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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

Valnu Iela 43, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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Ranked #12 of 97 Specialty lodging in Riga
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a great stay here. Good location right near the bus station and old town. It was clean and the facilites were good. Friendly party atmosphere. Good value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Group of ten stayed for 3 nights. The camper bus as the bar is awesome and the theme carries right through. Plenty of choice of drink and very keenly priced. Staff are amazing, friendly and fun. Room was great with different city names on beds (again attention to detailed back packers theme) cages under bed to store belongings. Toilets and... More

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JarrodSquirrel, Owner at Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub, responded to this review

Thanks again for staying guys but we actually DONT ACCEPT STAG PARTIES, if we had know your group was a stag party we would have cancelled your booking and helped you find alternate accommodation in Riga. Cheers! More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

After finding out our hostel no longer existed, we ended up here for a two night stay and landed well on our feet. The owner and bar staff were friendly, offering a free drink on arrival and then one every day of our stay. He also spent a good hour telling us where we sshould and shouldn't go, got us... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This hostel is really gorgeous and very clean. The showers are nicer than my shower at home with great water pressure, rain shower heads, and plenty of hot water. The staff are also very nice, and the "free breakfast beer" is a funny idea. Location is great. However, the bar below makes it nearly impossible to sleep until after 2:30... More

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Riga, Latvia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

One of the best hostels I've seen. Turns out, this place got new owners a couple of months ago and also a complete makeover. So, some of the reviews that say this place is dirty, are wrong. The place was spotless the whole entire time. The bathrooms and showers were super clean. Comfortable beds, you get a free beer when... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

we came here for to stay in new years eve. Nothing to complain, newly renovated, stylish, great and friendly staff :) location is perfect, near to the bus station and very easy to get to the oldtown streets:)

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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for a couple of days at the end of October and we were blown away by just how good this place was. I'm aware that the hostel had been doing renovation work on it for some time before we went there so that would explain some of the reviews that didn't rate the place... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hostel is at the best area at the old town of riga! When we arrived we got a free beer and a smile at the reception...THE WAY TO DO IT! The showers are super nice & plenty of them, The rooms are nice & clean... And the beds are nice and cozy...

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I understand that the conditions in the hostel may be modest. I expect it when booking hostel, but here it was just dirty. Fortunately, I was only one night. The kitchen was dirty, dirty kitchen worktops and utensils. The room had a leaky windows, we could hear the noise of the small streets and pub. The bathroom was ok -... More

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Montreal, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were staying in a private room in a building beside the reception. Good location, very close to bus stop, central market and central train station. A bit noisy a night (doors) and just clean enough. The staff was really helpful. Great french cafe, perfect for breakfast, juste at your door. Good choice for a cheap stay.

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Address: Valnu Iela 43, Riga LV1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riga's legendary backpackers hostel & pub. Unbeatable location in Old Town. Daily Tours. 24hr Reception.- FREE Wifi through the whole building- FREE guide map on arrival- FREE underbed security lockers with pad lock- FREE towel on your bed- FREE luggage storage after check outALL BEDS HAVE 2 POWER POINTS AND A LIGHT !!ALL ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING !!WARNING: You will meet people if you stay here... :) :) :) that's what traveling is all about, if your looking for quiet nights this hostel is NOT for you!FREE BREAKFAST BEER EACH DAY (8AM-11AM)- New Bunk Beds- New Linens, Towels and Pillows- Enchanting Spiral Staircase- AWESOME STAFF that LOVE their job- No Hangovers (Not Guaranteed)WE DON'T HAVE ANY KITCHEN/COOKING FACILITIES.You can eat cheaply in Riga so there is no need to cook, our staff will give you all the recommendations on where to eat.WE DO NOT ACCEPT STAG PARTIES OR SCHOOL GROUPS. MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PEOPLE. ... more   less 
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