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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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  • 92%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers receives consistently high ratings and was rated the best in Latvia and Eastern Europe at the 2011 and 2010 Hoscars, and it's no wonder. This hostel features tons of interesting activities like AK47-shooting and husky dog-sledding. It's also located right in Old Town, five minutes' walk from the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and St Peter's Church and a very short stroll from most of Riga's other great sights. We like that they also offer under-bed storage, good security and free towels and sheets.

Property Information:

Voted No.1 hostel in Latvia 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009.
Aussie owned backpackers in the heart of the old town.
Only 300m to main square, airport bus, central markets, bus station, supermarkets and many bars/restaurants.

AK Shooting, Winter Bobsled, Free Walking Tour, Pub Crawls, Latvian Food Nights, Husky Dog Sledding, Daily Happy Hours, Latvian Beer Tastings and much more!

A Genuine Backpackers for Real Travellers !!!!!
** No Stag Parties Allowed **

Clean, Secure and Fun Backpackers in Old Riga perfect for solo travellers and small groups. Welcoming & Social atmosphere with friendly local staff that will help you 24hrs.

** Female Only Dorms - with Extra Comfort **

- Free Bed Sheets & Linens
- Free Towel on your Bed
- Free WiFi through entire Hostel
- Free internet stations
- Free Lockers and Locks
- Free Guide Map
- Free Good Times and Awesome Memories

Two Common Rooms to meet other backpackers and a Fully Equipped Kitchen for cooking 24 hours.

All dorms have large security lockers that can fit your whole backpack. Main entrance doors are locked 24hrs a day. Video phone entrance system. All bedrooms and entrance doors have security key card access only.

Naughty squirrel check out time - 11am

Free luggage storage. You are welcome to use all facilities until your plane, train, bus or ferry leaves...
Best For: Central Location, Events

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  • The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel says

    We're in the Old Town, just two minutes from the central market, St Peter's, Livu Square, the Occupation Museum and the Freedom Monument. I particularly recommend heading to Ala Folk Klub; it has amazing food for low prices and all the best local beers on tap.
    I think what really puts us ahead of the rest, though, is our excellent customer service. We have cleaners working almost 24hrs a day and we have a great mix of party and chill here so our hostel is suited to a wide audience. For fun we have adrenalin tours, board games, happy hour, a foosball table, card games, DVDs and more. Most guests here are aged 20 to 35 but we're open to all age groups, although we don't allow school groups or stag parties.
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    time flies away, dreams too...I've been many times there, but it seems thatthere's only a kind of routine, or déjà vu ... J. Professionnal guide in nordic countries since 1995
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 10th
  • Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Latvia
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2013
  • Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • 2014 10th Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • 2014 1st Country Winners Latvia
  • 2013 1st Country Winners Latvia
  • 2012 1st Continent Winners Eastern Europe
  • 2012 1st Country Winners Latvia
  • 2011 1st Continent Winners Eastern Europe
  • 2011 1st Country Winners Latvia
  • 2011 1st Hostel for Groups
  • 2010 9th Worldwide
  • 2010 3rd Continent Winners Eastern Europe
  • 2010 1st Country Winners Latvia
  • 2007 8th Worldwide
  • 2007 1st Most Improved Hostel

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

ALL GROUPS 3 PEOPLE OR MORE ARE NOW REQUIRED TO LEAVE 10LVL/15Euro PER PERSON SAFETY DEPOSIT FOR THE ROOM upon check in!! Unfortunately some groups are damaging bedrooms, which is very sad for us :( when you check out we will check your room and if everything is in order we will return your money, no problems!! Thx for your understanding :)

The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Located at 50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga, Riga.
The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel
Riga Latvia LV-1050 50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga
93% 2618
56.9469403 24.1129732
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