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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
  • Rooms
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had such an awesome time here, stayed before and after Positivus festival. Both nights we stayed the staff were great and recommended places to go to eat and drink and would come along after their shifts. The bar in the hostel is great with a wide range of drinks and happy hour pints being about 1.50 euros. The three best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was immediately struck by how welcoming the staff were! They were consistently friendly and helpful for my entire stay, and were always happy to show people around the local bars and pubs after their shifts, or just hang out with us in the common rooms. The beds were great - they have curtains, which definitely gets them points. Everything... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are super friendly and the bar and 24 hour common room make for a great environment to meet people. The bar crawl they offer on the weekend is really good and cheap. Great location near the centre of Old Town. This place can't be beat in Riga!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very sociable and friendly hostel. Good sized common areas and friendly staff create a good atmosphere for meeting/ talking to people (it's not one of those hostels where people sit on iphones and don't interact thank god). The hostel seems the attract a good mix of friendly and interesting people from across the world (at least while I was there)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing bad to say- friendly staff, cheap bar, two big common areas, free wifi, plenty of clean showers, comfy beds, great security, good location, awesome pub crawl, everything is good! No breakfast however, but free coffee 24hrs is a nice touch.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing wrong with this hostel as such: good location, helpful and friendly staff, clean facilities and rooms. It seems a good place to meet young party-goers, go on pub crawls,... but it just didn't quite fit with what we were looking for! Prices were a little on the steep side (19€ for a 6-bed dorm).

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Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Naughty Squirrel is the best hostel I have been so far. It has a relaxed and young atmosphere which can be felt in the great common areas (a bar open 24hr and a good living room with lots of couches to see). The bedrooms are also very good and the sowers and bathrooms are clean and spatious. Its location... More 

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Varenna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This July I was travelling back to Italy from Russia and decided to stay at the Naughty Squirrel for the night. The hostel is located in the very centre of Riga, few steps from bus stops and the Coach Station. I found a hospitable place. The staff was very helpful, the common area cozy and well equipped with kitchen stuff.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can i say about this hostel that hasn't be said already. It is run by one of the most fun set of people that you will ever meet. In mama squirrel, alice and the rest of the front desk staff( including nuno ) , they have a great great great set of people to run the hostel and make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Look no further, you are home. The squirrel will greet you with a smile and leave you with a teary hug. All the rooms, facilities, kitchen, common rooms and reception are wonderfully clean and comfy. Plenty of bathrooms on each floor. Super comfy beds with spacious lockers. What makes the squirrel special are very clearly the staff, though. No question... More 

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