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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #7 of 97 Specialty lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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49 helpful votes 49 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Get what you pay for! A very basic simple hostel, at a great price! Clean & Tidy! Friendly staff and plenty of beer behind the bar. Perfect for stag do's, or travellers. Would NOT recommend to a couple of family. Just the job!

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

First time I stayed here. Very. Friendly very nice. Cheap. It is. Safe all the people around the wourdl. Arrive here. The staff very helpfull Advisor It is the place. Family. Near the bridge. Near the old town. Near the Best pub riga. Near the rail train station and bus station. Franks. The Best it is the dog ahhh

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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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Scotland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Address: Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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