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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers

1.0 of 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a private double room with ensuite and it was perfect. The staff were awesome and so friendly, that we felt like we'd been staying at the hostel for weeks about 10 minutes after we arrived. There are 3 communal areas for people to socialise in, including a bar/kitchen area. Activities that can be booked are clearly marked... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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49 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand why this hostel is the number one in Riga. Although it has a strange name, it is a cool, relaxed hostel in the center of the Old Town and has won a lot of awards (a.o. 9th best hostel in the world!). The (all) female staff is super friendly (although there are a lot of boys trying to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, clean rooms and in the heart of riga. little bar inside. activitys every day. the naughty squirrell got ervetything you need to spend an awesome time in riga. It is next to the main nightlive streets, but it's not noisey if you want to sleep. situated in the old town next to lots of cultural places. stay there... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with one friend for 3 nights in a 4 bed dorm. The rooms were clean and pretty standard. The lockable cages are a great addition not seen everywhere. The rates were well worth it. Now to the important stuff. The staff are brilliant, friendly and encourage everyone to have a good time and join in. The common room/kitchen/bar/reception/games... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first hostel I had ever stayed at so unfortunately now I have very high expectations. The staff were very friendly and didn't hesitate to answer our questions ever if they were a bit random and gave us some insights on how to look around on the cheap. The rooms were comfortable. Nice and quiet, good wifi and... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice and fun little place, and incredibly inexpensive. It's not a short ride from the airport by bus - about half an hour in traffic - but it's a very short walk from the dropoff point. It's right on the edge of the old town, and there's tons of stuff to see within easy walking distance. The woman at... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late arrival with group of friends felt like coming home to Riga. Excellent services, clean bathrooms and divers activities possible to arrange at the spot. Special thanks to the staff (Margo etc.) for their care! No man is an island in this hostel!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In addition to being clean, cozy and well organized, the hostel had the following small details that I liked a lot: The toilets/showers are shared, but each one of them is individual, so you have a lot of privacy. And they were always clean. The beda have their own individual light and plug :D The lockers are under the bed,... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Naughty Squirrel was perhaps the best hostel where i've been. The staff is amazing, friendly and ready to help you feel at home. Nice common areas, free Foosball (Be careful! Solveiga wins all games! :D ) and a very friendly atmosphere. Rooms, linnen and showers are perfectly clean. The hostel location is very central, just in the old town and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights and I highly doubt I will visit a better hostel anywhere any time soon. The girls working at the Naughty Squirrel make you feel at home immediately. They take time to get to know you a little, show you things on the map and answer all your questions. The rooms were nice and the... More

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Address: 50 Kaleju Iela | Old Town, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Naughty Squirrel Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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