Rīga Hostel is a short walk away from the main bus station and old town, but that’s all that is good about the hostel. My room was next to the community kitchen which meant that I got to hear all the noises of food processing and loud conversations. I was up early with the first breakfast maker and fell asleep when the midnight snack makers were finished. And the smell in the corridor... you got to experience every meal by smell. During the night there were a few people checking in and ringing the bell. Not a great way to get some sleep after a long day. I was lucky to stay there for only one night. Will not return and do not recommend for others. Pay a bit extra and stay somewhere else.
The hostel is right across from the train station. A good spot to explore Riga since it’s situation between the new and old town. The sound insulation in this place has rooms for improvement. There is a cosy communal area where people share food, but that also means cleanliness and noise level can be compromised sometimes. The hostel has lots of recommendation on what to do in Riga.
No ventilation, water doesn't run properly, very densed and awful smell, even though I paid for breakfast, there was absolutely nothing on offer for four days in a row, I always go for breakfast and nothing, I mean nothing. The double bed in a single room, placed side by side was terrible, there was a very tiny space in between to maneuver. Checking time says 13, I was not given key to the room even though ready until manager came at about after 14, unbelievable. Room on the fourth floor with no lift on another side of the building, if you have luggages, tough for you. The staffs that I met, especially the women, very very rude. I absolutely do not recommend this property no matter the trip!!
If you arrive Riga by train, it is very convenient. Riga hostel is very close to Riga Train station. I arrived Riga by bus. I walked a longer route from bus station, having said that, the location is very convenient. Upon confirming your booking, you will receive how-to-get-to-hoste-mail, which is very accurate. Riga hostel is located in a building (with elevator) and there are more hostels in the building, it is ilke hostel building. Reception is open for 24 hours. Towel/linen is provided for free. Breakfast is not included but you can have complimentary coffee/tea and milk. wifi for free. earplug is free at reception. There is a desktop for guests to use. I didn't ask but it should be free to ues. There is TV in public space. Luckily, they showed World Cup and I didn't have to go out just to watch games. There are plenty of bathrooms. Quite standard type. There are many couches in public space and corridor. They have washing machine, ask staff to use. There is a small kitchen here. Although I didn't use it, some other guests were cooking their meal. There are many convenience store nearby, you can buy deli from everywhere. I stayed femal 4-dorm. There are a table, 4 chairs, clothing rack and lockers besides of 2 bunk beds. Very comfortable ! So many dorms in the world have only bed and locker. Oh, bring your padlock to use the locker. You will find lots of information on the wall just in front of reception, which is very useful. There is a box next to the kitchen, which is for what-you-don't-need-any-longer. You can drop whatever you don't use anymore as donation. It is McDonald on the ground level, you won't have food problem. Money exchanger is next to the building.…
Very Bad hostel because of bed Bugs and arrogant staff. I got bitten 18 bites which gave Me huge bruises and the staff didn't care. I tried to get My money Back but They didn't Even answer My e-mails. They dont clean properly and all They want IS customers money. Rathole ! I have travelled in about 80 different hostels in europe and USA and only one was worse than this one. So I can say that I have enormous experience about hostels.