Understand Estonia

I spent about a year, off and on in Estonia, and let me tell you, it’s definitely unique! The girls are cold yet beautiful. The guys, cool yet awkward. Basically, there’s really no way I can fully describe this wonderful/weird country. I guess this is the reason that I have yet to really write about all my time in Eesti. I will say that Estonia quickly turned into my favorite country in Europe, my very favorite spot being Old Town in Tallinn. I also nearly instantly discovered that Estonia girls are arguably the most beautiful in the world. On the streets they seem to give you the cold shoulder, but brighten up when you ask for directions, and nearly all of them speak great English. So besides the beautiful girls and the beautiful cities and the beautiful landscapes, Estonia is too awesome and strange to describe. So here are a bunch of photos and memes to help you get a real understanding of this extremely interesting country that you must visit.

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The moment you try to start a conversation on the bus

 

Estonia scored higher than Russia even!  

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Awkward Estonian guys

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Estonian’s job interview

So if you haven’t gathered by now, Estonia guys tend to be quiet, shy and a bit awkward. At bars and parties they seemed to be wall flowers, but at the same time not unfriendly if you talk to them. One night I was at a bar and an English guy asked me howto get a Estonian girl, and a girl who had been listening leaned over and said, “the best way to get a Estonian girl, is to be anything other than an Estonian guy”.

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The top ones are the rest of Europe. The bottom ones are Estonians. 

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 Estonian showing emotions

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The reaction you get when you write a very long email to an Estonian. 

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Estonians understand sign language on Friday night

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Estonian and Russian Border negotiations 

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What happens when a foreigner tries to make friends in Estonia

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Soviet torpedoes and sea-mines on Naissare Island

564084_210431685803555_1122129933_n So if you were really curious about Estonia, or maybe just discovered it on a map, the answer is yes…..You really should viit Estonia. I’ve been to nearly every country in Europe and Estonia is my favorite. I spent a collective year in Eesti, and it as a hard place to leave. Besides the amazing Estonia girls, there’s the Gothic Old Town of Tallinn, the coastal towns and islands of Varnu and Saarema, hidden unknowns like Tartu and Narva. For other Europeans that know about Estonia, its the popular holiday and bachelor party destination, for a good reason. If you are heading to Estonia, your first stop will undoubtedly be the capital of Tallinn (tons of cheap flights there). So below I have gathered a few of the best hotel recommendations in Tallinn, both budget and luxury. If you click the links and book your stay, I get a small commission, at no extra cost to you, and it would make me happy for sure!

Where to stay in Tallinn, inside Old Town

LUXURY HOTELS

Merchants House Hotel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

Located in the very center of Old Town, this hotel offers several different room styles, from modern to historic. Many of them look out into a private courtyard, which is a wonderful view. After a fabulous breakfast, you are ready to walk to the many sights of Old Town. Enjoy dining outside, or experience the Ice Bar to end your day. Prices range from $168 to $235USD. Click here to book your stay

Schlossle Hotel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

 Schlossle Hotel is a quaint, cozy hotel built in 13th and 14th century buildings. The entire hotel, including each room, is filled with antique furniture that gives it a real warmth. The rooms each have a minibar, and an elegant bathroom filled with toiletries and a plush robe. The perfect destination for that romantic getaway! Prices range from $282 to $369USD. Click here to book your stay

St Petersbourg Hotel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

 St. Petersbourg Hotel is the oldest hotel in the city and is located in the heart of Old Town. With luxuries such as iPads, flat-screen TV, a seating area, a minibar and a safe in each room, free Wi-Fi AND a free sauna every morning, you will be able to relax and enjoy your stay to the fullest.

Prices range from $208 to $363USD. Click here to book your stay

 

Where to stay in Tallinn, outside Old Town

 Budget Hostels

Old Town Alur

Where to Stay in Tallinn Hostel Alur is my favorite place to stay in Tallinn. I stayed there a lot of nights, and will never forget it. It is in the absolute best location in Tallinn, in the very center of Old Town, has an international staff that are awesome and who take you out to meet sister hostel Monk’s Bunk on nightly pub crawls. I highly recommend staying here. Cost starting at $20. Click here to book you stay with Alur!

Old Town Munkenhuof

Where to Stay in Tallinn

 A wonderful guesthouse situated on a narrow, quiet street, yet is in the heart of Old Town and surrounded by things to do. With very clean rooms and a large kitchen, it is a travelers dream! Prices range from $13 to $25. Click here to book your stay

 Zinc Old Town Hostel Tallinn

Where to Stay in Tallinn

 This two-story, historical building features rooms with large windows and high ceilings, giving a very spacious feel. Rooms are designed to hold from 2 people, to a family or group of 6. With a large fully equipped kitchen, it is the perfect place to go with friends, or meet new ones there. Prices start at $48 for 2 people. Click here to book your stay.

1Hostel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

 For a more modern feel, this is the place to stay. With the beautiful parquet floors and brightly colored walls, it is a very cheery place, and being in the heart of Old Town there are the many things to see and do.

Prices start at $54 for two people. Click here to book your stay.

 

Where to stay in Tallinn, outside Old Town

LUXURY HOTELS

Swissotel Tallinn 

Where to Stay in Tallinn

As the tallest building in Tallinn, Swissotel Tallinn offers impressive views of Old Town and the Baltic Sea. With large, luxurious rooms, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, saunas, steam rooms and many more amenities, your stay could not be more elegant!

Prices range from $178 to $287USD. Click here to book your stay.

 

Hotel Telegraaf

Where to Stay in Tallinn

Hotel Telegraaf was originally the Estonian Telegraph Co, built in 1878. It has retained that mysterious ambiance while being transformed into a unique and luxurious hotel. You will want to enjoy this piece of history as part of your stay in Estonia. Prices range from $202 to $301USD. Click here to book your stay.

Tallink City Hotel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

This large, eye-catching hotel is just a few minute’s walk from Old Town. A very modern hotel, you will have everything you could desire to make it the perfect get-away, from a beauty salon to it’s own night club, the Cellar, as well as a spa and pool.

Prices range from $86-$116USD. Click here to book your stay.

Where to stay in Tallinn, outside Old Town

Budget Hostels

Monk’s Bunk

Where to Stay in Tallinn

 Probably the most cool and fun hostel in all of Tallinn, or even all of Estonia. Monk’s is the place to go for backpackers wanting to party and have a good time, as well as mee other backpackers. Eah night they gather every one and take them on a free pub crawl around the Old Town, and it’s a tond of fun. You’ll definitely remember this place. Prices from $18 – $56. Check it out and click here to book your stay!

16€ Hostel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

The location of this hostel make it ideal, as it is close to the harbor, a shopping mall, and 10 minutes from Old Town. It features a sauna that is free in the morning, hot tub and game room, and has private bathrooms and showers for each room. A real plus for the weary traveler!

Prices range from $15 to $35. Click here to book your stay

 

Vabriku Hostel

Where to Stay in Tallinn

In a picturesque, quiet part of Tallinn sits this charming hostel. With a garden and barbeque area, it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the day with friends new and old. Each room comes with a private bathroom and refrigerator. Prices start at $40. Click here to book your stay Instagram (1)

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Justin Carmack

Wanderer and diver at Art of SCUBA Diving
I've been on the road for 5.5 years now, visiting 80 countries, 6 continents and endless adventures. Divemaster and SCUBA addict. Travel junkie. World roamer.
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