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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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2673 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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97%

Naughty Squirrel was perhaps the best hostel where i've been. The staff is amazing, friendly and ready to help you feel at home. Nice common areas, free Foosball and a very friendly atmosphere. Rooms, linnen and showers are perfectly clean. The hostel location is very central, just in the old town and 5 minutes walking from train or bus station. There's always lots of activities if you're up to.. Latvian traditional pub and food, ice hockey games, canoeing...


94%

Excellent hostel - the facilities are really good and the staff are great. Very close to the old town and the centre of Riga


100%

HOME SWEET HOME. Excellent hostel with amazing staff. I would return again and again.


97%

Really fun party hostel. Great place for a solo backpacker to meet people. Comfy beds. Cheap beer. Nice showers. There is no breakfast though.


86%

The Naughty Squirrel is an awesome place to stay, the team are always available and super friendly. Would definitely recommend for small groups or solo travellers.


83%

Had a good stay here. Very much a party hostel so if you are not looking for that then I don't recommend this place, but if you are looking for good nights out, then this is a great one! Distinct lack of females staying in the hostel... Which was odd... Don't know which hostel they go to...


100%

Awesome hostel with heap laid back staff, great location and common areas. Was only supposed to stay 3 nights, ended up staying 5. Rooms are awesome and some have extremely good views (room 34) Haha. Highly reccoment. Love the Aussie boys


100%

Great hostel. It is a party hostel. Great atmosphere to meet people and you can hang out drinking a night here if you want but it might be loud sometimes because of that. Free fooseball. Great location and nice beds.


100%

Great, fun hostel that was centrally located. The pub crawls were a good time as well as the shooting trip! The staff is very nice. The only bad thing is there's mostly guys in the hostel, but I think that's just Riga. Def seems like the best hostel in town. The bar and common area are great for meeting people.


100%

The staff at the Naughty Squirrel are not only friendly but extremely professional as well. I had an issue with my roomate (which unfortunately happens sometimes when travelling) and the staff was not only sympathetic but quick to provide a solution. Add that to an already great location, clean, funky facility and neat kitchen and you have an amazing hostel. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.


94%

All very good! Little bit pricier than the competition but that is understandable.


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


83%

Friendly staff with a great atmosphere!

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The most comfortable hostel bunk bed I've ever slept in! The staff is amazing and my four bed dorm was one of the nicest hostel rooms I've stayed in. I will definitely stay here again if I come back to Riga!


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.


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