You are looking for hostels in Estonia? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Estonia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Estonia.
All Cities in Estonia
We list every single hostel in Estonia and the world. In total, we have 15 cities in Estonia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Estonia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Estonia
Located in the north-eastern corner of Europe along the shores of the Baltic Sea, this small charming country has a population of just two million people, with a large proportion of those living in and around the capital city of Tallinn. Tallinn is the most visited city in the country and has a lot to offer for tourists. The Old Town section of the city contains many beautiful buildings, which have been preserved since Medieval times. There are numerous little restaurants, cafes, and bars, which are popular among tourists. Some of these even offer Medieval-style dining with waiters dressed up in costumes and serving Medieval-style food.
Tallinn is a very historic city and has spent the last few thousands of years under the leadership of various different countries. Therefore, the city has a lot of interesting stories to tell. There are free daily walking tours available which brings tourists to some of the main sites of the city and gives an insight into its interesting history. Visit the Tourist Office, which is centrally located near the Tallinn Town Hall, to find one of these walking tours. It is really recommended, as the history of Tallinn is not to be missed. In particular, Estonia’s recent history is very interesting, with the fall of the Iron Curtain in the early nineties. There are several Communist-style buildings in the city left over from the country’s period in the Soviet Union. One of these, the Viru Hotel, has a Communist museum located on the top floor. Tourists can see authentic Communist spy gadgets, as well as hear some interesting stories from the Communist regime in Estonia.
There are many Estonia hostels located in the city centre area in Tallinn. Most of these offer private and dorm style-accommodation at very reasonable rates. In fact, the cost of living in general is lower in Estonia than in most other European countries. As a result, eating and drinking out in nice restaurants is very affordable. Tallinn is very accessible to tourists with regular flights to various cities all over Europe from the main airport. There is also a large harbour in the city, which offers regular ferry crossings to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and other Scandinavian cities. Tallinn is also a popular stop-off destination for cruise ships sailing around the Baltic Sea.
Estonia is a member of the European Union and Schengen area, which makes traveling to and from the country relatively easy. The main language is Estonian; however, the majority of people also speak English. The summer is probably the best time to visit the country, as the winter months can be bitterly cold.
There are also other towns and cities in Estonia worth visiting. Parnu, a seaside city located in the southwest of the country, is popular among tourists during the summer months. There are a few Estonia hostels located close to the city centre. Also, the island of Saaremaa -- located in the west of the country -- is worth visiting. It has plenty of beautiful scenery, including beaches and forests, as well as some historic towns and villages. There are a few Estonia hostels located on the island, which offer rooms at reasonable rates.
Handwritten by local expert for Estonia hostels Shannon Neuber
Travel Tips for Estonia - from the Community
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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!
FAQ on Hostels in Estonia
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Estonia?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Estonia here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.