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Reviews of Gidic Backpackers

Hostel | 31 Tartu mnt, Tallinn, Estonia 10501

87.3% Overall Rating

161 out of 171 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/09/2013)

Lauren Ashkar thinks…

"The common room is a great place to chill out after a long day. And the kitchen is better stocked with appliances than my own home!"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 5.06
  • Breakfast USD 2.53
  • Towel USD 1.27

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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87.3%

Overall Rating

161 out of 171 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Gidic Backpackers'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
95.2%
Value
88.0%
Safety
84.8%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Adela Denkova

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2013 Adela would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, calm, the location is quite good and the staff is nice and friendly.

Disliked: Nothing to complain about.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Lauren Ashkar

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: The common room is a great place to chill out after a long day. And the kitchen is better stocked with appliances than my own home!

Disliked: Lauren left no negative feedback.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2013

Liked: Area to hang out is big

Disliked: Location!!!!!! It is so far away from old city. It takes you 5 minutes only if you fly. If you have 2 drinks and try walking back, it will take you the least 30 minutes to get back. It is far away and you have to cross many streets. Everything in hostel is the most basic and simple. No extra touch at all. Even when you use toilet and wash your hands, you can dream of drying your hands of anything. No paper towels (on lucky days you get toilet paper), no enough electric outlets in rooms, each room has as many beds as it can fit...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really enjoyed it. Bunks are Japanese-capsule-style out of wood so you get lots of space and privacy. Guy who runs it is a friendly Aussie who is super helpful. Right near bus station and not at all far from Old Town.

Disliked: none

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Corrin Walters

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 August 2013 Corrin would recommend this property

Liked: a nice big hostel with lots of services on offer and friendly staff

Disliked: I was staying there while there was a big concert in the city and the price was a reflection of that

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendlyand helpful staff, lots of brochures

Disliked: No towels, no keys for some rooms, "japanese" beds

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Some staff members were very kind and helpful. They offered a lot of services for fair prices.

Disliked: I doubt the floor has ever been cleaned, pretty gross. Some staff members were rude and didn't seem to work at all. Bed linen was changed days after the guests had left, for example. Anyone could enter the hostelby ringing at the door, no one controlled who came in, except at night. I was also given a room without a lock, despite the fact that there were beds available in rooms with locks.

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

José Luis Buendía

With my spouse / partner

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2013 José Luis would recommend this property

Liked: A) El tipo del staff fue verdaderamente majo y atento. B) Las taquillas están fuera de las habitaciones, lo cual ayuda a que no te despierten cada vez que un tipo quiere buscar algo. C) Los dos portátiles con internet para que cualquiera los utilice.

Disliked: A) Todos los cuartos de baño están en la planta de abajo (y las habitaciones arriba). B) El cuarto de baño de los chicos es mejorable (está limpio pero...). C) Me pareció muy mal detalle que, ofreciendo como ofrecen té y café gratis en cualquier momento, a la hora de desayuno quiten los hervidores de agua a fin de forzarte a que pagues el desayuno si quieres desayunar. D) Las habitaciones de 8 estaban un poco masificadas con poco sitio... pero bueno... puede pasar.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was characteristic and cheap place to stay. If you need to wash clothes it's possible and cheap. Perfect place for those who want to hang around with other travellers especially with guys.

Disliked: They weren´t lockers in the rooms. Room for 8 person was quite little. I would prefer sleeping at girls dorm but there weren´t any. There weren´t reading lamps on the dormitories, just one bright light.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emily Hodges

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 July 2013 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place to stay. Staff are really useful in telling where to go and what to do. They'll give you directions, book taxis for you etc. Lovely atmosphere, met a nice group of people from all over the world!

Disliked: There are no lockers or secure storage in the rooms, but there is a locked storage cupboard that you are welcome to use that only staff have the key to.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jessica Hajdu

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were helpful . Kitchen and supplies was useful. Close to supermarket and all sights in Tallinn. Easy to get to bus station from hostel.

Disliked: Beds were rock hard. No space in female bathrooms to put toiletries or clothes or towel.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great choice!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and the location was great. I even arrived unexpectedly early in the middle of the night and they accommodated me immediately, for which I was grateful. A great city and great hostel!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Simone Pantoja Breeman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2013 Simone would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, but special the very friendly and helpfull staff, feel home at the moment of entrance. Would recommended this place to everyone.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

clare thompson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 clare would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was the best! All the staff there are friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The big dorm room with the Japanese style beds was great as it gave some privacy and was really comfy. The owner is lovely and took us on tours to visit places outside the city. It felt like a little family there. Overall very lovely place!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Almost everything. This place is close to everything. The staff gives good recommendation and advice. The kitchen is well-equipped. And there is tea and coffee for free all the time. It's hard to find any other place like it here.

Disliked: It's not the hostel's problem, but some of the guests made too much noise when they returned early in the morning.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staffs are very helpful and kindness, it's near the old town about 15 minutes, and near the coach station about 15 minutes.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Matthew Higgs

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Gidic is a great little hostel and highly recommended for a cheap Talinn stay. 11e dorms were a blessing after travelling Scandinavia. Staff are all friendly, very helpful and nice, including the manager. Dorms have space, comfy beds and big lockers to keep your stuff, and there's a very well-equipped and clean kitchen, plus two spacious dining rooms downstairs. As well as wifi, theres two laptops for guest use plus a huge flat-screen TV, although it's hard finding something to watch on it sometimes. Feels secure, everything is clean throughout, and best of all is a great traveler's atmosphere, easy to meet people and have some good times any night of the week.

Disliked: Some pretty minor points here that don't take away from a great experience, but still worth mentioning. One bathroom for each gender down the stairs from dorms, showers didn't drain well, meaning getting changed standing in 2 inches of water. Private baths are always nicer, so you don't need to listen to people going to the toilet while you shower/brush your teeth. Some lockers in dorms broken, and one girl working there was pretty clueless, assigning wrong beds, giving out wrong keys and unable to answer simple questions about Tallinn. Yes, the location is the furtherest from the old town than any other hostel in Tallinn I think, but its really not that far, Tallinn center is small, and its closer to the bus station.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly environment and people from all around the world

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I could have a bed, which can be separated by a curtain, so I could stay at almost perfect private space. It was quite comfortable, and I liked.

Disliked: Everything was okay.

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

Richard Wolters

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location , 15 min walk from bus stop and 7 minute walk from old town . Japanese style sleepkng arragement was very pleasant. Staff very helpful and friendly . Comfortable surroundings.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Above everything, the staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming. The hostel was close enough to everything I needed (Old Town, a grocery store, the long-distance bus station, the ferry terminal, etc.). Also, having complimentary WIFI was pretty great.

Disliked: The room I was in could definitely use updating but it was clean and comfortable so the old wallpaper didn't bother me much.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Each bed was in a small compartment, which made staying in a dorm room surprisingly private. The hostel was clean and secure and the staff was helpful. There is nothing wrong with the location, even though it's not in the Old Town, as the centre of Tallinn is very small and you can really walk everywhere there. Recommended for a cheap and good nights sleep!

Disliked: There are probably better party hostels around if you really have to stay in one.