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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #14 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well i must say, when we arrived from the ferry, they had booked for us transportation. It was a few minutes late but we got champange beacuse of the traffic. I have never meet so nice staff ( Especially the night shift girl who worked on the 1th ) They had orgenized a arrange party for new years so everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a nutshell Franks combines value and atmosphere. The hostel is perfectly located within Riga, just 5 minutes from the bus/train station and found in the city centre. When you arrive you are welcomed with a free beer and the staff are as enthusiastic and fun-loving as the people you are meet staying at the popular hostel. The rooms are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The hostel at 7 euros a night and right in the old town is cheap and welcoming. Free beer, free walking tours, free breakfast and free towels what could be better? The staff are really friendly and having a bar and a smoking area on the reception floor is really handy. Frankie the house dog gives it a family atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Franks is quite simply the best Hostel I've ever stayed in! From walking in and being greeted personally by the friendly staff and being handed a free beer, the hostel just got better and better! The rooms are very spacious and we even had one with an en suite shower and toilet room! Each comes with all the amenities you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Isn't it a little weird that 3 stars is 'Average', which is kind of damning of an establishment, yet the next rating up is 'Very Good', pretty high praise? This place really is in between those two statements. Numerous aspects of this place have a real yin/yang aspect to it; the location is great for waking up and looking out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

just completed a weekend stay at franks. a little tricky to find, the front door is at the back of the building down an alley (through an archway between the buildings) but once inside greeted by very freindly, helpfull staff and a free beer. Rooms were tidy and super value for what we paid (12 euro) The hostel is situated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had a great stay at fun friendly franks! The hostel was easy to get to from the airport and the free beer on arrival was a great touch. The location is ideal for exploring Riga an Riga old town as it is a short walk from many sights such as central market and house of the black heads. My friend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and it was quite well. The location is very very good, but the hostel need to improve its rooms. It was ok for a hostel, but far from being very good. Besides, the stairs were creepy, you almost have to climb it! Besides, it was almost empty when I was there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Convenient location although a little tricky to get to initially as it is sort of down an alley (safe area though). There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and the staff were friendly. It was clean and I slept well. Overall, a good hostel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Things probably couldnt have got off to a better start when we arrived and the friendly staff gave us our free welcome drinks (that we hadnt expected). We got a lot of recommendations for places to go in Riga from the staff and some places that we would be best to avoid. The location is really good, its a very... More 

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Address: Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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