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Novembra Krastmala 29, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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3447 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Staff are unbelievably fantastic! Everything about this hostel (apart from Room 17 showers) was excellent. Might have just been that room as the shared showers where fine! Activities they arranged were brilliant. Bobsleigh 10/10 Shooting 10/10 Pub crawl 10/10! Free beer on arrival. Frank the dog was a class touch! Couldn't recommend this hostel enough!


Very good hostel for bacpakers‚ very clean‚ quiet room‚ big kitchen with everything and an helpful staff! I had a great moment


A nice hostel in riga. The rooms are big enough, the showers are clean, the bar is cheap, and the staff are knowledgeable about what is going on in the town. Kitchen is big enough as well.


Perfect place to stay and perfect position to enjoy the city! Nice staff, always ready to help and suggest you. I have already recommended this hostel to my friends!

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Extreme security but was pretty fun. Wifi doesn't reach the far away bedrooms :(


We had a great time at the hostel, the staff were excellent and the free beer on arrival was amazing! ;)

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Super friendly staff, all the girls at the reception desk were really helpful in everything. Beautiful girls, good atmosphere, too bad I had to leave. I had a blast in Riga. Thank You.

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


Hostel was very quiet for the most part, with the bar only seeming to have a dozen people in it at most before groups left for a night out. The plus side of this was having a dorm room to myself for half my stay. Staff were always friendly and helpful. Showers could use somewhere better to hang clothes/towel


Just a 5 minute walk from the bus station. Don't get confused by the board in the front, the entrance is on the back street. 2 flights of stairs up and you are welcomed with a free beer. Instant brownie points. The hostel was quite empty on a sunday (guess the stag parties leave), so me and a friend got upgraded to a 4 bed dorm. Except for the fact that the common area never had too many people, good hostel to stay in if you want a peaceful night.


There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and it was quite well. The location is very very good, but the hostel need to improve its rooms. It was ok for a hostel, but far from being very good. Besides, the stairs were creepy, you almost have to climb it! Besides, it was almost empty when I was there. Then, no fun.


very clean place. well placed.


Friendly, attractive staff, and everything was pretty good. However, the smoking room leaks into the main common area so it smells like smoke, and the wifi is not the greatest (never was able to get my computer connected)

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