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

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111 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 47%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 47%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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Good price. Location could not have been better! Beds are big and rooms are pretty spacious. Kitchen and showers were in disrepair. Many tenants were older men, probably temporary foreign workers looking for cheap accommodation. They offer very nice lockers, but there is only one key per dorm, so the rooms are always open. Kitchen was very poorly stocked and it's unlikely you are traveling with pots and pans. "Breakfast" is a sizable packet of biscuits and some fruit. Not what I expected.


No security, one can literally walk in from the streets, into the building, up the stairs, into the hostel, and into the dorm rooms without a single key (nothing is locked). Atmosphere: this is not a backpackers hostel, but rather a cheap place to sleep for temporary foreign workers, so don't expect to meet other travellers. As for facilities, be sure to bring your own dishes/utensils/pots and pans if you want to do any cooking. Spend an extra euro per night and go sleep elsewhere.

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