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Hostel Old Town Alur
Ranked #5 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Best hostel on the whole planet :D Special thanks goes to amazing staff and especially to a "cleaning lady" who was there to wish us welcome. By the way, cleaning lady was a guy dressed in a white dress with red lipstick :) but, don't be scared, that is just their way to show their originality and to make u feel comfortable and cozy. They made me feel like Im the part of Alur's Hostel family. They understood every request I had and they were very friendly and helpful. Location is great, just in the old part of the city. Also, one of the craziest pubs I've ever been was just around the corner. Only bad thing I have to say about Alur Hostel is that I regret for not spending more time there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Curacao
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

very lovely and excellent hostel!
i stayed long days! also a lot of people were stay long in the alur!
that's why.. very confortable and clean.
and great location, old town center! very close to famous place!
great staff! staff is very kind and polite! also 24 hours reception, free wifi!
free intenet!
very clean room and, looks very artistic! also price is very cheap!
kitchen is great. space is not so big, but they have everything =)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Tallinn is a beautiful place, but thanks to Alur Hostel Staff my time over there was unforgettable. Alur Hostel is convinient located, one of the most central places in Tallinn for sure with a 24 Hour store just around the corner, all the places to hang out at night on walking distance....As a backpacker I always look for a place with good prices, and this is definitly the one in Tallinn. My surprise was to find out it was a nice hostel run by local and international staff that will make sure you have a great time! They are always willing to help so just ask them about all the activities to do in town, you won´t regret it :) . And that was one of the reasons I stay so long in Tallinn :) THANK YOU!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

the location is great, right in the old town, 24h shop few meters away, bars and nightlife nearby. But not noisy. Staff are great and knowledgeable, most of them being backpackers themselves, so they understand the need of a traveller. Fast internet almost everywhere ( its a huge place), security is good as there is 24h reception and security camera at the entrance. Lockers are free to rent. Building is old (its the old town..) but kept as well as possible. Kitchen is good for self-caterers, with freezer, fridge, oven (Pizza!) and all kinds off utilities. Free coffee and tea and leftovers.. In the courtyard u can smoke. So yeah good stay and great town!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I had been travelling around europe for awhile and I landed in Alur. It was amazing, when I wen to to the reception the staff was really kind and one of them was dressed as a tiger, so imagine to arrive and be welcomed by a tiger.

The staff was incredible and really fun. Super welcoming and helpful with any question I had about Tallinn and where to find, food and places to see. They took me out to party and we went to several pubs and bars in Tallinn.
They were interesting and nice and very fun. They kind of fun to have a laugh but also an interesting conversation.

The hostel in right in the center of town which make sit very comfortable to move around. Everything is really close by.
The hostel is equipped with everything in the kitchen and the common area; both are very comfortable and warm.
The room was comfortable, and with some crazy decorations of superheroes. It was very cool.
Overall the hostel was clean and well kept though they could use more toilets.

I really had a great time there and I think it was the perfect ending for my trip in europe. I stayed 2 extra nights just trying to keep up with the energy and spirit f the stuff. it was a lot of fun and party.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Location for this hostel is pefect, everything is so close!
Staff was very helpful with everything,always up for a chat or a beer in the evning,gave me some good recomendations where to go.Common area was cozy with a fier place,kitchen well equipt so we had the change to make a real meal.Bed was comfortable and the over all cleaniness of the hostel was good. For the price we paid we are supper happy, would totally go there again.

Room Tip: The second floor double room was lovely, room 5 i think it was
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I found this hostel in Tallinn my "second home": it has a great position, nice rooms, and the beds are not bad, u can sleep nice. I can complain a bit about the number of showers, i use to wait a bit to have one. There are not a lot.
The building is historical and valueable, the roofs on wood are really noticeble.
Staff is so helpful and kind.

Hope to see u again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hostel Old Town Alur
Address: Lai 20, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
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Ranked #5 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostel Old Town Alur 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Alur is situated in the heart of the Old City and in the widest and quiet street. It has a unique location - 1 minute on foot from Town Hall square, the heart of the Bottom Merchant city, in immediate proximity from a Fortification constructed in the 15th century.We are in 10 minutes on foot from the Seaport and in 5 minutes from the railway station, only 5 km from the bus terminal and 7 km from the airport. The Russian Embassy is next door. It is convenient for those who wish to get the Russian visa.We are located in a building constructed in the 15th century which was completely renewed in 2006. Therefore you will find yourself in the place where the old spirit goes with a modern design - spacious light rooms, noise proof windows, a parquet floor, the modern bathrooms and WC rooms, all is in accordance with the European standard. All rooms are provided with the new wooden, eco furniture. ... more   less 
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