Tartu Hotels and Accommodation

(Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia)

Picture of the riverfrontAs one of Estonia's largest cities, Tartu features a good range of accommodation, with many central hotels based around the Raekoja Plats. Budget lodging in Tartu is fairly scarce and seasonal, with the best options including the Tähtvere Hostel on the Laulupeo Puiestee, and the Hiie Maja, a private house which is situated just a short walk to the west of the city centre itself.

Backpackers will find another popular alternative to hotels is the Tartu University Student Village, where cheap student dormitories are often available and provide clean and modern accommodation. Dormitory rooms are also available at the Hotell Tartu, which is conveniently located opposite the bus station.

Where to Stay

Mid-range hotels in Tartu are plentiful within the historic old quarters, where the charming Tampere Maja guesthouse is a particularly notable option with it very own sauna. Much of the accommodation and lodging is this price bracket or above often features saunas and many also boast variable leisure facilities.

Other popular mid-range hotels and similarly priced lodging options include the Aleksandri Guesthouse, located on the south-eastern outskirts of Tartu city centre, and the Park Hotell, which stands alongside the Toomemägi (Cathedral Hill) and next to a popular parkland. Top end accommodation in Tartu is extremely plentiful, with favourites including the Pallas Hotel on the Riia Maantee, the London Hotel on the Rüütli Tänav and the historical Barclay Hotel on the Ulikooli Tänav, built in 1912 and the headquarters of the Red Army until as recently as 1992. Enjoying a convenient location in central Tartu and views across the Raekoja Plats, the Hotel Draakon comes highly recommended.