Sleeping bag accommodation available free of charge for all visitors throughout the convention weekend
Space is abundant, but limited. Accommodation area is open for visitors 24 hours a day throughout the convention weekend from Friday 9 pm until Sunday 4 pm. If you have a weekend ticket, this means you can come and rest your eyes anytime between Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon as many times as you wish.
One-day ticket includes one night at the accommodation area. Access to the convention area and accommodation area end at 9 am on the following morning from purchasing the one-day ticket. Please remember that one-day tickets can be upgraded to weekend tickets for the price of 12 € anytime during the convention.
Accommodation area is located in Hall 2 of the Messukeskus Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre. Entrance to the accommodation area can be found near the Southern Entrance, at the western end of the Glass Gallery.
Upon arrival you will be shown a place from the hall to sleep in. Please note that Ropecon does not offer any accommodation supplies, so remember to bring a warm mattress, a pillow and a blanket or a sleeping bag to ensure a more comfortable rest. The floor of the hall is made of concrete and as such can get pretty chilly. Please remember that the accommodation area is meant only for sleeping, not for storage: you can store your mattress, sleeping bag and other items at the luggage storage during the day. You must also clean up your sleeping space from all items and before leaving the accommodation area.
Accommodation area will be guarded by our volunteer staff members at all times. They will also help you find your sleeping space and assist you if needed.
Showers are open 24 hours a day throughout the convention weekend.
Other accommodation options
For those looking for other, perhaps more luxurious accommodation options. Holiday Inn Helsinki – Expo is located at the same building with the Convention Centre and Original Sokos Hotel Pasila is located near to the Messukeskus Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre. Since public transportation options to and from Pasila are excellent, it is easy to find accommodation in other parts of Helsinki as well.
Please remember that sleeping in any vehicles, including camping vans and trailers, is prohibited in all Messukeskus parking areas.