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

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139 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 58%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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It was a cozy hostel, especially there is a receptionist girl whose name i dont remember was sooooooo kind and helpful. I hardly recommend you to stay there, you wont be regretful :)

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


What a mistake to enter this place! Never ever again. PLZ do yourself a favor and save your money somewhere else but not in this cheapest accommodation. It's all disgusting, dirty, smelly, broken, unsafe, unpolite, dish washing in toilet, b'fast just a banana and sugar biscuits. Most of the other guests are not even backpackers but some long-term working people who don't speak a word of English. Total disaster. A nightmare you have awake.


Just to crash for one or two nights, not more! Lockers didn't work, there were some strange people, staff not very helpful. BUT good location and good price (even breakfast included).


"Breakfast" is only biskuits and a banana. Kitchen is very dirty and showers are smelly!


A great location, next to the train station, market and old city. Dirty and very badly smelly showers and toilets

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I would not choose to stay here unless it were a last option. It was not clean. The atmosphere was weird, the bathrooms dirty and there were no lockers available to keep your things safe. The staff were nice so I felt bad for them as there is nothing they can do with regards to the awful facilities.


I think there is a big problem with cleanliness, in showers, toilets and there is not a soup to wash the cups that people use for coffee, just water. Also, we saw a guy (that we think he lives there or something, because he always stay there) traying to open our locker. In the room is not a curtains, so early in the morning the sun and noise from the street is really disgusting.


The showers need maintenance, specially because the water doesn't drain well. In general, shower and kitchen facilities could be cleaner.


I have been impresse by good wellcom service and all facility In adition a good and qualité breakfast Italie à very good location central I réserve tais adresse ton comédien background son and recommande ton my friend

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Coffee and tea all day provide. The staff upgrade our stay without any surcharge due to the10 bed dorm has full. Nice and helpful staff.


They don't take credit card payment and don't give advanced warning. Toilet and shower facilities are inadequate and dirty. Rooms are dirty and sheets look to have been previously used. Rooms very dusty. Hostel is in an office building with no signage and appears to be occupying the space illegally.


Simple breakfast but enough to start the day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The conditions are only average - could be cleaner overall - but very good value for the price, plus great location. I would recommend this place for every budget traveller.

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