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London, United Kingdom
July 28, 2006
We booked a double room, which are downstairs from the dorms, right behind the small reception area. This is where the cleaners meet to chat early in the morning, and where stag parties and late-night revelers congregate at any time between midnight and 5am. We didn’t get much sleep and our complaints to the staff went ignored. If you’re after some privacy and quiet, look elsewhere!
The shower rooms and toilet facilities were okay, but with only three showers and two toilets, they could have done with adding a few more. The kitchen area was also somewhat small and uninspiring, and had a kettle that no longer worked.
One other aspect that may be a draw, or a deterrent, is that Vana Tom is located directly below a strip club. The strip club is signposted more clearly than the hostel itself, so if in doubt, follow the signs to the "Striptiis Baar." Due to the shared stairwell, there’s a nice odour of cigarettes and urine that greets you as you enter the hostel on the second floor.
I really have no good words to say about this place. I’m sure it’s great for groups and budget travelers, but overall we were extremely disappointed, and angry with the fact that the staff had so little disregard for people who want to sleep during the night rather than during the day.
From journal Tallinn: Going Underground
Clifton, New Jersey
August 8, 2003
Accommodations are quite nice and far above the typical Eastern European hostel. Dorm rooms (six to eight bunks) and private rooms are available. The dorms are segregated by gender. The hot water is readily on tap and there is a kitchen for those who self-cater. The only downside is that Vana Tom (used to be the Barn) is a bit highly-priced for a youth hostel. However, it is far cheaper than any B&B or low-end hotel in the old city and does offer discounts for HI members and Peace Corps.
If you're looking for a cheap, clean place to stay and proximity to sites and nightlife is your main goal, this is where to stay. The average guest here is in their 20s, so it may not be appropriate for those who want to bed-down early. Also, the street noise can be a bit much as the hostel is below a popular strip club! Directly next door is a very nice Chinese restaurant that I can highly recommend.
From journal The New Grand Tour of Europe: Tallinn
October 10, 2001
From journal My Home City