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Hostel Old Town Alur

Lai 20, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Ranked #20 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is perfectly located, it is cheap and quite comfortable. But... We booked a room with a double bed several weeks in advance and got a big family room instead ... Our room has been already ocupied upon our arrival and we had to stay 1 night in the huge and cold family room with 5 sleeping places, wich... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have stayed in Hostel Old Town Alur in June of 2014. It was a pretty awesome choice, since the hostel has a romantic atmosphere, convenient location and a very friendly staff. Even though there were no lockers in rooms, I was allowed to leave my valuables in the staff locker at the reception. There was a nice kitchen with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed for one night and can't really complain. The area is ok,plenty of souvenir shops around,some cafes,restaraunts and so on.Pretty close to the Tallinn harbour, only about 7 Euro in a taxi. The room was clean, showers were ok, and also very clean. Would recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I only stayed there one night. All impressed me and stayed in my head is the very nice reception girl, cool location in small walkable distances to interesting places in town, kitchen available and wifi with good signal, and a 15%-discount souvenir token in the shop nearby (which is not really as cheap as what I expected, but better have... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We came from the Naughty Squirrel Hostel in Riga so the bar was set high and Hostel Alur wasn't as good as the one in Riga but was still a nice hostel. The guy at the reception is friendly and our room was nice. We had booked a 3 person room but we were put in a five person bedroom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want your stay in Tallinn be fun and memorable then it is definitely one of the best places to stay. It's right at the center and the staff were really friendly and ready to help you find the coolest places to go to. For a hostel the rooms look super nice and clean and the general atmosphere was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed in Hostel Old Town Alur for few nights. There was 5 of us staying in a 6 bedded room. Got one unknown roommate but he was completely harmless. We enjoyed our time in the hostel; staff members were so friendly and they helped us to find cheap and good restaurants. Went also to a pubcrawl the staff organized;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is in a great location with the centre of old town right on the doorstep. The staff were always friendly and the facilities ideal for our weekend away as a stag party - we have three connected rooms housing 17 in total. I would definitely recommend for a group of friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I stayed at Alur during my trip to Tallinn a few weeks ago. The hostel is really well-situated in the Old Town in a charming building, just round the corner from the main square and within walking distance of all the tourist attractions in the Old Town. The staff and other people in the hostel were very friendly. There were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Maybe because we came at the tail end of the season. Upon walking into the place it smelled like dead rat. The smell went away eventually by the evening. There was only one toilet per floor because one was out of order. But the place felt dirty. They left the bedsheets for us to make the bed which was common... More 

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