About This Listing
If you're a backpacker by heart, you'll like my home and the neighborhood. Definitely take a (email hidden) book section. Ask any advice you might need to make your stay in Tallinn memorable, and I'm more than happy to tell you all I know :)
My place comes with a cosy feeling and total privacy, you have the flat all to yourself. The apartment is available all year and the calendar is updated generally two months ahead.
Kalamaja, located next to the medieval Old Town of Tallinn (do read a recent NYT article on the district, gives you a great insight!), is considered as the most bohemian area in Tallinn where the houses are wooden, streets are quiet and all around you see actors, musicians and folks like that. Be sure to check out the guidebook I've put together, too! It lists all the best spots around Kalamaja.
My home is in the heart of Kalamaja, only 10 minutes walk from the Old Town. 2nd floor, toilet and bathroom separately. One bedroom, one living room. Fully equipped kitchen, high-speed wireless internet. Parking in front of the house (free). Please note that as this is my own place which I give for you while away - and I often am - it comes as is, don't expect a hotel room nor service :) Most suitable for backpackers, solo travelers and traveling couples. 420ers, welcome ;)
If you're visiting during a warmer time of the year I very much recommend renting a bike (can safely be kept in house) since the area is in the centre and offers great sightseeing (Old Town, seaside further down in Paljassaare, Kalamaja Park, Pirita, Kadriorg etc).
Make yourselves feel like at home.
Interaction with Guests
As little as you wish, as much as you need :) I'm really easy going. At times it might happen that I can't meet you but I've got these situations covered as you can also see from reviews.
I'm so biased. Everything. It's got a special thing.
Yes. You can walk everywhere in the center, but you can also take tram or a bus (5 min walk from stops).
My home is pet friendly. Cleaning is taken care of for no extra fee, more on less I go on "leave as found" and trust.
You can enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beer/wine at the back yard, highly recommended. Just be mindful with noise, please.
It is very cozy and warm apartment. We spent excellent vacation in Tallinn. Thx to Lisette and her hospitality.
Наша поездка прошла великолепно! И во многом благодаря Лис и ее чудной квартире. Она очень удобно расположена возле жд вокзала и старого города, поэтому все наши перемещения по году были пешими. Сама квартира очень уютная и в ней есть все необходимое. Хозяйка очень радушная и гостеприимная, огромное ей спасибо за новогоднюю сказку!
We spent a month at Lisette's place in Kalamaja and were very happy with our experience. Lisette was traveling during this time so I personally did not see her, but the key transfer was nevertheless convenient and hassle-free. The neighborhood is excellent to explore both the old and upcoming parts of Tallinn. It is close to the sea and train station, walkable to the old city, and has some great local restaurants. The apartment itself was homely and comfortable, with a cosy bedroom, a decently equipped kitchen, TV (quite a few English channels!), and internet. We missed having a washer in the building/at home. Towards the end of our stay the house was quite cool in the morning. But these are minor gripes. Overall, we really enjoyed our time and definitely recommend Lisette's apartment!
We really enjoyed our two nights at Lisettes place and we felt very comfortable in her bohemian apartment. Unfortunately we didn't meet Lisette but the communication via text message was perfect and she gave us some recommandation and information about Tallinn. Due to its perfect location the apartment is ideal to explore the city: It is very close to a hip artists' area - Tallinns' old town and the sea is in walking distance, too. If we will ever come to Tallinn again, we will definitely contact Lisette first!
Right around the corner from my place, a small shop which sells the essentials - coffee, tea, cheese, ham, eggs, milk etc.Tõllu Tallinn Harju
Well, considering that Kalamaja is the Bohemian Centre of Tallinn, its no wonder that for us here the favorite place to hang out is café Boheem. Cosy, small, cheap, good food.Kopli Tallinn Harju 10412
Bit more pricier than Boheem or F-Hoone but the food is just.. well. Go there. Seriously.Telliskivi Tallinn Harju County 10412
The. Best. Place. A great local-but-famous-all-around-town hangout place to chill and eat. During weekends there are sometimes parties, always good music. Good daily menu and great beer selection.Telliskivi Tallinn Harjumaa 10412
This old cemetery area has been renovated into a brilliant park with nice paths, lots of greenery and childrens playground. Locals arent locals if they dont spend time there :)
This is THE local drink bar. Highly recommended to a) start a night; b) end the night. Live piano every Friday. If youre in Tallinn and chose not to visit TOPS... you missed out on something! :)Soo Tallinn Harju County 10414
Whatever it is youre after, youll get it from this market. Fresh fruits, bread, fish, meat etc; clothes, antiques, vintage. Everything. I kid you not.Tallinn 10412
A RIMI supermarket basically has all youd need for your stay.Soo Tallinn Harju 10414
By far THE best walking area... the Kilometer of Culture offers cafes (in the Kalaranna end) and you can walk all the way to the beautiful Kalamaja Park, located only 5 min from my place.Kalaranna Tallinn Harju 10415
Well, another fantastic place for a dinner. A short stroll (10 minutes) from my place. I totally recommend their burgers and desserts. All in all a great industrialist atmosphere and nice vibe :)Kopli Tallinn Harju 10412
Amazing place where seaplanes, submarines and other stuff like that is displayed and should be a great experience to everyone. If you have kids, its a MUST!