You will find us right across from Freedom Square, the biggest square in the Old Town. Public transport, the main sights, clubs, pubs and restaurants are just a stone's throw away from our hostel door.
We just finished major renovations, so you can shower in brand new bathrooms, have access to a fully equipped kitchen, sleep comfortably on our custom made bunks with extra thick mattresses and store your belongings in spacious lockers.
As we are backpackers ourselves, you will feel welcome from the moment you walk in. Our bar area is the perfect place to meet up with fellow travelers, but there is also enough space if you just want to chill out, read a book or watch a movie. If you feel like partying, you can join us at night time for a free pub crawl.
If you want to see a bit more of Estonia: we organize tours to the Lahemaa National Park or the former Soviet town Paldiski. Day time activities like AK47 shooting and many walking tours run on a daily basis.
So, to sum up once more why you should stay at The Monk's?
- Great location
- Top facilities
- Funky backpackers bar
- Pool table
- Cozy atmosphere
- Free pub crawls
- FREE FAST INTERNET on our new computers or WiFi
- No curfew
- Funky new bunks, hand-made out of natural wood and spacious lockers
- A fully equipped kitchen
- AK-47 shooting, prison tours, walking tours, day trips to Lahemaa National Park and Paldiski
- Arrangements and discounts with local pubs, clubs and hostels in Riga, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Vilnius, so you will always get the BEST DEALS!
The Monk's Bunk is facing the Freedom Square (Vabaduse Vï¿½ljak), the biggest square in the Old Town. Whether you come by bus, ferry, train or plane: public transport will stop here and then it will be only a 2 minute walk to the hostel.
Once you arrive at the Vabaduse Vï¿½ljak you simply walk to the big intersection with the Swedbank on the corner. Walk into the street behind the Swedbank: this is already Tatari street. Note that there are 2 houses that are called 'Tatari 1': we are the 2nd one, with the 'Vesipiip' bar on street level. You will see a 'Saku' beer sign hanging at our door. The reception is on the top floor.
HOW TO REACH VABADUSE Vï¿½LJAK
From the Central Bus station:
ï¿½ You need to take a tram No. 4 (direction Tondi) until the tram stop 'Vabaduse vï¿½ljak', or take a bus No. 17, 17a or 23 to the bus stop 'Vabaduse vï¿½ljak'. From here you walk a little bit back to the Swedbank right on the corner of the big intersection.
From the Harbour and Train station:
ï¿½ You need to take a tram No. 1 or 2 (direction Tondi, ï¿½lemiste or Kadriorg) to tram stop 'Hobujaama', and take a tram No. 3 or 4 from there (direction Tondi) and ride to the 'Vabaduse vï¿½ljak' tram stop'. From here you walk a little bit back to the Swedbank right on the corner of the big intersection.
From the Airport:
ï¿½ Bus 90K departs from right outside the arrival hall. Ride to the ' Vabaduse Vï¿½ljak' stop. From here you walk a little bit back to the Swedbank right on the corner of the big intersection.
Alternatively, you can take bus No. 2 and get off at the bus stop 'A.Laikmaa' in the city center. From there take a short walk to the tram stop 'Hobujaama' and take a tram No. 3 or 4 (direction Tondi) to the 'Vabaduse vï¿½ljak' tram stop.
Coming by taxi:
Taxis that you find on the street tend to overcharge. Try to negotiate a price with them and try not to pay more than 10 euros. If you can, it's much more reliable and cheaper to order a taxi on +372 638 0000 to pick you up (pay attention to the car number that they tell you) and expect to pay 5-10 Euro, depending on traffic and whether you are coming from the harbor, bus station or airport.
Coming by car:
There is a Europark car park right in our backyard, which you enter from Estonia Pst. Parking there costs ï¿½8 per day. However, if you drive on Estonia Pst. one house further, there is another Europark which costs only ï¿½4,80 per day.