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Address: Kaarlenkatu 15, Helsinki 00530, Finland
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Wed - Fri 15:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great local experience

Go local here and do as locals do. No-frills rather basic sauna, with a great service, friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. Sweat as much as you can!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go local here and do as locals do. No-frills rather basic sauna, with a great service, friendly staff and amazing atmosphere. Sweat as much as you can!

Thank Travellerzy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

If You want really unique sauna experience, this is your place. One of the oldest and bests public sauna in Helsinki. Heated by meter tall birch logs here you can sit and talk to people from every walk of life. Here everyone is equal. There are nowadays really, really nice new saunas in Helsinki, but for real working mans sauna,... More 

Thank Tuomas H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to experience the finnish sauna traditional. It is a sauna where locals go so it is not super fancy but very clean and cozy. You can rent a towel (total with entrance fee 14 euros), there are lockers and a shower room and the sauna itself. It was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend going to Arla... More 

Thank Dominika C
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

As the old saying says "Sauna is the poor's pharmacy". This sauna is a hot medicine, a perfect therapy for cold dark times. Free coffee, water and tea. Open to everybody, specially foreigners and refugees ♡ Long life to Arla Sauna.

Thank ignacioperezperez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Everyone very nice and helpful. The birch twigs were amazing experience. I highly recommend. Sauna hot ...men separate from women but everyone cools down outside together. Very relaxed atmosphere . Lockers with key.

1 Thank Helen A
Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Spent a really lovely afternoon with my sister here. The sauna was excellent, and very kind helpful attendants when we got there. Separate saunas for men and women, shampoo and body wash, even some cherry tomatoes on a table in the locker room. It was an excellent afternoon after a cold morning walking around the city.

1 Thank Clara G
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

My Finnish friend recommended Sauna Arla in Helsinki's up-and-coming Kallio district as a typical (but not touristy) sauna. I paid my entry and made my way to the changing room. Sadly they were out of vasta/vihta, the twigs with which to hit oneself in the sauna. You get a key to a locker for your personal items. There are also... More 

5 Thank aprilinperth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

First of all this is not a spa! And in my humble opinion it's not a common Finnish sauna. This is an old Finnish cellar sauna. It's pretty rugged but if you like Aki Kaurismäki feeling, you are in the right place! Pretty similar to Harju's sauna. Expensive. Consider also Yrjönkadun uimahalli.

Thank Edelfelt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I enjoyed my visit to this Sauna. As others have said, it's a bit older, but is clean and it has character. It was intimidating walking through the gate, but the attendent immediately realized I was a foreigner who didn't speak a word of Finnish, and guided me to the change room and showed me the Sauna area. Very hot,... More 

7 Thank golfsteve55
Willesden Green, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Builded at the ground floor of normal building my sister and I weren't sure of the place but once in the kind and welcome staff explained how it worked. Very traditionally, not to be called old, men and women are separate but can be met in the front outside-yard for a chilling, while drinking a beer or...

1 Thank Diego C

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