Note: Euphoria Hostel has permanently closed since we wrote this review in 2018, but hopefully you can find the same cool vibes at these other best hostels in Tallinn, Estonia!

Euphoria Hostel made us feel at home in Tallinn during our first visit there.

The cool and welcoming staff, the cozy living room lined with musical instruments and the fantastic convenient location near Tallinn’s best cafes and bars were all a pleasant surprise.

Here’s a review of our experience at this hostel.

Euphoria: best hostel for backpackers on a budget in Tallinn

Every once in a while you may come across a hostel known for something. It could be a hikers’ hostel or a surf hostel.

Hostel Euphoria in Tallinn is known for being a music hub. From far and wide, musicians come here to stay and to meet each other. During most of our nights in Euphoria, the common room turned into an impromptu band rehearsal.

We felt like we had hit the jackpot in terms of finding other musicians (did you know that Dan plays the drums?) to jam with.

A passion for music at Euphoria

Euphoria’s owner, Jonathan, started the hostel after traveling the world as a guitarist and he has now made a home for music lovers from everywhere. He has been in Tallinn for a decade and introduced us to so many things we should know about Estonia.

A man is playing a guitar in a room. A man playing drums. A black and white photo of a group of people in a room. A man playing an electric guitar.

The rooms at Euphoria Hostel in Tallinn

Euphoria has both dorm and private rooms, all which look out either to the street or to the small road behind the building. The stairwells are decorated with colorful hand-painted art.

A bunk bed in a room with an orange wall. A woman standing in front of a bed in a room. A bedside table with a map on it. A mirror in a wall.

Right off the reception area, is a common room that also functions as the music jamming space. There are guitars, a drum set, a keyboard piano, some percussion instruments, didgeridoos and amps. If you’re lucky, you may find a ukulele.

Five acoustic guitars hanging on a wall. Banner flags and multi-colored furniture in a hostel common area with yellow walls and guitars hanging on the walls

The hostel itself is composed of two floors of a small apartment building, so there are kitchens for every group of rooms. We felt like we kept finding kitchens!

A red wall with a shelf full of dishes and utensils. A wooden table in a room.

Convenient and quiet location near Tallinn Old Town

Hostel Euphoria is located conveniently next to Tallinn’s medieval and beautiful Old Town, and a short walk from Tallinn’s newer downtown area, which has awesome Estonian cafes, shopping and restaurants.

A row of buildings on a street. A cobblestone street in a city. A white building with a clock tower.

Euphoria’s warm and welcoming hostel staff

Within minutes you can tell that Hostel Euphoria’s staff are all passionate about the city and about helping all guests have an awesome time in the city.

A woman at a counter. A purple wall with a guitar and other items on it.

Euphoria will connect you to the Tallinn music scene

The finale of our trip was going to see Tallinn’s Afro Beat Orchestra (ATBO) live at a bar in the revived and trendy Telliskivi area. Everyone from the hostel went to cheer on the band! A few of the band members are musicians who work at the hostel. They rocked out, and so did everyone who danced to the beats.

A group of people playing drums in front of a stage. A person playing a trumpet at a party.
A group of people at a party in a dark room. A group of people playing drums at a party. A group of people playing drums in a dark room.

Thanks for having us, Euphoria Hostel! We can’t wait to be back in Tallinn.