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“Riga Hostel, Marstalu Street 12” 3 of 5 stars
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Marstalu 12, Riga LV1050, Latvia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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“Riga Hostel, Marstalu Street 12”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

The Riga hostel is in a nice location in the old town of Riga so everything is quite near.
In the downstairs of the building is a night club where you shoudn't go, but the night club otherwise does not make any problems. The staff in the hostel is nice and helpfull. The rooms are basic and there is everything you need. But you can hear quite well to the other rooms. The hostel has five floors and no elevator in use. Overall I would recommend the hostel if you are looking for inexpensive accomodation in the center of Riga and don't need anything extraspecial.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

We where looking find a small nice place in the old city, surprisingly, there are not too many places and in the high season of the summer many were full, so we took this cheap hostel, it was ok if all what you need is to sleep Good location and cheap. Don't expect anything more.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, NC
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2006

Riga hostel was more than we could have imagined... while the sign for a lounge was a little confusing, we went upstairs and were greeted by a jubilant, helpful staff who immediately showed us our room and the kitchen that often has free foods and teas, etc. to grab at will. The staff invited us to the birthday party of a staff member, and we were welcomed as family. They know Riga inside and out, and the location is absolutely perfect! You can walk around Old Riga, and it's only 20 cents from the airport to the bus stop right down from them (only 6 lvls or so for a taxi). Their advice on where to go and what to do was great, not to mention that when a staff member went to the store, she offered to get us something (and did--we needed some milk, and it was not at all a hassle for her!)... I can't imagine a better set of people to be around. They have all sorts of rooms--see their site for more info on that. There is, on Saturdays in particular, a bit of sound on the lower level rooms from the club nearby, but their doors are very insulated, so it didn't bother me, and I sleep light! I was incredibly impressed by this place, and I'd recommend it to anyone... I'm a little wary of many hostels, but I felt very secure there, despite having valuable and important things (they locked them up, of course). Anyway, this was a fantastic stay, and I'd go there again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2005

www.riga-hostel.com - on Marstalu Street, close to St Peter's Church in the Old Town and close to bus and train station. This is a new hostel just setting up: newly refurbished, very friendly, with a bright communal kitchen where people gather to chat about their travels, watch television, cook if they wish, and use the free internet. The bedroom with ensuite bath/shower was huge and newly fitted out. They were very helpful in finding out about buses to Tallin as well. There were four flights of stairs to our room at the top so bear this in mind if you are unfit or disabled. It wasn't amazingly cheap, at 40 euros per person per night for the double ensuite, but cheaper than a hotel, and of a very good standard. Free coffee was provided in the kitchen but it was so cheap to buy breakfast at one of the little coffeehouses that we didn't use that facility. Check out the website.

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Address: Marstalu 12, Riga LV1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #16 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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Number of rooms: 8

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