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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #9 of 99 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
M0untain_hiker10 Arlington, Virginia
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were given beers on arrival - always a good start! The hostel was busy and yet staff were always happy and helpful. Our private room was comfortable enough. The pub crawl was loads of fun. I didn't use any of the other facilities in the hostel and went out for breakfast so can't comment on them. We had a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Friendly Fun Franks is consistently listed as one of Europe's best party hostels, and it's evident why- free drink upon arrival, bar always open, lots of fun pubs right around the corner, and cheap alcohol. We were there in March so it was a bit quiet, but still a great time! Must be amazing during the busy season!

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Baden, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

i loved this hostel! it's very well situaded, easy to find as it's just at the bus stop from the airport, and when you arrive you get a free drink while they take your identity... this was a perfect start. then they showed us what to do and where to go in riga. the recommended bars and restaurants were really... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best part of my stay was the employees, they are the nicest people that I have encounted while traveling (special thanks to Monti, Undine, other blonde gal, and the girl who took us to the shooting range). Hostel was very clean and I always see frequent clean ups. Last but not least the location, its located right next to the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed at the Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel for 3 nights and it was indeed a fun experience. The bar and lounge is really nice to hang out at night and our room was neat, however very narrow. I slept here with friends, but I wouldn't feel comfortable staying in such small rooms with people I don't know. There... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Upon arrival, we were greeted with a smile and a complimentary local beer which was a great touch. The lady on the desk showed us to the common room area whilst filling out her paperwork, which is very characterful and cosy with the added bonus of an indoor smoking area. Our 8 bed dorm was very clean if a tad... More

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