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Hotel Westa

5 Negu Str, Riga LV-1010, Latvia (Formerly Backpackers Planet Hostel)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

How to describe? TERRIBLE!! Bad quartier, cause the market at night is quite scary, staff dont speak a fluent english, first night light broke up and the gave us two candles, how to take a shower? Smells bad, overpriced, bad experience in Riga, overexpected, not as pictures

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Thank Cecilia G
WESTA-HOTEL-Riga, Owner at Hotel Westa, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment. We are very sorry that you had a bad mood. Price double room 25 euros per night. We have a budget option. In the area of our hotel, undergoing renovations. Electricity was turned off for 2 hours. Time to take a shower, it was enough. We have the safest neighborhood in the city of Riga. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

It is basic hostel, me and my friend crashed there for 2 nights. Receptionist was really friendly, the rooms were clean, beds were okay. :) It's located near Old Town and the bus station, also a market place. During the day, the market place is okay but at night it looks spooky. Also, weird russian men just standing in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Hotel has a great location, next to the central market, close to the railway, bus station and old town. Noisy throughout the day, morning cause of the market and in the evening cause the market becomes hanging place for youth and alcoholics. If you're not after too much of luxury and only want a place to crash with good connection... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was a friendly hostel near to the bus station and easily walkable into town. A bit rough area when going through the empty market but cheap prices to compensate. The "double" bed was two singles with solid sides pushed together but maybe not for all double rooms. You get what you pay for, cheap and cheerful.

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Thank Pete C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

THE WESTA HOTEL was a very friendly hotel and suited me down to the ground it is very handy for both the buses and the trains and the old city is only a short walk i found the staff very nice and very helpful

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One of the safest countries ever been too, we were a stag group of 5 and had no trouble, drank lots of alcahol, £1000 in 2 days, I came back a broken man, pretty girls , cheap booze, nice country. no more smabuca please

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stayed 4 nights at this very small hotel, it located on a big flowers and fruits market, if you liked flowers or ate various fruits, it would be very nice here. My wife went out or came back hotel must get some photo from flower stalls. Walked 3-5 minutes to train station and 6-8 minutes to long-distance bus station,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Some friends of mine had looked at reviews before going, after the stag had booked the hotel for us. They said that they had read the hotel was flea riden, dirty and cold. But we found it clean although a bit basic. Plus know signs of fleas and was so warm we had to open the window a bit, bearing... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Even though the location and price are good, everything else is aweful. Everything was very dirty, old linens with holes in them, only 1 roll of toilet paper, no soap, no hairdryer, very cold floor in the bathroom, stinky, the sink was about to fall off and ON TOP OF IT ALL there were FLEAS.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

elevator not working, very old bed sheet, thin walls, we could hear anyone in the hotel, rooms were not heated, we were freazing during our sleep and after the shower. i dont recommend. the hotel is in the middle of the central market. very expensive. doesnt worth it at all.

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