FAQ

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

Here, we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions about living with us. Whether you’re curious about amenities, policies, or the local area, you’ll find all the information you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Contract

Category: Contract

You can cancel your contract with one month’s notice (Read more: moving out). If the contract is not cancelled within the notice period, we will charge you one month’s rent.

Category: Contract

Accommodation is primarily offered to those who stay for at least 4 months, especially during my most popular semester, August to December. However, if we have vacant accommodation, we can make shorter contracts.

Category: Contract

An open-ended contract means that it will continue until the tenant terminates the contract. If you have an open-ended contract, you must terminate the lease by sending an email to info@anttikorppistudenthouse.fi. The notice period for termination is one full (1) calendar month for the ongoing agreement. For example, if you give notice on 5 May, your tenancy will expire on 30 June. More information: How can I terminate the contract.

Category: Contract

Most of our contracts are for an indefinite period, as the moving dates of the tenants can change. This way, the apartment is reserved for them until they have given notice of termination.

Facilities

Category: Facilities

When you move in, the One4All app will be activated for you to book laundry services. In the app, you can find instructions for washing machines and other housing guidelines. The laundry room is located on the street level of the staircase A.

Category: Facilities

Yes! You can find the gym in the basement of staircase C. The gym is free of charge for our residents

Category: Facilities

Yes! We have two saunas, one for women and one for men. The women’s sauna can be found on the ground floor in staircase A and the men’s sauna in the basement of staircase C.

You don’t need to book a sauna shift in advance. Sauna shifts are every Wednesday and Friday from 7pm to 9pm. The door lock opens when the sauna is turned on, otherwise, the sauna doors are locked.

Category: Facilities
  • Sauna (women’s sauna on the ground floor of staircase A & men’s sauna on the basement of staircase C)
  • Gym (basement of staircase C)
  • Laundry room (ground floor of staircase A)
  • Club room (ground floor of staircase A)
  • Barbeque area
  • Storage room (ground floor of staircase B & basement of staircase C)
  • Bike storage (ground floor of staircase A)
Category: Facilities

The bins are located in shelters next to Staircase A and Staircase D. You can open the shelter’s door with your room key.

General

Category: General

In Finland, it is generally safe to move around alone, even in the evening and at night. Koskela is a quiet area and we have received a lot of positive feedback from our residents about the location and its safety.

Category: General

Antti Korppi Student House offers a welcoming and vibrant living environment for international students studying in Helsinki, Finland. With private rooms, shared common spaces, and great amenities, students can enjoy simple and hassle-free living, allowing them to focus on their studies and experience the best of Finnish culture in a friendly community.

Category: General

Antti Korppi Student House is located in Koskela, Helsinki, with excellent connections to the central Helsinki area. Save the location here: Antti Korppi Student House

The Koskela area is peaceful with a nature-friendly location. Just across the street, you’ll find a local grocery store, Alepa, and nearby are the Arabian and Oulunkylä shopping centers. Excellent hiking trails along Vanhankaupunginlahti and Vantaanjoki rivers and Pikkukoski beach are within walking distance from your doorstep. The neighboring area of Käpylä has beautiful old wooden houses, restaurants and cafés.

Moving in

Category: Moving in

If your room is available, then yes. Just send an email to info@anttikorppistudenthouse.fi and let us know your new preferred move-in date.

Category: Moving in

You will receive an email with instructions on how to collect your keys about a week before the start date of your tenancy. Please note that the deposit must be paid before we can send you instructions on how to collect the keys.

Category: Moving in

Mail is delivered through the letter box in the apartment door. 

Your mailing address is:

Antti Korpin tie 4 (+ add your staircase letter, apartment number and room letter, for example, Antti Korpin tie 4 C 20 b)
00600 Helsinki
FINLAND

Category: Moving in

Yes! Your keys will be available in a secure safety box and you can pick them up on the start date of your contract at a time that suits you. The safety box is accessible 24/7 for your convenience.

Category: Moving in

Your mailing address is:

Antti Korpin tie 4 (+ add your staircase letter, apartment number and room letter, for example, Antti Korpin tie 4 C 20 b)
00600 Helsinki
FINLAND

Moving out

Category: Moving out

We will send the tenant instructions for moving out when we have received the notice of termination. Following these instructions will ensure a quicker return of your security deposit: 

  • Clean the room and common areas (especially the kitchen and the bathroom) according to the cleaning instructions, with the idea that the room will be in the same condition as when you got it and that a new tenant could move in immediately. You can find cleaning instructions here.
  • Cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom is the responsibility of the tenant moving out, even if another person stays in the apartment. Together with your roommate, make sure the apartment is left in the agreed condition.
  • Ensure that there are no personal belongings left in the apartment (including the private room, kitchen, toilet, common areas, balcony, and storage rooms) other than the items provided by Antti Korppi Student House. You can find the equipment list here.
  • Leave used sheets on the bed in your room and personal utensils on the shelf washed for the next resident (2 Plates, 2 Side Plates, 2 Bowls, 2 Deep Plates, 2 Glasses, 2 Mugs, 2 Knives, 2 Forks, 2 Spoons, 2 Small Spoons). Sheets can be left used on the bed, but the dishes must be washed.
  • If you leave the apartment uncleaned or any items/trash in the apartment, cleaning and emptying costs will be deducted from the deposit, starting from 50 euros according to the price list.
  • Return your keys with the key ring. If the key has no indication of which room it belongs to, the refund will be delayed or an extra charge will be applied.
  • The security deposit will be returned to the tenant at the end of the lease agreement, once rent and other fees have been paid, keys have been returned, the apartment has been emptied and cleaned according to the cleaning instructions and inspected. Leaving items or not cleaning up will delay the return of the deposit.
Category: Moving out

You can terminate the contract with a notice period of one full calendar month. A full calendar month means a period corresponding to one month of the calendar, starting on the first day of the month and ending on the last day of the month (for example, the 1st of October to the 31st of October is a full calendar month). 

For instance, if you wanted to move out on the 15th of December, you would need to terminate your contract at the latest on the 31st of October.  

Contracts always end on the last day of the month. You can terminate the contract by sending an email to info@anttikorppistudenthouse.fi.

Category: Moving out

You will receive instructions on how to return your keys when your termination is confirmed. Please make sure that the key has a key ring with the number of the room in it.

Category: Moving out

Our contracts always end on the last day of the month so even though you are leaving earlier during the month, we cannot refund the rent for the remaining days.

Category: Moving out

You can find all the important information about moving out here.

Category: Moving out

The security deposit is refunded after your contract has ended and if the conditions of the contract have been met. Make sure that you have emailed your bank details to info@anttikorppistudenthouse.fi for the refund. The deposit usually takes 1-2 weeks to be returned, provided the property has been handed over in the agreed condition. If the room has not been returned as instructed, it may take 2-4 weeks.

Payments

Category: Payments

Yes, the security deposit (€595) serves as the final reservation for the apartment and needs to be paid right after receiving the invoice. The security deposit is refunded after your contract has ended and if the conditions in the contract have been met.

Category: Payments

All the invoices are sent to your email address. Just look for emails coming from a sender called Brang. We recommend using a service called Wise for all international payments.

Always pay the invoice by the due date and make sure you fill in the reference number for the payment so that we can connect the payment to your account. The due date for rent is always the 2nd day of the month.

Category: Payments

You will receive the invoice for the security deposit to your email address after you have signed the contract. Just look for an email coming from a sender called Brang. The invoice can be paid with a bank transfer. We recommend using a service called Wise for all international payments.

Make sure you fill in the reference number for the payment so that we can connect the payment to your account.

Rooms and applying

Category: Rooms and applying

Unfortunately, our rooms are currently not accessible for individuals with mobility challenges, such as those requiring wheelchair access, due to high doorsteps and other structural limitations.

Category: Rooms and applying

The offer is valid for 3 days from the date of sending, and the signing period cannot be extended. However, we understand students have changing life circumstances so just drop us an email at info@anttikorppistudenthouse.fi if you would like to receive a new offer. There is no need to send a new application unless we specifically request it. Please note that a new offer may come for a different apartment, or in the busiest seasons (August-December) we may not have apartments available anymore.

Category: Rooms and applying

Of course! However, please take into consideration the quiet hours (the rules of order can be found in the One4All app that will be activated when moving in) and your roommates.

Category: Rooms and applying

Yes, if you are on time and we have free rooms! We are happy to rent the same apartment to groups of students. Please write on the application form who you would like to share the apartment with.

Category: Rooms and applying

Yes. You share a bathroom and kitchen with a person of the same sex. However, there can be more than one gender sharing the common spaces.

Category: Rooms and applying

You can apply for a room by sending an application here. Please note that we only accept applications that come through the application form. Applications sent by email are not considered.

Category: Rooms and applying

There are eight lockable private bedrooms on each floor, so the maximum number of people sharing an apartment on the same floor is eight. You can take a look at the floor plan of the apartment below.

Floor plan

Category: Rooms and applying

The cost of a shared apartment with its own private bedroom is €595 / month. In addition, you need to pay a security deposit of €595 in order to confirm your stay.

Category: Rooms and applying

Each shared apartment consists of two single rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Hence, having a private bathroom is not possible. However, you can rent both private rooms, giving you the use of the kitchen and bathroom.

Category: Rooms and applying

The application process looks like the following:

  1. Send an application on the application page.
  2. We’ll process the application and send you an offer.
  3. Read and sign the offer.
  4. Pay your security deposit to reserve your room.
  5. All done! You’ll receive more information about your stay closer to the move-in date.
Category: Rooms and applying

All rooms come with furniture, sheets, kitchen supplies, and household items. Each shared apartment consists of two single rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Additionally, residents share a common living room and balcony. You can also find cleaning equipment in the common areas.

You can find a comprehensive equipment list here

Category: Rooms and applying

The following services are included in the rent:

  • Internet connection via cable (you will need ethernet cables and a modem to set up WIFI)
  • Cleaning services
  • Water, electricity and heating
  • Women’s sauna and men’s sauna
  • Gym
  • Laundry room
  • Club room
  • Barbeque area
  • Storage room
  • Bike storage
Category: Rooms and applying

The minimum stay is one full month and you can stay with us as long as you like! The most popular months are August to December when it can be more difficult to get an apartment for 1-2 months. You can still send us an application, as cancellations may occur.

Category: Rooms and applying

A resident’s private bedroom is 10.5m2. The kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms have a combined area of 30m2. The total area of the shared apartment, which includes 4 shared apartments, a balcony, and a shared living room, is 180m2.

Category: Rooms and applying

We check the signature and make sure everything is in order with the contract. You will then receive a deposit invoice by email and, if your stay starts in the middle of the month, a rent invoice for the first month of your stay. You can then join our Facebook group and start getting to know your new neighbours!

Category: Rooms and applying

Pictures of the room and common spaces can be found here.

Category: Rooms and applying

The private bedroom is for one person only but you will share the bathroom and kitchen with a room mate of same sex.

Transportation

Category: Transportation

Yes we do! We offer parking spots with electric outlets next to the building. You can apply for a parking permit when applying for a room or separately here. The cost for parking is €30 per month and it will be billed monthly. Parking is only allowed in designated parking spaces.

Category: Transportation

You can pay your tickets with a HSL (Helsinki Region Transport) app. You can download the app here: App Store, Google Play

With the HSL app, you can buy single, day, multi-journey, season and zone extension tickets. Season tickets are available as an auto-renewing subscription or as an economical auto-renewing saver subscription. Select the “Tickets” tab and follow the instructions. Please note that you must strongly authenticate to buy season tickets and multi-journey tickets. 

You can pay your tickets by a debit or credit card that you have linked to the app. You can pay by VISA, VISA Electron, Mastercard and Amex. You can choose either debit or credit. In addition, you can pay with MobilePay, HSL Commuter Benefit, Edenred, Epassi and Smartum. 

Ticket purchases up to 50 euros can also be charged to your phone bill. A payment method fee of 1.6 percent is added to these payments.

Category: Transportation

Yes there is! Antti Korppi Student House has excellent public transportation connections to Helsinki city centre, University of Helsinki, Kumpula campus, and Viikki campus.

  • The main railway station is 7 km away
  • Helsinki-Vantaa airport is 13 km away
  • Bus stop less than 100 meters away
  • Tram stop 900 meters away
  • Train station 1.5 km away