We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“.”
Review of The Monk's Bunk

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Monk's Bunk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Monk's bunk is probably the best hostel in Tallin. Had a blast for 5 days all thanks to Jaanika and Kongo! (they suck at beerpong btw). they organised the best pub crawls i've been to so far. Also a shoutout to all the staff that works there because they are the most kind!

Hope to see you guys soon!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dendenn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (348)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

185 - 191 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 13 August 2014

I could not have wished for a better stay in tallinn than at monks! I immediately felt at home thanks to all the staff and the great atmosphere that surrounds this hostel! Special thanks to Kongo and Janika for their amazing pubcrowls and tours, without them, this hostel wouldn't be the same!

  • Stayed: August 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Martijn R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I came to stay at this establishment with my friend and dance partner, with the intention of meeting loads of people and drinking lots of beer at night and pottering round the sights and visiting bars in the daytime. This hostel was very suitable for these purposes. The atmosphere was the best of all the hostels we stayed in during our merry jaunt round Eastern Europe. The staff here are, when appropriate, indistinguishable from the guests so there's plenty of fun to be had regardless of who is knocking around the bar wrestling with a hangover. They are also helpful should you need directions and whatnot or any other touristy bits and bobs like that. Bar is always open and the bar crawls are good value for money and lots of fun. Facilities are better than most, of particular note are the spaceship showers on the lower floor of rooms. Atmosphere is very social - even grumpy northern Brits can make friends. Cheers especially to Alan who can without fail walk you to the beach in under 30 mins when most people take an hour and a half, Clara who will easily beat you at beer pong or pool without even practicing, and Rosie with her unrivaled knowledge of lighthouses in the surrounding area. These guys, along with the rest of the staff, will make sure you properly experience Tallinn.

Room Tip: Being in the bigger room near the bar is good as you have to walk a shorter distance to get a pint.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank 0Lloyd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is not monastery life...The Monks Bunk is a lively, well run hostel and a focal point for entertainment during the Tallinn crawl. The rooms are clean, fresh and well kitted out whilst the lounge boasts a large screen tv and internet streaming service allowing guests to entertain themselves with programs from around the globe. If you are lucky enough to find Lissette behind the bar she is incredibly helpful and seems to know everything about everything in Tallinn. The other staff are equally helpful and go the extra mile to make sure your comfort and entertainment is catered for. The free wifi available computers were a great help in planning activities.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank BrianCowanUK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I love this place, I stayed for a week. It has a great location and people are awesome. The hostel arrange pub crawls, which is worth giving a shot. The beds are pretty good and the bathrooms are very clean. The staff is super helpful if you need anything. I would love to go back in a heart beat and I miss it a lot. I made a lot of friends in that hostel. The rooms do get hot in the summertime, if you drink enough booze you will be fine. So check it out. Alan page is an awesome staff member, if you meet say hello to him from David from Denmark.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Niroshan J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

After doing lots of research I thought that this would be an excellent place to stay. The staff were friendly but didn't provide a lot of info- go to the info centre for that they were great, but the staff were a bit ambivalent about everything, there's a difference between being lax and a bit slack. Our door didn't lock that well and if you didn't make sure you could still push it open despite it being locked. There was a massive party vibe, so if you just wanted to get drunk every night with the staff this is the place to stay. I like to drink but not every night. There were also a tonne of boys there which was a bit much for me feeling like I was only one of a few girls, but I know its nothing that the hostel can do about. If you want to have a party and not bothered about the sights of Tallinn go here, the staff can show you a good time!

Stayed: July 2014
Thank mcnlo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I left the Monk's Bunk with mixed feelings. I had a great time, and the hostel has everything one would expect in terms of facilities and location. But there are some negative aspects too, the most prominent one being their pubcrawls. Here they are advertised as free and daily, on posters in the hostel as daily, but in reality they are neither. They cost 10 euro, and are only arranged from wednesday to saturday. I skipped the saturday one, not knowing it was my last chance to come with them, as I left on tuesday, and was thus very disappointed. One of the staff memberd, at least I think he was with the staff, as he lead one of the pubcrawls, had a hilarious time telling the other guests I got so drunk one night I tried to kiss him, which didn't happen... This was the exception though, the rest of the staff was super nice, friendly and helpful. All in all I enjoyed my time at the Monk's bunk, but next time in Tallinn I'm probably going to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
2  Thank Kristoffer_909090
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tallinn hotels
0.7 mi away
Economy Hotell
Economy Hotell
#18 of 86 in Tallinn
796 reviews
0.9 mi away
Tallink Express Hotel
Tallink Express Hotel
#33 of 86 in Tallinn
543 reviews
0.6 mi away
Go Hotel Shnelli
Go Hotel Shnelli
#32 of 86 in Tallinn
1,015 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Euphoria Hostel
Euphoria Hostel
#48 of 86 in Tallinn
85 reviews
0.4 mi away
16eur Old Town Munkenhof Guesthouse
0.5 mi away
Hostel Old Town Alur
Hostel Old Town Alur
#2 of 122 in Tallinn
322 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Monk's Bunk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Monk's Bunk

Address: Tatari 1, Tallinn 10116, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 122 Speciality Lodging in Tallinn
Price Range: £14 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As we, the staff, are backpackers like you, rest assured that you will feel welcome from the moment you walk in until you leave the hostel. Our bar area is the perfect place to party and meet fellow travelers and backpackers. There is also enough space if you just want to chill out, read a book or watch a movie (in our specially designed cinema room). At night time you are welcome to join us for a joined pub crawl with our partner hostel Tallinn Backpackers. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and HotelsClick so you can book your The Monk's Bunk reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing