Where to Stay in Tallinn? Best Accommodation Picks for All Budgets

Where to Stay in Tallinn

If you’re wondering where to stay in Tallinn, then I’m going to bring you the best options, for all budgets, across Estonia’s capital right here in this article.

No matter whether you want to stay in the centre of the historic Old Town in a boutique luxury hotel, or in a trendy container hotel in hipster Telliskivi, or in a top notch hostel, this list of my top 5 picks is perfect for every kind of traveller.

And, if you’re travelling to Tallinn then heading on to elsewhere in Estonia, before returning to the capital, you can even try a couple of these best places to stay in Tallinn – giving you the greatest feel for this city and all it has to offer…

Estonia, Tallinn, Old Town, Nunne Boutique Hotel


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#1 Nunne Boutique Hotel

In at the top of my list of where to stay in Tallinn, it’s Nunne Boutique Hotel.

Located in the city’s historic Old Town, this newly renovated hotel has only been open since August 2023 following 3 years of extensive restoration.

Estonian owned and only a 20 minute drive from the airport, what makes this hotel special is the fact it’s built right into the walls of the city!

This means that in many of the hotel rooms, as well as in many of the hallways, the exposed sandy-coloured, brick walls are actually part of the original, historic walls of the city.

Tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and with fantastically helpful staff, you can walk right out of the Nunne Boutique Hotel and immediately find yourself in Tallinn’s heritage centre.

But not before enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast, which at Nunne boasts an array of healthy choices including freshly squeezed juice, overnight chia and oats and salad pieces, much to my delight!

There’s also a lovely small restaurant and bar here in the evening – perfect if you want to grab an easy bite or drink after a day of sightseeing.

And when it comes to rooms, comfy bedrooms are spacious and offer fantastic WIFI speeds, deep baths and Nespresso coffee machines.

For the piece de resistance, my suite room 315, also boasted amazing views of Tallinn’s Old Town from the huge lounge window – the perfect place from which to enjoy my morning coffee!

Book your stay at Nunne Boutique Hotel here.


#2 Radisson Collection Hotel 

Estonia, Tallinn, Radisson Collection Hotel Bedroom View

And another top place to stay in Tallinn is the Radisson Collection Hotel.

If you’re looking to stay in the New Town, instead of the historic part of this capital, then this is the perfect spot.

In all honestly, I’m not usually a huge fan of the Radisson, or chain hotels in general, but this was actually a fantastic spot.

Not only were reception staff excellent and check-in a breeze, but rather than an impersonal design aesthetic, this hotel really seems to have captured a sense of genuine Estonian identity – not least thanks to the lovely sauna, which is free for guests to use, alongside the good gym and jacuzzi.

My upgraded bedroom on the 15th floor, had striking views of the Old Town through the large window so, even though you’re not in Tallinn’s historic centre here, you can still enjoy its grand spires.

Again, the fantastic breakfast, which included both buffet and table service options, with lots of healthy modern choices available, was a delight; and I also got to enjoy a lovely cocktail at the bar in the evening.

The onsite MEKK Restaurant is top-rated and known as one of the best places to eat in Tallinn, especially for vegetarians.

Book your stay at Radisson Collection Hotel here.




Mid Range

#3 Tallinn City Harbour Apartments

Estonia, Tallinn, Wool Souvenirs

Sleeping up to 4 adults (although realistically 3 comfortably), these top-rated apartments are clean, modern, convenient and excellently-priced.

A fully equipped kitchen accompanies free wifi, air-conditioning, heating, parking and lift access, meaning this self-catering spot has pretty much everything you could want.

Public transport and supermarkets are all within easy reach too, as is the Old Town and Harbour.

Bright and airy, the furnishings here are new and contemporary and make this the perfect base in Tallinn for those travelling as a family or a couple on a mid range budget.

Book your stay at Tallinn City Harbour Apartments here.



#4 Fat Margaret’s Hostel

Estonia, Tallinn, Old Town Alley

If you thought hostel says were still all about dirty dorm rooms, squeaky bunks and old-dated furniture, think again!

Fat Margaret’s perfectly showcases the trend for new hipster hostels and let us know that Estonia has not been left behind!

Set just outside the Old Town, this top-rated Tallinn hostel boasts a mix of private and dorm rooms (including female-only options) in a fantastic location.

Free, fast wifi throughout, shared kitchen facilities and 24hr reception are just some of the perks to this place, but best of all has to be the onsite pool and sauna – allowing you to relax the traditional Estonian way here!

With onsite parking, the Balti Jaam Railway Station also just 4-minute walk away and plenty of bars and restaurants, it’s hard to get better than Fat Margaret’s for a budget stay in Tallinn.

Especially, given the light, modern and clean décor, which boasts exposed brick and tasteful minimalist furniture throughout.

Book your stay at Fat Margaret’s here.




Unique Stay

#5 Hektor Container Hotel

Estonia, Tallinn, Telliskivi Bar

If you didn’t get the memo yet that Tallinn is quite a trendy and progressive city, big on the Scandi-hipster vibes, then perhaps this top place to stay in the capital will show you what I mean!

Located in the Telliskivi area of the city, the Hektor Container hotel is definitely the most unique place to stay in Tallinn.

Known for its forward-thinking and sustainable-focused business ecosystem, Telliskivi is a fantastic regenerated urban area that is home to the coolest crowds in Tallinn!

So if you wanted to be surrounded by a creative atmosphere, big on the coffee and the co-working, a night in a shipping container is the way to go here!

Amazingly spacious, wonderfully comfortable, pet-friendly and with a strong eco-focus, this quirky hotel also boasts yoga classes, a lobby bar and a fab café.

If you’re looking for a stay with a difference in Tallinn, then the Hektor Container hotel is the one!

Book your stay at Hektor Container here.


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Mini Travel Guide to Tallinn

Estonia, Tallinn, Radisson Collection Hotel Bedroom

How to Get There?

Fly to Tallinn from across Europe with easyJet and AirBaltic.

As always I use Skyscanner to get the best deals.


When to Visit?

Head to Tallinn in the summer for long, sunny sightseeing days, or in the winter for cosy saunas and snowy views.


How Long to Stay?

I recommend a stay of 2-4 nights in Tallinn.


How to Get Around?

Use local trains or buses to get around the country from Tallinn.

You can also hire a car – I recommend Discover Cars for the job.


What to Pack?

Check out my complete Estonia packing list (for summer or winter trips to Tallinn) here.


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Where to Stay in Tallinn, Estonia


And that’s my list of the best places to stay in Tallinn.

No matter whether you’re looking for luxury hotel experiences or quirky stays, I’ve got you covered with these top 5 options.

Where did you stay in Tallinn?

Would you recommend it?

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