VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Old Town Backpackers

Uus 14, Tallinn, 10111, Estonia
#49 of 229 hotels in Tallinn
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 10 reviews
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
Hostelworld.com

Tags

Backpacking Budget Travel Study Abroad
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
Airpunk's Profile Photo

An untypical hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 4, 2007

This is the first time I gave a hostel a rating of five satisfaction points (and until now, it is the only one). Why? Because it really never gets boring there. During the day, it can happen that friends from the hostel staff (mostly with some international background) to hang out at the hostel and join the group for a beer or two. It happens quite often that staff members will invite you to go with them on a pub tour through Tallinn’s old town. Old Town Backpackers is (unlike many other hostels) not a place for loud and drunk people - just a place where international travellers meet to have fun and show the required respect to each other.

Unique Quality: This place is not a typical hostel, but surely one of the greatest places in the world to stay. The house at Uus 14 is just an appartment where the living room (6 beds) and the only sleeping room (4 beds) have been turned into dorms. The kitchen is adjacent, but not really separated from the living room. Toilet and bathroom are separate from each other, both well-kept and clean. In some guides and sites, it is said that there’s a party atmosphere in the hostel, but that’s perhaps not the best description. It was more like a big sit-in where all the guests were sitting around a table, talking, drinking tea, coffee or beer. TV is running most of the time in the background, but it looks like sometimes DVDs are rented for a cozy movie evening. But on the other side, it is also respected if someone staying in the living room wants to go sleeping.

Directions: In the old town, but not within the old city walls. Coming from Viru Gate or Vana Viru, turn right into Uus.

Add to your Trip Planner

Nearby Old Town Backpackers

Tallinn Travel Forum

Need advice about Tallinn, Estonia? Visit the Travel Forum for Tallinn and ask our Answer Gurus.

Latest Tallinn hotel reviews

Hotel Skane
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
Olevi Residents
Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Hotell St. Barbara
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Sokos Hotel Viru
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 10 Reviews
Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 5 Reviews
Hotel Telegraaf
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
St Olav Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Metropol Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Romeo Family Apartments
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
GoHotel Shnelli
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
City Guest House
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
 
Explore Deeper into Tallinn
Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
Things to Do
St.Olav's Church - Oleviste Kirik
Things to Do
Toompea Hill
Things to Do
St. Catherine's Passage - Katariina Kaik
Things to Do
'Sweater Wall'
Shopping
Parliament Building - Riigikogu
Things to Do
Niguliste Museum - St Nicholas Church
Things to Do
Shoes
Shopping
RIMI or MAXIMA
Shopping
Pickpockets
Warnings and Dangers
Ethnic Tensions
Warnings and Dangers
Airport
Transportation
InterCity Bus
Transportation
Walk Hazards
Warnings and Dangers
Street vendors
Shopping
Taxis
Transportation
Walk Old Town
Transportation
Stockmann
Shopping
Peppersack
Restaurants
African Kitchen
Restaurants
Chocolate
Shopping
Day Trips
Off The Beaten Path
Vanaema Juures
Restaurants
Balthasar
Restaurants
Ferry Stockholm
Transportation
Cafe Amigo
Nightlife
Scotland Yardist
Nightlife
Beer House
Restaurants
Train
Transportation
Chocolats de Pierre
Restaurants
Ferries
Warnings and Dangers
Venus Club
Nightlife
Architectural Detail
General
Tourist Info
General
People
General
Depeche Mode
Nightlife
TV Tower
Off The Beaten Path
Beerhouse
Nightlife
Food & Drink
Local Customs
Panoramas
General