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Kastani 38, Tartu 50410 Estonia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 44 Specialty lodging in Tartu
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Looming Hostel is an environmentally friendly unique boutique hostel in Tartu that offers a new artistic style of accommodation - cosy, warm and clean guestrooms are all created by different artists. Everything we use for decoration is 99 % reused! We prefer natural materials, small ecological footprint, creativity and fun! We are also a proud member of Estonian Social Enterprise Network.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Desk
Dining area
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Charming
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Languages Spoken
English, Estonian
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kieranadams3 wrote a review Jan 2022
Tallinn, Estonia9 contributions2 helpful votes
10/10 amaaaazing place, very clean, close to town. I stayed here for 2 nights, and I thought I booked a 6 bed dorm but instead I found myself in the Grand Budapest Hotel?! 6 beds all to myself which was So good (it was early January, so not many travellers around at this time). Never before had I so many choices of beds to sleep in! wow! On the note of bedrooms, I liked the design a lot. Lots of character. Especially the lampshades which were repurposed shopping bags. Nice touch! Lastly, I’d like to give a special shout-out to front desk girl Mia who was just the most helpful and loveliest front desk lady I have Ever dealt with (good luck with your maths🎉 ).
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very happy to hear you had such a nice experience in Looming! Also it really warms our hearts to hear you like the style of the hostel - we've put so much love and time into it (and keep doing so). We would love to see you come back to experience the summer vibes of our hostel, for example! Best!
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Bianca M wrote a review Nov 2019
Soleure, Switzerland318 contributions104 helpful votes
The hostel was quite nice but there were no lockers for luggage in the dorms. It was about 10-15 minutes walk to downtown, which is okay but still not the best location. The good thing about this location was that it allowed them to provide parking spots. The staff was friendly but they took about a week to respond to my emails. Also, the hostel is on the 3rd floor with no elevator. You can order breakfast for 3€ but it's a bit poor in my opinion.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from JaanaA71, Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review! Just for the future notice: we have lockers, smaller in the rooms and bigger in the hallway. We are located just in the middle of everything, 15 min to the old town, 15 min to the other interesting areas in Tartu. Just in the heart really and in a fast growing hipster type of neighbourhood. 3 weeks for answering e-mail? vow, that is unbelievable, because we answer e-mails absolutely every day. 3th floor is correct, that just needs to be taken as little excercise :) Our breakfast is self-servise one and it includes: muesli, joghurt, milk, bread, butter, jam, coffe, tea.
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Mschn wrote a review Feb 2019
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Looming is a hostel with a strong environmental policy, which means they are reducing waste and encouraging green lifestyle. The hostel has unique interior with cozy rooms and cool common area. The breakfast is good, perfect for vegetarians, and the hotel staff is very friendly and helped us out with anything we needed. We stayed with a larger group and the hostel added extra beds to accommodate all our needs. They also helped us to book a room downstairs where we organised an event. All our participants found it easy to get to the hostel as it is very near the train station. We had a great time in Looming and would come back any time.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from JaanaA71, Front Office Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 7 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for the review! Environmentally friendly thinking is really important for us, thank you for appreciating it. We enjoyed your stay and you are always welcomed to come back! :)
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LeenaV wrote a review Dec 2018
Loviisa, Finland17 contributions1 helpful vote
Good placement, easy walk to city. Really good parking possibility. Because of the hostel ideology, the place is quite worn out. As clean as it is possible to get clean but not really tidy. I dont recommend for really hygienic travellers. The staff is nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kaia S, Front Office Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Thank you for nice rewiev and description of Looming!
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Алёна wrote a review Nov 2018
Riga, Latvia29 contributions21 helpful votes
amazing home atmosphere. so nice and peaceful!! and people, who work there, are like your family - so welcoming, nice and friendly! for everyone who wants to have a peaceful atmosphere and nice service, I would recommend this place fro sure!!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from JaanaA71, Front Office Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 24 Nov 2018
Thank you for your kind words! We are happy that you stayed with us, and you're always welcome to come back!
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Fabio G wrote a review Oct 2018
Rome, Italy14 contributions1 helpful vote
Looming means creativity in Estonian. The Hostel is beautiful and all eco-friendly. The staff is nice and warm, they will make You feel at home. There’s a small shop inside the hostel, they sell vegan soap, second handed clothes, recycled paper notebooks and jewelry. Absolutely recomended
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from JaanaA71, receptionist at Looming Hostel
Responded 3 Nov 2018
Thank you for nice words! We are glad that you felt like in home, you are always welcomed back.
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Eva M wrote a review Feb 2018
40 contributions5 helpful votes
I spent over three weeks in the hostel and would spend even more if possible. It is a lovely place for all of you, who care at least a bit about our environment. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere of the hostel just could not be better. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jaana A, Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 9 Feb 2018
Thank you for the kind words! Hope you will visit us once again one day! We also hope to meet you again somewhere in the world in the future!
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Roman G wrote a review Dec 2017
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We came early morning. Keys were on the table, room was clean and ready. 20 minutes from the centre, and in addition: coffee and free wi-fi. What makes this place even more perfect is it's interiors, that always have something to surprise you with.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jaana A, Manager at Looming Hostel
Responded 17 Dec 2017
Thank you for such a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel and we hope to see you again soon.
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Anton K wrote a review Sep 2017
Tartu, Estonia5 contributions
Friendly staff allowed to check in after 23 in the evening. Super comfortable mattress, very comfortable pillow and blanket - I slept really well. Fantastic atmosphere - lots of interesting books on the bookshelves, varied furniture throughout the place, a photo exhibition in the hallway, a mini second-hand clothing store in the common area (with also some free items in the bottom rack), roomy kitchen, informative brochures, some boardgames and puzzles available for a rainy day, a cosy rooftop balcony, great location. Overall the green and sustainable atmosphere of the hostel was very close to my heart. Excellent value for money. I would love to stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: Be sure to check the mini second-hand clothing store in the common room
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Responded 29 Sep 2017
Thank you very much for your kind words and we are glad that you noticed the little details in our hostel! We will happily host you again in the future!
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Jasper wrote a review Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom262 contributions93 helpful votes
First I want to mention a good tip while in Tartu. Mart, a young student with a startup, offers private tours around Tartu. Best tour I ever had for a very good price (more info at the right side of the board). The hostel has everything: good kitchen, nice and clean bathrooms, enough toilets and a kickass balcony. The rooms are a different story. I booked a 8 bedroom dorm, but instead I got into a room with 10 other people. That was not what I paid for. And no respons from the reception either!!! Pillow was afwul and very noisy.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 19 Aug 2017
Thank you for your thoughts. We'll try to improve our services so that you wouldn't feel like you got the wrong intel next time!
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US$21 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Looming Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Looming Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Typa (0.3 km), KGB Cells Museum (0.4 km), and University of Tartu Natural History Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Looming Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Looming Hostel?
Top room amenities include a desk, a dining area, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Looming Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Looming Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Looming Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aparaat, Ossu Burger, and Kolm Tilli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Looming Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Looming Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Tartu.
Are pets allowed at Looming Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Looming Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to Looming Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tartu Town Hall Square (1.1 km), Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut (0.8 km), and Luke Manor and Manor Park (0.5 km).