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Central Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
E. Birznieka Upisa street, 20, Riga LV1050, Latvia
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Ranked #8 of 109 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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