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Viru Backpackers

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Viru 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Ranked #11 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stayed at this hostel during Easter holiday. I especially booked a private room to get a sound sleep. However the whole floor is not sound proofing at all. You can clearly hear people taking, washing machine running and kitchen noise during the nights no matter which room you live. The radiator does not work properly. So if you don't... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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5 helpful votes 5 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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