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OldHouse Hostel
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

A lot of things about this hostel were really great - the location was central to the ferry terminals, the center of Tallin's Old Town and to the major shopping centers. The decorations were nice and homey (I can't help but like a place with William Morris wallpaper) and the rooms were clean. The staff were also very friendly and someone was on duty 24 hours to answer the door.
I do think that it could have used a couple more bathrooms. There were only two toilet/shower rooms on each floor, so you might have to wait a while if two people are taking a shower. (Maybe some of the private rooms had their own bathrooms, I'm not sure.) I also felt as though the dorm could have used a bit more privacy for each bed. There was no lock on the door and the beds were just next to each other in the room. This would have been fine except that I was the only woman in the room for a few nights and it felt a little awkward.
Overall I had a nice experience and it was very reasonably priced.

Room Tip: If you're traveling with a few friends I'd say just go for a private room and split the cost, you get a bit more privacy. Upstairs rooms are probably quieter because you don't hear the doorbell quite so much.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank Isobel206
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

This is in a brilliant location, right in the Old Town. Staff were terrific and helpful when booking, though when I arrived after a 25 hour bus trip it would've been nice to be allowed to dump my bags and have a shower before having to do the whole registration thing. Facilities are what I would expect from a reasonably priced hostel in a tourist location. Clean and tidy.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank Nelinuk
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We slept 2 days with my wife in the OldHouse Gesthouse on the beginning of March. The location is ideal in the heart of the old town. The Gesthouse is binded with the homonymous hostel, where the single help desk is located, 100 m away. So there is no help desk at the Gesthouse, what is a little disappointing for a gesthouse.

Concerning the rooms, they are firmly old fashion, as well as the WC and the 2 shower stalls in the same washroom... The kitchen is nice, the heating is ok, and the shared space is very clean, which is a good point when there is much snow outside.

At last, the twin rooms are very little. But the price is very competitive for this location. The hostel is not much more expensive (2€ more), and might be better.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a private room, take the hostel rather than the gesthouse
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Nobeit
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

This is a perfect place for those who don't spend a lot of time in bed, want to live in the center and still travel on budget. 5 min. walk to the main square and supermarket, 10 min. walk to the train station and 15 min. to the ferry terminal.
Friendly staff, clean toilet/shower rooms, free coffee and tea, good kitchen.

If you need complete silence at night - do not stay here!

Room Tip: Beware that twin rooms on the ground floor face the cobblestone street with car and people traffic and the windows are very low, so you might feel like drawing the curtains all the time. We stayed in double room #2 on the ground floor which was luckily facing the back yard, so there was no noise at all. However this room is just next to the common room with TV set but it was always quiet there after 23:00 according to the hostel rules.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Aleksey L
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

We stayed in a double room for 5 nights for 150 euros approx. The room was large and very warm. We got given an electric oil heater which we could use at our own discretion. The room was clean and bed linen was changed every 3 days approx. The only problem with this room is that it is next to the lounge where the communal area is. There have been no major problems with noise during our stay but I can foresee the problems this room can have on light sleepers, especially during peak season with younger guests about. Apart from that I cannot fault the room. The toilets are very clean and are cleaned by the staff every 1-2 hours. The staff are friendly and approachable.

You have to leave your key at reception on your way out of the hostel. The reception is 24 hours and so we found no problems in getting into the hostel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lazzarini007
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