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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here over the Easter break after a recommendation of a friend. Travelled with one other friend. On arrival, the staff were very friendly and helpful (with a welcome shot which was nice). As it was a busy weekend my friend and I were split in separate rooms on the second night but the staff apologised and offered us a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for the weekend with a bunch of friends. They told us they had problems with big groups lately so we had to pay a deposit of 15,- each. Showers and toilets were clean.The room was ok. Pretty spacious and the beds were clean too. Each bed has a cage for your stuf (bring a lock) and a big towel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us stayed in a mixed dorm. We were greeted with a warm welcome and a free shot of their local liquor, as well as a map with advice on recommended local places to eat, drink and visit (and where to avoid - namely the strip clubs). The staff were really friendly and organised trips daily. The pub crawl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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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