Just one word : this is perfect !
Located in the heart of Riga old town, a few blocks from the Parliament, this is place is very comfortable, very clean and staff is really helpful.
You can stay there without any fear.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
I was very pleasantly surprised by this hostel. It's located in very nice corner of the old town and the place just superb value. Very clean, modern and well run guesthouse. I would definitely recommend this for backpackers or couples exploring riga. Stag party groups hopefully stay in some other guesthouse as i valued the quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
The hostel is great-perfect location, really clean and the three-person en suite room is huge. We didn't hear anything from the bar/restaurant downstairs, and the staff were really helpful.
This is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed at. It's on the same street as the War Museum, above a resteraunt. Its an apartment/loft style place with a big communal lounge/kitchen; and then a few dorm rooms on the lower floor (sharing big clean bathroom/laundrey) and a few dorms with their own private ensuites. Upstairs are the private double/triple rooms all with private ensuites. Really nice view from our upstairs room and it was massive for 3 people. There is a fridge with drinks for sale in the kitchen for 1L to have predrinks, bargain. Marika the manager annotates a map of Riga with all the best places so easy to find your way around. It's not a "party" place - you do so much of that at the venues in Riga that it's good to come 'home' to your hostel and chill out and be able to sleep. I'd definately recommend Blue Cow.
4 days i have spent in Riga. This is the place to stay if you are looking for a cheap quiet clean spacious place.
Place is peaceful and this street will be one of the safer streets at night. Away from pubs, drunkards & loud music, so you get a good sleep. If you like pubs, try the Naughty Squirrel hostel instead.
No shoes policy ensures a clean carpeted floor. They have a spacious living room with bean bags and sofa. A fully equipped kitchen, free use of the washing machine & free wifi. Excellent for claustrophobic clean travelers.
Blue Cow is not the nearest to the train station & bus station. But the old city is not big (15 mins walk from one end to the other). Anyone with basic map reading skills will be able to get here.
Marika, the hostel manager, is an excellent host. Cheerful, helpful & informative. Pretty much a one-stop service - tours, pub crawls, rentals can be arranged here.
This hostel is warm, comfortable, clean and is in a perfect location. The common room, kitchen facilities and staff are top-notch also. They have thought of everything!
There is sometimes a bit of noise coming from bars downstairs, but nothing excessive. Get a room/bunk away from the stairwell to avoid this.