Tallinn is suddenly on many traveler’s lists, and the tourist infrastructure is expanding rapidly. The city straddles the relatively cheap zone of the former East as well as the insanely expensive zone of Scandinavia, so it’s no surprise that prices here are mostly somewhere in between.

There are some good bargains at hotels in Tallinn, and standards are fairly high, at least in the 3-star and above ranges. Hostels in Tallinn can be quite cheap, and most of them have affordable private rooms that are a good alternative to the 1 and 2-star hotels.

Fortunately, most of Tallinn’s main attractions are either free or quite inexpensive, so the primary costs of your trip will be the airfare and hotel. The Old City and various cathedrals around are popular and always free to enter.

Food and drinks are relatively cheap by European standards, and especially by Scandinavian standards. You can find filling meals at casual places that should fit into a backpacker’s budget, or get a lot more quality for a much higher price at the proper restaurants.

Tallinn prices


1 EUR = 1.14 USD

Tallinn facts

Population 410,000
Metro area 410,000
Time zone UTC+2
Currency Euro
Airports Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL)

Tallinn hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
17.05 - 31.82
23.86 - 63.64
43.18 - 111.36
61.36 - 136.36
115.91 - 192.05

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Olevi Residents

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Our pick: The best cheap and central 3-star hotel in Tallinn

Hotel seasons


Hotels in Tallinn are at their most crowded and expensive from June through August, just as you might expect. The main tourist season stretches from April to October, but you can get some better deals near the ends of that range, especially with higher end places. Prices are definitely lower during the rest of the year. Tallinn hostels don’t change their prices much through the year, though it’s definitely much easier to find a bed outside of the peak summer season.

Tallinn hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
11.36 - 19.89

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Old Town Alur Hostel

Beds from €12/night

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Tallinn attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
National Art Museum Kumu This new and large art museum houses many of the country's most impressive works. adults 9.09
children 6.82
Open Air Museum This mock village/museum is a bit outside of town, and one of the more popular sights. Price are about half from October - April. adults 9.09
students 6.82
City bike tour This city bike tour includes a mountain bike and a guide. adults 14.77
Tallinn Card This card gets you into nearly every attraction in the city, plus public transport. 24-hour 29.55
48-hour 44.32
72-hour 53.41

Tallinn transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 7.95 - 11.36
Public bus from airport to city center 2.27
3km taxi ride in Tallinn 5.68 - 9.09
Bus, trolley, tram ride in Tallinn 1.14 - 1.82

Tallinn food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Many hotels include breakfast in the price, if not you can get cheap pancakes and other items nearby. 2.95 - 8.52
Budget lunch Sandwiches and dumpling-based meals are great local favorites for cheap. 4.20 - 9.66
Budget dinner Savory pancakes and hearty soups are among the better budget choices in the Old Town. 6.82 - 14.77
Beer (.5L) The local lagers can range greatly in price depending on where you go. 3.18 - 5.68
Vodka (shot) Some cheap local vodkas are popular ways to help things get out of hand. 1.48 - 3.41
Beer (.33L retail) Thanks to day-trippers from Helsinki, Tallinn has many cheap alcohol shops in the Old Town. 0.68 - 1.36

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Summers are definitely the time to visit Tallin, with long days and reasonably warm weather most of the time. The entire stretch from May through September is usually pleasant enough, but the rest of the year ranges from cold to very cold. There isn’t much heavy snow in winter, which helps, but unfortunately it’s freezing so often that whatever snow falls does tend to stick around for a long time.

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