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Red Emperor Bar&Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Imagine Tallinn and a bearded Australian. Imagine he creates a hostel with a community, an experience, and an atmosphere bursting with creativity, excitement and fun... Then imagine having a public bar attached to the hostel so you can socialize, drink on the cheap, meet locals as well as other travelers - open till dawn every day.

Having the bar allows us to go out every night drinking, but also to keep the hostel quiet in the evenings offering you a range of different options and a great environment with chill areas if you want to stay in or go to bed early.

We offer clean, bright spacious rooms, with hard to beat security and the real difference, attentive and caring staff who actually take an interest in all parts of your stay in Tallinn. We will make sure to show you cool underground places unseen on the common traveller's route and help you save money and have an authentic experience by recommending local places and tours, and using the specially negotiated deals for you.

We also have a fully equipped kitchen for you to use, apart from the times when we are cooking up hostel dinners, breakfast of ham and eggs or whatever else we think the hostel needs to prepare for a good night out or to deal with a hangover!

Please note:

Secure PARKING in our courtyard is available but due to the limited number of places please email us in advance. (9 euros per day)
Given that we have our own bar, we only accept booking of individuals AGED OVER 18.
GROUPS bigger then 10 and Stag parties are strongly advised to contact us directly about house rules and conditions.

Please note:
No American Express card accepted nor on the spot, not for bookings. View House Rules

Overview

At Red Emperor Bar&Hostel, we're all about the fun activities! Join in with karaoke night quizzes, open mic nights and watch live music – and, of course, get involved in happy hour. Because our pub's next door, the common room is quieter in the evenings, so you can choose to just chill and chat or use the free Wi-Fi. We're travellers too here so we know a friendly bar (that's open until late) is a must – as are events like hostel dinners, beer tastings and beer pong tournaments!

Location

We're in the Old Town district, filled with medieval architecture, gothic spires and cobbled streets. Town Hall Square is 7 minutes away by foot. There's also (another) bar, a supermarket, a restaurant, an ATM and even a pharmacy just a few minutes' walk away. From Tallinn Airport, take bus 121 for 9 minutes to Hobujaama and then walk for 6 minutes. Arriving at Tallinn bus station? Walk to us in 26 minutes, or take tram line 2 from Bussijaam for 9 minutes to Mere puiestee, and we're 2 minutes away.

Rooms and Dorms

If you're the sociable type, grab a bunk with lockers and fresh sheets in our mixed dorms – these have shared bathrooms. Prefer a bit more personal space? We've got private rooms in a range of sizes, some with views of the Old Town walls and en-suites. Our rain showers are always hot – hire towels from us before you jump in.

Extras and activities

Join us on trips to the underground side of Tallinn, like the fascinating Soviet prison and the old naval base in Paldiski. We'll also take you around some of our favourite bars. Exploring on your own? Pick up a free map and hire a bike or skateboard! When you get back, make the most of our kitchen or games room for pool and foosball.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, attached bar is a huge plus especially in the off season
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jan 2020
    Top atmosphere, welcoming staff, clean and secure. Also don't forget about the happy hours (2 euro beer!) on the bar side.
    Finland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Dec 2019
    Red Emperor Hostel was very nice. Beds were comfortable and the showers are good. The staff are excellent, helpful, and a joy to be around. The location is really good and has views of some old town towers from the lobby/chill area. Plenty of games are available for socializing with fellow guests and Red Emperor bar next door is a good place to meet locals and have reasonably priced beer, along with pool tables, live music/djs, and beer pong (on a bar floor? gross. But up to you!).
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Jan 2020
    Great value for the money and extremely lovely staff. Location is ideal for exploring the city.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Jan 2020
    Beware common area closes at 11pm There are no activities organised by this hostel to help travellers connect
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Jan 2020
    Friendly staff and very clean toilets. The 8 shared bedroom was a bit too hectic, but once I changed to the 4 shared bedroom my stay was practically perfect. Totally recommend for the value.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    03 Jan 2020
    Good hostel for a day or two. Bar is overpriced. Room smelled a bit and the shower/restroom facility is a single large room with ersatz dividers built in to make separate toilet/showers. Common eating/cooking area is cozy.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Jan 2020
    Good hostel with social activities each evening. I had a bit of a problem with my dorm (the people in my room) and asked for a private room which they catered for. I had to pay in full for both rooms though regardless, which I thought could’ve been handled better in good faith. Mixed experiences with staff. Some were lovely and others quite cold. Has a bar on site. Great location for exploring Tallinn.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    06 Jan 2020
    If you want a good night sleep, do NOT stay at the Red Emperor Bar & Hostel. It seems as if their priority is running a bar, not a hostel. I stayed on a Monday night, and all I could hear was the bass from the music thumping endlessly through the night. Why!? Why does the staff think it’s a good idea for a hostel to share a thin door with a noisy bar? Also, one can play music without an overbearing, obnoxious bass. Absolutely infuriating. I will not be coming back on my next trip to Tallinn!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    10 Jan 2020
    + Good location + Friendly staff - very warm room - hostel has seen its best days some years ago - nothing is really going on - shifty beds
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Estonia

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Red Emperor Bar&Hostel says

I reckon what guests really appreciate about our hostel is that we offer a community experience for both solo travellers and small groups. Our international family of staff has but one goal, to constantly improve or features and facilities for our guests! That being said, our biggest assets to help accomplish this has got to be our family of staff and our unbeatable location here in the beautiful Old Town of Tallinn . Having traveled ourselves, stayed and worked in plenty of hostels - we made sure there would be no queues for the showers, the mattresses are comfy, the sheets are pretty and you have everything you need from guests computers to cheese graters. We have also moved the party out of our common room and opened Red Emperor Bar next door - so you can meet both locals and travelers and it can be your choice to stay up late or have a night in.
The staff host daily activities such as hostel dinners, bowling nights, beer tastings and even beer pong tournaments to make meeting other travelers even easier! Ha, and that is just in our hostel. We then have one of the TOP public bars in Tallinn next door which hosts karaoke nights, pub quizzes, open mic nights and live bands (international and local) on most weekends!
We have also built up a network with all the tours and activities here so you don´t need the hassle of booking things, you are on holiday in the end! These include Day trips to Lahemaa National Park, the creepy old soviet prison and the old naval base in Paldiski and daily pub crawls to name a few. Or we can give you a map, a bike or skateboard and take you to all the places that aren´t on the tourist maps!
Come stay with us and we promise you won´t regret it Luke, Manager

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