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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

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Valnu Iela 43, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only popped in for one drink during happy hour but it was a cute, fun little bar. It was pretty busy when we were here around 6pm, so I imagine it gets very busy later! There was a range of drinks to pick from in the happy hour, and the bar is in a camper van. Just looked like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We arrived last on a Friday evening to a packed pub after an evening of travelling. Check in was easy and we had a very large and spacious room for 5 of us on the top floor of the hostel. The hostel itself is actually very small so the staff are very friendly and take time to get to know... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The Riga old town hostel and pub is a fun and solid hostel and definitely worth the European famous title. The pub on the first two floors is always pumping with rowdies and the hostel on the next 3 floors has a lot of the rowdies staying there. The facilities in the hostel are good and the staff keep the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Here I had the only bad experience in Riga. The workers, especially a little blonde woman, are very unfriendly and incompetent, although it looks like a nice place. Unbelievable! The employee should behave as a representer of the pub and the hostel.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I heard a lot about this place before I went to Riga so was glad I finally got to check it out and have a "few" drinks. The place has a big combi van inside it - lovingly put together with all original parts. They do cheap Latvian beer tasting platters as well! But I stuck to the lovely cider... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have spent many nights here and has one of the best atmospheres I've encountered whilst travelling. Plenty of different drink choices that aren't going to break the bank, and the friendly staff always make your time enjoyable. Will be coming back!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great hostel to stay at, has a great bar that has the largest number of beers on tap I have ever seen for a hostel. Really fun staff behind the bar/reception/VW van. It is a party hostel thought so expect drinking but they offered ear plugs. Have to say it wasnt too noisy in the rooms but not one if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Cool bar with nice atmosphere and friendly staff! Good happy hour deals and good choice of local beers! Hostel also is nice, good place to stay if you looking for party. They give you welcome beer and morning beer :)

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went on a beertasting with a group of travellers. We tried all the beers on draft, for a very reasonable price. All beers are latvian and when we were there, it even included a cider and a (surprisingly good) gingerbeer. The pub looks great, with the VW van that functions as a bar. Good atmosphere and there's always something... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

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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