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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 Description

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...

Check in from 2pm
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Overview

We're multi-award winners here at The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel, so we must be doing something special. It could be that we're run by backpackers, for backpackers. Maybe it's our exciting activities, like husky sledding, rifle shooting and Latvian beer tasting. Or is it our location in Riga's photogenic old town? Whatever the answer, we'll show you the city's best bars on a pub crawl and hook you up with other travellers for an evening of Latvian cuisine. Afterwards, grab a hot drink and take the conversation to our laid-back common rooms.

Location

We're a 6-minute walk from Rātslaukums, Riga's historic central square. Mind you, the walk can take a lot longer if you're tempted in by the many cafés and bakeries you'll find on the way. We're also well located if you're planning other travels in Latvia, as both the Autoosta (bus station) and Central railway station are less than 10 minutes' walk away. If you're flying home, the 22 bus to the airport leaves from the Autoosta and takes about 30 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

We love to welcome solo travellers as well as groups, so we have a range of mixed and female-only dorms where you can meet new mates. Otherwise, go for one of our private or family rooms, decorated in the same bright style as the dorms. They're all clean and will have free bed linen and towels waiting for you when you arrive. Our under-bed lockers (with free locks) are roomy enough for your rucksack.

Extras and activities

We've got really friendly staff happy to help (and hand out free maps) 24-hours a day. They want you to love Riga as much as they do, so join them on a free walking tour through the city's most interesting neighbourhoods, then come back to the hostel for happy hour. If you'd prefer to chill out, hop on our free-to-use computers or use the free Wi-Fi to stream your favourite shows. Feeling peckish? Whip up a hot meal in the communal kitchen.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Mar 2020
    As the first stop to my lil’ trip away. This had to be the best place to start. With a lovely welcoming drink and all round great introduction you felt at home and at ease, straight away. The rooms and facilities were kept clean, with the building being situated on a quiet street your sleep shouldn’t be disturbed. Socially the staff are fantastic Matt, Anna and Aleks made everyone feel included and secure. I would be strongly recommending this hostel to others!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    First hostel I have ever stayed in and I am glad that I chose this one! The receptionist was incredibly wonderful, and the Black Currant was delicious! The rooms are spacious and well designed, the beds and comfy and have a light and a place to charge your phone. They have free locks to rent with a 5 euro downpayment for storage of your luggage which is very secure. The bathrooms are very nice and clean, and there is a kitchen where I cooked eggs. Very quiet at night so I slept very well.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Feb 2020
    Great location and place. Clean and comfy! Most importantly the staff were so friendly and open with us. They really made us feel welcome and ready for fun!
    Canada, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    Pub crawls erryday
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jan 2020
    Clean and amazing atmosphere!
    Japan, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Jan 2020
    Good fun, party hostel, just inside the old town of Riga. Comfortable beds, nice staff and a pub crawl, what more can you say
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    Really cool hostel, staff were a great, nothing much going on Sundays or during the week but it’s wild on a Saturday night (this is Riga in general not just this hostel) so make sure you try and get to Riga on a weekend
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    Great hostel; friendly and helpful staff, clean bed and toilet facilities, perfect location, offers pub crawls and good common room.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Mar 2020
    Good hostel with clean facilities and rooms. Not much of an atmosphere to hang out or meet people. Maybe because I visited in winter.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    27 Jan 2020
    Big place that was pretty much dead during my stay - though it was off season to be fair - so it was a pretty flat atmosphere though that seemed to have transmitted itself to the staff. Seemed like it could be a fun place when busier. Daily happy hour at 'random' time each day could be fun, and had a bar inside although pretty small, and also a quieter common area too. Great location right next to the old town, easy to get to from the train / bus station, near the central market. Overall ok.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    10th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2019

    Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2018

    5th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2017

    5th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2016

    9th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2015

    10th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2014

    10th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2012

    1st, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2011

    1st, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2011

    1st, Hostel for Groups

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2010

    9th, Worldwide

  • 2010

    3rd, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2007

    8th, Worldwide

  • 2007

    1st, Most Improved Hostel

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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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. Jarrod, Manager

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