Following the restoration of Estonian independence, the number of hotels has grown from a few to tens of thousands. Tallinn was top among Baltic Sea cities in terms of hotel overnight stays in 2004, although it was still behind Stockholm and Helsinki in terms of overall overnight stays.
Following the disbandment of Soviet communal farms, many farmers began operating “turismitalud,” or tourism farms, which are cheap and essential locations to spend vacations in nature, typically in a former farm home. Estonian Rural Tourist is a website that offers information about Estonian Rural Tourism. Hostels are another popular choice for budget-conscious travelers; see the Estonian Youth Hostel Association website for more information.