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Tallinn Backpackers
Ranked #9 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Yerevan, Armenia
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun! Fun! Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Tallinn Backpackers is the best thing in Tallinn! It is located in the picturesque Old Town. The hostel is super clean and hostel, the staff is awesome, very helpful. It is a great place to meet cool people and have a lot-lot-lot of fun. The bar is full of tasty Estonian beer which costs only 1 Euro! What else... Yes! there are some funny rules in the hostel which you will be presented at check in! And the pub crawls,,,so good, so good. I strongly recommend to stay there and you will have an unforgetable time in Tallinn. Have fun!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I'll start with the usual. Great location, a 5 minute walk of the the old town; incredibly clean and well maintained, friendly and helpful staff and best of all, nice and cheap.
What can i say about the time i had? It was amazing. I stayed here with 3 other friends with the intention of getting a bit drunk and Tallinn Backpackers did not let us down. There's a bar within the common area which had a nice selection of beers and ciders at reasonable prices; not to mention half price drinks during happy hour. The staff encourages everyone to have a great time and get involved, leading the heavy drinking sessions with an array of drinking games. There is also a heavy emphasis on a social environment which is reinforced by a list of "rules". You immediately agree to adhere to the rules by reading them and any defiance is met with a forfeit. My particular favourites were the 'no Facebook after 7.30' rule and the 'no use of the word "mine"(in the possessive context) rule. The forfeit for the latter being 10 push ups with a clap out and a breach of the former would mean having to drink a "dirty" shot, the bin being placed conveniently for this one.
The staff organise a pub crawl every night and show you around the best bars in town. Wednesdays are "Wizard Wednesdays" where you try to drink your own height in beer cans to create a sort of wizard staff. This was moved to Tuesday just for my group as we were due to leave on Wednesday.

We stayed in a shared room with 8 beds. The beds were clean and comfortable, with fresh sheets and a duvet. A locker is also provided for you but we felt no need to use them. The bathroom had a shower, a hot tub/jacuzzi type thing and a sauna!
For just 3 euros you could sign up for a meal prepared by the hostel staff, which had a mixed reception but I quite liked the food. If you didn't fancy it, you could buy food from the supermarket down the road and the staff had no problem with you using the kitchen facilities to prepare it.
The days were generally spent recovering in front of their projector screen, watching movies and having a chat.

I would recommend this hostel for anyone looking to meet new people and have a great time. Some people didn't seem to get this but that's their problem, not the hostels.
I would have to say this is the best hostel i have stayed in anywhere. If i have said that in previous reviews then this has easily overtaken that.

I recommend taking a walk in to the old town and trying the elk soup in one of the medieval places; really nice and hearty food.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Minsk, Belarus
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I was in Tallinn for 4 days, and each day and evening in TB was great experience: I've met people from a lot of countries, found out a lot of things I didn't know. Thanks to the staff of hostel - these guys are really friendly and helping in each situation, and they are kind of... aweome!
Also every day there is 3euro dinner, cooked by staff, wich is really tasty (don't miss it, like EVER, or you're going to regret this so much).
I really loved staying at TB, and I would loooove to do this again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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214 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very cool backpackers in prime location. Has a real relax feel to it, people are very friendly and its like a big share house. They have cheap dinners, laundry, free wifi, organise some great pub crawls. Did my first funnel ever here!! Make sure you do the prison tour, its worth it, even when freaking cold.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Awesome fellow travellers, superfriendly and funny staff, pub crawls every night, cheap drinks, free wifi, big common room and BEER PONG! Needless to say, this is a party hostel! If you want peace and quiet.you can book the monks bunk hostel through their website as well.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

if you come to tallinn tgis is the place where you will call home. Because your will feel much comfortable than your own one. All of guest feel like owner if the place. Free wifi free breakfast and cheapest drink in whole Estonia.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Canberra
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27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Firstly, the location is excellent. Only about 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of Old Tallinn, so not too far away at all.

This is a great party hostel. Don't come here expecting a quiet time. There is a big common room, with cheap drinks during the evening and computers available as well. Lots of fun activites organised by the hosts (and lots of friends) make it a good place to party. Pub crawls are a specialty, and you get taken to some seriously fun parts of Tallinn. They also organise tours as well if there is enough interest in some of the local sights.

The room I stayed in was clean and tidy, with enough room to fit all that was needed, and a very nice ensuite (although if I remember rightly it did leak a little). But generally, it more than satisfied what I wanted, and at a bargain price!

Great job guys, I look forward to visiting again in the future when I return to the lovely city of Tallinn!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Tallinn Backpackers
Address: Olevimaegi 11, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
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Ranked #9 of 108 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
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Hotel Class:1 star — Tallinn Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a hostel in Tallinn? Stay with us! We promise you good times and happy memories. We are located in a beautiful Old Town building with top facilities and lots of atmosphere. In Tallinn Backpackers there is always something going on: be it in our huge but cozy common room; be it in town, as we love to take you out to explore the secrets of the city and its best pubs and clubs. ... more   less 
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