Viru Backpackers Hostel - Tallinn

Viru 5, Tallinn, Estonia, 10133  show map
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Viru Backpackers Hostel - Tallinn

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Facilities for kids

Board games

Overview

The budget Viru Backpackers Hostel is set in the nightlife district of Tallinn.

There are Estonia Concert Hall and Tallinn City Museum only 350 meters from the property. Serving European and American specialties, Olde Hansa is about 150 meters away.

The prime location of Viru Backpackers Hostel enables direct access to Ulemiste airport.

Rooms

Offering Family Room, Double Room, Large Family Room and Single Room, the hostel ensures a cosy stay. In addition to heating, a separate toilet, complimentary wireless internet, an iron with ironing board and a personal computer, the guestrooms offer beds with down pillows and linens. Guestrooms feature access to private bathrooms.

Services

Guests will appreciate 24-hour front desk, laundry and shopping service maintained by friendly staff.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   9.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Viru 5, Tallinn, Estonia, 10133

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City Center
  • Tallinn
    500 m
Airports
  • Ulemiste (TLL)
    5.4 km
Train Stations
  • Tallinn Train Station
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Olde Hansa (cuisine: European)
    100 m
  • Cru (cuisine: European)
    10 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9

Rooms and availability

Viru Backpackers photos Room Double Room
Family Room
City view
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Rooms are 25 square metres.

Viru Backpackers photos Room Single Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    8 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

A quiet room overlooking the courtyard.

Viru Backpackers photos Room Triple Room
Family Room
City view
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

A large, family room.

Viru Backpackers photos Room Triple Room
Double Room Private Bathroom
City view
  • Room size:

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Stylish room with wooden floor.

Viru Backpackers photos Room Double Room
Double Room
City view
  • Room size:

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Colourful room with shared bathroom facilities.

Viru Backpackers photos Room Triple Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
Room Description:

Bright and large family room.

Viru Backpackers Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Tallinn Town Hall Square100 m
  • City Center400 m

Places of interest

  • Saint Catherine's passage100 m
  • Roman-Catholic Cathedral of St Peter and Paul100 m
  • St Catherine's passage100 m
  • Canute's Guild Hall200 m
  • St John's Church300 m
  • Danish King's Garden300 m
  • Estonia Concert Hall300 m
  • St Olav's Church400 m

Convention centers

  • Estonian Fairs Centre200 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Tallinn Townhall100 m
  • Church of Holy Ghost100 m
  • Dominican Monastery Claustrum100 m
  • Town Hall Pharmacy100 m
  • Estonian National Opera200 m
  • Oleviste Guild Hall200 m
  • Kanut Guild Hall200 m
  • House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads200 m
  • Town Wall Tallinn300 m
  • Tallinn City Walls300 m
  • Maiden Tower300 m
  • Bastion Passages400 m
  • KIEK IN DE KÖK400 m
  • Saint Olav's Church400 m

Museums

  • Dominican Monastery Museum100 m
  • The Great Guild Hall200 m
  • Niguliste Museum-Concert Hall300 m
  • Tallinn City Museum300 m

Theaters

  • Estonian Drama Theatre200 m

Local attractions

  • Kadriorg Palace2.4 km
    Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn
  • Peter the Great House Museum2.8 km
    Maekalda tn 2, Tallinn
  • Danish King's Garden 3.6 km
    Dome Hill, Tallinn
  • Kumu Art Museum2.7 km
    Weizenbergi 34, Tallinn
  • Kadriorg Park2.9 km
    Kadriorg, Tallinn

Near the hostel

  • Tallinn Town Hall160 m
    Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn
  • Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik190 m
    Puhavaimu 2, Tallinn
  • Pirita230 m
    Piritaa Tee, Tallinn
  • Jaan Seegi Church270 m
    TallinnEstonia
  • Dominican Monastery Claustrum150 m
    Muurivahe 33, Tallinn
  • Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum200 m
    Vene tn 17, Tallinn
  • Fat Margaret 270 m
    TallinnEstonia

Restaurants nearby

  • Olde Hansa100 m

    Address: Vana Turg 1
    Phone: +3726279020

    69% likes this, based on 997 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 23

  • Ribe70 m

    Address: Vene tn 7
    Phone: +3726313084

    77% likes this, based on 230 reviews
    Cuisine: French
    Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 21

  • Tchaikovsky90 m

    Address: Vene tn 9
    Phone: +3726000610

    71% likes this, based on 259 reviews
    Cuisine: Russian
    Price Range: GBP 54 - GBP 109

  • Cru10 m

    Address: Viru 8
    Phone: +3726140085

    85% likes this, based on 96 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 19

  • Peppersack110 m

    Address: Vanaturu 6
    Phone: +3726466800

    63% likes this, based on 295 reviews

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9
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Viru Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Viru Backpackers

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 59 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    Great location in Old Town, Tallinn. Nice and quiet with no disruptions or noise at night ( also has double-glazing). Free wifi. V.helpful staff.

  • Single
    8.8

    A good place to hang on, to make new friends and to drink beer

    An unnoticeable hostel emblem at the street so it takes a lot to find the hostel.

  • Single
    5.8

    Dorm rooms are small,for 2-3 people.Location is great,right in the old town.

    The lift in the building doesn't stop at the hostel's level and I had to carry my suitcase up the stairs - that was heavy.The kitchen is small,only a couple of people can fit in at a time.No proper bathroom,sink or shower.

  • Single
    4.6

    Location.

    A bit overpriced for the service provided. Bathrooms were not clean. Rooms are noise and completely made for you not to stay there, I mean the curtains are made to let the light come in as another guest! Staff is cool and helpful.

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    The 4 person room is actually two big appartments combined with each their own bathroom, kitchen and dining table. Good price/quality

    Got send to another hostel to get the keys of the appartment and then had to go to another block to the appartment itself. The appartment (and also the hostel) is right in the middle of the nightlife area of Tallinn, so no good if you want to sleep before 4 am

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    The location is perfect, really in the center of the old town. The guy from the reception (Japanese young man) was very helpful and efficient. I was impressed with his skills in running the place. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The breakfast is pretty good and you even have pancakes (made by the Japanese guy... The guy does everything... Lol). The wifi works perfectly in the rooms. It is a nice place to meet people from all around the world. Althought the hostel is in the old town, there is a very cheap parking lot near the ferries terminal which is 5 min walk (2€ a day!). I totally recommend it. It is a good value for your money.

    The hostel is in the 2nd floor, but the elevator doesnt stop there. You need to go by the stairs or ultimately press the 3rd floor button of the elevator and then walk down one flloor.

  • Couple
    7.8

    The breakfast was for free and available in a friendly way. Simple service but effective. Had just what I needed. The room was clean, spacious and nice.

    It was a bit difficult to reach the hostel, need a key and so on. Good for the security but hard to find and to reach..

  • Couple
    8.2

    Excellent location, clean rooms and the best price

    Nothing. It's good hostel for young people to stay for a couple nights and walking around

  • Single
    9.2

    About Viru I should say that now they are called "Boutique hostel" or smth like that. It is extremely nice, cosy, friendly hostel. Hostel looks life a big apartment with a lot of rooms. So you feel like you are at home. Location is brilliant, in the Old Town. And stuff are wonderful! Thank you, guys for travel advises and lot of interesting stories! :)

  • Single
    8.8

    Good location, nice design, friendly stuff

    The elevator doesn't stop on the first or second floor (only on the 5th) and it means that you have to go upstairs with your luggage without any assistance...

  • Single
    9.2

    Very good location, Friendly staff

    small kitchen, during the breakfast were crowded there

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Exellent, service-minded and helpful staff, comfortable rooms and the location couldn't be more central!

  • Single
    6.6

    ruim ontbijt voor hostel, in stadscentrum, gratis computer-gebruik, ruime kamer, gemeenschappelijke tv, toch niet te duur

    you wake up at 04:00 in summer because the sun rises that early in Tallinn while the windows of the hostel are big and the curtains very transparent!

  • Couple
    7.0

    Located in the centre of Tallinn, very convienient to the tourist attractions.

    The hostel is in ordinary people's residence building which looks quite old. The elevator doesn't stop at their floor unfortunately, so you have to carry your heavy luggage upstairs to the hostel yourself. The hostel is just like other people's spacious home, very casual and a little bit simple.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Very helpful staff, they patiently answer all kinds of questions, giving tips about restaurants, museums... Clean room, newly furbished. Well equipped kitchen. Excellent location, inside the old town.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Viru 5, Tallinn, Estonia, 10133

Get directions
City Center
  • Tallinn
    500 m
Airports
  • Ulemiste (TLL)
    5.4 km
Train Stations
  • Tallinn Train Station
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Olde Hansa (cuisine: European)
    100 m
  • Cru (cuisine: European)
    10 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    9