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Old Town Alur Hostel Reviews

Lai 20 Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia

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262 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Wifi very bad in room.


This hostel is situated just in the middle of the old town, which is great and the staff has been helpful to us during our stay. The real problem with this hostel are toilets and washrooms. The number of toilets on each floor is definitely not enough and, moreover, the smell coming out from them is unbearable. Also our dorm didn't really seem very clean to us. The doors of our dorm were constantly open, even at night, but this is probably due to the people which were sharing the dorm with us.


the best thing about this hostel is its location, which is very central and very convenient for exploring Tallinn. the room I stayed didn't seem clean enough for me. The same thing about shower and toilet. I stayed in a private room. But it didn't really felt private - the room was very close to the entrance, very noisy. I heard anyone in the corridor. It's not like that bad,but just felt uncomfortable. As a whole,it's a good low-cost option if u need only to stay overnight.


Could do with a few decent showers - majority require pressing a button to restart every 30 seconds or so which makes it difficult to wash your hair. Rooms are spacious though and reception guy was friendly and helpful. Location is good for exploring the old town. Hostel was pretty empty so atmosphere wasn't great but I guess that comes down to timing.


Excellent location and staff were very helpful with trying to sort out issues. WiFi was fast but not accessible throughout the hostel and the bathrooms whilst a good standard were very quickly very dirty due to the high throughput of people (some showers blocked and filled up). A small amount of queuing was necessary for the bathrooms. Common areas were crowded but also a good place to meet people.


I had a really great time at alur! Though the showers didn't provide much hot water and the commonroom was small and not so crowded, the staff was supernice, the rooms were big and clean and the pub crawl they arranged was awesome! I would definitely come back here! Thank you


We stayed in this hostel for a weekend trip from Finland. We had a group of 5 people, and luckily this hostel offered us a nice 5 person private, a type of room not found in many places! The staff was very friendly, and offered to watch over our bags while we waited for our ship to leave on Sunday evening. The facilities were good, we didn't really spend time at the hostel but the time we did, everything went smoothly. The location is amazing. Will recommend!

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