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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Great location, clean, lively”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

It's located just 10 mins walk from bus station, 2 mins walk to main shopping centre and supermarket. The room has nice decoration and spacy. The bathroom and toilet is clean (staff said that they have to clean every 20 mins!) Wifi signal in room is poor. Bed is good: reading lamp and 2 electrical outlets every bed. Kitchen facilities are good and clean. Staff is friendly and informative.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed here in July 2013 for three nights. We stayed in a private room with an ensuite which was hotel quality. The staff at the hostel were very friendly and we were given lots of recommendations by the reception staff - they know the city best and the recommendations were fantastic. The location couldn't have been better, near the coach station and very central to most sights.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

When I was there in peak season, the hostel was always clean and the atmosphere was always lively. The staff were friendly and informative. Free welcome shots and pub crawls can only go down well with solo travellers. Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

very friendly staff. the ladies were so helpful. bathroom is clean and frequently cleaned. i love the location as it is very centrally located. close to a large modern grocery store and a gigantic farmer's market kind of place. this place also goes out of the way to organize social events to allow people to hang out together. this was my first hostel experience but not my last.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

The place has two common rooms including one wth a foosball table plus a small breakfast/dining area...A very social place plus cheap beer. Had a very good time. Most of the staff is local and their awesome attitude gives you a great impression of the city and its people even before you come across it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Frindly staff, good bar, nice people, clean rooms, perfect location and probably the best party hostel in Riga.

I met a lot of friends in this place and I do recommend a visit for those who like a real hostel experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I often treat my hostels and hotels as a means to an end when visiting a particular city. The Naughty Squirrel, however, is the kind of place that is worthy of being a destination in and of itself. Located on a quiet side street, the hostel is warm, friendly, inviting and lively. I was shocked at how much personal attention I was given by the staff who let me know all the services available to me even though I was only there for a night. They helped me find the kind of sites I was looking to see and even (as a pure kindness) folded my laundry for me when it finished drying. Truly excellent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Address: Kaleju iela 50 | Old Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aussie owned Backpackers in the Heart of the Old Town. Only 300m to Main Square, Airport Bus, Central Markets, Bus Station, Supermarkets and many Bars/Restaurants. AK47 Shooting, Bobsled, Free Walking Tours, Pub Crawls, Latvian Food Nights, Karaoke, Husky Dog Sledding, Daily Happy Hours, Latvian Beer Tastings and much more! Voted No.1 Hostel in Latvia 2009 and 2010.A Genuine Backpackers for Real Travellers !!!!!** NO STAG PARTIES ALLOWED **Clean, Secure and Fun backpackers hostel in Old Riga for small groups and solo travellers. We are a true backpackers with friendly local staff that will help you 24hrs.** Female Only Dorms Available!! Our prices include all taxes, all linens and your bed already made for you... PLUS a FRESH TOWEL!!- FREE internet and WIFI- FREE lockers and locks- FREE Foosball Table- FREE shower and hand soap- FREE tea all day- FREE guide map- FREE popcorn & gumibears (Movie Nights)- FREE good times and awesome memories. We offer you TWO common rooms to meet other backpackers and a fully equipped KITCHEN for cooking 24 hours. All dorm rooms have large security lockers under each bed that can fit your whole backpack. ... more   less 
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