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Hotel Westa

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   5 Negu Str, Riga LV-1010, Latvia (Formerly Backpackers Planet Hostel)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 helpful votes 2 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 via mobile

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Clean rooms with good showers (pressure and heat) but located just off the central market. The location is good during the day as you can pick up fresh cheap fruit but when the market shuts down the area does take on a completely different feel....and not a good feeling. The bus station is a five minute walk making it good... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

very nice hostel. rooms are big and clean and staff is friendly. internet and wi-fi are free. breackfast not included, but they is a nice restaurant under the hostel. Position: it is very closed to the market and during the day is nice, but during the night it is full of homeless people and is not safe walk through. 5... More

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Vologda, Russia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Very nice hostel. Located in Riga's market just 5 minutes walk from the bus station. The old town about 10-15 minutes on foot. Despite the location, the evening is very quiet. Very friendly staff. On the ground floor restaurant. The food is delicious and cheap. Excellent breakfast. Non rustic but clean and spacious. Recommended for a brief trip to Riga... More

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Wigan
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23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

stayed at the backpackers many times. nothing fancy just a basic hostel. clean and for us a great location. just out of the old town over lookin the market. great in the mornin sat on the windowsill just watching the locals and life go by. we usually only go in winter so it is very quiet then. this year we... More

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Address: 5 Negu Str, Riga LV-1010, Latvia (Formerly Backpackers Planet Hostel)
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Westa 2*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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The hostel of 3 rd category offers low-cost accommodation with modern comfort. Egually attractive for individual travelers, big groups and families. To guests it is offered car parking, internet-Wi-Fi using of kitchen and more.We offer to our guests 28 cosy and modern rooms: TWIN room, guadruple room, and also rooms with five and six beds(dormitories). Hostel is eguipped with elevator. For maximal convenience of our guests each room is eguipped with 24 hour connection with administrator and also with WC and shover. For an additional payment Backpackers Planet offer to our guests to eguipped room with cable TV, small fridge and mikrowave oven. For big groups Backpackers Planet organize early breakfasts and late suppers. Hotel is eguipped with 1 Handicapped room that is located opposite elevator doors. Room is intended for 2 persons and eguipped with special sanitary tehnician and handrails. Backpackers Planet offers you to visit our Beer Bar, where you can try Traditional Latvian " live" beer and various cold snacks. ... more   less 
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