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Viru Backpackers

Viru 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Yerevan, Armenia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent 4 days in Viru backpackers hostel, which is right in the center of the old town of Tallinn, everything is close, so you can walk everywhere. There is a big supermarket Rimi close to the hostel. The hostel is clean, very cozy, it brings up the feeling of home. There is breakfast as well, which is simply... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed here in July 2011 as part of a tour through the Baltic States. It was initially hard to find the hostel entrance and access was only via stairs to the upper floors. The location was brilliant, right in the centre of town with an easy walk to the port and the old town. Breakfast was poor - jam... More

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Krakow, Poland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the hostel. The en suite room was great, the bathroom has a heated floor (fantastic in the winter). Very comfy bed. Breakfasts are very sweet (toasts with jams, muesli with milk). We had an everyday talk with the stuff before and after sightseeing so they always could give us an extra hint about what to... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Viru Backpackers is the best hostel among all hostels I've stayed so far. It is located in the center of Old Town in Tallinn and you can get into any bar or museum within few minutes. Hostel located on the 3rd floor in very atmospheric building (just give a try the elevator and climb up on the upper floors). Hostel... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I was not able to stay at Viru Backpackers due to unforeseen circumstances. When I got in touch to cancel my reservation they responded immediately and were extremely helpful. I've stayed in hostels all over the world and I was impressed by their service. I think that customer service and flexibility is very important in this business and they are... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Hostel is very small but cozy, capacity of 25 guest makes him friendly and pleasent for stay, shared bathroom are ok, kitchen and common are very nice. Superb location close to city centre. Two simple bets, sink and small cupboard in the room is not really enough but for short stay why not...

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36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was my second hostel in Vilnius and by far the best. A superior hostel in every way. Staff were friendly and the room was clean and fine. The place felt quite airy, which was handy for a very hot summer in July. It is right, smack bang in the middle of town, and I later found out our Tour... More

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was hunting for good location, low price. That happened, location is on the main street in Old Town, few hundred meters from central square. Clean and comfy, good value for money. 1 person room had space, high ceiling, big window. WC and shower shared, but they were clean.

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Athens, Greece
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed at this hostel for one night because it was cheap and I had an early flight. The receptionists spoke only english, no estonian or russian. The location was bad because I had to carry my baggage from parking square over the paving stones to the hostel. They dont have any lift or it was not working at this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located in the Main Street of the old town. I stayed in a single room which was spacious and clean. Great value for money and good to get away from some of the other noisy hostels. Not much of an atmosphere so don't stay here if you want to meet others. They allowed me to do my... More

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Address: Viru 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
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Ranked #7 of 85 Specialty lodging in Tallinn
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