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“Average at best”
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The Monk's Bunk
Ranked #1 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
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LONDON
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately this place didn't turn out like most of the reviews. It feels like it's been run to a tight budget and it shows. There are no dedicated cleaners - the reception staff have to do the cleaning and it shows - the general cleanliness of the place is very poor. A girl left our dorm and her bed sheets were left to fester on the bunk for two days after she left. Also they don't make any effort to create a nice atmosphere and so it felt like there was no community spirit - something I've always felt at other hostels. Generally the whole place felt unloved and poorly run and the staff came across as demotivated. Avoid.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place is a gem. Owned by a couple of guys who own a few hostels in Tallinn, they really seem to know what they are doing. Great staff and service, super friendly and plenty of activities going on for all sorts of travellers.

We were there for the Champion's League Final and joined up with another hostel to watch it before going out afterwards - great fun!

Prices in Tallinn are very affordable and the location of this hostel is just outside the Old City, well within walking distance of the major sights.

Room Tip: Room 7 is a great 4 bed secluded at the back of the building
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Take a map because it´s a little bit difficult to find the hostel but then everything was perfect :) (many showers with hot water, many sofas where you can have a nap when you have to wait for bus, large equipped kitchen)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Wroclaw, Poland
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

hostel with clean rooms, showers, very helpful receptionists, large kitchen, safe and close to city-center.There is possibility to play billiard,wi-fi works well everywhere.I will chose again this hostel when travelling to Tallinn.Walking distance even to the port.

Room Tip: Ground level rooms are better, less loud people.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nice location, not exactly in the Old Town but just about 5 mins away so very convenient. Close to the trams and buses to get to the Tallinn Bus Station. Nice rooms and clean bathrooms, and very affordable. The staff are really friendly as well, and had loads of fun going to see live music and pubs. The common areas are well equipped with computers/wifi, and the kitchen is spacious and full of equipment.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Lyon, France
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This hostel is located a short distance from the Freedom Monument and therefore from the old town.
Staff is really helpful, the hostel is well located, good price for service and a nice atmosphere were relaxing comes above all.
If you want to know about nice places to eat and drink just ask them! The Bar/Reception/Common area idea is great and showers, toilets and rooms are all really well equipped.
We had a great couple of nights and enjoyed every place we were told to go!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Stayed here in October 2012, and any time I think of my stay there it makes me happy - Monks was an awesome hostel! Brilliantly designed, having the reception/bar in the middle of the common room means you'll be chatting and making friends the minute you check in. Perfect for everyone - those who want to chill can relax on the couches watching movies, those who like to party can drink at the bar, or go with Monks staff to trivia nites, pub crawls and Giant Jenga at sister hostel The Red Emperor. Best of both worlds. Whether you want to rock in blind drunk at 6am every nite or chill out playing chess or pool over a few quiet (and quite cheap) drinks at the bar, or both, Monks can offer it all. Plus comfy and clean beds, brilliant central location, Monks sets the standard for how all hostels should be. But what really sets it apart is the awesome, friendly and fun crew - big thank you to everyone, but in particular Trivia Queen Morgan, the amazingly sweet n' cheerful Anna and the superinteresting glowstick maestro Dimitrius - you guys Rock! If you're looking for a great place to stay in Tallinn do yourself a favour and give Monks a go, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Rich Barnes, Australia

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Monk's Bunk
Address: Tatari 1, Tallinn 10116, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As we, the staff, are backpackers like you, rest assured that you will feel welcome from the moment you walk in until you leave the hostel. Our bar area is the perfect place to party and meet fellow travelers and backpackers. There is also enough space if you just want to chill out, read a book or watch a movie (in our specially designed cinema room). At night time you are welcome to join us for a joined pub crawl with our partner hostel Tallinn Backpackers. ... more   less 
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