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“Made our stay in Riga all the more comfortable”
Review of Blue Cow Hostel

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Blue Cow Hostel
Ranked #24 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
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“Made our stay in Riga all the more comfortable”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

While Riga itself was a beautiful experience, the Blue Cow Barracks made a stay in the city a pure delight. The hostel is located very much in the center of Riga, in a vibrant neighborhood. It was super tidy, and the staff was extremely helpful. We stayed in the private rooms, and these provided 3 if not 4 star comfort. We really really liked this hostel and wish that there are more such places which we can visit.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

This place was such a treat. Never stayed in a hostel so nice before. Honestly more like a B&B, so relaxed. Latvian & Aussie couple owners so helpful. Also tied with Naughty Squirrel Hostel so if you want to party go down the road 5 minute walk there if your keen and then come back to peace and quite when you've had enough! Fantastic stay! Thanks Guni & Ben

  • Stayed August 2012
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Paris
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

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.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

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.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

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.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

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.

Cheers!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Blue Cow Hostel
Address: level 3, 4-2B Torna Iela | Old Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Backpackers Hostel in Riga's Old Town. If you want some Extra Comfort, Clean Facilities, Social Atmosphere and a GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP we are the place for you! Come and make our 'Apartment Style' Hostel your backpacking home while in Riga. Full Kitchen, Free WiFi and No Stag Parties!! We have 24hr Local Staff that Live In the Hostel, Free Internet and Printing, The Whole Hostel has Free Wi-Fi, Free Guide Maps, DVDs and Cable TV, Quality Tea, Premium Coffee, Pre-Made Beds, Fresh Linens and a Fresh Towel... ... more   less 

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