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What is the best area to stay in Tallinn?

By Nathan Danzmann. Jan 10, 2023

Tallinn is a vibrant and dynamic city located on the northern coast of Estonia. It is known for its well-preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with charming cobblestone streets and medieval houses. The city is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous galleries, museums, and concert halls to explore. In addition, Tallinn is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities, with beautiful parks and forests as well as a picturesque coastline. With its rich history and vibrant culture, Tallinn is an ideal destination for any traveller.

 

The best area to stay in Tallinn is the Old Town. This historic neighbourhood is home to narrow, cobblestone streets and charming, medieval buildings. It's a great place to explore on foot, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. Some of the city's most famous landmarks are located in the Old Town, including the towering St. Olav's Church and the iconic Town Hall Square. With its central location and rich cultural history, the Old Town is the perfect place to base yourself during a visit to Tallinn.

BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN TALLINN
Hotel   Avg price
Braavo Spa Hotel
Aia 20
93€ - 101$
Hotel   Avg price
My City Hotel
Vana-Posti 11
128€ - 140$
Merchants House Hotel
Dunkri 4-6
129€ - 141$
CRU Hotel
Viru tänav 8
156€ - 170$
Hotel   Avg price
Schlössle Hotel
Pühavaimu 13-15
225€ - 245$
Hotel Telegraaf
Vene 9
317€ - 346$

On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Tallinn, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.

 

 

If you are interested in where to stay in Tallinn, you may also be interested in where to stay in Helsinki and where to stay in St Petersburg.

Old Town, the best area to stay in Tallinn

 

History Enthusiasts / Foodies / Nightlife Seekers

 

 

Old Town TallinThe Old Town of Tallinn is the perfect place to stay for travellers interested in history, dining, and nightlife. This historic neighbourhood is home to narrow, cobblestone streets and charming, medieval buildings. It's a great place to explore on foot, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. Some of the city's most famous landmarks are located in the Old Town, including the towering St. Olav's Church and the iconic Town Hall Square.

 

In addition to its rich cultural history, the Old Town is known for its delicious dining options, from traditional Estonian cuisine to international flavours. And when the sun goes down, the Old Town transforms into a lively hub of nightlife, with a range of bars and clubs to choose from. Despite its central location, the Old Town still has a peaceful atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.

 

 

Hotels in Tallinn Old Town

 

 

 

 

Other areas to stay in Tallin

 

Rest of the City Center

 

Party Goers / Shopping Enthusiasts

 

 

Tallinn City CentreTallinn’s city centre has an array of shopping choices, fine dining and trendy nightclubs. Visitors can sip on a cocktail or dance the night away at one of the many venues, making it the perfect place to spend an evening out. You can browse the high-end boutiques along the main shopping street, explore the trendy shops in the modern Rotermann Quarter or visit the colourful markets and bazaars (turg) for a unique shopping experience.

 

With a mix of international and local brands, Tallinn city centre is a great destination for both luxury shopping and picking up a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Despite being in the heart of the city, Tallinn city centre still manages to maintain a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, making it the ideal place to unwind after a day of exploring. You can also take a stroll through its quiet streets, take in the sights and sounds of the city and enjoy the unique charm of this special city.

 

 

Hotels in Tallinn City Centre

 

 

 

Kalamaja

 

Artists / Hipsters / Nature Lovers

 

 

KalamajaLocated just outside the city centre, the neighbourhood of Kalamaja is known for its Bohemian, creative vibe. It's a great place for travellers who want to experience a more alternative side of Tallinn. The area is home to a number of artists and musicians, and you'll find plenty of galleries, studios, and live music venues to explore. In addition to its cultural offerings, Kalamaja is also known for its natural beauty. The neighbourhood is situated on the coast, and you'll find a number of beautiful parks and forests in the area.

 

The nearby Seaplane Harbor is a must-see for history buffs, with its collection of vintage seaplanes and boats. If you're looking for a unique, off-the-beaten-path place to stay, Kalamaja is the perfect choice. Despite its slightly farther location from the city centre, Kalamaja is still easily accessible by public transportation, and you can easily reach the Old Town or other parts of Tallinn in just a few minutes.

 

 

Hotels in Kalamaja

 

 

 

Nõmme

 

Families / Outdoor Enthusiasts / Relaxation Seekers

 

 

Nõmme

Nõmme is a neighbourhood that provides the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. It's a peaceful and suburban area that is ideal for families who are looking for a more laid-back atmosphere during their stay in Tallinn. The community offers an abundance of parks, playgrounds and other kid-friendly attractions for children to explore and play. Nõmme is also a popular spot among outdoor enthusiasts, with many hiking and biking trails in the surrounding forests, giving visitors the chance to experience nature and explore the local flora and fauna. For those looking to unwind, there are plenty of quiet and green spaces to enjoy in Nõmme.

 

The peaceful atmosphere of Nõmme is perfect for those seeking a break from the busy city life. Despite being a peaceful neighbourhood, Nõmme is still easily accessible to the city centre and Old Town via public transportation, making it convenient to reach the major tourist attractions in Tallinn.

 

 

Hotels in Nõmme

 

 

 

Pirita

 

Beach Lovers / Relaxation Seekers / nature enthusiasts

 

 

Pirita

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some relaxation and nature during your stay in Tallinn, consider staying in Pirita. This neighbourhood, located just a short distance from the city centre, is known for its beautiful beach, which is a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming, and other beach activities. In addition to the beach, Pirita is home to a number of quiet, green spaces such as the Pirita Convent park and the Pirita beach promenade, which are perfect for a leisurely stroll or picnic.

 

Despite its slightly farther location from the city centre, Pirita is still easily accessible by public transportation, and you can easily reach the Old Town or other parts of Tallinn in just a few minutes. An added advantage of staying in Pirita is that it offers a great selection of accommodation options, from budget-friendly hotels to luxurious resorts, catering to different needs and preferences.

 

 

Hotels in Pirita

 

 

 

Viimsi

 

Nature Lovers / Relaxation Seekers / Beach Goers

 

 

ViimsiIf you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some relaxation and nature during your stay in Tallinn, consider staying in Viimsi. This neighbourhood, located just a short distance from the city centre, is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, with a number of parks, forests, and beaches to explore. The Viimsi Peninsula is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, and the local beaches are great for swimming and sunbathing.

 

In addition to its natural beauty, Viimsi is also home to a number of quiet, residential areas, making it a great place to relax and unwind. Despite its slightly farther location from the city centre, Viimsi is still easily accessible by public transportation, and you can easily reach the Old Town or other parts of Tallinn in just a few minutes.

 

 

Hotels in Viimsi

Nathan DanzmannNathan Danzmann

A fervent globetrotter, Nathan has explored over 50 countries and is the visionary behind the thriving travel planning platform, Trippola.com. Having spent three years in Tallinn, Estonia, among other European cities, his adventures fuel his captivating travel narratives.

 

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