Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Novembra Krastmala 29, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

Reviews & Ratings Explained


3452 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Great Hostel, Great reception with some free beers and some info on partying in Riga (no strings attached). The hostel was partly still under construction which led to the fact that we were the only group present (22 persons), this was good for the atmosphere as we were not able to bother anyone. Staff was available 24/7 and was very easy and reasonable to talk to. To bad there were not drinks available at the hostel (except for coffee in the morning).

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We didn't stay at Frank's hostel as it had no heating so we were moved to Doma Hostel which was in the old town. Conveniently located right in the thick of it. Our room was in reception so the amount of light coming into our room was rudiculous. There was also a draft coming through the window which wasn't great considering it was really cold outside! We could hear voices in reception. Bed were comfortable and clean. Gutted we weren't able to stay at Frank's but this hostel wasn't too bad.


Please note we did not stay at nor see Franks fun time hostel. We arrived to be told the heating had broke so had been moved to the Doma hostel. Unfortunately this place was very basic with no communal areas. Whilst the staff from Frank's we're helpful and gave us some complimentary drinks we would of preferred a more sociable experience we were hoping to get at Franks. If you go here dont be afraid to venture away from the beaten track!!


Franks had to relocate us because they had heating issues so cant really comment on the hostel but I need to rate to leave this comment. They gave us advance notice and offered a couple of beers each on the first night. The hosts were excellent - special mention to Baiba for arranging cabs /a bar crawl / booking tables for food /Bobsleigh. Thoroughly enjoyable trip and I'm looking forward to going back with a different group for a stag do!

  • 22nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were very happy with our stay. The hostel is in a great location, the staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. The bar was an added bonus! Our room was of a decent size. We'd highly recommend this hostel and wouldn't stay anywhere else if we were to return to Riga. Thank you!


I really enjoyed my stay in the Friendly Fun Franks hostel! Check-in was fast, I had a free welcome drink, rooms are clean and cosy with a nice view on the river. Receptionists (especially Baiba, thanks a lot for your help and warmth) were nice, friendly and always helpful! The location is excellent - one minute to the all the sights of Old Riga. I would definitely advise to stay in this hostel!

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very kind, But a liitle cold.

View all Riga Hostels

Please give us your feedback