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Tallinn, with a bit over 400,000 people, is the capital of Estonia. It is also the main seaport for the nation and a very popular tourist destination. Tallinn is accessible by plane, bus, train, and ferry. There is also a helicopter service (Copterline) that operates from Helsinki. Inside the city there are buses, trams, and trolleys which form the public transport system.
Tallinn hostels, are the most cost-efficient of lodging options here and range upward from about 10 dollars in cost. Estonia in general is a good value destination for backpackers and other budget travelers.
The Old City is a must-see when you stay at a Tallinn hostel. Amazingly well-preserved and in good shape, it was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List on 1997. You can easily spend half a day in the Old City, shopping, sightseeing, and just enjoying a warm summer day. Be prepared though, in the summertime the Old City is very crowded with tourists and travelers.
Other parts of Tallinn follow a more typical (some might say boring) building style. Freedom Square (Vabaduse Väljak) and the notorious Hotel Viru are sights worth seeing. There is also the Tallinn Zoo and some museums to see. Tallinn hostels are also near the Saku Suurhall, which is the biggest concert space in all of Estonia, and also houses a great shopping center area.
Tallinn hostels are a safe travel destination, provided you keep your common sense with you. The city is notorious for its credit card scams, and most of them take place in so-called "Gentlemen's Clubs". Some areas of the city are known to locals for being more or less prone to crime. Keep your ears open for this kind of information.
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HI - Tallinn - Academic Hostel
"This hostel has a nice staff and is clean. They have well equipped rooms, kitchen, bathroom & WC, Cable TV, and internet. The price is not so bad. ;-)" … "This place is not good for a solo traveller, as it is more of a hotel with shared bathroom facilities, and there tends to be few or no backpackers and more local students here. The facilities are excellent, and the distance from town is not an issue with a regular trolley bus service...
ALUR Hostel Tallinn Old Town
"ALUR Hostel Tallinn Old Town, this bright, modern hostel, is housed in a modernised old building and as a result, you have the best of both worlds –- some quirky features combined with modern facilities. Entrance is by door buzzer and reception is on the first floor, so it's straight up the stairs when you arrive. The reception area is tiny; squeeze in more than two backpackers with rucksacks and you'll be falling over each others' legs and...
Old Town Backpackers
"Best Hostel ive ever stayed in. We were there for xmas and the place was empty bar one canadian guy. Felt like our own house. Awesome Bathroom and lounge setup! Great place for bringing back those hot estonian girls." … "Very friendly and personal feel, clean, tidy, and centrally located. Hard not to like this hostel." … "This is a small hostel with ten beds only but it is very nice. It feels like a home almost and the guy who...
"Oldhouse Hostel is one of the first hostels you get to once you enter the old town of Tallinn. It is very convenient to get to from either of the ferry ports. From the Silja, Viking, or Nordic Jet Lines you need only to walk on the main road until you get to the monument and make a left turn onto Uus street in old town. It is the first hostel on the left. From the Linda Lines, walk straight from the ferry into old town and it is on your left....
"Viru Backpackers in Tallinn is located on the main shopping street of Tallinn above a footwear store. The building is welcoming and clean and you’ll have to climb two flights of stairs to arrive at the hostel (no elevator). It is a rather large building with lots of residential apartments, so you’ll feel like home right away. On arrival, you’ll get a key to all doors so there is no curfew to deal with. The Location The hostel is...
"Hostel Euphoria is a great pick for your stay in Tallinn. It is a vibrant and spacious hostel with an excellent social vibe. Strong Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, including the dorm rooms. Credit cards are accepted. The hostel staff are friendly and well informed about the area and available to assist with all guest needs. Great maps of the city are available for free. The Location The hostel is in a perfect location in...
Kaupmehe 8 Hostel
"… se!" … "… You will see a green house on the left hand, then You have found Kaupmehe Guest House. If You are at the seaport then, Find a bus station near the terminal. Then catch a bus number 2. Drive till “Laikmaa” stop and get off there. Walk past “Tallink” hotell to the Gonsiori street. On the corner turn left and You will see a “Kunstiakadeemia” bus stop. Catch bus number 67 and drive 1 stop to “Estonia”. Then...
Tallinn Backpackers Hostel
"Tallinn Backpackers Hostel is a very friendly and fun place to be; it is a wonderful middle ground between a relaxing hostel and a party hostel -- once you arrive, you will not want to leave! The Location The hostel is located within the Old Town of Tallinn, a little further north than the Town Square. This is a great location as it benefits from being within short walking distances of the main tourist attractions, nice bars, and a...
"Tahetorni Hotel has a romantic interior architecture, all the floors and rooms are interconnected via three spiral staircases leading all through the house and this makes the hotel excitingly and cosily full of various nooks and niches, while still leaving it open and spacious. Besides the dining function the hotel's restaurant and bar offer the guests opportunities to have a good time. In the summer people enjoy sitting on the...
"It is the perfect place for people who value comfort and money. All rooms are en-suite and equipped with modern facilities. ‘Vabriku Hostel’ has and gives the best to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. If you visit Vabriku Hostel once, you will want to return! We offer to our guests comfortable rooms with all facilities: Shower and toilet, Satellite TV, fridge and WI–FI (FREE of charge) Services and facilities: -Parking (FREE of...
The Monk's Bunk
"I miss Monk's sooo much! - Stayed here in October 2012, and any time I think of my stay there it makes me happy -- Monks was an awesome hostel! Brilliantly designed, having the reception/bar in the middle of the common room means you'll be chatting and making friends the minute you check in. Perfect for everyone -- those who want to chill can relax on the couches watching movies, those who like to party can drink at the bar, or go with Monks...
"… Facilities Include: Free – use of in room security lockers (bring your own padlock or rent one of ours) Free – computers & Wi-Fi Free- luggage storage, prior to check in time or after check out time Free - bed linens, fluffy duvet and pillow (bring your own towel or rent one of ours) Free Tallinn walking tours - daily Daily continental breakfast, served 7am - 10am Pizza available 24 hours a day - 7.95 Eur Hair dryer and...
The Dancing Eesti
"Bit of a disappointment - The good -- The beds were fine, lockable storage was provided (you get the key with your room key so no need for a padlock). The bad -- the bathrooms were in a serious state of disrepair, the reception wasn't staffed half the time so you sometimes just had to wait for someone to turn up, the noise from the bar downstairs went on until about four in the morning and carried right up into the rooms (I can normally sleep...
The Monk's Bunk
"… revolvers, Glock pistols and Desert Eagle. We have 3 custom made packages on offer to Estonia's best indoor shooting range. Departure: anytime and for any amount of persons Prices: Standard Package (€40), Full Package (€75), Exclusive Package (€90) ***Prison Tour*** Catch a glimpse of Soviet-era prison life! You can explore the hallways, cells, death chamber, work areas and exercise yards: creepy but fascinating! Departure: every...
"… coach, connecting daily service between all major cities in the Baltic countries, Kiev, Kaliningrad, and St. Petersburg. We are the closest hostel to the airport and bus station. We offer variety of rooms (single, twin, triple rooms and 6 - 8 persons dormitory rooms) with commonly used toilets and showers. All the guests get clean sheets and towels. The hostel have nice kitchen with everything you need for meal preparation. We...
The Sleeeping Maris Tallinn
"Friendly people, but POS people - If not for the great conversations we had (some of the time), this place would receive and well deserve 1 star only. It's a crappy hostel in spectacularly bad shape. The "Sleeping Maris" is just above the "Dancing Eesti", which appears to be a tad bit better, whose kitchen is shared and to whose bathrooms/showers you have access to if you stay at Sleeping Maris. Even with this, they're awfully low on...
"Nice cozy home in an unbeatable location - cheerfully decorated home with a cozy atmosphere right behind the impressive City walls in a cobblestone street -- I liked the medieval atmosphere a lot! Friendly and welcoming staff and quiet place!" … "Unbeatable location! - This hostel is in the perfect spot, in historic Vana Tallinn (old town). It was a convenient, easy walk to all the highlights of Tallinn! The hostel staff was polite....
"Good value for money. most guests seem to be very quiet couples. - suitable location if you arrive by plane, train, bus, or ferry. not too many stairs to climb with your luggage. car parking space available. hot water seemed to have run out on one of the 4 occasions i wanted to shower. other times, good and hot. comfortable bed and pillow. no bunk beds! spacious rooms. delightful staff with useful local knowledge. they are also open to...
Red Emperor Hostel
"Nice hostel and good location - Stayed there 2 nights. The location is good; the hostel is located in the Old Town, very close to the main attractions. It is also located at a walking distance to ferry terminal, for example. In general the hostel is clean and very safe. Doors are always locked, and only guests are allowed to enter. There is a kitchen, with stove, oven, fridge and a large table. There is a supermarket in front of the hostel,...
"FeelGood feels better than just good - A hostel can be clean, on a five-star location, have a tv room, a kitchen, a washing machine and wifi but dreams about a stay in a beautiful Baltic capital can always be shattered by noisy dorm-buddies-for-a-night (or six). I think the reviews here draw very polite international backpackers and other travelers. Am grateful to the laid-back staff and slept like a baby. Highly recommended. Bravo for 'shoes...
Tabinoya -Tallinn's Travellers House
"… back environment to stay. An authentic old town building full of wooden decor is certainly one of our key features which makes you unhurried, relax and our private Sauna is available to all our guests! Free WiFi and Guest computer Free Town map Free Breakfast Free Luggage storage Free Coffee and tea Fully equipped kitchen No curfew! Tabinoya means 'Travellers House' Our aim is to create home away from home for travellers where...
"… 2 days before the arrival Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash only Check In: anytime Check Out: 11.00 am Breakfast is included. Taxes are included. Absolutely No Stag parties. No pets 24 hour reception and check in "Kohver" has 10 person, 6 person and 4 person Dorm Rooms. Also we have 2 Twin Privat Rooms and one Double Private room. In total - 25 people. Dorm rooms and twin rooms are with modern, comfortable, big bunk...
X Hostel Tallinn
"… food staying on a budget, and other unique advice on the best of Tallinn (think secret tunnels, an old prison, climbing soviet statues, great nature spots, and other alternative activities) -OUR COMMUNITY means REAL interaction between guests in our small hostel. -LOCATED in the center of Old-Town in a magical green courtyard with a patio bar. FREE WiFi and Computers FREE Linens, Hairdryers, Maps, Tours and MORE!There are over 130...
Old Town Munkenhof
"… common areas with TV-s, hot showers, computers with free internet and a fully equipped kitchen. It is possible to rent a car, bicycles or scooters. Our helpful staff provides useful information about the city and free maps are available. Welcome to Tallinn and we hope you enjoy your stay at Old Town Munkenhof guesthouse! Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the arrival Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash...
"They had NO bed for me - Even though I booked two months ago, they had no bed available for me. The receptionist said something like "We are no longer using that site for booking". I sent several emails the week before, but all I got was an automated email saying that I would soon receive a reply from a human. I was never contacted. Also, I noticed that the prices had increased by 50% over the price I was quoted. This experience is something...
Mr Ryokans Ecohouse
"… unique and unusual activities, the best local spots, nature places, interesting day-trips, and more...you'll see. ;) FREE: 4g WiFi, linens, the best city map and map tour, Eco tea and coffee, gym/sauna discount; even perhaps the occasional meal or Thai massage. No curfew or silly rules either. WE RENT BIKES. Please Note: Our Eco-Ryokan Dorm is shown as the Basic Dorm (with 3 Japanese style beds and 1 standard bunk bed)....
United Backpackers Hostel
"Are you searching for a cosy and funky place to spend your holiday at? A place that would be close by to the historical city centre and where huge shopping malls were just a few minutes away? Where a local and knowledgeable team is always prepared to serve your every need? Where fun evenings with a pool table, TV and a bar is kind of an every night thing? Well, in that case you have come to the right place! The United Backpackers Hostel is...
Zinc Old Town Hostel
"… policy: 48h before arrival. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00. Check out from 11:00 to 12:00. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. Reception open from 11:00-23:00. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking. Pets are not allowed. Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and...
"In summer you find there pleasant and reasonably-priced accommodation. Our friendly and helpfulservicing staff ( who study in our school to become either hotel clerks, travel agents or cleaners) guarantee you a cosy atmosphere.The hostel (the TTK Hostel) which lies at 13 Lastekodu Street is:800 m from the coach terminal,3 km from airport,4 km from railway station,2 km from the port.A short walk away you can find our beautiful Old Town, the...
"In a town without many options, this hostel is not bad. The hostel is located in Tallin's new town which basically means that it's in an area with lot of soviet block apartment bulidings. The hostel is on the bottom floor of one of them and is easily accesible using the bus system (about 20 minutes from old town where the fun is). The rooms are nice, clean, and newly renovated. The bathrooms also nice and there is a plus -- a free...
Hostel "Tehnika 16"
"Wouldn't go there again - staff speaks absolutely no english, and they are no help whatsoever with any sort of info. kitchen is of no use, unless you like living off microwave food. beds are hard as floor. at least it's clean. quite a waste considering its good location." … "Don't go to this hostel!! Never! I have been stolen there by the manager of Eurohostel. She and her worker Natalia is f***in' crazy! They are coming to your room...
Tallinn Backpackers Hostel
"Tallinn Backpackers is also called Old Town Backpackers and is ideally located in the old town. It is a rather unique hostel with quirky additions. The greatest draw-card has to be the gorgeous free sauna and big screen to watch one of the many movies they have. This is ideal in the cold winter months especially since Tallinn is one of the coldest cities in Europe! The one dorm room is laid out like a mini-golf course, complete with green...
Baltic Budget Apartments
"… members will receive 10 % discount cash back upon arrival. Important information: Check-in: We do not have reception. All clients are required to call us at least 1 day prior to arrival to arrange a key collection. Telephone number is provided on your confirmation. Check-out: From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon NB: Baltic Guest House consists of four rooms. If you book more than one room you will have shared bathroom and kitchen....
"… hotel. The famous old town, which is now a world heritage site, is just a few minutes drive from the hotel or alternatively guests can take an enjoyable tram ride direct to both the old and new town. The hotel has 100 spacious and cozy rooms that are modern in design. The hotel restaurant serves mouthwatering food for lunch and dinner, a great place to relax and taste a typical Estonian Dish. The hotel also offers a beauty...
Bunstel - Powered by X Hostel
"… great nature spots, and other alternative activities) -Our community means real interaction between guests in our small hostel. -Located in the center of Old-Town in a magical green courtyard with a patio bar. Free WiFi and Computers Free Linens, Hairdryers, Maps, Tours and MORE Follow the X around Europe: X Hostel Budapest - Chill Out, Hungary The most relaxing hostel in this lively city full of life and parties! There are...
"All the rooms have wooden walls, floors and ceilings. It mixes traditional and modern. Free Wi-Fi is available in every room. Guests can also use a sauna. Shared shower and bathroom. Always fresh towels and spotless shower and bathrooms!!! There is a bar open 24 hours a day in the same building. The bathroom facilities are shared and there is a washing machine for guest use." … "We are located in historical district of Tallinn. It is...
Vaike Viking's Old Town Residence
"… speaks multiple languages and has great advice on the best Tallinn has to offer; for instance, secret tunnels from the 14th century, great nature spots, the abandoned fortress prison that rivals Alcatraz, the best restaurants/bars, and other unique places.FREE wifi, coffee, tea, great city maps, linens, and more.Vaike Viking RENTS BIKES at the lowest price in Tallinn, guaranteed.Please note:Our dorm and private rooms are in separate...
The Flying Kiwi Backpackers
"Guests feel welcomed and secure here at City Bike Nunne Hostel. The Location The hostel is ten minutes' walking distance from the train station. From the coach station you will have to take a tram first to the train station and then walk to the Old Town. The hostel is on a cobbled main street in the Old Town with a bar across it and a shop for classical music right next to it. The neighbourhood is busy with pedestrians. At night it can...
"… Town with its busy lifestyle make Vaike-Karja 1 an ideal choice for any stay in Tallinn. Transportation is not a problem, as taxis, tram lines and bus stops are just around the corner. Parking opportunities for reasonable prices are also available nearby. You should be aware that smoking is prohibited in Hostel. Our reception is open 24 hours so you are always welcome to check in at any time. We do not have any age restrictions...
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Tallinn Travel Tips & Suggestions
Tallinn is a great city. I found the mixture of Russian and Estonian culture very interesting. The city is a bargain for Westerners. The Estonians and Russians were very helpful and friendly. It is a safe city. Westerners don't need a visa to travel there!
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