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“good for its price, but bad servie sometimes.” 3 of 5 stars
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Funky Hostel and Apartments
Krisjana Barona 25 | Top floor, Riga, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Riga
Olofstrom, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“good for its price, but bad servie sometimes.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

well hard to talk good or bad about this one, the price was quite good compared to other countries, not so far from the center, and nice staff, but when we arrived from the airport with taxi, we stayed there for an hour trying to find someone to open the door for us, the woman doesnt speak a lot of english, friendly though, but again, not caring about these things.
otherwise they were nice and friendly. i hope they improve this kind of services, flat is ok, a bit dirty, very cold during winter, 6th or 5th floor without elevator, again, that was ok cuz of the low price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FunkyHostel R, Owner at Funky Hostel and Apartments, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
We agree that having to wait to be let in to the hostel is terrible and we deeply apologise for your hardship. We have installed door bells that call the hostel managers mobile telephone. Then you can speak direct with the manager and she can open the door by pressing 5 on her mobile phone. We also have installed pin code safes that will hold your electronic door keys for you if the hostel manager is not there. The manager will tell you that pin code to open the safe when you speak with her via the door bell phone. Or if you want we can inform you in advance by email if that is what you would like.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Funky hostel gets it all right. Right from the moment of arrival, we were given such personal attention from the lovely Australian woman running the place. We had a lovely, warm and comftoable stay there. Warm and clean shower, comfortable bed, good kitchen and nice communal area.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Санкт-Петербург, Россия
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Finest hospitality. Remark especially the good living zone, the best view onto a 1903 building, free wifi, maps etc.
Should the masters want to up grade a thing, I would recommend them to provide guests with pure water and to invent some smaller shelves or something just next to the upper beds. One has no place to put smaller belonging. it is however not compulsory at all. Going to recommend to anyone

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I liked this place. It was very laid back, the owner's sister, who was working there, was quite friendly, the rooms were nice and it was peaceful. All of the other budget options in town were very much in the middle of the nightlife scene, and I was grateful not to be there. Breakfast was also included. It was simple but nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Safe, friendly hostel in great location in Riga. Loved it and would easily stay again. Very user friendly for english speakers. I found the hostel easily enough from the bus station during the evening.

The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. Kitchen was clean and well stocked, free breakfast was a great treat as well (eggs, bread, cheese, coffee, milk). Comfortable sitting room, free wifi was also a nice surprise.

Bathrooms could be a little cleaner and suggest flip flops in the shower like with most hostels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful time. The location is fantastic: just walk a few minutes in a straight line and you'll find yourself in the heart of Riga. So you can easily find your way back even after a few drinks! The beds were very comfy and we felt secure and relaxed at all times.

Eve is a wonderful, very friendly and helpful host. The facilities are clean and of good quality and the price is very low. I'll definitely be staying here again next time I'm in Riga!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

It's a very clean and comfy place. There are a lot of bath amenity in the shower room. Breakfast is offered until noon!!! The owner is super nice and helpful. You feel like home. Highly recommend!!! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Funky Hostel and Apartments

Address: Krisjana Barona 25 | Top floor, Riga, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small & friendly hostel in the center of Riga. Owned by Australian/Latvian. ... more   less 
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