Is Tallinn Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Tallinn, the charming capital of Estonia, is situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, only 70 km south of Helsinki. Known for its wonderfully preserved medieval architecture, it is a perfect blend of historical richness and modern influences. Explore the heart of the city, the UNESCO World Heritage site - Old Town, with its winding cobblestone streets, fairy-tale church spires, bustling squares and ancient city walls. From the towering Toompea Castle and iconic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to the vibrant art scene, cutting-edge digital innovations, and buzzing food markets, Tallinn offers a unique mix of the old and the new. Year-round cultural events, diverse shopping opportunities, and a stunning seaside location make it a must-visit Northern-European destination.

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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 14 experiences

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Things to do

4.2/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.3/5

Budget-friendly

3.8/5

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Hey! I was on my business trip in Tallinn and first I was with my colleagues but I stayed there for extra 4 days and was absolutely alone. I visited some museums and parks, it was nice. I really loved the exhibition at Fotografiska. Since I was single at that time I met one guy on tinder, he was really nice, my danish friend organised a meeting with his danish friend and one Italian just came to me when I was going on a stroll so I was not that lonely anymore. I felt quite safe there. In general, I have pretty good impressions of that trip

Posted: November 25, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Beautiful city - very underrated! I felt so safe exploring on my own and stayed in a really budget friendly hostel in the city centre called Viru Backpackers Hostel! Definitely head up to the viewpoint overlooking the city, I went in February and it began snowing which made it even more beautiful

Posted: November 25, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I fell in love with this city. I stayed in the unique Kalamaja district, in one of the local wooden houses (Kalamaja means "fish house", its roots are in the fishing district, but today it's rather hipster and artistic). The museums in the city center are quite nice, but you can quickly explore them. I recommend visiting the NUKU museum, which presents dolls and puppets from the local puppet theatre. A place that presents really good works of art is Fotografiska, where you can also find delicious cinnamon buns. It is worth going to the Kalamaja Museum, which was created by the local community and preserves their stories. Be sure to go to the sea, even towards Linnahall. These beaches are raw and extraordinary.

Posted: October 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I was alone in Tallinn and it was really nice, but it did not seem that there was much to do there. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is beautiful, the Museum and Kiek in de Kök towers were quite cool and not too expensive, there are a few nice bars in the city which are about 10/15 minutes away from the old town.

Posted: June 10, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I bought a Tallinn card when I was there and I definitely thought it was worth it. I did many things included in the card and I was able to see/do lots of things within the 3 days that I spent there. Not far from the city there are ruins of the Pirita monastery and that was probably my favorite place that I saw.

Posted: June 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I visited Tallinn during Christmas. It's a charming city, very friendly, and English is commonly used there. I highly recommend the KGB Museum.

Posted: April 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Tallinn. I spent a relaxing week there. I visited about 10 museums in the old part of the city, the beach and forest in Pirita, the botanical garden, the monument of communism, the old viewing platform, Kadriorg park, the harbor area, that Russian building on the hill, the TV tower for the view, and the markets.

Posted: November 24, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: Be sure to visit the old town and Kadriorg park. The Maritime Museum is also very nice. Food: Among the restaurants, I recommend Rataskaevu 16. Very good food. Accommodation: I stayed at the Citybox hotel and recommend it.

Posted: October 23, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: I spent 2 days in Tallinn. Things to do: - Old Town (also known as Vanalinn) - this is the oldest part of Tallinn - St. Nicholas' Church (also known as Niguliste kirik) - Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Kohtuotsa viewing platform - Kadriorg Art Museum - Lühikese jala värav Safety: I always felt very safe on the streets in the city centre. Accommodation: I had a wonderful stay at the Old Town Alur hostel, it was clean and the staff were helpful and friendly, and it's centrally located as well. Recommendations: Tallinn is a beautiful city. I would go back there again. The ferry crossing to Helsinki is also cool.

Posted: July 31, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Travel plan: I spent 3 days in Tallinn. Things to do: - Old Town Market Square - St. Nicholas' Church and Museum - Danish King's Garden - St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Kiek in de Kök Safety: I felt quite safe. Budget: - Hostel: 9€/per night - Dinner: 10€ - Attractions: most are free Accommodation: I stayed at the Fat Margaret's hostel and it was a great hostel for its price, very spacious and clean rooms, towels and lockers available for free, good location. Recommendations: I absolutely love Tallinn and I would like to go back there someday, it was like a dream!

Posted: July 24, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I recommend visiting the old town, Rotermann, Noblessner, Kadriorg, Telliskivi district to Fotografiska and many places for eating and drinking. My favorite places in Tallinn for eating are ÜLO, Sushiplaza Izakaya, and Rataskaevu 16, and for drinks, Butterfly Lounge and Nümf.

Posted: November 5, 2022
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If you're interested in art, KUMU is a great gallery that's easily accessible from the old town. If you're interested in history, check out the Occupation Museum. Ülemiste Keskus is a great place for shopping. The old town is nice in every way - you can spend the whole day walking around the tiny cobbled streets and trying every cafe there. Check out Kompressor and Pierre Chocolaterie as an example. Spend the day in Telliskivi district with all the small boutiques of Estonian design and wonderful food. La Tabla, Kivi Paber Käärid, F-Hoone are just a few of the many great places where you can eat in Telliskivi.

Posted: September 1, 2022
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