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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #12 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Arriving in Latvia I wasn't sure what to expect but this hostel was pretty decent. Free beer on arrival was a nice touch, was pretty clean, the rooms where ok bit small and was quite hot. Only stayed here one night so was all good for a one night stay. The hostel was kind of down an alley but is... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was really looking forward to staying here after reading the positive reviews. The hostel has a strong party vibe and a nice setting. However, there were a few big mistakes. First of all, security was lacking (the individual lockers were all broken in our room - the only way to keep something safe was to walk down a floor... 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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