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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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Reviewed March 27, 2009

stayed for a night ended up booking a week... the staff were great!!
The hostel was very clean and secure. Hopefully i will get some more time of work to go back in summer!! I would recommend this place to anyone, thanks again to all the staff for showing me a great time in riga!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 9, 2009

Stayed there for two nights whilst visiting a concert in Riga. It was nice that the staff took me up to the room to make sure everything was fine and i found my room ok. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I could get in the hostel any time with my key which was nice. I liked the living room with Internet and satelite TV and the little bar they have. The other travelers were all from different countries but were all very friendly and we even went all out together! This felt more than just a place to sleep, it felt more like a social club :)

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2009

I highly recomend this hostel in riga latvia for a good time and and a good nights sleep! lotsa cool people and amazingly fun staff. if you want to get to know riga for real i would stay here! i will god back

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2008

I booked this hostels expecting a nice hostel with friendly management and friendly people, and this is exactly what I got.

The 10-bed room was fine and well mantained, the toilets seemed to be enough, and the living space and the kitchen were busy and friendly at all times.

Also, the staff was nice and welcoming and it had an overall brothership sensation that made you feel quickly comfortable.

No complains then, for a well-priced hostel centrally and conveniently located in Riga.

Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed October 5, 2007

What a lovely hostel, staff welcoming and friendly, the range of activities organised through the hostel are great, we went bobsleighing and it was possibly the scariest thing i have ever done. The hostel is ideally located, and as for the next door neighbours, well check them out for yourself!! Kitchen area small but easily accesible and the living area was v comfortable and warm, the ideal place for a few social cans, on sale in the hostel, sure what more could you ask for.

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 18, 2007

My wife and I had a fantastic stay here in Riga once we moved into Argonauts from Riga Hostel (dodgy). Staff were extremely helpful, warm and friendly. If you need any tips just ask them, they know their stuff. The rooms are clean (stayed in dorm one night and double room other nights both very nice), secure and the facilities are great. Very comfy lounge with entertainment in the way of lots of DVDs with flat screen tv, Satilite tv, and very cheap booze at reception. If you have a chance, see if Ieva is available to take you to Rundle(?)Palace as it is far more interesting and fun with her for a bit cheaper than the tour companies (boring old people!) and you'll learn heaps about Latvian lifestyles/history from her. We're heading back soon and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2007

Went over to Riga for the NI match. Hostel was very easy to find and very central to all bars, etc. There was only 3 of us but we had booked a private room for 4 which was just 2 sets of bunkbeds, which were surprisingly very comfortable, spare bed linen and towels were left out for us.

The showers, toilets were on the same corridor and I hope the other guests had no objection to us walking about in our boxers en routew to the shower.

The room was clean but basic but as we were just resting our heads at night it suited us. I was able to use the free interent access which was a benefit and they sold some lovely tins of Strawberry cider which was great for a hangover cure.

On arrival the girl at reception gave us a city street map and marked on it a coupel of pubs such as Paddy Whelans & Dickens, however we went down to the main square where all the football fans were. The bar below Argonauts has been described as a "dodgy strip club" on other posts however we went in there and had a drink and unlike other establishments in the city the didnt rip us off and the drink was the same price as everywhere else.

At the botton of the street was a good bar Red Freds which served good food, also a couple of streets away the Opium cafe serves very good steak and has a nightclub beside it.

All in all the staff were friendly, the place clean and very central what else can one ask of a hostel for that price.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with friends
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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 150 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Price Range: $15 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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