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Viru 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Ranked #11 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed at Viru Backpackers in November 2014. This is a really great place to stay in Tallinn. It's located in the old town, but also close to bus and tram connections to other parts of the city, including the airport. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. The hostel is spotless and has a nice clean kitchen. Our... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small and tranquil hostel located directly in the center of Old Town Tallinn. The staff was very friendly, informative, and helpful. The hostel is more of an overnight place to stay, not a place to meet new people, so the staff imposes a 11pm quiet hours for others sleeping. I found this very nice because it made the stay more... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to Tallinn in August 2014. We were Two families coming from Barcelona and in transit to Sant Petersburg. Viru Bacpackers is a hostel, for young people, but we stayed there with our girls (teenagers) and we felt like at home. Staff very helpful, breakfast and service very correct, basic rooms and bath, but clean and the best, a... More 

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Porto, Portugal
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It'a a very good hostel with great atmosphere. The room and the bathroom were cleaned, and the breakfast was good. The Staff was the best! It's located right on the main street of Tallin's Old town so it's close to everything. And also a great value for money!

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed at the Viru Backpacker in Tallinn in a large group (19 people). The staff were excellent - always cleaning - and extremely helpful. The rooms are basic (as you'd expect with a hostel), very clean and relatively spacious. Breakfast (cereal, bread/toast, juice, tea, coffee) was provided every day and there was always plenty for everyone. There are 3 showers/toilets... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was very easy to find and you can walk everywhere within the old town and nearby. The staff were very friendly and helpful with maps and activities to do. The hostel felt very safe and there were no loud stag (bachelor) parties like some of the other places have. Free basic breakfast was a nice bonus. Didn't seem massively sociable... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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133 hotel reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just remember that it is beside a salamander store. Despite it being very hard to locate because it has no huge sign outside the gate and the fact that you have to climb 3 stories up, It has an excellent location in Old Town. its really where the action is.I booked a single room but I had to use a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good hostel with nice girls running it. The bed was a bit uncomfortable though - you could feel the wires from the mattress and the atmosphere was a little quiet. Great location though - right in the centre of the old town.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed here during July initially with one other friend and then by myself. The hostel was located incredibly centrally and was in walking distance of the bus station (where we arrived into) and all the amenities of the old town. We had a very large room which contained enough space for 3 people to sleep in and the room... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very nice and friendly staff, excellent location in the heart of the Tallinn, good breakfast, very good bed, clean, value for money. I can´t say anything negative... i had a single room, it was simple ja clean. Shared toilet and shower both were clean. If you need simple, nice bed in the heart of everything this is your place!

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Address: Viru 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
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Number of rooms: 6
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