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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Reviews

50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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93%

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2618 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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86%

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


100%

Awesome hostel! Can't fault a Thing... Everyone was friendly and their Information and hospitality was 110% highly recommended! Big thanks to Laura, margarita and ruta for making our stay one of the best so far :) we will be back for sure - Scott, Trav

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100%

I loved this hostel! So clean, great atmosphere and the staff were amazing! Especially the wonderful Lauren :) And Ruti was always good for a 3am chat! There were fun things to do each day and and the staff worked hard to make sure everyone was having fun. I really felt part of the family there was so sad to leave

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

GREAT LOCATION! Only 5 minutes walk from the main central bus station. Good atmosphere and clean rooms.


100%

As always, the squirrel is the place to stay in Riga! Great location with modern and super clean facilities, the friendliest staff with local knowledge and good quality beer on tap! Big ups to all the staff for their hospitality!


97%

Thank you for hosting. One of the best hostels i've ever stayed.


94%

Second time here and I plan on staying again next year! Great staff, location and atmosphere. One of my favorite hostels to visit.


100%

Thank you for the welcome shot !

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great Hostel! I had great time there, easy atmosphere, good tap beer and friendly staff! I love the Squirrel! I will


74%

The hostel is situated in the middle of the old city, near to everything. The rooms were ok, but smelled a little bit strange Especeially the bathrooms need a better aeration. The staff were very friendly and helpfull. Inside the hostel there is kitchen where you can make coffee or tee. There is also a nice common area where you can meet other people. A lock is needed for the lockers (a kind box under the bett)


100%

The Naughty Squirrel is without a doubt the best hostel I've stayed in in Europe. The facilities are great: spacious rooms, lockers, two plug sockets and a reading light each, clean showers. But the winning factor is the staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful :) Would definitely recommend!


91%

Naughty squirrels hostel is an ideal place to party and to live for young people between 20 and 30 yrs.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Loved this place, only downside was that we couldn't stay longer. The staff were outstanding and withstood a barrage of odd questions and requests. Room was great and bathrooms were readily available. Unfortunately we were unable to continue the tradition of room 38 but there is always next time. If you don't book this hostel you should slap yourself silly then take a good hard look in the mirror!


94%

Definitely a place where you can easily meet people. Good location and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. You also get a free shot of their national liquor upon arrival (pretty cool!) and there is a bar and cooler with water, juice, beer, and other drinks to purchase downstairs 24-7. The only annoying thing was that there is no elevator (I had heavy luggage) but rooms aren't too much of a walk upstairs (only one or two flights of stairs) Would definitely stay again!


100%

Staying at the Naughty Squirrel was great, I really enjoyed it! The Staff was very friendly and gave really good recommendation about where to go in Riga, good restaurants and so on. Nice people, great atmosphere, very clean... :-) I would definitely stay there again, if I come back to Riga some time!

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The hostel location is stellar. Beds were clean and they had private storage in the room. The staff, however, was pretty hit or miss. Some of them were very friendly and helpful, but to be honest sometimes I got a vibe of "why are you bothering me." This was especially apparent when I stood at the desk for 5 minutes and the girl stayed buried in her phone. It took away from the stay for sure, but maybe it's a Riga thing. Overall it is a sufficient hostel.


91%

Great hostel and helpful staff will help you on arrival to settle quickly. A tour of some sort is organised each day and is recommended.


97%

Only improvement that could be made would be easier access to plug sockets in rooms/ small shelves or storage by beds. But totally small thing - the hostel is excellent!


80%

It was a bit of a mixed bag. In a way, it was extremely clean, with nice rooms in a nice location. The cool atmosphere between the guests just happened naturally without even needing organized activities. But the staff was not as great as they make it to be in the reviews. There was one of the staff (this younger blond girl) that was really nice, trying to be as helpful as possible, and then, there where at least 2 other girls with some serious attitude problems for someone behind a counter.


100%

Riga is a great city and this is the best place to stay in it. I was traveling alone for the first time and was afraid of boredom. No chance of that in this hostel with its adorable and helpful staff, the great activities and the cozy rooms and common areas. I've been wrecking my brain to find downsides, but there aren't any. Best hostel I've been to so far, and I've been to some.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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