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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub Reviews

43 Valnu Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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719 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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


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)


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)


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.


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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