In the old town, very close to the bus station to go to the airport, close to the malls, department store right opposite the hostel, McD and other restaurants are 2 to 3 mins walking distance. 5/5 for the location.
The directions form hostelworld over email are misleading. The way to get to this hostel is to get off at the bus stop for bus 2 from the airport, walk into the Viru mall and come out form the exit towards the old town. You will see a Hesburger on your right. Take the right at the end of the Hesburger (Need not walk past the flower market or the Viru gates, as mentioned by hostel world). Keep walking and you will find the Rimi super market on your left right opposite it there is hotel Bern walk into the courtyard and on the right side you will find the hostel emperor door , go to the first floor and they will let you in.
The people at the reception are friendly and they give you all the information to travel around where to eat etc. The map at the hostel is really good
The rooms were spacious . I Stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm there was plenty of space to keep bags and the beds were comfortable. I was in Emily room and the door kept banging due to the breeze and since it opens to the road there was lot of noise at night. There are no lockers in the room, which is very inconvenient.
Most days there is a queue to get into the shower in the mornings. Also to go to the showers and toilet you need to walk past the reception and the kitchen area. There were only 2 showers for all the rooms. The showers and toilet weren't the cleanest.
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- Imagine experiencing Tallinn with an Aussie who wants something more from a hostel, from the people who work and live there; who wants excitement, an experience and a unique atmosphere. Imagine a spacious bar with Triple J on which offers the chance to drink on the cheaply while meeting fellow travellers, enrolling yourself in drinking competitions like giant jenga for beginners, pool for intermediates and beer pong for experts. ... more less
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