For short term visits we have listed some hostels/hotels/guest apartments within the walking distance from the University Main Building. Most of the listed hotels should be able to offer University discount.
If you stay in Tartu for few months, you could consider staying in one of the Student Village dormitories, which provide comfortable and favourably priced accommodation or in Academus Hostel, Arco Vara Guest Apartments or Tartu Home Apartments.
For renting a flat you would most probably want to visit the flat before you sign the agreement. For this you could stay a short period in the hostel or a guest apartment listed below in order to have more time to get aquainted with the real estate offers.
Information on internet, communication lines, utilities etc. see the page Life in Tartu.
Under 50 €Academus Hostel, Pepleri St 14 - prices start from 30 €, if you stay longer than 30 days, ask for 25% discount for the following period.Looming Hostel, Kastani St 38 - from 28 €Tartu Hotel, Soola St 3 - from 45€ (ask for University discount)Tampere Maja, Jaani St 4 - from 44 € (ask for University discount)Hektor Design Hostel, Riia street 26 - from 15 €Above 50 €London Hotel, Rüütli 9 – from 85 € (ask for University discount)Dorpat Hotel, Soola 6 - from 75 € (ask for University discount)Pallas Hotel, Riia 4 - from 62 € (ask for University discount)Antonius Hotel, Ülikooli 15 (ask for University discount)Domus Dorpatensis Guest apartments, Raekoja plats 1/Ülikooli 7 - from 50 €Carolina Guest Apartments, Raekoja plats 11/13 - from 80 €Konrad Old Town Apartments, Küütri 8 – from 59 € (ask for University discount)
If you stay for few months you could also consider staying in one of the Tartu Student Village dormitories, which provide comfortable and favourably priced accommodation. A single room costs up to 100 € + utilities ~60 € per month.
Check also Tartu Home Apartments or Arco Vara Apartments – for rent from one month upward starting with the prices from 400 € per month.
Find more accommodation places in Tartu area at visittartu webpage.
For finding a suitable flat, we advise you to browse the following largest Estonian real estate databases:
Here you can find some of the real-estate offices in Tartu (used by UT previously):Pindi Real EstateOber-HauseDomus Real EstateArco VaraRobinson Kinnisvara (contact: kai [ät] robinson.ee)Kaanon Kinnisvara
Most of the real-estate companies in Tartu offer the rental agreement translations in Russian and English.
Note that the owner of the premises may require 1 or 2 months’ rent in advance or a deposit upon signing the lease agreement. The tenant can demand repayment of the deposit in case the owner has not informed the tenant of any claims against him within of two months after the expiry of the lease contract. Real-estate companies charge a fee usually in the value of the amount of 1 month rent. Please note that the utility costs as well as telephone, and internet connection bills will be usually added to the advertised rent, unless agreed otherwise. Taxes related to the property are paid by the landlord.
You should keep the property in tact and remove minor defects that can be removed by light cleaning of maintenance which are in any case necessary for the ordinary usage and preservation of the rented property. Ask also for the offers for cleaning services (for extra costs) from the real estate company.
For any improvements or alterations at the property you need the owners written consent. If the value of the property increases because of the alterations, the tenant can ask for compensation. It is advisable to agree on the compensation for alterations or improvements in advance. In case you have a rental agreement with an unspecified term and the owner wants to raise the rent, he has to inform you 30 days beforehand in written form.
Read more about your rights and obligations from the Euraxess website.
Electrical Outlets operate at 220 V/ 50 Hz.
If you wish to buy a house or an apartment in Tartu you can contact the real estate companies in Tartu or browse the real estate databases for available property:
Read more about buying a property in Estonia from Tartu City webpage and Euraxess website.