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Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Merkela 1, 3rd floor, Riga, Latvia

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89%

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590 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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86%

Nice and laid back hostel, just like a hostel should be. Breakfast is nothing special, rooms are noisy because of the traffic on the main street. Rooms are warm and a bit damp, so air circulation makes it more comfortable if installed. But overall a good hostel, would recommend it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Guys! You had a fan in your room (all dorms have a fan in summer season), why weren't you using it? We have never advertised or provided breakfast. You were given a FREE toast and spreads just because we liked you :) Safe travels, Sallies

80%

Evreything is really nice. Dorm for girls is a good idea and well furnished. It would be nice to have access to the breakfast earlier. And where are the cinnamon buns you advertise on the map?

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! The problem with the printed guides/maps/travel info is that it is often out dated. Please check online for all the latest facilities. The cinnamon bun days are gone but the free toast with spreads days have come... for now... until we get too many complaints :) Please note that we don't advertise anywhere that we serve breakfast. Safe travels, Sallies

100%

Great hostel, nothing to complain about


94%

Really nice hostel. But the price is a little bit higher than others, maybe it will be better to provide more choice for breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your excellent rating! We think a price of 9 EUR to stay in a 6 bed dorm in a nice hostel in May and with all the free stuff we offer is a very fair price. Safe travels! Sallies

91%

very comfortable, good location either go to market for meal or to city centre,locker w/ key in room,nice staff help booking bus


94%

Nice place to stay and visit Riga and places around. So, it'll be better to put last informations about museum, train, taxi.. but not old in your lucage under your window. Make something for the shower, to fix it.. But, very nice place to sleep, and friendly people.. and very clean.. thank you.. and , don't forget.. to discover Opéra.. just 5 min to walk from auberge, the price strat from 5 euros.. (and 10 % discount for tenagers.. )


86%

Located above a McDonald's with several other hostels I can really recommend this one. Staff was friendly and helpful. Further, the rooms are cleans as well as the kitchen and the bathrooms. Overall it was a good choice.


97%

Very nice hostel with with good motivated staff. The only thing to improve is the security in the staircase, mostly everyone has access in spite of the presence of a porter, the security in the hostel is excelent. Nice to have free toast, tee and coffee and there is also juice and beer for sale. The best thing is the cozy common room. If I will ever return to Riga i would stay definitely again in Sallomon Sallys!


80%

I would advice this hostel to anyone! It's clean and quiet, the recepion is always helpful.


89%

I spent three good nights in this hostel. Clean, comortable beds, with lights and sockets, big lockers for bags and a spacious and welcoming common area. A really pleasant place, with a nice and helpful staff.


94%

It was a really relaxed and nice time nice people and staff, I would always stay there again!


94%

Really great hostel. Great crowd. Super close to train station, mc donalds, old town is 5 minute walk. Very clean, very nice breakfast, coffee, atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend this hostel to anyone.


100%

It's a beautiful hostel, kind of feels like stepping in to someones home. The only thing was that the floors were very squeeky and when people walked hurridly in their rooms it made noise enough to wake us up one morning.


80%

Nice place to stay.


100%

Walking into this hostel I felt at home. Cozy common area to relax and meet people. The dorms are clean with everything you need: bed linen, towel, free lockers. GOOD SHOWERS! Being a frequent traveler, you can't go past a good shower.. Free breakfast is another plus: toast with a variety of spreads. They also offer a couple day excursions to go shooting or bungee jumping. The staff are very friendly and helpful and are all locals, so advice is always available. I will stay here when I return.


77%

Would recomend, really good location and decent value for money. Only downside was a lack of atmosphere in the common area, but I suspect this is because most guests seemed to be 'live-in' guests, perhaps working or studying in Riga. Staff were a little absent at times, but helpful when needed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Funny enough if you read the previous review (also with not a very high rating) you will realize that there is social atmosphere and party going on but as always it's a bit hard to maintain it in the low season. In the low season our maximum stay is 2 weeks. If people work or study in Riga, we try to help them get their own apartments and send them on their way.

66%

We stayed at this hostel for two nights during low season but on the weekend. We didn't realize before that Riga is a big party city and so is the hostel. It is almost impossible to go to bed earlier that 12am even on Sundays and of course there are constantly some interruptions of your sleep when people get home. The facility itself is really right above a mcdonalds. You actually enter the house by walking through the establishment. The hostels facilities were alright.


86%

Brilliant common area, great for meeting others!


100%

Great Hostel and Great Staff Hope to go back soon


91%

This is not a party hostel but who needs a party hostel when there are so many clubs within 5 minutes walk!. The hotel suited me perfectly.. quiet, clean, comfy, friendly staff. Don't be put off by the stairway outside which can sometimes attract a few oddballs! The hostel is ideally situated 5 minutes walk from the old town, just across the road from the railway station and bus station, 5 minutes from the huge central market. No street noise either as the windows are double glazed!


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