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The Dancing Eesti Reviews

Sauna street 1, apartment 5, Tallinn, Estonia

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496 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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WHAT A VIBE! GOTTA LOVE THIS PLACE! I've been to hundreds of hostels in my life but this place has a really cool and homey vibe, totally not one of those moneymaking commercial big hostels. Great people there! Greetings! I really felt like at home. The bar there is so cool & freaky, they have live DJ's all weekend and beerpong etc. comps. on Wednesdays, and the most important - cheap booze. Beds are cozy, it's nice and clean, many nice hot showers, very good WIFI! Good small hostel to socialize.


I have not been here for a while but Im glad to have returned. Funny staff and nice warm rooms for this time of year. Lots of students here and many erasmus type people. Hostel has private showers which was different to my previous Tallinn hostel and also local staff. Great tips and they took me out one night but also they are strict with rules which keeps things in order, on the weekends its definitely a party hostel


Really nice and helpful staff but often hard to get hold of. Place is good for a budget accommodation but quite noisy depending on what room you get. It was fine overall, but I would probably stay somewhere else the next time.


The Dancing Eesti was a really nice place to stay. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great location, all pubs, shops and restaurants are nearby. I slept like a baby there even though it can be a bit noisy on the weekends.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The worst Hostel experience ever, this place should be closed ,,, it doesn't have the minimum standards to have people in: Really dirty, disgusting bathroooms, not changed linens ,not helping personel (don't care about nothing) .... stay away to save your holiday.


While I stayed there they were renovating the bathrooms down stairs. Wonderful place to meet people and it's right in the center of old town :)


Well happy with this place, in a great part of the old town near my favorite pub, nice rooms, staff and bar. Lots of people from all over the world socializing which was really nice. It's a very cool building too.


Decent for solo travelers, I read the horrible reviews before and checked it out for myself, good oven in kitchen, smells a little old too, it Is an old old building and they could one more staff but if you're not a princess than you should be just fine! I would stay there again no problem!


The worst hostel I have ever seen. I felt I was bothering the staff just to be there. Actually, the staff seemed to be "in another world". They didn't have towels, the door was open without security and I asked for a towel and they didn't have... There is no one in the bar, and the access to the hostel through the bar is horrible. They didn't have wifi in the rooms and they told me to use the one from the nearest hostel.


Perfect little party place. Staff is really friendly, especially the manager little blonde girl with tattoos, she was called B. She was so friendly and did everything for everyone all the time. I feel sorry for the hostel about such negative rewievs cause the place is amazing and they make sure you are okay all the time. She showed me map, took me out and even cooked for guests. And they have a big bar where we chilled and had great laugh. Above all perfect location.Thanks a lot guys ;)


Difficult to find the hostel. No towels, no light in our private room. Lot of noise by night.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


If you need an affordable hostel in the oldtown of Tallinn that offers double rooms as well as a possibility to wash your clothes - the dancing Eesti is for you :-) However be aware that the place is somewhat run down and the (small) staff is strained to manage all chores (i.e. on our arrival we had to wait about 15 minutes outside the hostel until someone opend the doors for us)


The building smells really moldy! My friend who has worked in a moldy environment got bad symptoms during our two night visit and wouldn't have managed without her asthma pipe. So if you're a sensitive person, have asthma etc., don't book this hostel!! Otherwise the place was okay, a bit dirty but cheap and well located.


One of the worst hostels I ever stayed at! Really dirty and basically everything is broken. They "fix" doors, windows and walls by nailing planks to it. Also the bathrooms were broken. The staff has absolutely no clue and the organisation is really chaotic. They rent our more beds than they have, so if you come late you have to sleep on some sofa or matress. Moreover there is a pub/night club in the closeby, on Saturday night there was loud music and screaming up to 6 in the morning.


Terrible!!! Unclean, staff unpolite, toilettes durty. Don't go.


My dear old thing! What an absolutely splendid romp around the delightful city of Tallinn. Chugging the Spitfires and Pedigrees! This establishment was delightful. Superb company, charming staff and a location more perfect than the Long Room balcony! My dear fellow! There was an incident involving a ghastly Italian lady. Accusing my chums and the staff of being rude and impolite. It was all very unsavoury i must say.

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