I visited the Almost@Home lounge while transiting through Helsinki (HEL) just to grab a few pictures, but ended up liking it more than the crowded Finnair lounge. This is a great lounge option in Helsinki for Priority Pass members.
The entrance is hidden a bit. You’ll find it near Gate 32, but on first glance it may look simply like a Finnair transfer counter. Follow the signage to a small side door on the right.
I loved the natural light and design of the lounge.
Furthermore, I loved the comfortable couches,chairs and library area.
True to its name, it really felt like I was at home.
But what I loved most what was the kitchen set-up. The food buffet was set up in a literal kitchen. There was an oven, stove, refrigerator, and center island. Silverware was inside a drawer. I loved the design.
Now the food selection itself is not as good as the Finnair Lounge. There were no hot items that I saw other than soup. Since I was there in the middle of the afternoon, however, so maybe I just visited the lounge during the wrong time.
A selection of wine was also available and beer was on tap. I did not notice any hard liquor. Of course, soft drinks, water, coffee, and tea were available too.
Showers and restroom are available, which I did not photograph. No sauna in this lounge.
This is an excellent Priority Pass Lounge in Helsinki (HEL). Even if you have access to the nearby Finnair Lounge, consider this alternate if the Finnair Lounge is too crowded.