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Best place to stay in Tallinn, Estonia - Hektor Container Hotel

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

You might have already stayed in the traditional hotel located in the city. But have you heard about the non-traditional container hotel?

Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

As the hostility industry evolves, many modern hotel concepts are introduced that contribute to sustainability and environmental friendliness. Hektor Container hotel is created into a railway depot by re-purposed sea containers.


The Hektor Container Hotel is the only hotel in the heart of Telliskivi,

a vibrant art district near the railway station and the old town of Tallinn, Estonia.

Telliskivi design district, Tallinn
Telliskivi design district, Tallinn

The Hotel is nothing like a traditional hotel, but it’s like a place to live like a local and merge into the local community. If you want to experience Tallin like a local, then Hektor Container hotel allows you to explore the culture and local vibes of Tallin.

Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The Hektor Container Hotel promotes environmental sustainability and sustainable tourism. The hotel rooms are recycled shipment containers even liquid soap bottles are from recycled Cardboard juice cans.

Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn
Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn

Good News: You can book your stay at Hektor Container Hotel for a 10% discount by using a promo code ‘’StayHektor“ on their website.



Our Experience at Hektor Container Hotel:


We stayed at the unique Hektor Container Hotel in the heart of Telliskivi design district, Tallinn, for three nights. It’s a smart hotel. We got an email two days from the hotel before our stay with an option to check in Online.

Telliskivi design district, Tallinn
Telliskivi design district, Tallinn

It’s a very simple 3-step process to add your details, credit card information, and check-in. Once you complete your check-in process, you get the code to access the hotel entrance, room, and other hotel parts. There’s also a possibility to do a self-check-in at the hotel reception.

Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

In our case, we checked in at the hotel lobby bar and got the code on our email to access the hotel. The same code is valid to access the different areas, including the room and main entrance.



The hotel's entrance is huge, it’s an open reception along with a lobby bar. There is a tall bar table with stools and comfy sofas to enjoy the coffee and snacks.


The lobby bar is the best place to mingle with fellow travelers and like-minded people. It’s such a nice and open place where we met people who were also staying at the hotel and traveling worldwide.

Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

On the other side of the lobby, there’s another lounge where we find different board games. It’s a good place to spend and chill after a long day exploring the city.



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Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The hotel is very safe and comfortable. To enter the Hektor Container’s zone, we need to enter our code, and then we can enter the containers from the lobby.


What an astonishing experience to see hundreds of containers together and forming a hotel room. The hotels have over 80 container rooms and two floors (ground and first floor). The stairs are taken to the first floor.

Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Lobby at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The Hektor Container hotel has a very friendly and welcoming staff and also provides some tips to explore Tallinn like locals.


Time to check out our Container room:


Our container room has a double-queen-sized bed with a full window to see outside the container room. In winter, Tallinn is usually very gloomy and sunrises around 9:15, but the hotel has bright lighting during the day; when we open the windows, it seems like the sun is shining.

Our Room at  Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Our Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The hotel truly focuses on environmental sustainability but does not compromise the guests' comfort. Our room wasn’t huge, but it was so comfortable and cozy. It has drawers under the bed which could also fit your suitcase, clothes and other stuff and there was also a workstation and LED TV.


Good News: You can book your stay at Hektor Container Hotel for a 10% discount by using a promo code ‘’StayHektor“ on their website.



Our Room at  Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Our Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

You can also find a funky wall that states some cool facts about the containers e.g. our container room looks small, but it could fit in 420,000 iPhones. There’s also another wall with hangers where you can hang your jackets and coats.

Our Room at  Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Our Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

At the entrance of the container room, there’s a door to the personal bathroom with all the required amenities like a Hair dryer and towers. As the hotel promotes sustainable travel, they haven’t stuffed the room with many amenities but can get what you need on request from the hotel You can also find all-in. One body wash from natural ingredients in Estonia.



Breakfast at Hektor Container hotel:


Are you a fitness freak and want to continue eating healthy during your vacation? Good news for you! You can get a healthy breakfast at the hotel’s lobby bar, but you must pre-book a day before.

Breakfast at  Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Breakfast at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The break includes a grilled cheese sandwich. Chia pudding or homemade granola with yogurt. Fresh juice, coffee, and tea. If you aren’t a morning person and like to wake up late, you can still get breakfast till 14:00.


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Breakfast at  Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Breakfast at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

Different facilities at the Hektor Container Hotel:


Hektor Container hotel is also a great choice for digital nomads as they have a free co-working space with a fast internet connection. So, you can also work conveniently in the hotels.



Co-working space at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Co-working space at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

Apart from that, there’s also a living area with a comfortable sofa and bean bag seats. It also has green carpet grass and artificial trees, which gives an impression that you are sitting outside.

The living area at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
The living area at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

There are also many places inside the hotel with sofas to enjoy the experience of living in the Hektor container hotel.

Living area at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
The living area at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia


Living area at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Living area at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The hotel also has a co-cooking kitchen. Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and other appliances make cooking your food very convenient. There was also a huge dining area.

Co-cooking place at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Co-cooking place at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

When we were in the co-cooking kitchen, we got the chance to meet with some fellow travelers and get to know about them, their culture, and their inspirations. It’s a perfect place to have a quick chat with people.



If you are lucky, you may also make some friends, cook with them, try out their traditional food and share your food.


The hotel also offers a huge meeting room to organize cooperative or team events. There’s also an outdoor Terrace to enjoy the weather in summer.

Meeting Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Meeting Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

You can also get the equipment to work out in the Harmony room at Hektor Container Hotel.

Meeting Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia
Meeting Room at Hektor Container Hotel, Tallinn Estonia

The hotel also provides a self-check-out service in the lobby. There’s also a device to order the Bolt (similar to taxi services like Uber).

Ending Note:


Whether you are a solo, couple traveler, or digital nomad, the Hektor Container Hotel is the best choice! The hotel is central, well-connected with public transport, and focuses on sustainable tourism.


Good News: You can book your stay at Hektor Container Hotel for a 10% discount by using a promo code ‘’StayHektor“ on their website.

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