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Blue Cow Hostel

level 3, 4-2B Torna Iela | Old Town, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014
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Duisburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Clean rooms, common area and bathrooms. convenient location just outside of the city center helpful and very welcoming host. Kristine is so laid back that the whole atmosphere in the hostel lets you want to stay longer. We enjoyed our stay here very much!

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Samara, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've stayed in this wonderful hostel twice, both times during a tourist lull season, but I'd reckon that regardless of who's staying there at anytime, one will find different levels of enjoyment. Ignore the pricey resto downstairs,(although it looks tempting; however it isn't connected to the hostel in any way) the rooms are comfy, facilities more than adequate, and staff... More

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Addis Ababa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Blue cow is one of the reasons we love Riga...it is very friendly, clean,and full of fun hostel. the woman who works there (Kristin) is amazingly sweet girl and she makes you to feel very comfortable and feel like home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed at Blu Cow Hostel from 05.-08.Sep in a double room (actually a room with 1 double and 2 singel beds) with private bath and it was the best choice we could have made! It is owned by an australian couple, but managed by a local girl, Kristine, that speaks perfect English. For a hostel it was very calm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

i enjoyed and loved my stay in Riga. The hostel is centrally located in the old town within walking of the main sites. The room (double private with ensuite) was simple but beautiful and spotless we had a view of the power tower and we could heard the street musicians play, quietly. I highly recommend this hostel. The staff was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Kristina (the owner) couldn't have been more welcoming, even at 11pm. The hostel is small and incredibly clean! The kitchen and common area is bright and open and the rooms were lovely. Great location in a great city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Blue cow was an amazing hostel, very modern, clean and spacious, great amenities and in a prime location!! The one staff member at the hostel works round the clock to make your stay comfortable and ensure you make the most of your time in Riga including a long list of recommendations from activities to food and nightlife!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

This hostel puts all other hostels I've stayed in worldwide to shame! It's immaculate and the bunks were solid wood! From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcome and at home! Amazing location with it situated in the Barracks that divided Old & New Riga. Wish had taken more leAve to stay longer but we'll be back... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We enjoyed and loved our stay in Riga. The hostel is well located in the old town within walking of the main sites, centre and quiet centre. The room (double private with ensuite) was simple but beautiful and spotless we had a view of the power tower and we could heard the street musicians playing all day long and it... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Close to everything, in an awesome referbished barracks, Blue Cow is a great place to stay. New, clean and helpfully containing both a clothes washer and a dryer, definitely worth a look!! Staff spoke great English and were really great help in giving us tips about some of the things to do and see in Riga.

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Address: level 3, 4-2B Torna Iela | Old Town, Riga LV1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Quality Backpackers Hostel in Riga's Old Town. If you want some Extra Comfort, Clean Facilities, Social Atmosphere and a GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP we are the place for you! Come and make our 'Apartment Style' Hostel your backpacking home while in Riga. Full Kitchen, Free WiFi and No Stag Parties!! We have 24hr Local Staff that Live In the Hostel, Free Internet and Printing, The Whole Hostel has Free Wi-Fi, Free Guide Maps, DVDs and Cable TV, Quality Tea, Premium Coffee, Pre-Made Beds, Fresh Linens and a Fresh Towel... ... more   less 
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