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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
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#3 of 43 Speciality lodging in Tartu
Looming Hostel is an environmentally friendly 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)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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 types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Estonian
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Bianca M wrote a review Nov 2019
Soleure, Switzerland306 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
2 Helpful votes
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
9 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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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
1 Helpful vote
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
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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US$34 - US$58 (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), Tartu Toy Museum (1.2 km), and Tartu Town Hall Square (1.1 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.
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 Joyce, Werner Cafe, and La Dolce Vita.
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), Luke Manor and Manor Park (0.5 km), and Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut (0.8 km).