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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

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Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel
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Ranked #13 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015
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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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Oradea, Romania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know where to start. We stayed here for 2 nights on our route around the Baltics. Easily the worst experience ever. We booked a private triple room with private bathroom. We were offered a room so tiny (with a small roof window) we could barely move and with 4 beds that were on top of each other. On... More 

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Kampot, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

they greet you with a free beer which is nice after the bus from tallinn. Very close to the bus station which is a major plus and a stones throw to the old city. Riga is as ive said many times the best party city in europe its very underrated I feel among euro travelers. We were out partying until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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