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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Deposit will not be refunded if you cancel. 7 days prior to arrival the full booking balance must be paid and no cancellation will be accepted.

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."

Additional Info:

No STAG PARTIES are accepted.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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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.
No.1 Hostel Eastern Europe 2019
Top 10 Medium Hostels Worldwide 2020
Aussie and Brit 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 anytime.

** 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.

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 08:00 - 22.00
Reception 08.00 - 22.00
Check is available 24/7, but only by prior arangement! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Nov 2021
    The best hostel ever! I broke my finger on the first day of the trip and the hostel staff was very helpful and supported me. The hostel's atmosphere is very good, which makes everyone get to know each other and connect. I can say with certainty that if I hadn't stayed at the Squirrel my traveling would not have been the same, Staying there made all the difference. thanks for everything guys,
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Nov 2021
    Best hostel i have ever been to, 10/10 couldn't recommend more.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Nov 2021
    One of the best hostels I have ever seen! Staff is amazing, the facilities are great, it’s walking distance to everything, easy access to the airport. 15/10 would recommend!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Oct 2021
    Great hostel with friendly staff, great old town location, wonderful prices, and a great vibe!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Oct 2021
    If you think of everything you want from a hostel, this is what the guys have done! Had a great stay from the minute of check in until check out. The location is perfect, beds are comfy and clean, plenty of storage for your things. Facilities are spot on. They have great recommendations and trips running. Despite the local restrictions in place at the time they created a great party back at the hostel. Would stay again!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Oct 2021
    Sooo where do I start! This hostel is definitely one of my top hostels in which I’ve stayed!! The staff are really nice and helpful, they always go that extra mile for you. The vibe in the hostel is great I was a solo traveller on the first day and believe me I didn’t even wanna leave on my last day. It’s a one big family. I wanted to stay so much that I actually left the hostel for airport and came back because I didn’t want to miss out. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS HOSTEL. Vishh
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Oct 2021
    It’s not a surprise that it’s won so many awards. Truly well run hostel with a fantastic vibe and two excellent owners. Authentic hostel for backpackers. If you’re in Riga you must stay here! Thanks guys!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Oct 2021
    Truly the best hostel! Comfy beds, spacious rooms, good vibes, and so much more. Even with changing covid restrictions, the staff was accommodating and tried their best to keep it social which was greatly appreciated!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Oct 2021
    Great location, lovely staff. Enjoyed my stay, would recommend!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Nov 2021
    This hostel was amazing! All the staff were incredible and so helpful and had some great recommendations for food places! The atmosphere was great and so much fun during the evenings ☺️ Will definitely be back again!
    England, Female, 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 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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