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Above the Chomsky Bar Hostel Reviews

Avotu 23, Riga, Latvia

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19 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The website says you can't check in till 16:00... Which literally means there is no where to put your stuff or sit until the bar opens. In our case, the guy didn't turn up until 18:00. So we had to sit on the street for hours. He was extremely rude. Gave us one key and drew us a crude map. They clean the hostel every 2-3 days... So between that it gets fairly dirty. Other staff members that we encountered were quite nice, but the first guy ruined it for us.


It's a very nice hostel, above one of the busiest bars in town. The staff is very helpful, the light bulb in the hallway was broken when we arrived at night, but the promised us that it would be fixed the next day, and they did.


Some lockers would be nice.

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I usually don't leave detailed comments. This is necessary here. The staff literally handed the key and showed me the room and I never saw them again. They didn't even ask for the money. I couldn't find them to check out. Oh well, they have my credit card if they want to charge me. Overall, fairly anarchistic and fun. I don't understand walking through people's rooms to get to mine, but okay.


The hostel is very tiny, only three rooms. No common room, no atmosphere and no reception until 16:00. Location is not the best. I din't have a powerplug in my room. You have to pass other rooms and disturb other people to get to the kitchen or toilet.


love the bar downstairs.

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Unique hostel experience at Chomsky! The staff was always helpful and it was a nice change from your ordinary party hostel.

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