10 EPIC Hostels in Tallinn (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Tallinn is Estonia’s capital and a bastion for a load of cool cultural sights. I mean, the place looks like it’s from a Disney film: all old cobbled streets, princess-like towers, medieval buildings, churches, all sorts of stuff that make this like a fairytale to wander around.

And if you like food, there’s a lot of tasty stuff here. That’s without even mentioning the party scene here, which – by the way – is super on point. The nightlife is strong.

Umm… but isn’t it like one of those Eastern European cities where cruise ships rock up and loads of stag and hen parties go and get completely wasted? Is it, like, ok to actually stay there? Are the hostels… nice?

YES! Of course they’re nice! And we’ve gone through and selected the best hostels in Tallinn so you can easily find the right place for you when you’re planning your Estonia trip.

So without further ado, let’s see what this cool medieval city has to offer you!

 

Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Tallinn

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tbb2-table__image Best Overall Hostel in TallinnBest Overall Hostel in TallinnOld Town Backpackers

  • $$
  • Board Games
  • Common Room
  • $$
  • Board Games
  • Common Room
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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in TallinnBest Party Hostel in TallinnThe Monk’s Bunk

  • $$
  • No Curfew
  • Award Winning
  • $$
  • No Curfew
  • Award Winning
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in TallinnBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in TallinnTallinn Backpackers

  • $
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Games Room
  • $
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Games Room
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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in TallinnBest Cheap Hostel in TallinnOld Town Munkenhof

  • $
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Bicycle Hire
  • $
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Bicycle Hire
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in TallinnBest Hostel for Couples in TallinnTabinoya Travellers House

  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Book Exchange
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Book Exchange
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in TallinnBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in TallinnFat Margaret’s

  • $$$
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Indoor Pool
  • $$$
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Indoor Pool
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel with a Private Room in TallinnBest Hostel with a Private Room in TallinnWelcome Hostel Rottermann

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  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
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  • Bicycle Hire
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Best Hostels in Tallinn

 

Best Hostels in Tallinn

 

Best Overall Hostel in Tallinn  Old Town Backpackers

Old Town Backpackers best hostels in Tallinn

Old Town Backpackers is our pick for best overall hostel in Tallinn

– $$
– Laundry Facilities
– Board Games
– Common Room

You might guess from the name that this Tallinn backpackers hostel is located in the city’s old town… and you’d be right of course. That means being able to wander about and gawp at all the picturesque streets and historical monuments that Tallinn has to offer.

Other than that, it’s a small lil’ hostel with a whole lot of heart (doesn’t that sound cute?) – but this is what makes this place easily the best overall hostel in Tallinn. And besides the old town, it’s in walkable distance to pretty much everything you wanna see in Tallinn, too.

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Best Party Hostel in Tallinn – The Monk’s Bunk

The Monk's Bunk best hostels in Tallinn

The Monk’s Bunk is our pick for best party hostel in Tallinn

– $$
– Bar
– No Curfew
– Award Winning

Monk’s Bunk! Lol. Anyway… Surrounded by the city’s main bars and drinking holes, the Monk’s Bunk (lol) is actually the best party hostel in Tallinn. It’s the kinda place where you’re gonna find it hard NOT to party every single night.

But of course, if that’s what you wanna do, then this top hostel in Tallinn is for you. I mean, as soon as you turn up here you’re greeted with a shot of the local poison from the bar. From there on in it’s all happy hours, themed nights and beer pong. Sounds turned to us.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Tallinn Tallinn Backpackers

Tallinn Backpackers best hostels in Tallinn

Tallinn Backpackers is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Tallinn

– $
– Laundry Facilities
– Games Room
– Bar

Lively and comfortable, this is a highly recommended hostel in Tallinn for you to meet other travellers. In fact, it’s probably the best hostel for solo travellers in Tallinn. It IS a fun party place… but you DO have to be quiet after 11, after which you can hit the streets with new friends or just hit the hay.

This place is also secure and clean, which is a plus. The staff arrange activities, so you can get to know your fellow guests. If you like that sort of thing, then this place is the perfect place to socialise for you.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Tallinn Old Town Munkenhof

Old Town Munkenhof best hostels in Tallinn

Old Town Munkenhof is our pick for best cheap hostel in Tallinn

– $
– Communal Kitchen
– Bicycle Hire
– Games Room

Set in the old town and surrounded by pretty sick medieval buildings, this budget hostel in Tallinn is set down a quiet street so you won’t have to contend with drunk backpackers trying to find their hostel in the middle of the night.

However, it’s also surrounded by bars and restaurants, so YOU could be one of those drunk backpackers, too! How fun. The affordable room rates, affordable kitchen, nice vibes, games and common room… all add up to the best cheap hostel in Tallinn. Very nicely looked after as well.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Tallinn Tabinoya Travellers House

Tabinoya Travellers House best hostels in Tallinn

Tabinoya Travellers House is our pick for best hostel for couples in Tallinn

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Communal Kitchen
– Book Exchange

This Tallinn backpackers hostel also offers a private apartment in the middle of the old town, which for us makes it the best hostel for couples in Tallinn. The apartment is housed in a traditional building and feels like a posh Airbnb.

The home away from home atmosphere is perfect for couples, basically. There are nice spaces here to have a cup of tea (or something) and read a book (or check Facebook).

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Tallinn Fat Margaret’s

Fat Margaret's best hostels in Tallinn

Fat Margaret’s is our pick for best hostel for digital nomads in Tallinn

– $$$
– Bar
– Laundry Facilities
– Indoor Pool

The name literally made us lol. Like actually. Why is it even called that? Anyway, this place is located at the gates to the old town and close to the port, so staying here means you’ll be spoilt for choice with cafes, bars and restaurants right on the doorstep.

Stylish and with a bit of a grown-up edge (no moldy showers here) – featuring a stainless steel kitchen, exposed brick walls, a sauna and a pool (!), it feels like the whole package. And the best hostel for digital nomads in Tallinn; there’s plenty of cool cafe-esque hangout spaces for you to get your head down. And everyone’s favourite: ping pong.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Tallinn Welcome Hostel Rottermann

Welcome Hostel Rottermann best hostels in Tallinn

Welcome Hostel Rottermann is our pick for best hostel with a private room in Tallinn

– $$
– Wheelchair Friendly
– Communal Kitchen
– Bicycle Hire

Sleeping here is like sleeping in some sorta renovated New York loft, you’ll be really (like, REALLY) happy you’ve chosen this space if you’re looking for a private room. They claim to be a ‘concept’ hostel. We’re unsure what that means, but it IS one of coolest hostels in Tallinn.

Complete with a classy, urbanite environment in the middle of the city, this is definitely a great shout for the best hostel with a private room in Tallinn. These rooms are literally, well, you read what we wrote. They’re dang cool. Don’t come for the atmosphere, come for the ‘gram.

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More Best Hostels In Tallinn

 

Red Emperor Bar & Hostel

Red Emperor Bar & Hostel best hostels in Tallinn

Red Emperor Bar & Hostel

– $
– Laundry Facilities
– Games Room
– Free Parking

As you might be able to tell from its name, this top hostel in Tallinn comes complete with a public bar. Meaning it’s not just backpackers here, but locals too at nice cheap local prices. It’s also open till dawn! Amazing!

The hostel itself… is quiet. There are a whole load of chill areas here with some quirky ‘urban’ design features like skateboards hanging on the walls and stuff. Basically, it’s a great party hostel in Tallinn, thanks mainly to the bar downstairs, we’d say.

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Knight House

Knight House best hostels in Tallinn

Knight House

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Luggage Storage
– Communal Kitchen

Wow! This Tallinn backpackers hostel is located in an actual UNESCO World Heritage building! We’re not even sure if that goes against the whole UNESCO thing, but wow – that really does make this one heck of a cool hostel in Tallinn.

Aside from the architectural creds, they offer free walking tours, free breakfast and there are some really friendly staff here on hand to help you with getting around town, recommendations and local knowledge (like, why is this a UNESCO building?).

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Euphoria

Euphoria best hostels in Tallinn

Euphoria

– $
– Communal Kitchen
– Music/Jam Area (…)
– Book Exchange

You might think this is a super party hostel in Tallinn. But that’s not actually the case. It’s actually a mad chill place with a very comfortable lounge and a little music area where you can get chatting with other guests over the drone of someone strumming a guitar.

Aside from those hostel tropes, this place is pretty nicely located. Very close to the old town, with a load of nice shops and stuff nearby. Some areas of this Tallinn backpackers hostel could do with a bit of a spring clean. But it’s one of those… typical hostels. Don’t expect to be posting pics to your timeline, basically.

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Why you should travel to Tallinn

Those were the best hostels in Tallinn. And wow – aren’t there some cool places to stay?!

Yep, from boutique style, very design-y hostels to places that are a bit more typical of the European hostel scene, there’s something for everyone on our list of the top hostels in Tallinn.

We hope you can find something on our list: whether you’re looking to stay in the old town and party like there’s no actual tomorrow, or if you wanna just chill and wander around in awe of all the cool buildings.

And if you can’t decide? No worries!

You should go ahead and book Old Town Backpackers – that’s our best overall hostel in Tallinn and literally a great choice for almost anyone!

Old Town Backpackers best hostels in Tallinn

 

Travel Safety Tips for Tallinn

Now get your camera ready – Tallinn awaits!

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.

 

More Epic Hostels in Estonia and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Tallinn.

Planning an epic trip all across Estonia or even Europe itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Tallinn has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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