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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub Reviews

43 Valnu Str., Riga, Latvia

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90%

Rating
714 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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91%

Good location and atmosphere. Hostel clean and safe (but lockers under beds without padlocks). Most of staff nice and helpful. Wonderful idea with welcoming and breakfast beers. Pub on the first floor was great. The biggest inconvinience was no kitchen and the need to wear yellow bands on hand.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey Guys! Thanks again for staying, it was fun having some beers with you guys in the pub but It's clearly stated in our HW introduction that we DONT HAVE A KITCHEN. The wrist bands are to make sure we know who is staying with us (Pub is open to public) and for the FREE breakfast beer each day. Cheers!

74%

Good rooms and bathrooms. Completely lacked a common room or lounge area which wasn't good for a hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yep thats right, we dont have a 'Common Room', instead we have 2 levels (90m2) dedicated to the Backpacker Pub, this space has plenty of seating to chill out, meet other peeps and of course party. Cheers.

86%

If you like partying then this is the hostel. The hostel is above a pub and can get noisy especially on friday and saturday nights. The place is welll run and the staff are great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
You are definitely right... we are the place to stay if you like to PARTY! Generally Fridays & Saturdays are the best party nights but during summer you can find a good party here most nights of the week. Cheers!

97%

Really cool hostel with a great atmosphere and very good located. The staff is very nice and helpful and the bar is a good option to start (or end) a party night at Riga. The only problems are the lack of a kitchen to cook (there are however cheap options for eating nearby) and the stairs (carrying a big suitcase can be problematic).

Owner Comment (Hide)
It does mention in our HW introduction that we dont have a kitchen. There are so many places to eat cheaply in Riga you dont need to cook.

89%

Sometimes it is so diffucult to get some sleep. Too much noise during the early morning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey Mate! Thanks again for staying but as stated in our HW introduction we recommend people that want a quiet night sleep do NOT stay here. We are a party hostel with 2 Levels of bar space open to the public until 2am - 3am! Safe Travels.

86%

nice beer and stuffs;)

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

All I can about this hostel is that it is absolutely fantastic! Clean, newly refurbished and in an ideal location. The bar downstairs is truly awesome with so much choice and was the perfect starting point for our days/nights out. The staff are brilliant, so helpful and up for a laugh. If your looking for a hostel in Riga, look no further!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers Guys... was a crazy time while you were here!

91%

I love the atmosphere of the hostel. On the first and second floor are the bar with nice decoration.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Simply perfect, best hostel in Riga ;)


94%

A loud and noisy place but if you want to have a good time it is the right one for you. Not if you need a quiet place to sleep :) staff and facilities are excellent!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers mate... we are definitely the place to stay for a good party! You are right about people looking for quiet nights, we also suggest they book somewhere else!

100%

Stayed in the hostel with a group of 5 people, have only good things to say about the hostel. The staff was very helpful and nice, facilities were clean, atmosphere was amazing, definitely going to stay here the next time we're in Riga :)

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Very friendly staff, very clean and brilliant location. However, quite often had to queue up for toilets and showers and hostel was not even fully booked.


83%

Very nice hostel, very nice staff, but very noisy late in the nights.

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

The best place to stay in Riga :)

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Have done a lot of traveling around and this hostel had the best showers I have ever come across. The whole place felt new, the beds were great and its in a top location on the edge of the old town close to the bus and train station. Absolutely ideal place to stay for visiting Riga. The staff were all very friendly and willing to help and always greeting you with a smile, chat and a breakfast beer in the morning. The bar is super cool as well. Highly recommended


91%

Best place to stay in Riga!!! Perfect location for a stay in Riga, close to the train station, right in the old town. Freshly renovated, clean rooms with bunk beds, lockable stow-aways under the beds, three shower boxes and two toilets for common use. Absolutely friendly and helpful staff with enthusiasm and always a smile. Bar closes to public at 2 a.m., stays opened for hotel guests. Free welcome and breakfast beer.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

We booked the 10 bed dorm for 5 nights and had an amazing stay. Will recommend this place to everyone thinking of traveling to Riga, either for vacation or for adventures in the night. Have to give my compliments to the staff for incredible service and bartending. Thank you for all the beer tastings! Keep up the good work. We will definitely pay you guys a visit if we ever travel to Riga again (which may as well happen cause of all our good experiences!)! Ciao!

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel if you want to have fun & meet people (they also have a bar with good beers). The location is perfect, the only con is the location of the bathrooms.


69%

staff was kind and helpful clean rooms and facilities bar - no towels in room when arriving - no heating at rooms. ( staff told that they have problems with oil/water boiler but most likely it was turned off because we were the only ones staying there ) - also no hot water/ shower - sounds and music from bar can distrupt night sleep. - the door blocking entrance from bar to the hostel floors can be opened without keys, by sliding a hand to the other side of the door from a small cap

  • 11th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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