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Looming Hostel
Ranked #3 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Tartu
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Liverpool
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Stay away from this place!”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed there last year and it took us a while to get over this place but the terrible memory still lingers... It was a very hot summer and the bedroom was like a steam room, it was impossible to breath or sleep for that matter. There wasn't even a fan in there, something that could be easily sorted without huge resources being put into it. The showers looked bad too, to say the least. Overall, very bad stay, not recommended unless you're being paid for it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We have a private room, which was nice enough, however the windows faced the sun terrace, so anyone outside could see straight into your room.

Also, the toilets - there are only 2, next to each other, with "saloon" style doors so very little privacy at all.

The hostel is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of town.

Finally, we didn't receive the warm welcome here that we received from the staff at all other hostels we stayed in on our trip.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

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.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

I have stayed twice in this hostel. Once in June 2011 and second time in July 2011. Place is very clean and nice. Owning couple is really friendly and common area is nice. There about 5-6 rooms and nice roof top balcony. Tartu downtown is about 1 km away. Showers are in the basement. Very good and value for money. I live in Tallinn and will be back when I come next time to Tartu.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Looming Hostel
Address: Kastani 38, Tartu 50410, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Tartu County > Tartu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Tartu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looming Hostel is an environmentally friendly boutique hostel in Tartu that offers a new artistic style of accommodation - cosy, warm and clean guestrooms are all created by different artists. Everything we use for decoration is 99 % reused! We prefer natural materials, small ecological footprint, creativity and fun! In the beginning of 2016 our Hostel received the Green Key Eco-Label. We are also a proud member of Estonian Social Enterprise Network. ... more   less 
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