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Viru Backpackers

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Viru 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Ranked #11 of 94 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ditto for previous positive comments. Spacious rooms. Clean facility. Breakfast (pancakes cooked by staff, toast, jam, cereal, hot drink) included in price. Beds comfortable. Not a party place with dorms, guests were more on the mature side (either by age or personality). Great location. Safe...you'll be given three keys for locks. They have a computer with free Internet access, if... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a night with a friend in a double room. The room was very spacious, also including a little seating area. Shared bathrooms were very clean. Breakfast in the morning was included in the price and there were even fresh pancakes! Staff very helpful and friendly. Super central location in the old town with a lot of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great central location in the old town, easy walk from the ferry, there are bank machines and a burger restaurant at the start of the street. All of the old town can easily be done on foot, free pancake breakfast, staff speak good english and have tourist maps available. The toilets and showers by the lounge are not that private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favorite hostel in a month of travel around the region. Clean, comfortable beds, new sheets, nice staff, free breakfast, free coffee/tea at any time, and a fantastic location...this place is terrific. They can also sign you up for day trips around the area that will be cheaper than what you find with a regular touring agency. What... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Placed in the heart of Tallinn. Very clean (no shoes allowed inside) Friendly people with good english knowledge. Cheap rooms. Free WiFi and breakfast. Free coffee and tee 24h. Isolation is very poor, you hear everything what happens outside your room. Breakfast is very small.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, right in the central area, even though it also came with a advantage: there were so many weird bars around with loud music, and the rooms were not sound-proofed, so it was complicated to fall asleep. The staff was very nice, breakfast included pancakes with nutella. The room was huge and clean.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Viru Backpackers was such a great choice; I can't think of anything about it I didn't like! The location is super central, right on the main street that leads to Tallinn's Old Town, but it's far enough from the main square to still be quiet enough to sleep. The (free!) wifi was excellent and I was really happy with my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were staying at the sister hostel The Monk's Bunk, but when their laundry machine broke and we visited Viru Backpackers we were not disappointed. Masha (the girl with green hair) was insanely nice, going as far as washing and drying our clothes for us, watching our bags while we walked around the old town, and even served us pancakes!... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I really liked it here. We had a double room for 30 euros a night in the middle of central tallinn. Found it with a little bit of map reading, 3 flights of stairs to keep you fit but once inside very clean, lovely fresh smelling linen and good breakfast. My only worry would be how hot it would get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place has a home-like feeling. I felt really comfortable and if I ever find myself in Tallin again, i would definitely come back here. Smiling people and pancakes were there. The only thing that was missing is maybe a sign on the street that would make it more visible

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