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Central Hostel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

This was a really good hostel. I booked a private room for 9 nights. The room was quite spacious and colourful. Only not so great thing about the room was my mattress. Too thin and worn out. What I really liked about this hostel were the friendly and helpful staff, a clean and well equipped kitchen, nice common areas, the...

Thank Kat131
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 8, 2017

As an older solo traveller, this was a great hostel to stay, it was very friendly and the staff were extremely helpful. The communal lounge was so cosy, I had booked a single room which was very cosy and warm. It wasn't a nosy hostel which I liked and there are signs that tell you not to make too much...

Thank GillyKD
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I was only going to stay in Riga for a couple days, but thanks to Central Hostel I ended up getting stuck there for two months. It was like being stuck in a den of succubi, where weeks pass in what feels like a matter of days. The only difference between Central Hostel and an actual den of succubi is...

Thank Bard_Wrad
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Everything is great about the hostel except for its name! It is not central! It is a 15 mins walk to center though! Staff are really friendly and nice and place is amazing! Unfortunately few people visit the hostel so no great vibes if you are a party person!

Thank Abdullah A
Reviewed December 30, 2016

The staff are very helpful and they will help you in all that you need like printing bus tickets, documents etc. The room is spacious and the bed is clean. Only item missing is the place for putting your toiletries and a personal lamp. However this is not a major issue. Overall, it is a great place to stay and...

Thank Chua H
Bologna, Italy
Reviewed December 13, 2016

This hostel is perfect. I stayd two night with my friend. The staff is very helpfull and kind, the hostel is clean and there are two common rooms. The kichen is a bit little but works well enough. Near to reception they have left also different proposes where to eat, what event there could be, where to go out, ecc.

Thank Nonloso h
St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I have stayed here for 1 night in a double room with shared bathroom. The room was not big, but very cosy. there are 2 common rooms, a small kitchen, which is opened for 24 hours. There is free tea and cofee. You can use a fridge and a coocker. It is 15 minutel walk from bus station and 10...

Thank Nick492
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom. The room was fairly small but it was ok for us as we just wanted somewhere to sleep. Our room was on the road side so when we had the window open we thought it would be an issue with noise but it wasn't at all during our stay....

Thank Matt_White101
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The location for travellers is great. Very close to main train and bus station. I would say like 3 minutes walk tops. Rooms are spacious, receptionist nice, tea and coffee are free. I found out nothing bad, all was ok. Please know that windows are to the street but it is ok. Maybe I would be happy for more than...

Thank LucianoPrague
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely value for money. We stayed here for four nights and found it a very comfortable stay. The rooms were nice and the hostel had a good vibe as all the staff and people were friendly. The wifi worked well in the hotel and it was quiet at night. There were also sufficient bathrooms on each floor....

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Additional Information about Central Hostel

Address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upisha iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range: $15 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms on top floor in apt 6 are quieter, all are single with shared bathroom”
GillyKD, Mar 8, 2017 | Read review
“If you want a more likely good night's sleep, avoid the six bed dorm.”
Bard_Wrad, Jan 19, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same.”
917chuah, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Just avoid upstairs beds if you need to pee during the night :)”
L0UP0, Feb 18, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are hot”
melainL, Aug 14, 2014 | Read review
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