We’ve made a list of all the best hostels in Tallinn so you can rest your pretty head in the city’s most awesome beds. You’re welcome!
Of the three Baltic capitals, Tallinn is easily the quirkiest. With its restored Old Town full of medieval-style restaurants and waiters dressed like maidens and knights, the city does have a bit of a theme park feel to it. It might not be particularly authentic, but hey – how often do you get to star in a real-life version of Game of Thrones?
So embrace the nerdiness, good backpacking lords and ladies, and go exploring the streets of Estonia’s capital city. And when you’ve had enough of the tourist hoards in Old Town, you can go for a ridiculously mind-blowing stroll through the haunting Patarei Prison or check out Tallinn’s famous nightlife aka engage in some serious binge drinking. Either way, chances are you’ll be needing a bed to pass out in at some stage, and that’s where this list of the best hostels in Tallinn comes in handy!
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Best Hostels In Tallinn
|Name||Score||The gist||Dorm price|
|The Monk’s Bunk||3/5||Party hostel, good location, social vibe, something on every night, heaps of tours||$13/night|
|Tallinn Backpackers||4/5||Home-cooked meals every night, pub crawl, staff has local Tallinn tips, good for solo backpackers, few showers||$18/night|
|Euphoria||4/5||Sunday night jam sessions, hookah pipe, projector screen, edgy and laid-back vibe, music instruments, three kitchens||$15/night|
|Old Town Backpackers||3/5||Teeny tiny, combined dorm and common area, unique setup, intimate vibe, great kitchen, lovely staff||$19/night|
|Tabinoya Travellers House & Family Apartments||3/5||Authentic building, cosy, close to Kalamaja hipster district, spacious dorms, great kitchen, unlimited breakfast||$14/night|
|Red Emperor Bar & Hostel||4/5||Aussie party hostel, bright and spacious dorms, great kitchen, awesome public bar attached to the hostel, amazing staff with local underground Tallin tips||$14/night|
|Fat Margaret’s||4/5||Indoor pool and sauna (oh yeah!), good common area, great location, risk of cold showers, great kitchen, free washing machine||$15/night|
The Monk’s Bunk
Location: city centre
Price range: dorms start at $13/night, privates at $62/night
Tallinn has an impressive selection of party hostels and The Monk’s Bunk is among the top picks. Located within walking distance of all the main sights, bars, and restaurants in Old Town, fun is never far away here. You’ll get a welcome shot at check-in and from there, it’s full steam ahead. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have an awesome time and there’s usually some sort of activity on every night. Whether it’s a home-cooked hostel dinner or a beer pong tournament, you’re guaranteed to meet heaps of lovely little backpacker buddies.
There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen and the facilities are super clean, especially considering the amount of partying that goes down at the Monk’s. And if regular sightseeing gets a bit mundane, you can take your pick between some pretty cool adventure tours run by the hostel – how does shooting a few AK47 rounds sound? You won’t be getting much sleep here, but if you’re after some good old Tallinn nightlife fun, The Monk’s Bunk is your spot!
Location: Old Town
Price range: dorms start at $18/night, privates at $84/night
Now, if you want to party but also don’t want to miss out on your 12-hour beauty sleep, Tallinn Backpackers is more up your alley. With quiet time kicking in at 11 PM, it’s less full-on than The Monk’s Bunk, but don’t worry – there’s still plenty of fun to be had here. These guys supposedly have the cheapest beers in Tallinn and there’s a pub crawl happening most nights of the week. There’s also a wide range of tours available and, as a cool bonus, the staff is happy to share local tips on how to experience a not-so-touristy side of Tallinn.
The atmosphere is social and homely without being boring which, together with the friendly staff, makes Tallinn Backpackers an excellent choice for solo backpackers. On the downside, there’s a little too few showers and the decoration is on the simpler side, but all that is secondary when the vibe is this nice. Oh, and there’s home-cooked meals available every night – yum!