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Viru Backpackers Reviews

Viru 5, Tallinn, Estonia

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418 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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It is well located in Old Town and is nice and quiet. However the beds are very uncomfortable with springs sticking out of the mattress and the shower is very weak- more of a dribble. Pancakes were good though and the staff were helpful when recommending tours to do.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is nice and cosy, I had a feeling like I am at home. Wonderfull staff, particularly Annie, she really cares of guests wellbeing.


Very spacious and clean room (single one), enjoyable atmosphere, nice stuff. I recomend that place to everybody.


We loved the staff, the environment, and the location. Except for the scary elevator, which was just a minor setback, because we had very helpful staff waiting for us!


Nice hostel, friendly staff, great location. The only bad thing was the shower that changed all the time between hot and cold water.


We really really enjoyed staying in this beautiful Hostel, with great athmosphere and super nice staff. The location of the Hostel is perfect and we felt like in a big family.

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


great central location, all facilities were great .

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff (Ana) is really helpful and recommended a lot of places to see and eat in Tallinn. The room is cozy and big enough, toilet is also clean.


Nice hostel very close to town square. Great private room. It was very cold so we had a space heater. The only downfall was that our room was right next to the washroom so you could hear everything that was going on in the washroom.


Really great location of the hostel!!! Nice and cheerful staff with helpful information about the city.


Viru Viru Viru! It was a very chill place. The staff gave us very good advice on where to go and where to eat (Shimo!). We stayed in the double bed room, which is facing the street. Idk if it's because I'm from NY, but the little noise that came in from the window didn't bother me at all. The room is very big and spacious. The free breakfast wasn't much but it was good to have a meal before exploring the city. Awesome common room too!


Nice and comfy hostel. Excellent and very helpful staff. Both staff members helped us to make the most of our trip.

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Thank you guys for review us!! And we the staff are more then happy to know that we helped you take the most out of your staying in Tallinn. You were really nice guests. The doors of Viru Hostel are open to you at any time.

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