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Valnu Iela 41, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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436 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Great location, very easy to find, brand new structure, with good ideas and taste, great mattress, clean everywhere. All this positive side are very important but if the staff that work there treat u as a "thing" with unpleasant behaviour, well all the positive sides that I mentioned before disappear. Next time I 'll be back to Riga I wouldn't back here for sure, also cause the city is full of nice hostel and nice people.


One of the nicest hostels I have ever seen. The staff was very friendly and helped us to sort out a few trips in and around Riga. I'm very satisfied!


due to it's open architecutre (no doors or full walls between rooms) it was extremely noisy which meant very little sleep. badly lit (only two separate lights for one floor) and one shower for the whole floor. if you participate at the activities in the evening and get home drunk enough you might not be disturbed by that, however if you use the hostel as a starting point for excursions and want to have a good rest i'd honestly recommend you to stay at the Tree House Hostel instead. (seen both)


There should have been a better explanation about the "private room" - this room was still in the middle of a huge 11-bed room that got really noisy the whole time, because the walls were thin and behind that door was almost like a floor where everyone was running around, banging doors and yelling in the middle of the night. Thus the sleeping was possible only for 2-3 hours. The 11-person group was not aware of the "private room" in their big floor, the staff should have explained this to them.

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was a little bit pity that we couldn't use teapot and we couldn't find a coffee, because in the evening we saw it was in the kitchen... But all other things were good and it just some really small things.

  • 19th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had awesome staff organising a lot of cheap or free activities to meet other travellers in the hostel. Facilities are quiet new andevery floor got there own bathrooms. So I just had a great stay there with lots of fun


Not all toilets had sinks, which was annoying, and this sinks that were there were very small and inaccessible. Showers had no ventilation and got very hot and humid and not enough space to put washbag and clothing whilst showering. Room itself was fine. We were on the fourth floor, which was very hard with lots of heavy luggage and no elevator.


amazing stay in an amazing Hostel!!

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, great price, well decked out hostel. Nice big kitchen, common area and outdoor terrace. Downsides were showers, annoying to operate and the one one our floor was really mouldy and didn't look like it had been cleaned in months, and the dorm room was very hot and could have used a fan or a/c. Otherwise great hostel, staff were especially helpful and cheery consideting the large size of the hostel.


Excellent position, clean, nice staff, recommended.


Very central and a good hostel to stay.


It was a really comfortable stay. The Hostel was clean and nearby the central station and the old town (5-10 minutes to walk). The only thing: the water in the shower runs a short time, so you have to push the bottom every 10 seconds.


Nice big hostel, A little noisy in the early hours of the morning if your room is under the balcony. People still drinking at 3am even though the sign asks people to be quite after 11pm. Its still good for a few days lockers are questionable


Very conveniently located between bus and train station and city center. Cool staff, large common areas.


The beds are quite noisy, each time someone moved a little bit it would made a noise that disturbed mine and others sleep.


Awesome staff! They took us to dinner at a cool local bar, and in general are very friendly. Also the hostel seems to have been renovated recently. Only complaints are that the shower door was broken off and the shower itself was very moldy. Also both lounges often had loud music playing, making it hard to find a space to relax.


We stayed at a twin room, it was quite small. We had to open the window since it was so hot. The problem is that the hostel is located in a very noisy street, so we couldn't sleep properly. Not even with ear plugs. It wasn't even a weekend, it was Monday! The room is exposed to the sun until sunset, so it gets super hot and a fan is not included. For the same price you can get much better accommodation in Riga


It's a really good hostel with a friendly staff. There is a nice terrace here which allows you to enjoy your breakfast and start your day magically. The location is very convenient. It's near to the Central Railway station and Bus Terminal, at the same time it's in The Old Town. Prices are enough reasonable. Only one thing disappointed me, I didn't find any power sockets near my bed, so I couldn't to charge my devices during the night (it was 10-bed dormitory).

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was awesome... People at the front desk were extra friendly and always willing to help. Fluent in english too! I told them I only had a day there so they told me about the places i should visit. Warm water and really big showers. Quiet and right in the center of old Riga. It's not super close to the airport but the busses go right by the hostel and are suuuper cheap. Only thing is that they have no elevator and i stayed at the top floor so carrying luggage around wasn't so fun.

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great price, great staff. Very fun people. Not crazy about having the bathroom in the dorm room but that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Great location.

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