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Kotiharjun Sauna

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Authentic experience since 1928

This is a sauna as it shoud be: warm and soft air, smell of wood, space and quietness. Ladies and... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
An excellent experience

I visited here alone and found the Sauna a most interesting experience .The staff and other clients... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Cork, Ireland
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The only public sauna in Helsinki that is heated with wood.
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Harjutorinkatu 1, Helsinki 00500, Finland
+358 9 7531535
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a sauna as it shoud be: warm and soft air, smell of wood, space and quietness. Ladies and gents have their own dressing rooms, showers and saunas so people are naked (but tourists sometimes use towels). You can leave your stuff in a...More

3  Thank elinast2016
Reviewed June 1, 2018

I visited here alone and found the Sauna a most interesting experience .The staff and other clients were most helpful explaining what to do . I really enjoyed sitting out on the street talking to the regulars . I would highly recommend as visit here...More

1  Thank jerry2623
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

It was very lovely. I’ve been to many saunas and this one was a great experience. I loved the traditional aspect of it. The wooden heating and the sauna place itself is quite unique. I was there around 3pm and I was the only woman...More

2  Thank Valentina P
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Typical traditional Finnish smoked sauna with 1500 kg of stones in the stove. Perfect place to experinece sauna with locals.

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

I am trying to go through all the public saunas in Helsinki and this is probably the most authentic, the only one with a genuine wood sauna. Also very nice location. The lockers are slightly old and not maintained and the office downstairs smells funky....More

2  Thank AnnaEsk
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest saunas in Helsinki. It's 13€ entry. Make sure you alternate between the sauna and sitting out in the cold with a beer! Very cool :)

1  Thank SamihaDabholkar
Reviewed August 5, 2017

the good thing about travel is that every experience is different. Walking up to the entrance of this place with all the men sitting outside in their towels can be confronting for those that have never done it, but walk past them and smile...they are...More

3  Thank travellingjak60
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

I came here with a group of fellow tourists to have a sauna experience for the first time - so I can't compare this with any other sauna. However it was such a pleasant experience, very serene in the sauna room and plenty of space...More

2  Thank Bryony H
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Located next to a nice parkway scene in Kallio, Helsinki, this sauna has a lot to offer. A bit expensive but the experience of a wooden sauna will cover that by far. A great experience I recommend to both turists and natives. Very cozy and...More

1  Thank JariH290
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Very down to earth and authentic sauna experience in the heart of Kallio district. In Mid 20th century Helsinki had a vast number of public saunas allover the city. Now only this one has survived. Authentic and a very different experience compared to the stylish...More

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Luce T
August 27, 2016|
Response from JDR1978 | Reviewed this property |
For I don't know, but I think the fee was 10€. Worth a visit, don't expect anything fancy, and bring your beer
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