Review: Almost@Home Lounge Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL)

The Almost@Home Lounge is located near Gate 32 in the non-Schengen area of Helsinki airport. It’s accessible via Priority Pass, and it’s one of the nicest Priority Pass lounges that I’ve been to.

Sign to the Almost@Home Lounge

Sign to the Almost@Home Lounge

When I checked in, the lounge agent was nice and welcoming, and she asked if I had ever been to the lounge. I told her that I hadn’t, and she explained the concept of the lounge, which is supposed to be like visiting someone’s home.

To the left of the entrance, there are some booths, workstations, and amenities focused toward younger travelers such as children’s books and a video game console.

Children's books and toys

Children’s books and toys

Games

Games

Work stations

Work stations

The food area was designed to look like someone’s kitchen, complete with kitchen appliances like a stand mixer and cutlery in drawers that you had to open. The food options were slightly better than the food options in either the Aspire lounge or the Finnair lounge, but perhaps only marginally so.

Two soups

Two soups

Lots of dessert

Lots of dessert

Salad

Salad

Wines

Wines

Breads

Breads

Coffee

Coffee

The main seating area is made to look like a living room.

Seating area

Seating area

All in all, this is perhaps my favorite Priority Pass lounge I’ve been to. It feels cozy and comforting, it never got too crowded, the food options are decent, and there are some interesting amenities like having a PlayStation.

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