I love these pods!
I did a little research on Helsinki airport before my summer holiday last year. I came across these sleeping pods. So, I was prepared and had my own alcohol wipes, mini pillow and blanket. I had a 10 hour layover going back to Japan and the pod was perfect for a comfortable 6 plus hour sleep. I agree that the lights could have been deemed a bit and many people were talking on their cell phones in loud voices, in my opinion being rude and inconsiderate of the people that were trying to sleep or relax.
If I can make one small recommendation, I feel the pods could be placed in a quieter location because it was a bit loud with arrival flights coming in often, the restrooms near by and people talking in loud voices.
These pods are a lifesaver for long layovers. I booked my tickets this summer and chose Finair because of these pods because I'll have another 10+ hour layover heading back to Japan. I was also very impressed with the airport and all the places to charge ones smart phones and tablets.
I told all my friends about these pods and showed them my pictures. My friends were amazed and have never seen or heard about these pods.
I think all airports should offer this wonderful experience.
Thank you for offering these awesome pods and I hope they stay and all other airports follow Helsinki in this brilliant idea.
Earplugs are a must, at least in the mornings around 5-7. A very nice idea, but the location is very badly chosen between a men's room and a corridor with constant flow of people walking in and out. Wasn't sure whether the worst noise was the sound of handluggage rolling on the floor or the same comment coming from ever third bypasses mouth with a bright voice; "Oh, these are the sleeping chambers!" With something covering my ears or without so much loud noise I believe I could have taken a very nice nap. The egg is spacious, simple and dark enough for that.
Loved it! Absolutely unexpected surprise that made my 4hour layover with a one year old baby very pleasant. Snugged in and napped together for a couple of hours. Since it was during the day it was free of charge! Fantastic! Thank you!
except for when the person in the next pod closed the lid with a bang and woke me up, had a very nice sleep. I think if you put some signs to be quiet when getting into the pod, and put some cushions so the lid is closing silently, it will be perfect.
People who comment that this service should be free of charge do not understand how businesses are run.
A very good idea for business travellers who try find all possible ways to avoid pains in the back. Maybe a bit too pricy for private people.
On erittäin ikävää, että tämäkin on tullut maksulliseksi ja vieläpä näin kalliiksi! Sama mennä hotelliin, niin saapahan nukkua yönsä muiden häiritsemättä.
This kind of services should be provided for free.
6€ per hour is an abuse
Very good idea, although in a bit noisy place. Pod has enough room to sleep on your back or on your side. Light comes through the holes of the "roof" of the pod, which I didn't like.Pod has USB for charging your phone and you can adjust bed to a seat. It is also free of charge between 6am - 10pm, but there is no pillows or blankets available at that time. It gets pretty warm in the pod so blanket is not necessary, but could use a pillow.
Um, easily found and open 24/7.
3 hours for 18euro, also 5 hour and unlimited choices. 3euro for pillow, 3 euro for blanket.
There's holes in the felt-lined plastic roll-top, and this lets in the lights from the airport. I really needed some fan noise or something.
At first, you're too hot. Then your body heat starts the natural convection and you can feel the cool air coming up through the vents near the floor. Probably didn't need the blanket, but definitely the pillow.
Unsure of their germ control.
Unsure if really it's ever free.
Felt like a sardine, but there's enough ceiling room for you to put your keep all the way up.
I'm 6'4" and felt aok.
Too close to the common-area bathrooms, used by workers and people who should have chosen to sleep in these pods.
They definitely worked for me.
YOU GOTTA SET YOUR OWN ALARM. That's kinda risky to me.
Lounge not even open at night. What good is that?!
Exactly what business traveller who spends lots of time at airports needs.
the pods are on the other side of the airport which means I need to get through passport control which I can't because I don't have shenghen visa... am waiting for my transfer for 10 hours.
I wouldn't mind not sleeping there, but its was misleading and got my expectations set wrongly... ergh! :)
Its clearly much more comfortable experience than spending your night on the airport bench! Also, very affordable and friendly staff!
Terrible, nothing else to add.
Dissapointing and not worth paying for, although nice idea. Same as snoozing on the airport free bench really, the pods are places in very loud place. So "safe from noise" is false advertising. It was oblivious that customer experience was not in the focus, but just making money. The customer service person came bang the pod when exact the minutes were full.
As said above: the area is closed, so while waiting for connecting flight (after 9 hrs flight from US), there is no chance of getting some sleep :( The owners should really reconsider their opening hours or make it somehow an automated system so that people could use it 24hrs
The front desk is very very nice and introduce me the GoSleep and allow me to try it so that I can decide if I want to use it. I pay 35 for unlimited use. It was very comfortable to sleep and I slept 10 hrs without waking up in midnight. I totally recommend this!!!!
I needed to sleep but it was closed - why advertise 24h if it is not open...
I'm so tierd, need to sleep, but sadly the area is not open...
Here now, no one at desk and cordoned off. Clearly NOT 24h service, but you know what? I'm tired so I'm using one until someone says otherwise. Another case of false advertising that seems so common in Finland. There should be a law against it as there seems to be a law for everything else I this country!!
I had an overnight layover of 6 hours and needed a quick place to crash. This place was great; Very convenient and private. Also, the staff was polite and professional. I couldn't have asked for a better option. I highly recommend it.
We hired 5 pods for a total of 150euros.
This was at a discount as they didn't have any pillows.
The concept is good but the execution was really poor.
Very nosy, with no chance of peace. The cleaners cleaned the floor with the huge ride on cleaner at 2.30am and then one of them had a loud conversation on the phone.
Full on lights coming through the holes in the cover were right at eye level. The seat squeaked continually. I could go on, but I think that's enough to not justify my 150euros ever again!
Absolutely perfect! The perfect way to unwind after the flight or before the second one! Highly recommend it.
It's good idea, but 5€/1 hour is very expensive.
Super! Excellent for few hours transit and quite comfortable&roomy. Small improvements needed though, somebody might open the lid (or sit on it!) accidentally not knowing if anyone's in.