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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 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2022
    Right at the heart of Riga, everything you want to see is at a walking distance! Staff is super friendly, always ready to help you and they organize fun in-house and outside activities so that your stay is even better! Totally recommend and I’ll stay again if I’m back in Riga
    Portugal, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Sep 2022
    Great hospitality from the staff, kind enough to recommend places and things to do in Riga and in the hostel itself.
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Sep 2022
    Lovely staff, great to meet people, nice atmosphere, I will definitely stay here again!
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Sep 2022
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at and I’ve stayed at hostels around the world. Great staff, lots of events and tours, fair priced drinks and nice rooms. Also a great location. 11/10 if I could!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Sep 2022
    The hostel is in such a lovely spot in beautiful Rīga, the staff and rooms areovely and there is plenty of opportunities to socialize with the other guests with the activities they organise (like shooting tours and pub crawls)
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Sep 2022
    Exceptional hostel in a great location. The facilities were brilliant and the hostel throughout was so immaculate, the hostel staff work so hard to keep this place clean. The staff were really helpful and the overall atmosphere was good. My only criticism is the fact there is no lift, I had to carry my luggage up to the 4th floor. But overall I am delighted with my stay and 100% recommend this place to all.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Sep 2022
    Fantastic hostel. Best hostel in the Baltics, probably one of the best I have stayed in ever. Choose this hostel if in Riga! The atmosphere is really friendly and it is easy to meet people as they put on regular events. The security is top notch, from door to room. It is very clean and comfortable. There are all the basic amenities a hostel needs and more. The only improvements I would say is that curtains could extend the whole bed, though this is a minor.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Sep 2022
    Very sociable hostel with events planned. Seemed pretty secure with card access to rooms and cages to lock your things in. Good facilities and common areas, right in the old town - I loved it!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Sep 2022
    Pros : LOCATION! The hostel is located in an excellent location right in the centre of old Town. Walking distance to literally everything! Don't miss authentic Latvian food at Lido and a bar called The Secret Event! ACTIVITIES :The hostel is known to be a very social hostel CONS: The hostel needs maintainance. All awards won are from 2012. 50% of bathrooms weren't working. Also bathrooms are small and damp. No point in staying at the hostel if not participating in social activities.
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2022
    A very run down hostel that has seen better days. Nothing has been updated in decades. Still resting on reviews from 2010! If you are a party boy who wants to get drunk and sleep all day this is your hostel. People stumbling in at 4:30 am!! The rooms are comfortable, electrical recharging for phones is very spotty, showers w minimal hot water. Not sure why people raved about this place other than it is a great, boozed hang out for young kids. I recommend finding another hostel.
    USA, Male, 41+
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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, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2012

    1st, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2011

    1st, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 2011

    1st, Hostel for Groups

  • 2010

    9th, Worldwide

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Latvia

  • 2010

    3rd, Continent Winners Eastern Europe

  • 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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