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Old Town Alur Hostel Reviews

Lai 20 Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia

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214 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Really friendly place, was very laid back and really allowed us to make the most of our trip. Thanks again

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


hostel is in the heart of tallinn's old town- the perfect location! the staff are all young and super friendly which is a welcome change from russia where no one smiles :P my only (small) complaint is that my room didn't have curtains for big window- buildings are pretty close together here so if you wanna change clothes, head to the bathroom!

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Thank you very much for staying with us in Alur hostel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to hosting you again!


I pick my hostels by three categories; Location, price and atmosphere/friendliness. All three factors are very well met here. Staff is great, and international, location is perfect. Also there is a top kitchen, that may not look fancy but has absolutely everything u need to cook, and keep, your food. Somebody wrote WIFI is spotty, I disagree, its excellent. My room even had single beds in the dormitory which is nice. Bunks were there too but due to low season it wasn't packed.

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Thank you for staying in our hostel. We were happy to have you and we hope you enjoyed your stay. You're always welcome back!


Big Hostel right in the center of old town, close to everything including a 24h shop (the only one in old town), Has a small bar, good internet, printer, Kitchen has freezer, fridge and everything needed for cooking your own meals. Was a bit quiet due to low season, but easy to meet ppl. Relaxed atmosphere. some showers are a bit old, but hot.

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Thanks a lot for staying with us. We are content that you enjoyed your stay here in Alur hostel We hope to see you again in high season, when there will be more people to hang out with.


The hostel's location right in the center of the city. Comfortable beds and clean rooms and bathrooms. This is the most pleasant staff. They will help in any situation and create an atmosphere of fun and a nice stay in Tallinn.

  • 31st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks a lot for staying with us in Alur hostel. We are grateful that you stayed here and hopefully you enjoyed your time. You are most welcome to visit us again next time for New Years.


Only had one night here and wasn't impressed. The bathrooms were iffy, the Wi-Fi was worse but at least it was a cheap place to sleep. The beds were not very good and being such an old building it needed repairs. I may be unfairly comparing it to Tallinn backpackers where I had also stayed and it was much nicer with better atmosphere

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Dear Custumer, We are aware of the fact that the building needs reparing, that is also the reason why the last 2 months we've been working hard in renovating the hostel. Showers and toilets are clean these days. We are putting a lot of effort into making this place better. We look forward to hosting you again and showing you the new Old Town Alur Hostel

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