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Hektor Design Hostel

Riia 26, Tartu 50405 Estonia
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#2 of 40 Specialty lodging in Tartu
Hektor Design Hostel is first-of-its-kind in the Baltics, bringing to you a traditional & simple hostel experience with rare quality in service and surroundings. Located next to the new heart of Tartu’s creative scenery, Aparaaditehas, we live & breathe design, accessability and progress. Tartu's main attractions, Tartu Raekojaplats and Old Town, are also within walking distance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Estonian, Finnish
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DietmarGruber wrote a review Aug 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany935 contributions205 helpful votes
Wonderful yellow-black labeled hostel in Tartu! Very modern and new. Parking lots behind the hostel with automatic entrance. Friendly stuff, quick Check-In. Rooms are clean. Unfortunately the bed is NOT yellow-black ...
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
timandespen wrote a review Aug 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
The bed is for midgets. The room is minimal to say the least. About one step up from a prison cell. One very thin duvet, one hard pillow and one small towel for a shower. The hotel is next to a 24 hour building site which will keep you awake all night. There is no air conditioning so if it's hot you are out of luck. When you open the window for air the construction noise will make your teeth rattle. it's also next to a main road so you can hear the hotrods and motorbikes screaming up and down. They will charge you 5 Euros for breakfast which may seem to be a bargain but it's full of single wrap cheese, cheap meats and diluted orange juice. This place has decided how much money they can save by not supplying things to the guest rather than charging a bit more and making it like a normal hotel. Oh and don't book if you don't like the colour yellow. It's as bright as the sun with yellow paint everywhere. It's also all open wiring and straight concrete lines so no character at all. Hopefully they will have so few guests that they close within six months and a decent chain takes it over. Why did I stay for four nights you might ask? I like to give hotels the benefit of doubt and see if the staff can work with the guest. This staff was not to be seen, and everything closed for the weekend. Oh and I forgot to mention the tiny bathroom and even tinier shower where water flows into the hallway if the shower head is at the wrong angle.. The tiny bathroom has to be shared by two people as well. They have some sort of kitchen area where nobody could get a drink never mind cook a meal. It's just for show. There's a KGB torture dungeon down the street. If it was painted yellow you would think ou were in the same place.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Stay at another hotel.
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Kristi M wrote a review Jul 2020
Tallinn, Estonia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We did choose this hotel as its new, has intresting design and competitive price. Everything did meet the expectations. Hotel has modern design, nice colours, its functional and very clean. Comfortable parking option behind the hostel, walking distance to city center. Aparaaditehas with good eating places is next to hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Anastasia wrote a review Mar 2020
18 contributions10 helpful votes
My experience at Hektor’s was remarkable. I had a long term stay at Hektor’s for about 5 months (September- January) due to my exchange studies. First, it’s located very close to the city center, the bus station is almost outside the building and a grocery store is over 50 meters away. Second the hostel is new built and clean. It provides a comfortable common kitchen, sauna, cafe- restaurant a tiny but well- designed library. Third the stuff is at your survive for any further assistance and especially Jana stands out with her kindness and her professionalism. Furthermore, the apartment was nice and cozy, thought it’s a bit small, and it’s equipped with all the basic stuff. One thing that can be improved is the lack of wardrobe, fact that makes it a way inconvenient for a long term stay. Overall, i highly recommend a stay at Hektor’s as the atmosphere is friendly, quiet and cozy!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Timo T wrote a review Jan 2020
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I needed to stay for one night in Tartu and Hektor offered price level that was equal to Airbnb apartments. As the location suited me well and the minimalist design looked good I chose Hektor. I am relatively satisfied with my stay at the hotel. I liked the room and sufficient equipment in the shared kitchen. What can be better, is mostly the isolation of the room from the rest of the block. You can hear your neighbor going to the toilet like your door is open. And although I like the kitchen with its basic equipment, I would have expected them to have also salt and pepper also on spot. A small thing, but it is the matter of the taste of your breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
$37 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hektor Design Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hektor Design Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Typa (0.1 miles), Tartu Old City (0.7 miles), and University of Tartu Museum (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hektor Design Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hektor Design Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hektor Design Hostel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hektor Design Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joyce, Werner Cafe, and Restaurant Hõlm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hektor Design Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hektor Design Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Tartu.
Are pets allowed at Hektor Design Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hektor Design Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Finnish, and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hektor Design Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tartu Town Hall Square (0.8 miles), Luke Manor and Manor Park (0.4 miles), and Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut (0.6 miles).
Is Hektor Design Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.