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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Reviews

50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

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2575 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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No secure storage in rooms available. Lots of doors propped open. Was a serious problem and not one the staff seemed to understand. Take the minimum belongs and a bottle of vodka and you'll have a great time.


This is a very good hostel in a very good location. The staff helped me to do laundry and were very informative and helpful.


Filled to the brim with character and located in the colorful old town - the Naughty Squirrel represents the very best Riga has to offer. Welcoming, secure, clean and above all fun, it personifies the city itself.


The people on staff made the hostel what it was. That and the bar. They were helpful and good with organizing trips and travel. ;-)

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great atmosphere & good location in old town. Close to train station. Facilities clean. Good for the solo traveller with nice common room & kitchen for chilling etc. Enjoyed my stay at this naughty little squirrel.. ;)


This place is awesome for solo travelers! Thanks Naughty Squirrell staff you guys were fantastic (and also extremely attractive)


We have stayed in an ensuite room which was a good value for money. The hostel is located in the old town which means you can walk everywhere by foot. If you are a lone traveller, you can join a variety of activities. Otherwise, you can meet most of the people in the kitchen or a social area.


Certainly one of the best hostels i ever stayed in. They offer tasty unfiltered beer on tap for 1,50€ and the staff is always engaged in helping and entertaining you. They take you on tours to a beach nearby and we also went to a microbrewery with them. The rooms are standard and have good beds. I really enjoyed my stay there and would definitely go there again in case i go back to Tallinn.


Fantastic stay here. Would definitely return.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really loved this little hostel. Atmosphere was great and staff were exceptionally helpful.


The staff is amazing. Have never had more friendly staff in any hostel/hotel before. They are all, really all just great! We stayed in a private room with bath #35, it was very small but ok. Since it was to the backside it was quiet.


It was really nice, wonderful place, frindly and helpful stuff, in the city center, old city.


Best place in the Baltics, no doubt. 2nd stay at the NSH and it instantly felt like home again. While all the facilities are great, the 1 thing that sets this hostel apart is the staff. They helped us find a car, fixed my friend's glasses, showed us all the best places to party and eat, organized great activities (pub-crawl, beer-pong) and most importantly turned out to be great people.Thank you Lauren, Margherita, Rutha and the rest of the staff for the best holiday we ever had ;) the Belgians


Very well run hostel. Excellent facilities and helpful staff. Good atmosphere


Loved this place. Loved the city. Loved the staff.


That is an awesome hostel, very very close to the old town and to the bus station. The staff is very friendly and on our arrival they have explained us everything and gave us a welcoming shot of the Riga local liqueur. We were in a private room and it was nice. The bathrooms are a bit small but they are fine and clean. The key card access gives more security and it is easy. The pub crawn was very fun.


It would be nice to have some security lockers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, We do have security lockers :) They are located under all the beds in the rooms - the big yellow crate things. We do mention this in our check-in speech, along with the fact that you're welcome to use your own pad lock on the locker or rent one from us. Hope to see you again :) Laura


One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in ! Central location, great staff, our double bed room was really nice, bed was comfortable. If we ever get back to Riga (and I hope we will), Naughty Squirrel will be our first choice :)


Really nice hostel. It is right in the center of everything and the staff is very friendly and helpful.


Staff was awesome, but the bathrooms were disgusting.

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