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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Novembra Krastmala 29, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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89%

Rating
3314 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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63%

I wasn't really up for partying during my stay, so I found that I was more or less ignored by guests and staff. It's noisy all night, with people stumbling in drunk at every hour, smelling of beer. I stayed in a very cramped six bed dorm, which had no lockers... Probably great if you're into partying, otherwise, absolutely not.


57%

It took over an hour just check in - the staff actually forgot us after they showed us to the bar. The boards which holds the madrasses in the rooms, popped out when we sat in the bed (my weight is 77 kg) i get that doorms are fun, and are great for meeting new people, but with that said i do prefer a shower that you can lock up. the staff showed little interest in us except for the moment when we wanted to check out earlier than expected because of the disappointment.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Friendly staff that was quick to help and fix for you if you hade any thoughts! The free beer on arrival made you feel welcome as well as the introduction of actives available.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Everyone was particularly helpful and nice. I would like to give particular thanks to our city tour guide Casperus and our lovely hostess Manta.


94%

We really enjoyed our stay at friendly fun franks, loved the staff, very knowledgeable and helpful. We would definitely come back to stay and already recommended the hostel to other travelers :) Thank you friendly fun franks.


91%

You have a nice located hostel, with very good staffs. It realy made my stay very enjoyable!


100%

good location and good staff. What else?

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

location perfect, cleanless ok, staff ok, welcome beer was pretty nice


89%

The hostel's staff is very friendly and helps in any case. I enjoyed staying in this hostel.


94%

Despite some apprehension given the name (lots of alliteration), this place was great. Super clean, helpful and cheerful staff, and not a bad bar either. Really impressed with how clean the place was all the time.


86%

Great hostel in a good location. Close to some 'local' spots that are great for parrying. Easy to get back to the room after a long nite. Only bad thing is all the stairs....

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Amazing because I was with friends. Would have been a bit lonely had I been alone since most people I saw were also in groups. This might vary day to day; not sure.


100%

I loved Frank the dog


100%

You get a welcome beer for free! Common room, dorms, stuff, location - everything is very good. But one thing I want to emphasize: I don't know how often they check/clean the facilities, but they must do it very, very often, almost every time I have been there, the toilet paper was folded.


91%

I came in a time where it was too quiet, there were many groups in the hostel and no other travellers. Otherwise, it would have been awesome because the bar is very nice. There were many toilets, but too few showers (not a problem now, but with more guests, probably). And the kitchen missed some cutting knifes (impossible to cut bread or meat), but was otherwise fully equipped. Security was great, beds were comfy, it was cheap, and much information in the common room about things to do.


91%

Had a great time

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Everything was OK, except a problem of water flow in the toilets (there was often no water in the showers...).

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

We spend a weekend away in Riga, found the hostel to be excellent. The staff were really friendly and helpful, as soon as we arrived they offered us a free beer! The room and all the facilities were well maintain and very clean. We also did the free walking tour organised by hostel which was fantastic, it was great being taken around town by a local. Highly recommend this hostel.


94%

A very nice place to stay. A fantastic layout inside equipt with a bar, sky sports playing on the tv and a free beer on arrival! Perfect location being right in the middle of the old town over looking the river. Hard to beat.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

5 minutes to hostel, very convenient, though spent some times to look for it (you can only see "Franks" outside the building, not the full name of the hostel). the room is big and very clean. And there is a big common room with a 24/7 BAR!!! awesome place to meet new people and drink and chat. The staffs are nice and helpful as well.


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