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Above the Chomsky Bar Hostel Reviews

Avotu 23, Riga, Latvia

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9 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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very sympathetic and relaxed staff !


If you want to experience your very own stay in Riga, I would definitely recommand you this hostel. Just above this relax and philosophical Chomsky's bar attracting Riga's youth and erasmus students, you will find a hostel like you would never see again. Hype painting, old style appartment, you feel sometimes in an art studio and this creates a warm atmosphere among its inhabitants ! Tiny shower and kitchen in a scary noisy building a bit out-centered but cheap and so peculiar, I loved it ! :-D


The staff is very nice and the hostel pretty and clean, even though it might seem otherwise when seeing the front door for the first time. Just beware that two of the three rooms are go-through-rooms, so in order for people from the back room to go to the kitchen or bathroom they need to pass through. Also keep in mind that reception is only open from 16:00, so you should pay the day before your check-out.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This place was a great value and an amazing atmosphere. It's still a new hostel so everything was perfectly clean. Something that may bother some people, though, is that two of the rooms are walk-throughs to get to the other rooms. For everyone there when I was there, it was no problem at all; everyone was very respectful of each others privacy and sleeping hours.

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