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Viru Backpackers offers ten private rooms as a peaceful retreat from the tourist hustle. Perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing, designed for those who prefer a chilled, stylish atmosphere and rather party outside.

Run by Tallinn Backpackers - voted No.1 Hostel in Estonia 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 - so all activities, day trips and free pub crawls are offered to all of our guests!

The rooms themselves are recently renovated and offer a great view over the bustling Viru Street. From here all the best cafes, restaurants, bars, museums and galleries are a very short walk away, while the Town Hall Square is literally around the corner.

Our international staff has traveled around Europe and fell in love with Tallinn - therefore dedicated to show you the city and its insights, suggest where to go and share their tips on the best local places.

All rooms are furnished and the beds are prepared with linen and a towel. You will get your own set of keys to your room and the building allowing for 24 hour access. There is a common area where you can watch TV with with over 70 channels including English; French, German, Russian and of course Estonian broadcast and we also have a selection of DVDs. Free Wifi, one guest computer and laundry service is provided. For those who want to prepare their own food, we have a small but fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast is free of charge every morning whereas coffee and tea available all day..

Location Information

Town Hall Square

Night life district

Olde Hansa Restaurant

Viru Shopping Centre

Harbour

Train Station

more

Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities

Important Information

Hi!
Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Tallinn. This is a special city and we will show you why! Get ready to explore, go crazy, or chill out: we have it all. See below a selection of the fun things to do:

***Lahemaa Day Trip***
Discover Estonia’s biggest National Park and its acres of land, ruins of ancient settlements, waterfalls, lakes, manor houses, and primeval forests. Highlights are the Viru bog walk, the Käsmu Captains Village and lunch break in a traditional Estonian restaurant.
Departure: every Monday, Thursday and Saturday or on request base for groups.
Price: €30

***AK47 Tactical Shooting***
Yes! It is legal in Estonia to shoot legendary guns like the AK47, magnum revolvers, Glock pistols and Desert Eagle. We have 3 custom made packages on offer to Estonia's best indoor shooting range.
Departure: anytime and for any amount of persons
Prices: Standard Package (€40), Full Package (€75), Exclusive Package (€90)

***Prison Tour***
Catch a glimpse of Soviet-era prison life! You can explore the hallways, cells, death chamber, work areas and exercise yards: creepy but fascinating!
Departure: every day at 16.00 (if at least 5 persons signed up)
Price: €10

'''Rope Swing Bungee Jump***
Estonians love 'kiiking' (swinging) and they put it to the extreme: you can rope swing from the historical Song Festival Stage, the place where the Singing revolution started. For those who like some adrenaline!
Available: Saturday and Sunday upon request
Price: €25

***Free Old Town Walking Tour***
Get to know Tallinn with our own local guide. Not just boring plain tour, but also funny facts that only insiders know about. Listen to the stories yourself and find out why our little town is so special!
Departure: every day at 11.00
Price: for free!

INTERESTED? Contact us now and we will sort you out!

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Excellent 91%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Lovely if ramshackle place. Staff was very friendly and helpful, and frequently made pancakes for breakfast. Facilities were a bit lacking and run-down, though, and the breakfast table not nearly large enough. Good location in the middle of the city; some street noise in our room (which was overlooking Viru), but actually surprisingly little.

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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Pretty basic service overall but room was ok and location is great after you find the place from a small alley.

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3
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4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
2
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3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great location, clean and very friendly staf. I would higly recomend this place.

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4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

general

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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