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Additional Terms and Conditions

No STAG PARTIES are accepted.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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No STAG PARTIES are accepted.

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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

Aussie & British owned Backpackers Hostel with local and international staff. Super social atmosphere, perfect for backpackers, solo travellers and small groups in an unbeatable location. Daily Activities & Tours. On site bar.
The Largest and Most Popular Hostel in Riga since 2009.
10th Best Medium Sized Hostel in the WORLD 2020!
No.1 Hostel Eastern Europe 2019 & No.1 Hostel in Latvia 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009.
We have won 25+ Awards since 2009!


The Hostel - Clean, secure and spacious 4,6 & 8 Bed Mixed Dorms with custom made bunks. Power Sockets and Reading Light on every bed. Large security locker underneath the bed that will fit a full size backpack! Free Towels included. Private Twin, Triple, Double and En-Suite Rooms for extra comfort and privacy available. 17 Bathrooms & Showers each with their own dedicated Hot Water Systems. Free Wifi throughout the entire building. Super secure & safe building with key card access, CCTV & 24hr Security. Bar serving Local Beer on draught plus international Beers & Spirits. 2 Large Common Rooms with free TV, Beer Pong & Table football. Fully equipped kitchen for cooking with free Tea & Coffee, Milk, Oil & Spices.
Free luggage storage all day after check out.

Daily Activities - AK47 Shooting, Pub Crawls, House Parties, Beer Pong Tournaments, Latvian Beer Tastings, Free Walking Tours, Olympic Bobsleigh, Husky Dog Sledding, Latvian Food Nights, Latvian Craft Gin Distillery Tour and much more!

The Location - Culturally significant & historical building exclusively for our guests in the heart of Riga's Old Town.
2 Min Walk to Main Square, House of Blackheads, St. Peters Church. Awesome Bars, Clubs & Restaurants 2 min away.
5 min walk to Central Market, Bus & Train Station. Large Shopping Centre and Airport Bus 1 min away.

Naughty Squirrel check out time - 11am.
Check in from 14:00 - 22:00
Reception 08:00 - 22:00
Check is available 24/7, but only by prior arangement!
*NO STAG PARTIES*
AGE RESTRICTION - During the months of June, July & August there is maximum age limit of 45 years old. Minimum age 18.
We do not offer long term stays and this a hostel for travellers/tourists only. View House Rules
Best For: Meeting People Parties

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 May 2022
    Great location, nice staff! Highly recommended.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 May 2022
    Class! 10/10 Great hosts (Matt and Gabriel - Cheers!), super friendly and social atmosphere, really helpful and welcoming. Awesome place for first time travellers, seasoned hostel-goers, solo explorers or groups.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Apr 2022
    Matt and Gabriel were incredibly hosts. They make you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in. The atmosphere in this hostel is incredible in the way that it gets strangers to talk to each other. The room was clean and the bed was actually pretty comfortable. Their gun tour was a lot of fun. Last but not least, shout out to the Italian girls who hosted the pub crawl.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Apr 2022
    Felt like a home away from home. Hostel is clean and comfy with fantastic staff and group activities. Would highly recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Apr 2022
    Had a fantastic long weekend stay at the Naughty Squirrel. Thanks to Matt and Gabriel who were both great hosts. The facilities are really clean with a lot of amenities I wouldn’t normally expect in a hostel. There was a fantastic atmosphere with activities daily and events at night. Would recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Riga!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Apr 2022
    Feels like home
    Georgia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Apr 2022
    Really nice hostel, very friendly staff and great location.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Apr 2022
    Great place, super staff, comfy beds, amaaazing location! the only thing is the doors close really loudly so that kept waking me up and people would be talking really loudly in the hallways at like 3am. It would also be great if there is access to the kitchen 24/7 :)
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    16 Apr 2022
    The staff were real nice and super helpful.
    Nepal, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    26 Apr 2022
    Mixed experience at this hostel. Perfect location. It is well secured, the interior of the hostel is acceptable. A few inches in the toilet would not have hurt. The staff is suboptimal. Although friendly at the beginning, we have understand that they work for their pocket. When we went out to the bars, they took us to mediocre bars where clearly, they got a commissions on the purchases made by the customers.
    Canada, 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
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 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, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2011

    1st, Hostel for Groups

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2010

    9th, Worldwide

  • 2010

    3rd, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2007

    1st, Most Improved Hostel

  • 2007

    8th, Worldwide

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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