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“BEST hostel I have ever stayed at, when in Riga, you HAVE to stay here.”

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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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“BEST hostel I have ever stayed at, when in Riga, you HAVE to stay here.”
Reviewed April 6, 2010

Excellent, friendly, local staff, the aussie and latvian owners were really nice, and the latvian manager was a top chick. The overall vibe of the place was just really cool, abstract spray paint art work throughout the place, the rooms and showers are somehow always spotless no matter what time of day or night, the entire place was so clean and comforatble, free lockers and towells, free internet, and really quite cheap for how nice it is too, great pub crawl friday nights, lots of excursions from the hostel, do the shooting, a lot of fun, excellent common room with bar to meet fellow travellers, lots of solo and small groups made it easy to make friends to go out with. Overall just a REALLY great place, if you go to Riga, you HAVE to stay here!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 18, 2010

spent a lot of time in the hostel as it was full of great people and excellent services. many ammenities available from reception at excellent prices and full cooking facilities full of charge. rooms were ideal and social room was always full of exciting company.
made lots of friends and explored riga with them, all in all a fantastic trip thanks to the naughty squirrel!
(would recommend a qualtiy massage too)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 17, 2010

First of all, the location is perfect: in the middle of the old town, very close to the train and busstation and a shopping mall.
The hostel is very clean, the staff is very helpfull, and they sell beer at cheap prices.
I would deff recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2010

Very nice hostel, good atmosphere and great value for money.

Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 16, 2009

Extremely friendly people, nice accomodation, variation in organised trips by the owners

Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 26, 2009

Fun, friendly hostel. Staff are eager to help and advise and common areas are very sociable.
Clean and safe, i felt at ease in the Naughty Squirrel travelling alone. Im glad i chose to stay at this hostel and would recommend you do to if your looking for friendly, safe accomodation in a central location and wish to meet likeminded travellers.

Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

First of all let me tell you that it's difficult to describe the great experience I had at the Naughty Squirrel. I could tell you about the newly refurbished rooms, the clean toilets and showers or the really well equipped (free internet, sat tv) and cozy community area. And that the location is really, really central in downtown Riga.
But that would just come short of what Jarrod (the Australian owner of the hostel) and his team made of my stay......a great experience.

It was the only time of my entire backpacking trip through Eastern Europe that I actually spent time (and not too little) at the hostel, talking to the hostel team, having beers with them and hanging out with the great folks that also found this hostel-diamond. Everybody is so laid back and friendly that you instantly feel at home in the Naughty Squirrel.

If you ever stay in Riga and are looking for a relaxed, great value, meet-cool-people spot to crash, make sure you hit the Naughty Squirrel.
Call ahead for a reservation since they're booked quickly!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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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 136 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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