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Central Hostel

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E. Birznieka Upisa street, 20, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Vladivostok, Russia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great spot for those who want nice Riga experience. Staff is very friendly, speaks English and sometimes Russian. The rooms are clean and spacy - the linen could be fresher but for the price you get it is all OK. This hostel is located not exactly in downtown but closer to the railroad station ( a block or so... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Lovely place, lovely staff, cute decoration. Such a fantastic hostel, truly the best I've ever been to. Free Wifi, Free breakfast Spend two nights here and i would definitely return if I was to stay in Riga on a similar budget

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Definitely Price-Performance Hostel. I stayed two days in Central Hostel. Personnel was really warm & helpful. Hostel was really clean & organized. Toilet & shower were also so clean. I did not find anything wrong.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Clean and good size room for an affordable price. Great for travelers on a budget that just want to get a simple room and a good night sleep. Quite central, as it's 10 minute walk from the main station. Good Wi-Fi. Didn't have the best breakfast but that was the only negative point.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I'm a light sleeper so I really appreciated the peace and quiet at Central Hostel, Riga. The location's not brilliant, but the Central Station and Old Town are within walking distance, and it's easy to find. I left too early in the morning for the free breakfast, but the filter-coffee was ready at 7am which was appreciated. The staff are... More 

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Fairfield, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This hostel is not in the old town, nor is it your classic partying hard type hostel. However it is about a 10-15min walk from the main train and bus station, and again same time into the old town, so not a problem. The staff were friendly and helpful, we were able to get out laundry done and ask for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I couldn't understand the high rating of this hostel. The double room was a huge NO. There were beams all around the room making it uncomfortable to walk around. The bed sheet was clean but seems like at least used for 10 years. There's only 1 shower for 3-4 rooms. And hot water does not last. The corridor and the... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was there in a couple travel and all was perfect. The bathroom cleaned. The rooms in a perfrct way and with presents from the hostel in the bed. The staff were very friendly and proper and the breakfast very good and free. With place for cars. The price was incredible low and the service so good. We were two... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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
2 reviews
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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