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Fat Margaret's Reviews

Pohja puiestee 27, Tallinn, Estonia

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649 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The price was okay for the room. - It's very close to the city.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your stay. For future guests,I have to stress out that the location of the hostel is in the center of the city. It is the Tallinn Old Town, which is 100 meters from the buiding. The central square of the old town is only 600 meters from the hostel.


Would highly recommend this hostel. Thanks again!


One of the bets hostel I've stayed at: super friendly and helpful staff, great facilities, ...Thank you guys for the great work!

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Thank you so much! We are very happy to hear you had a good time with us!


Staff are nice and helpful. The kitchen and common area are clean and tidy.


The washroom could have been cleaner. But the rooms were excellent, and they even had saunas and hairdryers and a huge common area.


It just wasn't terribly exceptional. The common room was nice and the staff were helpful, but it doesn't really have much else going for it. It does have a sauna, if you're into that sort of thing, and a fairly big kitchen. Other than that, there's really nothing notable in terms of facilities or comfort. However, it is located right near the entrance to Old Town and for the price I feel it was a good deal.


Very helpful staff. Nice and clean kitchen and rooms. Good place to meet interesting people.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One lady in the reception looked a little bit angry and was really unhelpful. The place is a 10 min walk from the city centre. In general it is clean, but the toilets and showers could improve a little. For the price I think it is good vale for money.


Our stay in this hostel was great! everything was clean and worked well. we were positively surprised about this hostel. 4 person ensuite was nice, spacious and tidy, as well as the kitchen/common room. Would recommend this hostel for everyone!


Hostel was very cheap and in a good location, only 10 minutes walk to Old Town ja 5 minutes from a harbor. It wasnt that clean and light that in the photos. Accually it was too shabby for my taiste. Our room (privat twin) was ok but it was so loud there that it was hard to sleep. The Hostel located next to a big road and also there was so many people getting from a Bar in the middle of night. So if you want to get a goodnightsleep I dont recoment that Hostel. Other wise it was ok!

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! We are glad you decided to stay at Fat Margaret's and we are very sorry to hear you had trouble sleeping. We are constantly trying to improve the hostel and make it more comfortable and enjoyable for our guests. However, we would like to mention for future guests that the Old Town is just across the street - 100 m from our building, and it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the very centre of the Old Town.


Good location, but you do have to cross a pretty big street with many crosswalks to get to the Old Town of Tallinn. It wasn't dangerous, just a little bit annoying. The room was clean and there was a large common area and kitchen, which was great for eating dinner/breakfast there when we didn't go out.


Our stay in the hostel was perfect, we even enjoyed the times that we had to spend indoors. thank you


Good hostel for the price, but a little bit on the outside, It's maybe a 20 minutes walk from the edge of old town. Most of the other guests seemed like they had been there a while and I met no one near the age of anyone in our group (19-23). There is no bar but there is a kitchen you can use which is pretty nice. Overall not bad for being so cheap

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for a positive review. It is really important to us to receive feed-back. However, about the location of the hostel: we want to emphasise to all readers that we are situated actually just on the edge of the Old Town. If you cross the road towards the FAT MARGARET's tower and continue your way taking the Pikk street, then you are only 10 minutes' walk away from the Old Town Square (the centre of the old town). thanks again for your review and hope to see you again in our hostels :)


Stayed in a private room. It was pretty small and basic, but the toilet/shower was really good: pretty clean and spacious. Wifi worked well in the room. Location is fine: just outside the Old Town. Generally an okay place to stay for a night or two.


Staff were so friendly and helpful. Wifi was quite slow. The place is convinient for discovering the Old Town, near the harbor but quite far from the bus station. The security and facility is good.


Great staff, kitchen was excellent. Room was clean and very comfy beds.


Nice, quiet, good location to city and transport, good facilities, clean, easy to find.


The location of the hostel is good at Tallinn old town and harbour. They have the morning sauna and the small swimming pool. Great. The common are is large made of lime stone, Estonian national stone. Like.


Amazing location. Very helpfull staff, really great common space with a good kitchen and a good place to hang out. Overall a very good hostel and would for sure stay in again in a heartbeat!


excellent. very helpfull staff

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