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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this hostel is the location, it is located just where the old town starts 5-10 minutes from the bus station. The staff was really friendly, always happy to hand out a draft beer from the old volkswagen bus who acts as bar/reception. The rooms were clean and quiet at night time, but it was a bit... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were off the beaten track a bit so when we spotted this pub we thought we would give it a try. It's great!!! We really enjoyed it & were definitely more drunk than we had intended to be, a great time was had though. The camper van is great, I love how they've done this place. The tables are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been recommended this place by someone that had been two years ago. I was not disappointed. They do a great deal on beers where you can sample 14 beers for 10 euros. There is a good atmosphere and games to play upstairs, such as table football and dominos.

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Thank Matt S
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This stay is cheap, the rooms are clean, staff is nice and it is a great meeting point for getting to know travellers from all over the world. They provided a free beer for breakfast and very good drink specials from 6 pm to 10 pm.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Friendly, warm staff. Happy hour 5:00-7:00. Mix of locals and tourists enjoying beers and chatting. wifi works great. Didn't stay here, so I can't comment on the accommodations. But came back for happy hour several times.

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Thank GentriaW
Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few nights in here, good choice of local beers to choose from & if unsure of what to try, brilliant bar staff in the 'camper van' on hand to advise. Very welcoming to visitors & if you need directions or advice on Riga, always someone willing to assist you....oh and beers very reasonably priced!

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Thank Rory C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here twice happy hour 5-7 great craic they do 14 Latvia testing beer for 14 euro good mixer of locals n tourist good seating and a camper van for a bar theys some nice cocktails to laid back pub should be more like this

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Thank Biff3
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A great place where we started one of our evenings out when in riga, bar games downstairs and the option to try 14 different Latvian beers, a must! Also great to see a bar made from a VW camper van. Awesome idea 😉

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Thank Matthew M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The bar is excellently themed with decent drinks prices and very helpful staff. This Included ordering my friend and I a taxi for 3 am in the morning to head to the airport. There are three floors to the bar including the basement where beer pong and a small stage are situated and on the 1st floor is a free... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

It is a bar with rooms on top. You are supposed to drink and sleep it out. There is noise (very loud music, like death metal) until 2 at night, the only place to sit is in the bar, that is first and second floor. The dorms a small, but the beds are ok and looks clean, same with bathrooms.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riga's legendary backpackers hostel & pub. Unbeatable location in Old Town. Daily Tours. 24hr Reception.- FREE Wifi through the whole building- FREE guide map on arrival- FREE underbed security lockers with pad lock- FREE towel on your bed- FREE luggage storage after check outALL BEDS HAVE 2 POWER POINTS AND A LIGHT !!ALL ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING !!WARNING: You will meet people if you stay here... :) :) :) that's what traveling is all about, if your looking for quiet nights this hostel is NOT for you!FREE BREAKFAST BEER EACH DAY (8AM-11AM)- New Bunk Beds- New Linens, Towels and Pillows- Enchanting Spiral Staircase- AWESOME STAFF that LOVE their job- No Hangovers (Not Guaranteed)WE DON'T HAVE ANY KITCHEN/COOKING FACILITIES.You can eat cheaply in Riga so there is no need to cook, our staff will give you all the recommendations on where to eat.WE DO NOT ACCEPT STAG PARTIES OR SCHOOL GROUPS. MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PEOPLE. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

Address: Valnu iela 43, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range: $15 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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