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Accommodation & Food


Sleeping bag accommodation is available free of charge for all visitors almost throughout the whole convention weekend. A one-day ticket includes one night in the accommodation area. Access to the convention area and accommodation area ends at 9:00 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

The accommodation area is located in Hall 2 of Messukeskus. The 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. If you have an air mattress, please fill it up at the upper end of the stairs. 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 of all items and before leaving the accommodation area.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to charge your phone at the accommodation area.

The 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.

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 Tripla is located near Messukeskus. 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.

Washing up and makeup

The shower areas of the accommodation are open throughout the entire duration of Ropecon. The facilities for makeup can also be found in the same premises. We request that heavier makeup than just powdering the nose is done in the makeup area. Please avoid using strongly perfumed products in the makeup area.

You are not allowed to store items in the shower and makeup areas.

Food and Drink

The Messukeskus’ restaurants and cafes offer something for everyone. There are also several restaurants and shops in the Tripla shopping center at Pasila station for those who want a change in the venue’s offerings. Tripla’s grocery stores Alepa and Prisma are open 24/7. 

Messukeskus Restaurants

Platta (breakfast)
Saturday 07:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday 07:30 am – 10:30 am

Platta/Open Lobby
Friday 11:00 am – 01:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am – 01:30 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
kitchen open until midnight, on Sunday til 9:30 pm

Cafe Solo
Friday 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Cafe 5
Friday 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Fair Buffet by Pihka
Friday 05:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 03:00 pm & 04:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 03:00 pm

Fair Buffet by Pihka (breakfast)
Saturday 08:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday 08:00 am – 11:00 am

Friday 03:00 pm – 00:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 01:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

Friday 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Pizza Grill
Friday 03:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Be aware that restaurants can change their opening hours if necessary, so make sure you check the opening hours at the event. Ropecon is not responsible for the opening hours of the restaurants or their changes.

There’s an microwave for visitors. Microwave oven is located on the lobby next to room 203. Due to potential allergies other participants may have, it is not allowed to heat any goods there, that have fish in them.

Water points

There are three water points at the venue. In Hall 5 Cafe, the second in the Alagalleria opposite the Wok’n’Curry restaurant near door 3.1 and the third in the Ylägalleria near the staircase and Hall 5 doors. There are no drinking containers at the water points, we recommended to bring your own drinking bottle or mug with you!. The water points are marked on the map.