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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #11 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Arlington, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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Newcastle, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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