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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers

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50 Kaleju Iela | Old Town, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we only spent three nights in this hostel, it already felt like home! :) You feel most welcome and the atmosphere in the common area is great. The staff are always super friendly and always willing to answer any question or to give you tips. The bathroom and toilets were always clean. We really liked our stay and would... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What do you do when you've got ten days off from work? Book a solo hostel trip to Riga of course... This was my first time travelling solo outside of the UK and my first time at a hostel. A rash decision on my part (booked trip after drinking wine) but, thanks to the team at the Naughty Squirrel, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend to stay in hotels when travelling l, but this time I opted to try the naughty squirrel due to its excellent location in the old town. As expected there is the usual mix of dorms and private rooms. The beds were comfy and had the added bonus of extra thick duvets at this time of year. The shared... More 

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the coolest hostel I have ever been to so far. The hostel is perfectly located nearby Riga Old Town and where the most important pubs are. The staff is just perfect, the are all so kind and they make your stay in Riga just unforgettable! Cleaning conditions are definitely good and you have nothing to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is perfect for those on a cheap drinking trip around Europe...and not so good if you are hoping for an old school backpackers kind of place. Pros - helpful staff, lots of info / opportunities to do stuff in the city, good value Cons - drunken French teenagers desperately trying to pull, and only succeeding in being sick... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to stay in Riga. Spotlessly clean, friendly helpful staff, great facilities, excellent location in the old Town, and easy to find off the 22 bus from the airport. Truly the only thing missing is an elevator

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is great, the staff is very helpful, giving advises about what to do when you have no idea. It is walking distance from the train station and in the oldtown. If you don't have a place to stay choose this and if you already have other than this, think it twice.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had such an awesome time staying here! I've stayed at a lot of hostels in my time but this one definitely takes the lead!! The staff were super friendly and always willing to join in with the activities. The atmosphere was very lively and the common area was such a good hang out. Location was central and cost just... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The fact that the moment I turned up to the hostel I was offered a free shot... I knew im going to like it here. (Unfortunately for me I was already suffering from some heavy drinking before hand I threw it all up)! The staff (bar one) where lovely! Very chatty and helpful given us tips about the area! One... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really cool staff and place. Only a few minutes far away from main bus station. ecxactly in the old town. city is not so beautiful but hostel will make your vacation unforgottable! friendly, kind people, clean and comfortable rooms, excellent wifi. definitely excellent choice! Thanx again.

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