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Hostel | Viru 5, 2nd floor, Tallinn, Estonia 10140

88.8% Overall Rating

99 out of 105 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/08/2014)

Johanna Whiteley thinks…

"Absolutely everything, wonderful staff, wonderful location and facilities. Would come back and will recommend"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 189.75

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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88.8%

Overall Rating

99 out of 105 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Viru Backpackers'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
93.6%
Value
88.0%
Safety
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85.7%
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Wing Chung Wong

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2014 Wing Chung would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and easily accessible. Good breakfast and helpful staff.

Disliked: Wing Chung left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Johanna Whiteley

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 August 2014 Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely everything, wonderful staff, wonderful location and facilities. Would come back and will recommend

Disliked: Nothing, faultless

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Willian Wiese

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2014 Willian would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place: friendly staff, extremely clean and good value.

Disliked: Willian left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Sofia Forss

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2014 Sofia would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff. Great location. Breakfast was included. Clean room.

Disliked: Only one shower

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean warm you could make a cup of tea whenever you wanted there were pamphlets on tours available there was a noticeboard with helpful information

Disliked: nothing really

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

11 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff, central location, clean, well maintained. Friendly guests. Would come back again.

Disliked: Perhaps there could be more showers/ bathrooms, but not a big deal.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We had a lovely big sunny ensuite room. The staff were very friendly and helpful with ideas for looking around the town. Great location in the middle of the old town. We enjoyed using the recommendations they gave us for restaurants.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and really great location!

Disliked: Shower stinks (but this is more likely a problem of the canalization, bathroom itself was clean)

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Akvile Valuntaite

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2013 Akvile would recommend this property

Liked: I suppose it's impossible to find a better location - you can reach everything very quickly. Also the stuff is very friendly, it feels like home to stay in this cozy hostel. I almost forgot to add that beds are very comfortable, view thru the window is perfect. One thing i liked was the keys, because you can come home anytime (it's very good for people who like to party) and also it's safe (you must to unlock the gates, the entrance to hostel and your room).

Disliked: Hostel needs one or two showers more, because it has only two for all the visitors. But it wasn't a big problem. Also, it would be awesome to take care and clean bathrooms and the rooms more. If it's hot outside, it would be vary warm in hostel too.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located in the city center. Closed to public transport

Disliked: 1 shower and 2 toilets for all the hostels. I would not like to be here in high season.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

26 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room we stayed in had it's window directly on Viru Street. The beds were clean and so was the room. Everything was nicely decorated, although there was only one lamp in the room.

Disliked: The size of the kitchen and bathroom was a bit small for a establishment this size. In highseason it can be a bit full.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice common areas Helpfull staff Breakfast included

Disliked: Just stayed there one night. Maybe not enough time to dislike anything!

100.0%
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Pavel Semenov

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2012 Pavel would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect place to stay, double room is amazing, the place is very cozy, you have to leave shoes at the entrance like at home.

Disliked: It's better to take slippers at winter

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, very helpful staff, free coffee and tea now in wintertime (don't know about summer), located 2 minutes from townhall square...

Disliked: Very limited choice of breakfast - cornflakes or bread with marmelade/jam.

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Sándor Tóth

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012 Sándor would recommend this property

Liked: It was like the photos. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The location is just great. We easily found our way up to the hostel. The staff showed great flexibility and we got some useful sightseeing tips from them and they also helped with some bookings. And the pancakes made a really good first (and second:P) impression at breakfast time!

Disliked: Sándor left no negative feedback.

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Alfredo Jimenez-Rosano

Alone

Events / festivals

27 November 2012 Alfredo would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in the heart of old town and a couple of streets from the bus stop to the airport. Very firendly and helpful staff. Very nice rooms.

Disliked: Alfredo left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good, right in the heart of Tallin. The room was pleasant and we got a 5 persons room even though we were just 3 people. The breakfast in the morning was a little poor (cereals, milk, bread, jam and margarine, coffee and tea), but it sure saved us some time. The place was fairly clean and quiet. Staff was friendly and gave us great advice for places to eat in the city.

Disliked: Our room, due to the big window facing the street, was a bit chilly (we could definitely feel the diference from the hallway), although the heater was working. However, the blankets were enough to keep warm. TV was not working in the common room so we had to settle for the few travel books.

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VICTORIA ESSERY

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2012 VICTORIA would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location in old town centre. Easy to find. Free breakfast made it good value for money. Supermarket nearby to buy food to cook back at hostel. Staff were very helpful, especially the Japanese lad who booked tours for me. Spotlessly clean presmises. I will return here to travel to Helsinki next year.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jessie Young

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 August 2012 Jessie would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, right on the main road in Old Town. Didn't even look at the map, just found myself there without even trying. Loads of shops, bars and restaurants literally outside the door. They offered trips too.

Disliked: Seemed a bit odd at first going through a wrought iron gate and following a sign for massage place but didn't seem to be open or very quiet and the stairs up to above the shop. Very small and not a lot going on but was fine for me for one night but they do have a bigger sister hostel if you're really up for partying!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great. Room was clean.

Disliked: They could really use another shower. Had to get in line and wait for three people to shower in the morning. Kind of throws off your morning plans when it ends up taking over an hour to rinse off and get ready for the day. Also, a fan would go a long way in the common room. Super stuffy and stagnant in there.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2012

Liked: The hostel is clean,very safe and the staff are very nice

Disliked: The hostel is on a very noisy street in the old town,if your room is on the road side of the building you will hear noise from the street below all night

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very Quiet (if you like it that way). Friendly staff. Very central location.

Disliked: Lack of personal lockers in the dormitories. Only ONE shower for the entire property. It is on the second floor.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean place, in the main street of the Old City. Breakfast, wi-fi, coffee and tea at any time and towels for free.

Disliked: There is only one bathroom (shower and sink) plus two separate toilets, all facing the dining room. It`s very inconvenient when the hostel is full. A mirror in all bedrooms would be fine.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

City break

21 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location in Old Town, relatively quiet, breakfast was ok and bathroom / toilets as well

Disliked: Walls are thin as paper, staff not very friendly and helpful (a bit stubborn even)

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location

Disliked: Breakfast is poor.