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“Probably the Best Hostel in Riga”
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Blue Cow Hostel
Ranked #23 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Antalya, Turkey
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“Probably the Best Hostel in Riga”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I've stayed in this hostel for three days in April 2013. Hostel is clean, rooms are cosy, bathrooms are big and clean too. The stuff is great,helping you wıth anything you need and explaining any info about the city. During my stay i felt like it was my home and didn't want to leave. I would stay there if i visit Riga again someday. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Been here 2 times, in summer and on new years eve and both times were excellent. This place is more like home rather than hostel. Warm carpets, nice furniture, perfect location, very open and friendly staff.
Dont hesitate what to choose if you want lovely, quiet vacations. Btw they have "brother" hostel with parties and clubbing facilities

  • Stayed June 2012
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

On june 2011 I was strolling through the old town looking for place to stay. The unusuall name of this hostel atrracted me from the very first moment so I jumped in to take a look and decided to stay. I stayed there two nights only because of the train for Moscow which I had to catch but Riga old town and Blue cow hostel definitely will stay in my memory for long time and for sure I `ll go back there. I have only the best words for the host (guy from Australia and his good looking wife from Latvia) they were really like some friends from across the hall, their staff is great and combine this with ocean of good beer in pubs of old town, good looking chicks and great market in the gray part of Riga, those are the best things I am looking for.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

I stayed two nights in October in a eight-bed room, but I miss it so much! 10 minute walk to the bus and train stations. It is really a boutique-type hostel, which is like if you stayed at your friend abroad who has quite a big family. I can only confirm the best words of other reviewers.
I could not imagine why I would stay anywhere else if I can go back to this beautiful city.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and were very happy with our overall experience. The espresso machine brewed great coffee and the wifi was fast. There's a computer and printer for use. There are drinks and beers for sale for 1 Lat. Gunni was so very helpful in helping us find things to do. She provides maps and brochures too! It was very comfortable and immaculate. The location is in a great area in old town where most of the interest points are. Definitely will stay here again if we come back. Thanks Gunni;)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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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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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 #23 of 144 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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