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Central Hostel

E. Birznieka Upisa street, 20, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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Ranked #6 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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51 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had to overnight in Riga because it was the only flight I had found. I had visited Riga 3 times before, so not interested in sightseeing. This place was perfect, because it's cheap, a 10 min walk from the train station where the airport bus arrives, and it has friendly staff.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I booked in advance so had the chance to get 4 nights for 26€ in a shared room (5 people) The rooms were very cosy, warm and even sunny when we got some sun :) I don't like sleeping upstairs in the bunkbeds so tell it in advance if you need to sleep downstairs. They even gave me a (big)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I stayed there for one night (unfortunatelly there were no space for one more night so book in advance). The room was tidy, toilets was very tidy too. Breakfast was included too but I was too lazy to wake up early so I didn't try it. The location is good too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend, we had a triple room which was enormous with perfectly adequate beds, very warm room, plenty of seating and chilling space and very clean shared bathrooms and showers. Nice communal area, very helpful and friendly staff (they printed off our boarding passes and bus tickets for us for no charge). Decent enough breakfast included in... More 

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Riga, Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Staying in Central Hostel was a nice experience. The room was clean and cozy with comfy hammock and big towels provided. Staff was helpful and friendly, but it is not for people with light sleep as you can hear literally everything through thin walls. The reason for no excellent rating was an extra bed we ordered, which was a half-broken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I was very happy with central hostel. The people and staff there were super friendly and unique. You can't turn down the free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, tobacco, fire place, pancakes, etc. The location and plug ins within the hostel are ample and appreciated! Plus the internet access is impeccable and the common rooms make you feel like staying forever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Friendly staff and good location, just 10 minutes walk from the old town... The hostel was quite busy and only had two showers, one of the two had cold water on both occasions that i used it! Not pleasant after a day sightseeing in a Baltic city! They could do with replacing the pillows but nevertheless good value for money... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nice room, complimentary breakfast, not far from the Old Town and free parking on the premises. Only bad thing was the noise of other people on the corridor and quite cold during the night. However, good choice for those who travel to Riga and dont want to spend that much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spent two nights here while in Latvia. Room was really comfortable, bathroom was great and the free breakfast was a big bonus. Good location for getting to the Old Town and a really homely feel. The staff were the best I have come across in a Hostel for a long time, 24 hour reception and couldn't do enough to help... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Staff: really nice Location: good Breakfast: great Facilities: ok (except for the sheets, that didn't fit properly) Cleaning: very clean. It is a recommendable option. It was a short but enjoyable stay.

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