Hostels in Tallinn, Estonia

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Get to know Tallinn (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tallinn. To help you make friends with Tallinn before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Tallinn (no more

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Tallinn hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tallinn hostels Miika

FAQ about Tallinn Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Tallinn. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Tallinn. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Tallinn costs on average $23 for a dorm. A hostel in Tallinn with private rooms costs on average $70.
Hostelz.com shows all 24 Hostels in Tallinn. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Capsule Hostels Tallinn is the best rated hostel in Tallinn for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 24 hostels in Tallinn, Estonia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Tallinn such as
  • 17 hotels
  • 3 guesthouses
  • 5 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Tallinn.

Tallinn Backpackers Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Tallinn.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Tallinn

Your Packing List for Tallinn

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Tallinn and Estonia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Tallinn Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Tallinn, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
24 Total number of hostels
$23 Average dorm price
$70 Average private room price
$14 Cheapest hostel in Tallinn
Fat Margaret's is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Tallinn
Tallinn Backpackers Hostel is the best rated
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Tallinn - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Tallinn. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Tallinn. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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