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Central Hostel Riga Reviews

E. Birznieka-Upisa iela 20, Riga, Latvia

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1456 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I booked a 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom and we actually had a double bed an extra bed. Not happy with that.


PRO: Very nice and cozy. The best hostel for the ratio quality and price. The kitchen is well furnished and clean. CONS: A bit far from the center (10-15min). Staff not very friendly and not usefull for suggestions of what to see, what to do and where to eat and party. Despite the CONS, i sure reccomend this hostel and i sure reccomend a visit to the city.


I spend just one night there but it has been perfect. Very kind staff and the place is very good.


I loved this hostel! Big open rooms, some single beds, ie not bunk beds, clean, lovely common areas, good wifi, great free breakfast, I ate loads, toast, cheeses, salad. Location was pretty good, short walk to the main city. Loved it here! Thanks guys, will highly recommend!!


Nicely located cheap hostel with all required commodities. Can recommend.


Hostel is fine by our standards. However, if you want to meet people, don't go here.


Cheap and good hostel, near the train and bus station. Just an only problem, the rooms are next to the common room and the noise during the night is annoying because some people do not respect the quiet hours.


Nice place to connect with other travelers ! Very nice and clean, loved it!


One of the best hostels I've stayed in so far! Lovely staff, has everything you'll need: laundry, free breakfast (get there early, there's lots of people to feed and not so many chairs), free coffee/tea, comfy beds and plenty of recommendations for exploring Riga!


The staff is super nice and helpful. Coffee and tea are always available plus a simple but filling free breakfast every morning from 9 to 11. Plus storage room where we could keep our luggage for few hours after checking out. We definitely would stay there again! Thank you :)

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really good hostel, Staff was nice and always available. Just 15 minutes by walking to the old town. If i will return to Riga i will surely come back at central hostel :)


Small breakfast included.


I enjoyed my stay there very much. It's very cozy and clean. The staff is super friendly. They smiled at me and greeted me every single time they saw me. I love the fact that even though the bathrooms are shared, they are normal ones with proper doors and privacy, not like other hostels which have multiple showers in a big bathroom and you can hear everyone else taking a shower right next to you.


I would definitely recomment this place. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. I will come back one day.


The location is great, the staff was very helpfull and friendly (they even let us print our plane tickets) and the room was great. This only thing I could complain about was that the bathroom could have been a bit cleaner, but it wasn't too bad. Thanks!


Nice and clean hostel, friendly staff.


Central Hostel is a small and friendly hostel very close to the central station In Riga. Great value for money. Wifi worked splendidly everywhere. Generous breakfast. Free coffee, tea and cocoa as well as milk. Nice and clean. Friendly and very helpful staff. I"ll most retainly return when going to Riga again.


We stayed in a double bed private shared bathroom comfortable bed with good shower and bathroom facilities. The staff were helpful and friendly there was good interaction with fellow travellers over breakfast provided. Great value for money and we were able to hire bikes from the hostel and we traveledl all around Riga - Art Nouveau. the beautiful Riga town Hall square etc. Very clean and quite neighbourhood. Would recommend.


Good location, a little out of town but not a difficult walk. The bathroom situaton was a bit strange, probably not enough showers for people staying there. Also, I couldn't use the interent in my room (had to go to common room).

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