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Red Emperor Bar and Hostel
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed here end of October whilst in Tallinn for business and really liked the atmosphere, interior and bar. Can see this would be a good place to spend more time, showers all new, clean, spacious rooms and staff were quick to answer questions and give good advice. I have stayed many places over the years but really like the slight madness to the interior elements and details. Nice to see a skate ramp in the bar!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jeldridge
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

One of the nicest youth hostel I've been in. Rooms are clean, blankets warm, bathroom and showers clean as well. The staff is amazingly friendly and fun. If you want to party, there's the bar (enve in the middle of the week ) if you want to sleep quietly, well the door separating the bar from the hostel is highly soundproof I guess because I slept like a baby.
I highly recommand that place ! Have fun in the middle of Tallin !

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I made the decision to switch to the Red Emperor per a recommendation from the Naughty Squirrel hostel staff in Riga, and I couldn't be more happy with this decision. The location is great, rooms and facilities are comfortable and the bar provides much entertainment for any type of traveler. There is a gentleman that frequents this hostel from Russia (a 70's something ex-pat living there with his "young" Russian bride) that I would say to avoid if possible. His close-mindedness, conspiracy theory centered, and frankly racist and anti-semitic ways of thinking were too much for me to handle, and the staff at the RE were quick to respond and help me change rooms. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone traveling to Tallinn!

Room Tip: Ask to not be placed with the "creepy old guy" that frequents Tallinn to upgrade his Russian visa...literally any other room would make your stay 100x better.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Badly stained duvet (with I don't want to know what) and balled up tissues on the floor. Pretty average experience, good bar next door with some live music the night we arrived. Difficult to find the entrance, cold dormitories and poorly constructed bunks.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank BindiW
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Stayed in this hostel for 3 nights while in Tallinn...while it is a little confusing to find (yes you do enter through the bar entrance, the door will be closed so make sure you knock!), and was weird that you had to always ask to be let in but was not really an issue except the one time when no one was around! Other than that the hostel is very clean and sociable, kitchen is minimum but fine for a small meal. The crowd here was very relaxed and great conversation, the guys on the desk can help with any questions. Oh and the bar here is pretty famous for its nightlife, but is separated from the hostel so that if you don't want to drink, you can sleep without any interruption (I had the bed on the wall adjoining the bar and still didn't hear anything so yeah!) ... Would stay here again on future trips!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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