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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Reviews

50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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93%

Rating
2633 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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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)


91%

Helpful and friendly staff!Good showers and the girls are cleaning the toilets all the time! Stayed in the double bed room!The mattress could be a bit better and could have some hangers on the wall to put the wet towels!Anyway! Amazing hostel!


100%

Loved this hostel--one of my favorite stays ever. Rooms are clean, staff are awesome, and it's right in the city center.

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Wish every hostels would be like the Naughty Squirrel...extremely friendly people, very clean dorms and bathrooms(!! ) well-equipped. It's definitely worth the money!

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I've stayed in many hostels around Europe and this ranks as the best so far! The staff are super helpful upon arrival, the rooms are spacious and secure and the toilets/showers are very clean unlike a lot of hostels. Would recommend and I would like to visit again in the future :D

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Amazing location, with excellent staff. very friendly atmosphere.


97%

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Awesome staff, great atmosphere, excellent day trips, cheap beer. They keep the bathrooms very clean. Would stay again and recommend to anyone.


100%

Good stay, big common room, separated from bedroom, so can socialise and sleep well, staff are very nice.


100%

graet place, great vibe. cosy, friendly and central. recommended.


91%

Great atmosphere! Staff is very fun. It's a big hostal with lots of backpackers, has lots of activities to meet people.


97%

Staff were amazing, helpful and made you feel right at home. The activities that were organised were great.


100%

greetings from Dubrovnik Old Town Hostel. Thanks so much for the lovely stay! :)


89%

Had a great time! The staff was friendly, recommending cheap eats and pubs. AK-47 shooting was amazing!


97%

It is definitely hostel for people who does not afraid of socializing, making new friends, partying together . Party-hostel when you are in a common area, quiet and comfortable when you are in your room. Would recommend for young (up to 30-35) travellers, who knows what the HOSTEL is. True-hostel! I liked it and will definitely return.


97%

the staff at the Naughty Squirrel Backpackers were AMAZING! They are all really friendly and go above and beyond to make the guests feel welcome and enjoy their time in Riga.


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