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Hotel Westa

5 Negu Str, Riga LV-1010, Latvia (Formerly Backpackers Planet Hostel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Estonia
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed hear this month, The rooms were clean, good size, but very cold. The staff were helpful, and free wifi was included, There was a decent restaurant/bar under the hotel, which was very cheap, and was a good place to have a few beers at the start of the night, before heading to the old town which is more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

No heating in the hotel in October and was told by the receptionist this is normal and not my fault. Shower luke warm again told this is normal. No T.V in room as discribed on booking and hotel is located in a dingy area. Very unplesent stay luckly just for 1 night but I would not recomend staying this time... More 

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