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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

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Valnu Iela 43, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bologna, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been to the hostel but I stopped here for the beer: there is a pub under the hostel and it's a great one! Very good beer, a lot of kind on the list and all with very low prices: usually beetween 2€ and 2.50€ for half a liter, if you go there during the happy hours (5pm-7pm) they're... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and clean hostel in an excellent location. Downstairs is the most social place in town aka. the bar, with really cool staff on it. Loads of events with the sister hostel Naughty Squirrel. God all round

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place, it's a party hostel but with our private room it's really up to you to take part in it or not. Don't notice the noise or anything, while you can crab a beer any time you like. Really enjoyed the place and the area!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great local beer selection and even a tasting set of many Latvia beers for just 10 eur. Had the Latvian lagers and Coopers stout. Just good place for a break and some beers before heading deeper into the old town... Cool hipster bus inside the building where the beers are sold. Seats and tables are all DIY :D but comfy.... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There are many reasons to visit Riga's Old Town. If like us, one of them is for great beer in great pubs, then you should seek this place out. It was not that difficult for us to find as it turned out, being only 2 streets away from our hotel. But even if you need to make a bit more... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I loved this place! I went here everyday I was in Riga and loved everything about it. Drink prices are cheap. Decor is awesome and everyone here is friendly. I'd definitely recommend visiting this bar even if it's just to admire the unique toilet decor- beer pump sinks! Don't forget to taste the honey or cranberry beer!

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Morecambe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this bar in the old City of Riga, the bar itself is a converted campervan and it's brilliantly done. The atmosphere inside is great, friendly and relaxed. Staff very friendly and drink reasonable. Really worth a visit. !!

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

one of the best hostels i've ever been. the room, despite being with 10 people, was big, with lockers, nice lockers, nice bed. wi-fi was very good and fast, the shower was hot, the decoration of the hostel was perfect. and the bar was the best.. i miss the cherry and honey beer even today. totally recommended! :)

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Never been in a hostel before but we could not resist going in to see the unusual bar and it was great inside. although i would not stay here or any hostel this was great to stop for a drink and take in the interior

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Turku, Finland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What I liked the most about this hostel was the modern and funky design and the general vibe of the place. This is not the best place if you're looking for a good nights sleep. It is however great for meeting people and socialising. The bar downstairs is a relaxing place to grab a beer and the staff is friendly.... More 

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