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Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Merkela 1, 3rd floor, Riga, Latvia

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

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


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.


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.


Nice place to stay.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


Brilliant common area, great for meeting others!


Great Hostel and Great Staff Hope to go back soon

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