Looming Hostel
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Looming Hostel

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4.0
#4 of 12 hostels in Tartu
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Looming Hostel is an environmentally friendly bohemian style hostel in Tartu that offers cozy, warm and homely accommodation for environmentally conscious travelers. All our rooms are decorated in a bohemian style, following eco-friendly principles like shopping from second hand stores and upcycling. We are located a 10-minute walk from the Tartu train station, close by is the Widget Factory with lots of restaurants, cafes, galleries and design shops. Grocery store is within a 5-minute walking distance. We prefer natural materials, small ecological footprint, creativity and fun!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Paid public parking on-site
Street parking
Wifi
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Separate living room
Iron
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Estonian

Location

Kastani 38, Tartu 50410 Estonia
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kieranadams3 wrote a review Jan 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
10/10 amaaaazing place, very clean, close to town. I stayed here for 2 nights, and I thought I booked a 6 bed dorm but instead I found myself in the Grand Budapest Hotel?! 6 beds all to myself which was So good (it was early January, so not many travellers around at this time). Never before had I so many choices of beds to sleep in! wow!
On the note of bedrooms, I liked the design a lot. Lots of character. Especially the lampshades which were repurposed shopping bags. Nice touch!
Lastly, I’d like to give a special shout-out to front desk girl Mia who was just the most helpful and loveliest front desk lady I have Ever dealt with (good luck with your maths🎉 ).
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Looming Hostel, General Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 1 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very happy to hear you had such a nice experience in Looming! Also it really warms our hearts to hear you like the style of the hostel - we've put so much love and time into it (and keep doing so). We would love to see you come back to experience the summer vibes of our hostel, for example! Best!
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Bianca M wrote a review Nov 2019
Soleure, Switzerland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel was quite nice but there were no lockers for luggage in the dorms. It was about 10-15 minutes walk to downtown, which is okay but still not the best location. The good thing about this location was that it allowed them to provide parking spots. The staff was friendly but they took about a week to respond to my emails. Also, the hostel is on the 3rd floor with no elevator. You can order breakfast for 3€ but it's a bit poor in my opinion.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from JaanaA71, Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review! Just for the future notice: we have lockers, smaller in the rooms and bigger in the hallway. We are located just in the middle of everything, 15 min to the old town, 15 min to the other interesting areas in Tartu. Just in the heart really and in a fast growing hipster type of neighbourhood. 3 weeks for answering e-mail? vow, that is unbelievable, because we answer e-mails absolutely every day. 3th floor is correct, that just needs to be taken as little excercise :) Our breakfast is self-servise one and it includes: muesli, joghurt, milk, bread, butter, jam, coffe, tea.
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Алёна wrote a review Nov 2018
Riga, Latvia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
amazing home atmosphere. so nice and peaceful!! and people, who work there, are like your family - so welcoming, nice and friendly! for everyone who wants to have a peaceful atmosphere and nice service, I would recommend this place fro sure!!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from JaanaA71, Front Office Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 24 Nov 2018
Thank you for your kind words! We are happy that you stayed with us, and you're always welcome to come back!
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Jasper wrote a review Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First I want to mention a good tip while in Tartu. Mart, a young student with a startup, offers private tours around Tartu. Best tour I ever had for a very good price (more info at the right side of the board).

The hostel has everything: good kitchen, nice and clean bathrooms, enough toilets and a kickass balcony. The rooms are a different story. I booked a 8 bedroom dorm, but instead I got into a room with 10 other people. That was not what I paid for. And no respons from the reception either!!! Pillow was afwul and very noisy.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 19 Aug 2017
Thank you for your thoughts. We'll try to improve our services so that you wouldn't feel like you got the wrong intel next time!
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Elaine M wrote a review Dec 2015
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I turned up at Looming hostel on Christmas Eve evening around 6pm. The owners weren't working that day so left a key for me in a hiding place and the door code with a letter written for me welcoming me and telling me where everything was. It's on the third floor of a building also housing a skate rink (old skool), and secondhand furniture shop. Once in, it's a great atmosphere. As far as possible, they've used reclaimed furniture/materials to furbish the place, there's a hydroponic system in the lounge area growing plants - basil, coriander, chillies, mint, etc. (I had a fresh mint tea) with nitrogen from the waste of goldfish in a fish tank feeding the plants. The room was all single beds (so no person on the other bunk fidgeting and disturbing your sleep), with a big bookshelf, sofa, chairs, lamps, a hammock, a table and chairs - lots of space and like a real bedroom. Another great touch is the loos - a radio in the loo comes on at the same time as you switch the light on! You have to take your shoes off at the entry but they give you what look like hotel slippers to walk about in. The staff dropped in a 9pm to make sure I found everything and overall were hugely helpful (including booking me into a Christmas Day massage at a hotel - my treat to myself). Christmas Day morning we were given a herbal tea and fresh pastries (she baked them there). All fabulous. Towel rental is Euro .50 or 1 depending on size you want.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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tvoirand wrote a review Mar 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The interior of this hostel is amazing, with simple but nice decoration elements everywhere.
The rooms are comfortable, there's a cozy kitchen, large balcony, and living room with even hammocks :)
I wish I had stayed longer!
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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littlecampdavid wrote a review Sept 2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great accommodation, comfortable beds, free lockers, good kitchen facilities (lots of fridge space), friendly and well-informed staff, comfortable communal area. Bonus points for eco-friendliness. The weather was horrible but this was a nice place to hang out!
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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JullyTheTraveller wrote a review Oct 2011
Tallinn, Estonia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Looming Hostel is a great place to stay in Tartu. Only one small inconvenience is its location - its about 15 minutes from the city centre. But actually it´s a pleasant walk through Tartu residential neighbourhoods so it´s not a huge problem. Otherwise it´s a lovely, very clean and friendly place. Their common area is very nicely furnished with several sofas, tables etc plus there is a great choice of books to read on the shelf.
There´s a fridge and cooking facilities. The staff is very friendly and helpful. On the negative side, at the moment the shower room is located in the basement of the building, while the hostel part is on the 3rd floor -but the new shower room is being built and the present shower room is OK.
Stayed in 4-bed dorm room. The room was spacious enough to accommodate 4 persons. The bed is usual single-bed. There was slightly chill in the room in October, but luckily the staff provided me with additional blanket.
There is a rooftop terrace overlooking Tartu neighbourhoods - perfect place to enjoy shiny morning (believe it´s even better in summer - you could sunbath there) with cup of tea/coffee.

Liked the place and would definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mari-Liis wrote a review May 2024
Tallinn, Estonia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I can’t put a number grade to the experience because I really love the physical space but also this hostel has given me the WORST experience of all time.
They don’t let you know or ask your permission to come to your physical space, if you take a private room.
They have plants in the room so to take cate of them, they don’t let you know they are coming nor ask is it ok to come, they just take their spare key and come into your personal space as they need. You could be showering, you could be butt naked in the middle of the room, you could be being intimate you could be sleeping, they just come in. They came in when I was sleeping, as they had not given information beforehand that they’d need to do it, I couldn’t through sleep even understand the knocking was for me as there is a room right next door, I thought “nobody has business coming here, must be for next door” and they just came in. When I confronted them about it, their excuse was “that they didn’t know I was there”, meaning they normally just snoop around your private space without you knowing, when you’re out. So, if you book a private room, know it’s not private. I was there for 2 years for school sessions and recently found that out and now I’m scarred for the indefinite time, don’t know how to come out of 2 years of personal space being violated. If you have a trauma background, I suggest keeping away from this place.
It’s a shame cause the physical environment is really pretty, the mission of the place is wonderful - all types of eco living is practiced there. Still, it does not accept violating peoples privacy so, make your choices wisely. They could have let know when checking in, they could ask beforehand if it’s ok to come (one of them did and I watered the plants and they were all fine) but literally the next day some person just barged into my private space. Horrible feeling. They could leave instructions on how to water the plants and let know upon check in that this duty comes with the room or they could choose their options and have someone else do it - out of all the good or semigood options, they use the only nit good one - just coming into your space without telling you and that is emotional, physical, mental abuse.

I was a devoted fan of this place and now - never again staying there!!!!

If you’ve stayed in their private rooms, chances are, your private space has been continuously violated too.

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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mschn wrote a review Feb 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Looming is a hostel with a strong environmental policy, which means they are reducing waste and encouraging green lifestyle. The hostel has unique interior with cozy rooms and cool common area. The breakfast is good, perfect for vegetarians, and the hotel staff is very friendly and helped us out with anything we needed. We stayed with a larger group and the hostel added extra beds to accommodate all our needs. They also helped us to book a room downstairs where we organised an event. All our participants found it easy to get to the hostel as it is very near the train station. We had a great time in Looming and would come back any time.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from JaanaA71, Front Office Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 7 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for the review! Environmentally friendly thinking is really important for us, thank you for appreciating it. We enjoyed your stay and you are always welcomed to come back! :)
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Anton K wrote a tip Sept 2017
Tartu, Estonia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to check the mini second-hand clothing store in the common room"
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FrederikBertelsen wrote a tip Aug 2013
Aabenraa, Denmark148 contributions104 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Doubles are only 1 euro more, than 2 dormbeds ;)"
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£42 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EstoniaTartu CountyTartu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Looming Hostel
What are some of the property amenities at Looming Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Looming Hostel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Looming Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Looming Hostel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Looming Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Looming Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Looming Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Estonian.
Does Looming Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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