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Big Bed Hostel Reviews

Merkela 1, 5th/6th floor, Riga, Latvia

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76%

Rating
34 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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80%

Since I've stayed here already for 3-4 weeks I thought it was worth a nice reference. A nice placer to stay, also for longer periods. A friendly, hospitable and helpful staff. Keep up the good work.

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • arendvdboom851662
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

Breakfast - banana from rubish bean . I am sorry but they no't provide a good breakfast.


100%

Very good location, excellent price, friendly staff - you can't go wrong with that!


60%

(+) very sweet and helpful staff / convinient location (-) nasty facilities / poorly equipped kitchen ...I think it's an excellent value for money but personally I probably wouldn't stay there again because I was grossed out by the shower / wc


74%

The hostel is at the 5th floor and there is a lift. The only one hostel with a lift in Riga. The kitchen is litle bit small. (4 person can place). A lot of room and a choice for everyone. The girl at the reception is very nice. Always smile.


74%

We (a couple) stayed in multiple-bed room. The room was not clean, mainly the floor was not vacuumed for couple of days. Bit ironically, poster on wall with something like "if you think something is not right or clean, tell us". Also, linens seemed like used, although it was only probably not ironed. Towels smelled had a weird smell. Somebody took our food from fridge.

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Really awesome hostel in the center of the city! Shops, bars, clubs and all the things you need right around the corner. Really nice and helpful staff who take their work with enthusiasm. And the price includes breakfast also!!!

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Very nice lady at the reception. You get the feeling that they are still building the Hostel and haven't finisched yet. The room was totally fine and clean. The towels were not. The breakfast was out on the second day. The toilets and bathroooms were not very clean but the price is excellent and when you pay such a small amount you are totally fine with what you get.

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Totally good. Hard to find. There is no sign outside. Hostel is in the building of McDonald. The number of shower room and WC isn't enough.


83%

Nice hostel :) we had a great time. It's very clost to the center of oldtown. Breakfast -bag with fruits and cookys were included. Stuff was very friendly and helpful.

  • 12th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

so kind the girl at the reception!!


63%

Really nice energetic girl at the reception! Location is OK, walking distance from old city center. At the 5th floor in a building above the Mac Donalds (2 other hostels on other floors). After 11 PM the lift is closed, all floors have a gate that you need to open on your way up (you get a big keychain) but there are still people sleeping in the staircase. The hostel has 2 showers and doesn't really have a common room (except the reception area). Rooms are a bit noisy but OK and relative cheap.


89%

No any complains to anything at all. Cheers staff to be helpful and friendly. Defo recommend this place. Good luck, Sergejs.


94%

It was a very good housekeeping. The atmosphere was really good. Thank you for your all work. It was a pleasure to stay there.

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

There was only one person that knows how the hostel works, because when I get there the receptionist said me that I don't need any key. For that reason I couldn't go inside at night, and there wasn't nobody in the entry to answer the phone.

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Riga!!!




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