9 September - 18 October 2015

9.09 - 18.10 2015










Travel & accommodation

Getting to Tallinn and accommodation

Estonia’s main international airport is located in Tallinn and you can fly here from many European cities. When you are looking for flights, keep an eye out for Estonian Air – they are offering special prices for TAB visitors

For travellers from Latvia and Russia, we suggest the comfortable coach alternative from LuxExpress. Bookable from 31.08 until 6.09 for travel from 7.09 to 18.10 you can get a 30% discount with the promo code TAB on routes from Riga and St Petersburg.

As for where to stay, below are some great offers from TAB hotel partners and home accommodation option.

Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria – a unique and cosy insight into Estonia

The TAB accommodation partner Hotel Estoria is a unique hotel across three storeys that tells Estonia’s stories in the heart of Tallinn. Every hotel room tells unprecedented and incredible stories about colourful past and present of Estonia, and with TAB we take a look even to the future!

Naturally, the Estoria offers its guests a personalised sleep experience in beds with mattresses made of material developed by NASA.

Furniture by Estonian designers, Estonian music playing in every lounge, Estonian literature available in several languages for reading and many other ways to get more out of every stay.

Please use the promo code "Biennaal" to get the TAB visitors' discount up to 19% of the room rate.

Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn

Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn is a modern and convenient 4-star hotel located close to the Kristiine Shopping Centre and 10-minute walk from the old town. The building was completed in 1953 and is a typical example of the Stalinist architecture. Now the hotel has been completely renovated and upgraded with all modern conveniences.

Guest rooms feature Nordic design interiors with calming colour combinations. Nipernaadi Restaurant is a cosy place for a candle-light dinner in the winter or fresh cocktails and snacks on the summer terrace. A large selection of treatments and massages are available at the Kreutzwald Zen Spa in addition to Japanese pool, steam sauna and Finnish sauna.

Please use the promo code "TAB2015" while booking through our website to get the TAB visitors' discount of 15% from the daily rate during the period 7.09-22.10.2015.

von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn

The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn is a comfortable and elegant boutique hotel located just a few steps from the Tallinn medieval old town. Originally built in 1874 as a city estate of the Baltic-German Baron von Stackelberg, it has preserved its historical atmosphere with original limestone walls, red bricks and wooden beams in hotel interiors.

The small intimate Zen Spa features 3 treatment rooms and a cosy Japanese pool and sauna. A delightful internal courtyard with a small fountain in the middle and dining tables under the sun shades add to the private and manor like atmosphere.

The von Stackelberg Hotel has a cosy restaurant and a separate multi-functional venue for receptions, meetings and events in the historical horse stable, today renovated and equipped with all modern technology.

Please use the promo code "TAB2015" while booking through our website to get the TAB visitors' discount of 15% from the daily rate during the period 7.09-22.10.2015.

CRU Hotel

Staying in one of the oldest authentic houses in Tallinn is a unique experience even for the most demanding visitor. Fresh natural breakfast that cannot be contested, actual medieval stone and wood architecture and location on the high street of the Old Town make CRU Hotel one of the most desirable in Estonia.

There are 15 rooms that are all different and original. Many of the rooms are overlooking the lovely and peaceful inner yard and all the Suites open to the high street of the Old Town. The design of the rooms is based on their elements that are more than 600 years old. The ability to touch limestone walls and wooden beams that have lasted for centuries create a unique atmosphere and open doors to the far distant past. On the lower storey of CRU Hotel you will find a cosy and highly regarded restaurant of the same name. Hotel guests enjoy 10% off all items on the restaurant menu. The restaurant’s chefs are award winning personalities.

Viru 8, Tallinn, 10140; Tel: +3726117600; e-mail: cruhotel@cruhotel.eu.

While booking via e-mail or phone, use the promo code "TAB2015" to get a discount of 20% from the daily rate.

TAB home accommodation

TAB is offering home accommodation to our foreign guests to get a real insiders’ view of life in Tallinn. Based on the idea of the popular Couchsurfing we will connect TAB visitors with Tallinn locals, who wish to open their homes for guests. This great opportunity is for all the participants without any fees.

We are looking for local people to contribute to the project by getting involved as the host. There will be many international visitors with diverse backgrounds, all sharing the same interest - architecture, and participating in TAB. For the host we will provide the full benefits of the TAB volunteer package, including a free full festival pass, TAB tote bag and catalogue, invitation to all events, and the perfect chance to enhance your international network.

If you want to be hosted, please fill out this form

If you would to be a host, please fill out this form.

For more information anu@tab.ee.

Would you like to stay in a villa in the leafy suburb of Nõmme or rather experience the Tallinn hipster hotspot Kalamaja? Here are a few options:


Riin offers to host guests at her house in Nõmme:
I have studied history and heritage conservation (PhD) and have been working for heritage since the beginning of the millenium. My primary interests has been vernacular architecture, historical suburbs and 20th century architecture.

I live in the suburb called Nõmme, 10 km from city center. Easily accesible with bus + 800 m walk in a milieu protection area.

My house was designed in 1953 by famous Estonian architect Edgar Velbri and built by a couple of sculptors Signe and Arseni Mölder. The house has preserved its original outfit and details and houses a collection of samples and test works depicting the process of creation. The house makes an architectural ensemble with a beautiful limestone terrace and a plot with 21 pinetrees.

Riin can accommodate 1-3 people for 6 or more days.


Rain: Less privacy, more FUN! Come and experience the hipsterish-trendy-gayishly-silly-and-sexy, complex-free and shameless lifestyle by yourself! Step out of your comfort zone and discover your g-spot, sources of personal happiness and unique features of being truly an open-minded personality while staying in the hipsterish Kalamaja (Fish House) district of Tallinn, the mecca of bohemian well-being, at walking distance from Central Rail Station, Port of Tallinn passenger terminals, the seaside boulevard Culture Mile aka Kalaranna (under renovation till august 2015) and picturesque Old Town, the UNESCO World Heritage site!
We are workoholics, party-o-holics (mostly on weekends or just home/community parties, not mainstream!), travel-o-holics, socioholics city gardeners enjoying lust-driven communication and foodgasms tongue emoticon.

We have a living room guest/reading/relax corner and office space for your comfort to use. Situating in City Centre, 5–15 minutes walking distance from everything, good transport/connections: btw, the most touristic shopping-sightseeing-oriented bus line stops in front of the house taking you to shopping centres and main gates of Old Town.

Check out Rain's profile on Couchsurfing!

Apartment in Kalamaja

Jakob: No pets, just me and my brother live here. We have one room available most of the days. Apartment is great, close to old town and in nice quiet neighbourhood. We don`t have two separate rooms, just 1 room with 1 bed.

Maximum that we've had was 5 people who couchsurfed that room. 3 of them were sleeping on the floor.

At the moment we can`t provide hot water because the water heater broke down. :( So we have cold shower only. It is possible that we manage to fix it by that time.

A flat in city centre

Regina: It's a home of a hippy-esque architect/landscape architect and her daughter, an urbanist and IT fan, who also partly lives in Berlin.

The place is a colorful, multilayered mix that some people might find stuffed but the rest kind of a wunderkammer.
Two bedrooms, a kitchen-dining room and a living-room, the latter would be for the guests. There's two separate single couches, so it would suit a couple or two friends.

We've got no pets, sadly, and we don't smoke.
The house was built in 1964 for the railway union according to a unique project.

One side is to a noisy street but the other to a quieter court-yard (also the living-room).

Flat in beach suburb Pirita

Maarit Maria: I’m a mother, a sales manager, non-smoker (my guest could smoke on the balcony). I have an old Siamese cat. I love beaux arts, I have many books and pictures at home. I’m a blogger

Now in summer and in autumn 2015 I’m living alone, because my daughter studies in Glasgow. My home - apartment building (architect Vahur Sova) on Mähe street is situated in nice new Pirita area.

Pirita is the suburb of Tallinn located about 8 km north-east of the center of Tallinn, just 20 minutes by bus. Bus stop is 50 meters from my home. The biggest beach of Tallinn is 900 meters from my home.