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Reviews of The Monk's Bunk

Hostel | Tatari 1, Tallinn, Estonia 10140

92.2% Overall Rating

179 out of 192 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/04/2014)

"While we did not meet the proprietor/s we did enjoy our stay and free shots at this fine Estonian establishment. Being the anniversary of a stag (aka stagiversary) it was of particular importance that our hostel was not…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • 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
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.38

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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92.2%

Overall Rating

179 out of 192 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Monk's Bunk'

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95.2%
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94.4%
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90.4%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Relaxation/spa

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: While we did not meet the proprietor/s we did enjoy our stay and free shots at this fine Estonian establishment. Being the anniversary of a stag (aka stagiversary) it was of particular importance that our hostel was not involved with conspiracy theories, an error we had previously made - safe to say we all slept very well. One staff member displayed a great knowledge of local facilities, highlighting key locations that were not included on your everyday tourist map - strip clubs, massage parlours and casinos. After a relaxing day at the ‘spa’ it was nice to arrive at a hostel where our every comfort was catered for; from the steaming sauna to the bustling bunks. You only get in what you pull out

Disliked: bathrooms were a little dirty. we paid for 10bed dorm but 1 bed was broken.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good Price, Spacious public room, clrean specially bath room, ideal location, people I met here stuff, guests

Disliked: Free tea I wanted. Maybe temporary.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The dinners there were epic! Great food for a great price! Ate at the hostel both nights and grabbed lunch in town.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Yeka Haski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2014 Yeka would recommend this property

Liked: That was my best hostel experience. Guys are very hospitable and easy-going and you feel more like at old friend's home then in hostel. Its a great option for those who travel alone and don't want to feel lonely. Easy to find and so close to main places & events. I'm totally sure, that gonna stay with them again when coming to Tallinn next time.

Disliked: Yeka left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Whyte

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 December 2013 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff, the location and the fun times!

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the best hostel I have ever stayed at, and it is especially great for people travelling alone or in small groups. Don't come here if you want a place to crash for a few hours, stay here if you want to experience Tallinn and all it has to offer, and to meet incredible people from around the world. From nightly pub crawls and pregames with the other guests to cultural day tours, this hostel has everything. I had the best time here, and I could not recommend it enough. Best hostel, by far, in Tallinn and most of Eastern Europe.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Antje Schoenborn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

19 November 2013 Antje would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the atmosphere here. Really cool and relaxxed people, nice modern facilities, free wifi, good prices for drinks, great pub crawl - Perfect. Would liked to stay longer!

Disliked: Unfortunately Idid not see that you could sign in for cheap dinner and use the kitchen :-/

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Kira Gurmail-Kaufmann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2013 Kira would recommend this property

Liked: We had a lovely stay at the Monk's Bunk. Everyone was extremely welcoming and friendly which made the atmosphere really relaxed and enjoyable. It really felt like our home away from home on our trip.

Disliked: Kira left no negative feedback.

71.4%
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Nathon Oski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013

Liked: Great location

Disliked: It was terribly noisy at night.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Danny Laidlaw

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Danny would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, some of the friendliest and most helpful staff we've met. Nice communal area and kitchen.

Disliked: Security - just a slight issue, probably with other guests as even though provided with a key for dorm, it was continuously left open.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredible staff. Delicious hostel meals. Showers have been updated very recently. A great place for backpackers to lie their heads, whether a crazy night in town or a chilled out movie and game of pool.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No comment

Disliked: No comment

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, clean, very social.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cozy and the location was good. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the hang out area and the kitchen also very good.

Disliked: The first night (a saturday) was INCREDIBLY noisy. The club on the opposite side of the hostel was very very loud as well as the hostel guests who screamed around drunk and loudly outside of hour room. Ive slept for 3 hours that night,...it was the worst night Ive ever had!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cozy and comfortable atmosphere, a good location relatively close to the harbor, cheap beer and an incredibly friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommended!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

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

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Basically everything, particulary the staff.

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Kaspars Ruva

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2013 Kaspars would recommend this property

Liked: It's very well located - old town is just across the street. Hostel it self looks great, there are a lot of things to do - table games, pool table, public computers, bar, pretty wide shared space with sofas and coffee tables and pretty fast wifi. Staff is very kind and friendly, all visitors are mostly travellers and they share a lot of interesting stories :) Overall - I've never been in place like that and I'm sure I'll return there! :)

Disliked: They didn't have any snacks in bar :D But they said there will be soon :)

68.6%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

09 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: They would open to anyone who rings downstairs without even asking who it is, and the rooms are left unlocked - very unsecure

48.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

19 August 2013

Liked: Cheap, comfortable beds, close to the center of Tallinn

Disliked: The most unfriendly and unhelpful staff I have ever met in a hostel - very reluctant to help you out with simple things like calling to organize day trips that are advertised at the hostel. The water was turned off in the night so you couldn't brush your teeth/shower/etc. They took in more people than the had capacity for so they kick you out of the common areas so they can let more people sleep there so that the only non quiet zone is the shoe room, very noisy hostel, locks on rooms usually not locked and no lockers provided in the room so unsafe!

71.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Samantha Bell

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel for meeting people and those travelling alone as there is a decent social scene. Very happy that one of the staff members pulled out a map and offered advice on restaurants and what to do in the area, it's always handy to have a local opinion. The kitchen was of good size and well equipped, even with two ovens. Although it houses a lot of people there was enough space around the place or in the common rooms to find a place to sit. The wifi was fast and worked everywhere. Showers varied but ranged from good to great and the in room lockers were secure and could be locked with a key provided.

Disliked: Very squeeky dorm beds and the bedding really needs to be updated. The sheets are to small so they end up in a crumpled heap in the morning. There were no curtains on the windows, so it's very bright especially if your beds next to the window. The doors to the dorms are old and difficult to lock so most ppl don't bother .

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, good kitchen, decent location. I stayed the night prior to starting a Busabout trip and regret not spending an extra night in Tallinn so I'd recommend that for anyone else doing the same thing.

Disliked: no lockers

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, nice common room, well-equipped kitchen. Lots of things to do on offer.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jaclyn Stephens

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013 Jaclyn would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel in a Great location 5 mins from the old town. Large property with good sized rooms and large common area great for hanging out and meeting fellow travellers. The staff are brilliant get amongst it. Day trip to Lahemaa National Park offered by them a highlight and highly recommended.

Disliked: Loved the hostel but directions provided on Hostelbookers have changed and need updating. 90K bus from airport no longer running. Take bus no. 2.

88.6%
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Cheuk Yin Lam

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2013 Cheuk Yin would recommend this property

Liked: It has a very large lounge area, the reception desk itself is a bar at the same time. There's also a pool table and a tiny reading corner where you can plan your trip (so that you don't need to do that on your bed!). The staff was very helpful as well.

Disliked: Lack of shower room and water pressure is too weak.