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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 9, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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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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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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