About this listing
35 sqm studio in the heart of Old Town - everything is easily accessible on foot!
Exposed brick and City Wall limestone. Hanseatic atmosphere, museums and plenty of galleries, cafes and restaurants to choose from are next door.
- Very good location next to the Market Square
- Fully fitted kitchen equipped for 6
- Free wifi and cable TV
- Adjustable heating and heated shower floor
- Flexible check in and check out
- Fan, power adaptors (international) and micro-usb charger
Shower with local 150 litres electric water heater, washer, hair-dryer, iron, ironing board. Everything what is needed to stay, also linens, towels and food (muesli, fruits, coffee, tea and water) for the cleaning fee. Beds are new. Table, chairs, sofa and chest of drawers are vintage material with long history (what I can also tell you) - some tear signs and scratches but clean and authentic farmer and working class furniture.
With bed, sofa and two guest beds there can sleep up to five people. For younger travellers I can arrange a crib.
When something happens in Tallinn then it is only few minutes walk from the door. It can be Jazz festival Jazzkaar from April 17.-26, Tallinn Maritime Days (second week of July) or Black Nights Film Festival (two last weeks in November).
When sending a request - please let me know preferred check in and check out time (even if an approximation) and let me know if you need anything special like renting a bike or finding a sightseeing tour.
It is a small studio so everything is for guests.
Interaction with Guests
We (me, my family and my friends) will take you as our guests and friends, give you the privacy you need, and be available when needed.
Less than 500 m to public transportation (street-car, bus, train - all the lines in Tallinn), restaurants, museums, cinemas and shopping. 5 to 7 min walk to Kalev SPA or Meriton Hotel if you like swimming and sauna. Like jogging? - Green belt around Old Town is just 200 m from door for jogging or walking.
Fresh bagels can be bought in several neighbouring buildings. Superb modern Estonian, Italian, Russian kitchen are almost next door. If you are looking for anything special just let me know - I can help you to find well hidden gems or any place for your interest.
About shopping: 24h store is only 30m away, supermarkets from 1 minutes walk (Rimi) or 5 minutes (Selver, Rimi), shopping malls are within 10 minutes walking distance (Viru Keskus, Solaris).
Public transportation is within 5 minutes walk. Bus, tram, trolley, train. All the lines in Tallinn. You can arrive by car and do the loading for free. Long-time parking in Old Town is metered 24 hours. Me and my friends park our car 5-10 minutes walk from the apartment where parking is free. There are also several private parking grounds and houses nearby.
Best and most convenient to arrive from coach station, harbour or airport is by taxi. The fee from and to airport and coach station should be around 10 € (depending on the time and traffic), harbour is app 8 €. Pick Tulika Takso or slightly more expensive Tallink Takso. Ask for the receipt.
The harbour is 20 minutes walk. Train station is 550 meters away (about 6 minutes walk).
When coming by public transportation: From Airport you need to take bus nr 2.
and to the stop A.Laikmaa and then about 10 minutes walk. You can find timetables (website hidden)/en (languages: ee en ru de lt lv )
For Taxi: I can suggest TULIKA (tel: (phone number hidden) or 1200) and Tallink (tel (phone number hidden) or 1921). Tallink is slightly more expensive than Tulika. Always ask for receipt.
Budget brand of Tallink is Takso24 and you can call short number 1224.
Other Things to Note
Some of my guests have asked for a help to see more of Tallinn and Estonia than the Old Town.
I am happy to give you a short tour by car in Tallinn or take you out for a day trip to North or West Coast to my favourite places - hiking trails, historic places and restaurants. Just let me know what you are interested in and we can set the route and the budget.
Few easy rules to follow:
No smoking in the apartment.
Nordic house rule; we do not use outdoor shoes inside, please remove upon entering
Clean after yourself and keep place clean on your part. Please leave the apartment as clean as it was when you arrived.
Do not leave surfaces wet (bathroom, kitchen etc) - water damages are time-consuming and very expensive to repair.
I'm very careful with my belongings, so I highly appreciate your respect and appreciation for other peoples belongings. When something breaks or gets dirty please inform me so I can take care of it before next guests arrive or let them now beforehand.
I have some emergency food in the cupboards. Feel free to use but please do no leave cupboards empty - 24h shop is just a minute away.
Also I like you to notice that this is old building, so it has thick walls but not so thick floors and ceilings - loud noise is heard to and from upstairs and downstairs.
Please don't use my WIFI for anything illegal.
180 x 200 cm bed is against the natural limestone city wall. I used only traditional materials to renovate the apartment. Wood, natural plaster and gypsum.
I stayed in Jürgen's place with two friends and I must say it was one of the best Airbnb stays I've had. The apartment was extremely centrally located right in the middle of the Old Town. It was very clean, beautifully furnished and had everything we needed and even some things we didn't need but enjoyed anyway (like a pack of cards and nice shampoo etc.).
Jürgen made a huge effort to chat and give us plenty of great recommendations, even messaging us later with an update and more ideas. All in all, we loved coming back to our home for the weekend and would highly recommend staying here.
A very nice, confortable and well located apartment. Jürgen is a great host with a very good attention to the details. We will sure come back.
Fantastic location and even better all the support Jurgen has provided to ensure all was ok. Location is really good in the heart of the old town at walking distance from everything. Apartment is very nice, with new furnitures and clean. We were travelling with an infant so the typical 'open' shower in the bathroom is not ideal, but again only because a baby requires extra cares.
In short really recommended! Thanks Jurgen
Excellent location. Room was very clean, spacious and full of amenities. Jurgen was very helpful and went above and beyond to assist us with anything we needed.
Kohde vastasi täysin odotuksia. Erinomainen yhteydenpito ja superystävällinen majoittaja.
Huippusijainti! Siisti ja toimiva asunto. Sopiva varustelu ja odotuksen ylittävä vieraanvaraisuus.
Staying at Jürgens has been just great. I didn't expect the apartment to be such a lovely place. Some of the centuries old walls have been left exposed which provides the perfect mood in the beautiful city of Tallinn. The place was perfectly clean and tidy, the location really couldn't be any better and Jürgen has been very kind and helpful. He provided us with tips and booked our taxi to the airport for us when we had to leave in the middle of the night. All thumps up, highly recommended.
Jürgen's place is as described, as the pictures show, if not even better: immensely historical and modern at once. There is coffee, tea, European chargers for appliances and all manner of other little, thought-out things here that make you feel welcome.
The loaction is perfect: it's in the heart of the old town yet still in an area close by to multiple genuinely great restaurants. Walk to the trendy Kalamaja area is brief. Jürgen was friendly and accommodating enough to give us plenty of tips for great places to eat and drink.
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About the Host, Jürgen
I'm almost normal Estonian. Living in the city but spending weekends in the countryside. I am also a student and like most of Estonian students I am working full time. This time my major is IT management to support my work in Ministry of Social Affairs.
In addition to constant learning I love to travel and so does my wife Kristin. My daughter (10) and son (5) are too young to like school but they like to travel.
Me, my family and friends will take our guests as friends, give you the privacy you need and be available when you need advice about Estonia or Tallinn.