 2017 / 2:30 pm

      We had wonderful time and the apartment was gorgeous. I’ve never had problems with Airbnb – I’ve heard that have and therefore I would recommend reading the reviews carefully and booking the whole house rather than a room (if needed / possible). Most of them are really great I’m sure 🙂

  9. 17th January 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I think the apartment has such a lovely interior! The Kallio neighborhood seems like a great location! I also like when the light can get in the rooms, and when they’re spacious.

    • 17th January 2017 / 3:03 pm

      I’m glad you like it too. The owner has done amazing job decorating this apartment, she’s got great taste and the flat is so functional although it’s a not a huge space. Thanks for visiting xx

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