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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
Declan O Sunderland, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Would highly recommend Franks, the place was clean and very friendly staff, for the price you couldnt want better value and as we were having a few beers and stumbling in late this was never a problem. They organised a bar crawl on the first night and a bobsleigh trip for us. thanks and may see you again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Quite a basic hostel in Riga, but in a decent location, near one of the main squares and a short walk from the river. As is common in Eastern Europe there is no lift, so be prepared to haul your luggage up a few flights of stairs. Franks staff were friendly and there is a good bar area for you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed here for 2/3 nights last Christmas (2012). Had an amzing time! They look after their guests extremely well. I went with my friend so 2 young girls on our own but we both felt so comfortable there. The beds were comfy and clean. They do bar crawls and various activities. We did the bar crawl and were really pleased... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Very fond memories of this place. Went here with a group of 23 other guys on a football tour, filling up 2 dorms of 16 and 8 beds. Very relaxed and friendly vibe to the place including free beers on arrival. The girls working there were very hospitable, friendly and accommodating despite the rowdy raucous we inevitably caused. They even... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

had a great, comfy stay at Franks. Met the lovely staff who are great with recommendations, helped with with any questions and were also available for a chat. great facilities we got to cook up a storm in the big kitchen, relax and read in the common room and sleep peacefully (partying or not). Awesome location too! Stay here!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The location of the Hostel is really good, in walking distance of the Old Town. The Hostel is also quite clean, but the beds in the dorms are really not that good. The sheets are kinda smelly and the bunk beds are really not stable. Also, the staff is not always that friendly. We stayed there for two days, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This place was great! On arrival we were greeted by Laura who is amazing. We had a free beer while Laura explained everything we needed to do in Riga! We were in a private room on the second floor so can't comment on the dorms, but our room was really clean, beds were comfortable and it was pretty quiet up... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Arrived at the hostel in the afternoon, firstly the door is not on the river front, you get in from the back down a street. Had trouble with opening the door to begin with which wasn’t a good start but once inside it was very welcoming. Large bar area, with jukebox, TVs, computer and sitting area. Complimentary free beer when... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great location in the center of the city. Hystorical center and all pubs just in minute walking away. Helpful and fun crew. All sizes of room (4-12 beds). I was staying there when i ran Riga Marathon and met a lot of runners because the start line is in 5 minutes walking away :) Easy transfer from/to an airport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I stayed here a few nights by myself in Riga- It's one of the best valued hostels I've ever been to and it was only (for me) £3 per night! They give you a beer when you check in at reception, the staff are friendly and helpful and the dorms and toilets are clean. I traveled in February so when... More

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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hotel
Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hotel Riga
Address: Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #6 of 83 Specialty lodging in Riga
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